Appetizers & Side Dishes

Bacon Cheddar Puffs

Prep Time: 15 Min  |  Cook Time: 25 Min  |  Servings: 24  |  Calories: 130
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Bacon Cheddar Puffs
Prep Time
15 Min
Cook Time
25 Min

This recipe makes it possible for you to create your very own savory appetizer bites that are filled with notes from smoky bacon and zesty Cheddar. With Sargento® Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese - Fine Cut, you will be pleased with how gorgeous these puffs will come out once they’re baked to golden perfection.

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese - Fine Cut
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked crisp, crumbled
  • 1/2 tsp. onion salt or powder
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup Sargento® Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese - Fine Cut
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh chives, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 24 ea. prepared bacon cheddar puffs
  • 12 ea. grape tomatoes, halved
  • 12 ea. arugula leaves
  1. PUFFS:
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Combine milk and butter in medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat until butter is melted and mixture is simmering.
  4. Add flour all at once; continue to cook, stirring vigorously with a wooden spoon, until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat.
  5. Beat in 1 egg until mixture is smooth. Repeat with remaining eggs, adding just 1 egg at a time, beating until thoroughly combined.
  6. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  7. Drop heaping teaspoons of mixture onto greased baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes or until puffed and golden brown.
  9. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, dill, chives and salt, until well blended.
  11. Cut the tops off of the puffs, setting them next to the bottoms to use later.
  12. Spread a heaping tablespoon of herbed cheese mixture into the bottom of each puff.
  13. Press one grape tomato half into each cheese filled puff. Then, top with one piece of arugula.
  14. Replace puff tops over arugula. Serve on a plate or platter as an appetizer.

Serving Size


*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 10.00g 15%
Sat. Fat 6.00g 30%
Mono Unsat. Fat 3.00g
Poly Unsat. Fat 1.00g
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 220mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 73RE
Vitamin C 1mg 2%
Calcium 96mg 10%
Iron 1mg 4%