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Easy Gougéres Recipe (Video)

These delicious, cheese-filled puffed Gougéres are a French delight and so incredibly easy to make. They are perfect as a snack or alongside a main meal.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine French
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 40
Calories 47kcal


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 cups shredded comté or gruyere cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg yolk whisked with 1 tablespoon water


  • Add the water, butter, and salt to a medium-size pot and bring to a low simmer over medium-low heat and the butter is melted.
  • Stir in the flour until completely mixed in. Remove from the heat.
  • Stir in the 5 eggs 1 at a time until completely mixed in.
  • Stir in 1 ½ cups of cheese and nutmeg until combined.
  • Transfer the dough to a piping bag with a large tip and pipe out 2-3 tablespoons of the dough at a time that is placed about 2” apart from one another on cookie sheet trays lined with parchment paper until all the dough has been used.
  • Evenly brush each of the individual piped out dough with the yolk and water mixture.
  • Top off each dough with the remaining ½ cup of shredded cheese.
  • Bake in the oven at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Eat warm.


Chef Notes:
  • Make-Ahead: You can make these up to 1 day ahead of time.
  • How to Reheat: Place them in a baking dish covered in foil and bake at 350° for 4-6 minutes or until softened and warm. You can also heat them on a microwave-safe plate in the microwave until soft and warm.
  • How to Store: Cover them and keep them in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • They also freeze well covered in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw them in the refrigerator for 1 day before reheating.
  • You can also bake these on a foil-lined cookie sheet tray or even a Silpat.
  • These are best served warm but can still be enjoyed cool or at room temperature.
  • Instead of using a spoon, you can also use a whisk when making the dough.


Calories: 47kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 92IU | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg