Brazilian Cheese Rolls (Pao de Queijo)


These are very easy, very tasty Brazilian cheese rolls, much like you might find at a churrascaria.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
28 rolls


  • 2 cups tapioca starch

  • 1 teaspoon salt (Optional)

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • cup water

  • cup milk

  • 2 eggs

  • 6 ounces shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet

  2. Place tapioca starch and salt in a large bowl.

  3. Bring vegetable oil, water, and milk to a boil over medium heat until a white foam appears. Pour milk mixture over tapioca starch and stir until well mixed; allow dough to rest for 15 minutes. Mix eggs and Parmesan cheese into dough. Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls and place on prepared baking sheet.

  4. Bake in preheated oven until rolls are browned, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

199 Calories
12g Fat
17g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 199
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 386mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 6g
Calcium 166mg 13%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 34mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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