Blue Cheese Gougeres

This take on gougères by chef Alexis deBoschnek features blue cheese. Enjoy them on a charcuterie platter or fill with cream cheese or sour cream dip such as French onion, sour cream and chive, jalapeño, or garden vegetable.

Blue Cheese Gougeres
Photo: Shirley Cheng
Prep Time:
15 mins
Stand Time:
10 mins
Bake Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
50 gougeres


  • 1 cup water

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, cut up

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 4 eggs, at room temperature

  • 4 ounce blue cheese, crumbled


  1. Preheat the oveen to 450°F.

  2. In a medium saucepan, combine water, butter, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring until the butter has melted.

  3. Remove the pan from the heat and add the flour and pepper. Stir vigorously with a wooden spoon until the mixture forms a ball.

  4. Transfer the dough to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat the dough on low speed for about 1 minute. Let stand 10 minutes.

  5. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until fully incorporated into the dough, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the blue cheese and mix until just combined.

  6. Fill a piping bag with a large round tip and pipe 1-inch rounds onto a parchment-lined baking sheets. (Or transfer the mixture to a resealable plastic storage bag and snip off a corner of the bag, or use a #60 [2 tsp.] scoop to portion 1-inch rounds of dough).

  7. Bake for 5 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F. and continue baking until puffed and golden brown, about 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

39 Calories
3g Fat
2g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 50
Calories 39
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 43mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Protein 1g
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 15mg 0%
Folate, total 7.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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