Cheddar Cheese Puffs Recipe

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"These cheesy appetizers are so easy to make and so quick to bake," comments Tonya Farmer of Iowa City, Iowa. "A warm batch makes a savory snack or an appealing addition to a soup lunch."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 130 calories, 10g fat (7g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 143mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (trace sugars, trace fiber), 4g protein


  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place at least 1 in. apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Cheddar Cheese Puffs in Quick Cooking May/June 1999, p9

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Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

"I wouldn't exactly call these "puffs" but I would call them delicious."

Reviewed Oct. 18, 2009

"I thought this recipe was soooo good, especially when just out of the oven....they aren't kidding about the butter needing to be softened, though....get that butter out in plenty of time. Yum!"

Reviewed Aug. 1, 2009

"My kids love these and they are so easy to make!"

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