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Cheesy Egg Puffs Recipe

Cheesy Egg Puffs Recipe

My father loves to entertain, and these buttery egg delights are one of his favorite items to serve at brunch. The leftovers are perfect to reheat in the microwave on busy mornings, so Dad always stashes a few aside for me to take home once the party is over. —Amy Soto, Winfield, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:15 servings


  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 cup butter, cubed, divided
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 10 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 cups 4% cottage cheese


  • 1. In a skillet, saute the mushrooms and onions in 1 tablespoon butter until tender. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • 2. In another bowl, combine eggs and cheeses. Melt remaining butter; add to egg mixture. Stir into dry ingredients along with mushroom mixture.
  • 3. Fill greased muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Carefully run the knife around edge of muffin cups before removing. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 275 calories, 21g fat (12g saturated fat), 194mg cholesterol, 486mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 16g protein.

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sgronholz User ID: 1473861 260938
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2017

"What a great recipe! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed these puffs with our brunch and I will definitely be making them again!"

shortbreadlover User ID: 960739 260200
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2017

"i have made this several times and it is a keep and must make again recipe. they are great for breakfast and snacks too. i did vary the type of cheese and any flavor works well."

veggiemama User ID: 4640590 245773
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2016

"As I was making this, I thought, "Why am I making this? It's probably not very good." So glad I was wrong! I got 24 muffins, not 15. A bonus!"

nemeneme User ID: 8296242 231052
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2015

"These were good. I added cooked pork sausage, bell peppers and spinach to mine along with the recommended ingredients listed. I didn't have any green onions so I substituted one yellow onion. I also didn't have any Colby cheese so I used shredded taco blend cheeses to mine. I love the fact that you can pretty much used anything in this recipe that your family likes or what you have on hand and it still turns our wonderful. These would also be good with diced tomatoes or salsa added on top just before serving and maybe even a teaspoon of sour cream. This is certainly a keeper and will go in my favorite recipes file."

robbiejackson User ID: 4907377 217602
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015 Edited Feb. 11, 2017

"I really liked these hot out of the oven, but not so much reheated. I love recipes I can make ahead, so I'll try this again and see how they are."

lv2beam User ID: 6220924 84603
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2014

"Delicious Recipe!! I made these in mini muffin size, and in a brownie pan, with DOUBLE the mushrooms and some garlic, and everyone RAVED.:0) My husband asked if he could take some extra in to work to share with some coworkers, and he never does that! This is a keeper, and like others said - this recipe is flexible. (But it's GREAT as is!)"

bootsiegirl User ID: 4501495 204794
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2013

"I have made these repeatedly over the years, adding crumbled bacon to them. Many times after baking I will freeze them individually and pull out what I need for breakfast and zap them in the microwave to reheat. They are WONDERFUL and great for low carb diets!"

longmichele User ID: 7384699 34565
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2013

"I make these ALL of the time, and they are frequently asked for by my friends! I usually substitute the mushroom/green onion mix for other ingredients (like bacon/sausage, or multi colored peppers. you can even make up your own like ham&swiss, or chorizo with some salsa.)

I have also cut down the butter to 1/4c. (in the egg mix) and have used 2% small curd cottage cheese and they are still great! They are very versatile! Also, easy to freeze, and just remove a few and microwave for about 1 minute for a quick breakfast!"

prettypersuasion12087 User ID: 4432262 59800
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"I made these for a big family get together and even my sister who hates eggs enjoyed them! I added salt pepper and garlic to the mushroom, and ribboned fresh spinach to add to the egg addition I sauted green peppers and diced tomatoes for people to put on top. Would have just put them in the eggs to but was feading a crowd with lots of kids! They were awesome and would recomend adding anything you like"

gbpacky2000 User ID: 169935 91826
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

"This is the best cheese muffin recipe I have ever tried. The only substitution I make is ham instead of mushrooms, but great either way!"

prettypersuasion12087 User ID: 4432262 59799
Reviewed May. 9, 2011

"I made this on mother's day for a big get together at my house and everyone including my sister who hates eggs loved these! I left out the onions added fresh spinach and doubled the mushroom cooked in garlic...yuuuuuuuuuum!!! I can't wait to make these again...I also chopped up and cooked some green pepper and diced tomatoes for people to toss on top to keep the recipe kid and picky eater friendly! fabulous and easy!"

NevadaRose User ID: 4283670 59786
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2011

"Made these for work and they were enjoyed by all. Next time I think I will try with bacon or sausage."

Wilberst User ID: 3298387 124554
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2010

"These were very tasty and popular at my work brunch. They were great because they heated up in the microwave so I could make them the night before and just bring them in. I like the idea that the person had about keeping them in the freezer for a quick breakfast."

NyxRizzi User ID: 1335843 131822
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2010

"I found this recipe a few years ago, it has become a regular family favorite. I omit the mushrooms and onions, use egg substitute, 1% cottage cheese, and use different cheeses at times. Always delicious! Recently I tried adding crab meat (2/3 cup for half of this recipe). Awesome!"

Chris Recipes User ID: 2594387 131820
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2010

"This recipe is egcellent!! They rewarm great in the microwave."

ShanDC User ID: 585910 84599
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2010

"One of our absolute favorite egg recipes. We've made them following the recipe exactly, leaving out the mushrooms and/or green onions, using half the cheese, using different kinds of cheeses, substituting half egg substitute- it's a very flexible recipe. We keep them in the freezer for easy breakfasts and we always make a batch before we travel to reheat in the hotel room microwave. It's hard to go wrong with this recipe!"

valanddansmith User ID: 988113 34563
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2009

"These were delicious! I omitted the mushrooms since my family doesn't like them and just added the green onion (thinly sliced) to the egg mixture. Also, I didn't see the need to dirty another bowl so I just added the dry ingredients to the wet ones and didn't have any problem combining them. Next time (and there definitely will be one!), I will most likely add some chopped ham or bacon pieces. These would be great to have on hand in the freezer at all times for a quick breakfast before school! My ten year old daughter Kacie loved them!!"

SnnysAngl03 User ID: 3613382 107291
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2009

"I made these for a quick Sunday breakfast today and am very pleased.

I followed the recipe exactly. The only difference I made, was that I added 4 slices of precooked crumbled bacon to the "batter" before putting in the muffin tins.
I halved the recipe as I am only cooking for two. These turned out great. They looked just like the picture, stayed moist, and were delicious!
Next time, I plan to use diced sweet onion instead of the green onion, and want to add some diced green pepper as well. Great dish, I highly recommend!"

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