Blue Cheese-and-Bacon Puffs

Recipe from

Southern Living


1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
6 large eggs
8 ounces crumbled blue cheese
8 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
4 green onions, finely chopped


Bring 11/2 cups water and butter to a boil in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and next 3 ingredients; cook, beating with a wooden spoon, until mixture leaves sides of pan and forms a smooth ball of dough. Remove from heat, and cool 5 minutes.

Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well with spoon after each addition. Beat in cheese, bacon, and chopped green onions.

Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto lightly greased baking sheets.

Bake at 400° for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. (Puffs will be moist in center.) Serve puffs warm or at room temperature.

Note: Puffs may be frozen up to 3 months. Thaw in refrigerator overnight, and reheat at 350° for 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

November 2001
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