Brazilian Cheese Puffs (Pao de Queijo)

Brazilian Cheese Puffs (Pao de Queijo)

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"This savory little snack is a perfect appetizer or party food. I'm borrowing this recipe from my Brazilian friend Crislei who is so kind enough to share this foolproof recipe."


40 m servings 175 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 175 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 10.4 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.6g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 5.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 428 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. Combine the canola oil, water, and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Place the tapioca starch in a metal bowl; pour the oil and water mixture over the tapioca; mix thoroughly. Beat in the egg. Stir in the yogurt, Parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese. Pour the mixture into mini-muffin tins.
  3. Place on middle rack of the preheated oven. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake until slightly golden, 25 to 30 minutes.
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  1. 25 Ratings


It's not corn starch but tapioca starch that is used in this recipe. That will make a big difference in the taste and texture.

I am Brazilian and I tweeked this recipe to make it easier and less fat. I added only 1/2 tsp of salt. I used no fat greek yogurt and Low Fat Crumbled Feta Cheese. I did NOT use water and I did ...

This is absolutely yummy!!!

These are a great base - although eaten strictly as made, they are also yummy and cheesey. I'll be adding some spices to zest them up next time, but it's a keeper. I don't understand other rev...

LOVE IT. You must used Tapioca starch. Anything else will not do this recipe justice. I love Pao De Queijo. If you are lucky you can find this prepackaged recipe in the supermarket. In the lati...

I used this for a pizza crust and bread sticks. It worked great. I sustituted olive oil, added salt, and finished with generously with garlic and parsley. Pizza crust: I spead the puffs into ...

I made this recipe two times. The first time, I followed the recipe exactly, and it was very bland. The second time I added peppers, onions, spieces, and mushrooms, but the recipe still tasted f...

This is exactly what I was looking for! I LOVE the cheese puffs at my favorite Brazilian steak house. I love them almost as much as the steak! I am so happy I found this recipe. This is it! Exac...

Great tasting and naturally gluten free. One question on the recipe after trying twice is it is described as pouring the mixture into the muffin tins and mine had to be pulled apart and place i...