Spinach Cheese Puffs Recipe

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Friends and family request that I make these golden brown puffs every year on Christmas Eve. The tasty little treats are so good, you can't help but pop them in your mouth.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 169 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 350mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. In a saucepan, bring the milk, butter and salt to a boil over medium heat. Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until the mixture is smooth and shiny. Stir in spinach and cheese. Line baking sheets with foil and grease the foil. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls 1-1/2 in. apart onto prepared baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 375° for 23-28 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Remove to wire racks. Serve warm. Refrigerate any leftovers. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Spinach Cheese Puffs in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2000, p22

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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grumpylamp User ID: 7854535 77792
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2014

"Not bad, but if I made them again I would definatly add a shredded or finely chopped onion into the batter"

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