Aunt Nancy's Cheese Puffs

Great freezer-friendly appetizer! Can be made, frozen, and kept for up to 2 to 3 months in the freezer.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
20 servings


  • 2 loaves white bread, crusts removed and slices quartered

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 small onion, minced

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 1 teaspoon paprika, or to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Combine cream cheese, onion, and egg yolks in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until blended. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly on bread and lightly sprinkle with paprika. Place on baking sheets.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese puffs start to slightly brown, 10 to 15 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

You can cut the bread with a round cookie cutter if you'd like.

To make ahead, after sprinkling with paprika, place unbaked cheese puffs on a cookie sheet to freeze. Once they are frozen, place in a resealable freezer bag and freeze for up to 2 to 3 months. When unexpected company drops in, pull a few out, toss into the oven, and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

167 Calories
6g Fat
24g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 167
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 343mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 81mg 6%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 68mg 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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