Cheddar and Bacon Puffs Recipe {Giveaway}

Cheddar and Bacon Puffs make one of the best appetizers and nibbles to make ahead and keep on hand for when guests stop by or when entertaining.


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And since we are right on the brink of the busiest entertaining season of the year, I knew it would be the perfect time to share them with you.  With tailgating season practically upon us and the holiday season quickly on its heels, this is one of those recipes that you can go ahead and begin making one rainy day in preparation.

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You see, while they are extraordinarily straight out of the oven, they are just as delicious pulled out of the freezer and reheated for a quick nibble. And, they are perfect to pack and take along with you for all sorts of occasions such as to a tailgating event, to a friend’s house for an afternoon snack or easy appetizer, or even just to take along with you for a late summer trip.


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You can whip up these Cheddar and Bacon Puffs in less than 30 minutes and then watch them disappear even more quickly.

Since they always seem to be a crowd-favorite, I highly recommend making two or three batches of these babies so that you have plenty to freeze for later.

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Make ’em soon, stock pile a few dozen for super easy entertaining later. You’ll thank me. Promise.

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Here’s my Cheddar and Bacon Puffs Recipe.

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Cheddar and Bacon Puffs Recipe

Cheddar and Bacon Puffs make a delicious, easy, elegant appetizer or snack for entertaining. Make ahead and freeze for later.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time38 mins
Servings: 3 dozen
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into 4 slices
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup packed coarsely grated Cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices cooked bacon coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • pinch ground red pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425º F. Line baking sheet pans with parchment paper or silicon baking mats.
  • Bring water, butter, and salt to a rolling boil in a medium, heavy bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat. Stirring vigorously, add in all of the flour and cook until the dough begins to pull away from the edges of the saucepan. Remove dough from heat and transfer to bowl of a stand mixer and allow to cool for approximately two to three minutes. Alternately, you can leave in the saucepan and use a hand mixer, if desired. Add in eggs, one at a time, beating in completely after each addition. Stir in cheese, bacon pieces, black pepper, and red pepper, making sure all ingredients are well-combined.
  • Scoop tablespoon pieces onto baking sheet. Using a damp finger or back of a spoon, press down any pieces of dough that are sticking up to prevent them from overbrowning. Bake 25-30 minutes, until puffs have turned a golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
  • Serve immediately or allow to cool completely, place in airtight container or zip top freezer bags and freeze up to three months.

Robyn xo



354 comments on “Cheddar and Bacon Puffs Recipe {Giveaway}”

  1. I love making taco pie!

  2. I am intolerant to dairy. So I don’t eat cheese. 🙁

  3. For the summer we like to make Caprese salads with fresh mozzarella and garden ripe tomatoes and just picked basil leaves with good quality olive oil

  4. My favorite is Macaroni and Cheese casserole.

  5. i love my mom deep fried mac and cheese with her cheese sauce i wish i could share how to make it but i don’t know how

  6. Does it get any better than homemade mac-n-cheese? LOL

  7. I love Nachos!
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  8. I love Lasagna.

  9. I love Macaroni & Cheese!

  10. I love having fresh broccoli and cauliflower with melted cheese as a summer dish.
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  11. Mac and cheese homemade only.

  12. I love jalpeno poppers

  13. my favorite cheesy dish is macaroni and cheese. i love it with lots of cheese and some bits of ham and bread crumbs on top!

  14. I like cheese dip with nachos.
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  15. i make a mexican chicken cheesy casserole. omg its so good.

  16. Quesadillas anytime.

  17. quesadillas.

  18. My favorite summertime cheesy dish is any type of quiche.

  19. These cheesey bacon puffs sound amazing. Summer lets see – anything BBQ’ed!!!

  20. I love fried cheese. I know it’s not the best for you but pure joy!

  21. I love homemade macaroni and cheese anytime of the year. Thanks!

  22. my fav is fondue. it might be associated with winter, but you don’t have to really cook anything, so that’s less time spent standing near the heat of a stove or oven!

  23. I love cheesy rice.

  24. I would have to say Nachos (creamy kind). Mmmmmmm!

  25. I like Macaroni and Cheese.

  26. My favorite cheesy dish for the summer is a grilled cheese sandwich.

  27. Bocconcini with tomatoes, olive oil and basil.

  28. I love a buttery grilled cheese sandwich

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  29. My favorite cheesy Summer (Spring, Winter and Fall) dish has to be the original Fannie Farmer Mac & Cheese recipe. Great comfort food, and the best one I’ve ever had!

  30. Macaroni and cheese is my favorite

  31. Cheesy quesadillas – I can eat that any time of year, actually.

  32. My favorite is Queso dip with beef , mmmm

  33. Chile con Queso!

  34. I like cheese dip with chips.

  35. I like cheddar cheese on crackers (simple & good).
    Thanks for the contest.

  36. Mac and cheese is my favorite

  37. I love cheesy scalloped potatoes!
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  38. Absolutely adore some super awesome and amazing cheese and garlic biscuits! Also… I’m a cheese addict, so anything with cheese will do!

  39. I just made these to serve on Thanksgiving Day, and they are delicious! I love how they can be prepared in advance. I had to hurry and freeze them before my husband gobbled them up. Thanks so much for another terrific recipe!

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