Cheesy Bacon Puffs
Sometimes recipes just don’t work out for everyone. Despite my best efforts to share only recipes that my family loves, not everyone else loves them. It’s just how it goes. We all don’t have the same tastebuds, so it stands to reckon that you all won’t love some of this stuff as much as I do.
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3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. dried parsley (optional)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
3/4 cup milk (2% or higher)
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup (generous) shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 lb. cooked and crumbled bacon (a generous 1/2 cup)
- 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp dried parsley optional
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 lb cooked and crumbled bacon
- 4 tbsp melted butter
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Preheat oven to 375F degrees.
Spray a mini muffin tins really, really well with nonstick cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, garlic powder, parsley, salt and pepper. Give it a quick stir to combine.
Then stir in milk.
- Lightly beat the egg and add beaten egg to the batter.
Stir well to combine then add in shredded cheese and crumbled bacon (set aside just a few pieces of the bacon to add to the tops.) Stir again to combine.
- Then allow batter to rest for 10 minutes.
Spoon batter evenly into mini muffin tins (this recipe makes 24 bacon puffs.)
- Top each muffin puff with a small piece of crumbled bacon.
Bake at 375F degrees for about 20 minutes. They should spring back to the touch when ready. Still not sure if they are done? Stick a toothpick in one. If it comes out with batter on it, it needs to bake for a few more minutes.
Shortcuts: Feel free to use pre-shredded cheese and the pre-cooked bacon for this if it makes your life easier.
Want a twist?
Instead of garlic powder and dried parsley in the puffs, use a packet of ranch dressing mix instead.
For the optional dipping sauce:
Combine 4 tbsp. melted butter with 1 tsp. garlic powder. Stir well.
Updated & republished: December 2018