What could be better than combining Bacon and Cheddar Cheese?
The combination of bacon and cheddar in my little pastry puffs is almost the perfect little appetizer, or a great side for the boring ‘same ‘ol chicken cutlets’ I make every week.
These little bacon and cheddar cheese puffs cheered me up. The recipe is actually a basic puff pastry so it’s not low in calories but it is BIG on flavor.
If you are looking for something quick and easy to make as a side to dress up your dinner this basic puff pastry recipe is definitely worth a try.
These delicious little puffs are also great for game day or add to a buffet for a special party.
Don’t forget about brunch, this is great to serve with quiche or omelets.
Bacon Cheddar Puffs
Recipe adapted from Family Circle Magazine. This entire recipe can be completed within an hour or less. It yields about 18-22 small puff pastries.
- 2/3 cups water
- 2 TBLS. shortening
- 3/4 cup flour
- 2 eggs
- 5 strips of cooked crispy bacon, chopped
- 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 TBLS. chopped fresh parsley
This recipe is very easy to make. I made them in the afternoon and since it was a new combination of flavors we decided that it was important to taste – we had to be sure they were good!
They were so good we ate the entire dish in the blink of an eye. I had to make another batch. This recipe yields about 18-22 small puffs. It was enough for our family of 6 as a side but for appetizers or game day I’d make several batches.
Since it was still mid-afternoon and supper was a few hours away, I made another batch and I left the puffs in a dish uncovered. When we were ready to eat I put them in a hot oven for 5 minutes and they were awesome!
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