Pepper Cheese & Chive Gougère

Pepper Cheese & Chive Gougère

Gougère (goo-zhair), a creative appetizer recipe, is a cheese-flavored cream puff pastry that can be served hot or cold.

15 min. prep time
42 appetizers
555 Ratings


1 cup water
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning*
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1 1/2 cups shredded hot pepper jack cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives


Heat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or lightly spray baking sheets with no-stick cooking spray.

Combine water and butter in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat 5-7 minutes until mixture comes to a boil. Add flour, Italian seasoning and garlic salt. Stir vigorously until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat. Add 1 egg at a time, beating after each addition until smooth. Stir in 1 cup cheese and chives.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets. Top each with about 1/2 teaspoon remaining cheese. Bake 18-22 minutes or until puffed and browned. Serve warm.


*Substitute 1/8 teaspoon each dried basil leaves, dried marjoram leaves and dried oregano leaves, and a dash of rubbed sage.

Recipe Tip

- To make ahead, bake as directed. When completely cooled, place baking sheets in freezer until puffs are frozen. Place frozen puffs in resealable plastic freezer bags or containers; return to freezer. To reheat, place puffs onto baking sheet; bake at 350°F, 8-10 minutes or until heated through.

- Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition Facts (1 appetizer)

Calories: 50

Fat: 4g

Cholesterol: 30mg

Sodium: 60mg

Carbohydrates: 2g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #13688©2006Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

These are perfect the way they are! But for variety- I also stuffed a batch of them with chicken salad. These are my new "go to" recipe for an appetizer!!
love this recipe
OMG...This is so easy and versatile! Not to mention delicious! I strongly recommend it. Don't like PepperJack Cheese? SUBSTITUTE! 5 Stars all the way~
I would definately add more cheese and a touch more garlic salt, otherwise these were good and easy to make. They also sound quite impressive!
Easy to make and very tasty. I put all 6oz of cheese in the mix and topped the puffs, before baking, with another 2oz.

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