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Bacon Cheddar Bites

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Need a quick and flavorful appetizer you can whip up in just 20 minutes? Well, you don't need a ton of ingredients to make our Bacon Cheddar Bites and you can bet these babies will disappear right before your eyes!

What You'll Need:
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced scallion
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine milk and butter until butter is melted and mixture is hot. Add flour and stir vigorously with a wooden spoon, until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 egg until mixture is smooth. Repeat with remaining eggs, adding 1 egg at a time, until thoroughly combined. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  3. Drop mixture by teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets.
  4. Bake 15 to 18 minutes, or until puffed and golden brown. Serve warm.

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Thinking Christmas Eve......

Can you use bacon bits to save time?

Absolutely - enjoy!

I incorporated all the ingredients according to the recipe. The proportions seem to be a little off for a pate a choux and the volume of other ingredients (bacon, cheese, etc.) seem like a lot to incorporate. The oven temp and time also did not result in a puffy crisp bite. Mine are more eggy and quiche-like and not puffy and gougere-like but I couldn't really tell from the illustration if this was intended. Next time I will use a recipe with a little more instruction and detail.

Hi John! We're sorry to hear this was not the recipe you were looking for. These Bacon Cheddar Bites should not be compared to traditional pate a choux, since they are not intended to be cream puffs. Because of the cheese and bacon, these will be a little softer and not crisp on the outside like a cream puff. They are tasty little Bacon Cheddar Bites.

I have the same question as previous: what temperature and how long to reheat

If I freeze after baking, at what temperature and, how long should they be reheated?

Hi Pamela - You should reheat these at 300 degrees F for about 15-20 minutes, or until heated through.

OMG I did it!!!!!!!! TYTY my boys loved them. I read you can use this for a creme puff, umm what is that and how do we do it??? How long can these be frozen after cooling?? Sorry newbie cook (I use the term lightly) Thank You again Test Kitchen Team you guys rock

Hello - we're so happy to hear you and your boys loved this recipe. :) They can be frozen for up to a month.

Can dough balls be frozen before baking

Sorry, the dough can't be frozen before baking.

they are great

Too much milk and not enough flour! Way too a cook so I went by the recipie. Wasted bacon and cheese...definitely not worth even trying again.....

Omg...I just realized what happened...what a dummy I

Just made these....followed all directions and they are flat little dough balls that did not rise at all, nor did they get baked completely through in 18 min.....BIG DISAPPOINTMENT!!

Perhaps you should take up another hobby and stay out of the kitchen.

Perhaps you should stay off this page and not be so rude!!!!!!

The only reason the dough may not have risen, is that you didn't incorporate the flour into the milk and butter mixture until it became one large ball of dough. This dough is the same dough that you would make cream puffs with. We tested them again and they turned out just fine, so maybe give them one more shot!

can these be made ahead of time and frozen?

Yes they can! Just freeze them in an airtight container. Enjoy!

Sorry I just read the recipe again and saw the instructions to add the rest of the ingredients

When do you add the bacon,scallion,and cheese?


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