Cheese Popovers

Cheese Popovers

Cheese popovers are a magically simple recipe. Tender and chewy on the outside, soft and airy on the inside, with lots of sharp cheddar cheese in the batter.
Recipe courtesy of The Gingered Whisk
5 minutes prep time
Prep Time

5 minutes

serves 6


30 minutes cook time
Cook Time

30 minutes

easy difficulty



  • 1

    Place a nonstick muffin pan (or popover pan) on an oven rack in the lower-middle position. Preheat the oven to 450° F (with the pan inside the oven) to warm up.

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  • 2

    In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk.

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  • 3

    Add in the flour, shredded cheese, and salt. Mix carefully to combine, being careful to mix just util combined.

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  • 4

    Carefully remove the pan from the oven (remember, its really hot!). Quickly and liberally grease the pan with melted butter, leaving a space between each well. Yes, use melted butter and not cooking spray.

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  • 5

    Continuing to work quickly, evenly divide the batter between the greased cups, filling them almost to the top.

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  • 6

    Bake for 15 minutes at 450° F.

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  • 7

    Reduce the oven temperature to 350° F. Do NOT open the oven door when you reduce the temperature. Bake for an additional 15 minutes.

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  • 8

    Use a sharp knife to poke a small hole in each popover. This helps the steam to escape and the popovers to stay high without collapsing. Serve immediately.

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