Red Pepper Asiago Gougère Bites
red pepper asiago gougere bites

Red Pepper Asiago Gougère Bites

Gougère, a cream puff-like pastry, is easy to make. These warm, savory mini bites are a perfect holiday appetizer.

The Story Behind the Recipe
72 gougere
15 min
1 hr 15 min


1 cup water

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

4 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 cup (4 ounces) finely shredded Asiago or Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil  


 *Substitute 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Place water and butter in heavy 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until mixture comes to a full boil. Reduce heat to low; stir in flour and garlic salt vigorously until mixture leaves sides of pan and forms a ball. Remove from heat. Add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition, until mixture is smooth. Stir in cheese, bell pepper and basil.

  3. STEP 3

    Immediately drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets. Bake 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Tip #1

To make ahead, bake as directed. Cool completely. Place cooled bites onto baking sheets; place into freezer until firm. Place frozen bites into resealable plastic freezer bags. Freeze up to 2 months. To reheat, heat oven to 350°F. Place frozen bites in single layer onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until heated through.


2Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
40Sodium (mg)
1Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


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  December 24, 2013

What a great Christmas addition to the table!

— says Jim
  January 01, 2012

Absolutely love this recipe. So easy to make and delicious. I plan on always having some on hand in the freezer for a quick appetizer for unexpected company.

— says Wendy P.
  December 28, 2011

I love this recipe in that it allows you to try various substitutions. Next time I want to use chopped kalamata olives instead of red pepper. I added all the asiago called for (supposed to just use 1 cup) so just topped with some shredded cheddar which was fine. On some bites I did top with a sliced olive and my son and I preferred these more. It was also delicious with some pesto on top (top them 5 minutes before done).

— says Heather B.
  December 26, 2011

I substituted Locatelli Romano cheese,two cloves of fresh garlic and 1/2 tsp. of salt. My entire family really enjoyed them as an appetizer. They do need to be eaten warm because they are a little soft when cool.

— says Barbara Y.
  December 19, 2011

I would rate this recipe not a 5 star but 10 OMG they are so good I am also going to try a different cheese. They do freeze very well and heat up nicely but they didn't stay in the freezer too long either had to have them for a get together.

— says Nancy
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