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Cheese Puffs

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Cheese puffs that are a healthier and low carb version of store bought ones.  Simply to make too.

Cheese puffs

This recipe has been on the Low Carb boards for ages so I thought I would give it a try.  However, it calls for popcorn seasoning which I do not use (nor would I know where to buy it or would I want to).  I mixed up my own flavourings.  You could vary the spices to your own taste.  These are a very low carb version of “Cheetos” but with a home made flavouring.     Since the cheese needs to be frozen, I normally do this overnight, but it will probably take a few hours depending upon your freezer.

As this mixture is piped, you can play around with the shapes if you are feeling creative.   Your own intials for some fun would be cool!!  Or heart shapes for your own Chief Taster!  Perhaps play around with the shapes for Halloween?

Cheese puffs


Cheese Puffs
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Low carb, Gluten Free
Author: Angela Coleby –
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Cook time:
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Serves: 20
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/8 tspn cream of tartar
  • 2oz cheddar cheese, shredded and frozen
  • Seasonings to taste…I used
  • 1/2 tspn garlic powder
  • 1/2 tspn cayenne powder
  • 1/2 tspn onion powder
  • 2 tblspns grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 150C/300F degrees.
  2. Place the egg whites in a bowl, add the cream of tartar and whisk until firm peaks.
  3. Put the frozen cheese into a food processor and blend until finely ground.
  4. Sprinkle the cheese over the egg white mixture and gently fold it in, being careful not to lose the consistency of the eggs.
  5. Spoon the mixture into a piping bag. Try to keep the piping bag from pressing down on the batter so that the cheese puffs come out as thick as possible otherwise they tend to flatten a bit while baking.
  6. Lightly sprinkle with the seasoning.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes until firm and crisp.
  8. Eat and enjoy!
Serving size: Whole Batch Calories: 277 Fat: 19g Trans fat: 1.5g Carbohydrates: 1.5g Fiber: 1.5g Protein: 25g



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    Daniel Meier-Conroy
    July 24, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Hey MsLicious!

    If one were to make these and be unable to finish them all in one sitting – what would you recommend for:
    – Best storing method?
    – Max time to store them before going bad.

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      Angela Coleby
      July 24, 2018 at 2:31 pm

      I’d keep them in a tupperware box in the fridge. They should be good for about 3-4 day.s

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      April 23, 2019 at 10:51 am

      lock n lock containers are terrific for keeping things air-tight and add longevity to food items….

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    Tammy Dills
    October 6, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    What is the oven temp 150F or 300F?

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