Gougeres with Ham


All you need to make gougeres, the French version of a cheese puff, is a good choux pastry recipe, add cheese and, in this case, ham and that's it! Gougeres are generally used as an aperitif, but my children love to eat them with vegetable soup!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
20 gougeres


  • 1 cup water

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 3 large eggs

  • ½ cup grated Gruyere cheese

  • 1 ½ thin slices deli ham, finely chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Combine water, butter, and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil. As soon as the mixture boils, remove from heat and pour in 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour in a single motion. Mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon until well combined. Stir in eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition, until a smooth, sticky paste forms. Mix Gruyere cheese and ham into the dough until well combined.

  3. Drop large tablespoonfuls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving ample space between each dollop, as gougeres will rise during baking.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and puffed up, about 20 minutes. Transfer gougeres to a plate and allow to cool.


The original French recipe is in metric. If you have a scale, measure out 250 ml water, 65 g butter, and 150 g flour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

75 Calories
5g Fat
5g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 75
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 146mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 23mg 0%

* 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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