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Basil Parmesan Puffs

 Basil Parmesan Puffs
These cute little bites are ideal served with soup, salads, pasta and so much more! Minced fresh basil lends a burst of flavor. Amber McKinley - Punta Gorda, Florida
27 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min./batch


  • 3/4 cup water
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a large saucepan, bring the water, butter and salt to a boil. Add
  • flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from
  • the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating
  • well after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is smooth
  • and shiny. Stir in basil and cheese.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 1 in. apart onto greased baking
  • sheets. Bake at 400° for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: about 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 puff equals 59 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 139 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 fat.