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Brazilian Cheese Puffs (Pao de Queijo)

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars
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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."
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Ingredients

40 m servings 175
Original recipe yields 8 servings (24 puffs)

Directions

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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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 175 calories; 10.4 15.6 5.1 33 428 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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 ...

Most helpful critical review

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.

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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 ...

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...

This is absolutely yummy!!!

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 ...

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 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...

Made these exactly as written except I was out of mozzarella so I used white cheddar. They came out nice and crispy on the outside, but soft and airy on the inside. If you eat gluten free (or ...