Bacon Garlic Gougères are perfect for when you need an easy appetizer. These bite-sized cheese puffs are made with cream puff dough that is loaded with Gruyère cheese, bacon, and garlic.
Bacon Garlic Gougères
These gougères will become your new favorite snack!
They are full of cheesy goodness with bits of bacon and garlic speckled throughout. The inside is light and airy. They are just darn right irresistible.
I’ve worked pate choux dough before. It’s the base of my apple pie profiteroles and cappuccino eclairs. But I have never used it to make a savory snack until now.
Stumbling upon Gougères was like stumbling upon gold! They are insanely good.
The best part is you can make them and store them in the freezer. This is perfect for when you need a quick snack.
How to Make Bacon Garlic Gougères
The dough is your basic cream puff dough made with butter, salt, water, flour, and eggs. The process begins on the stove top where you’ll melt the butter in water with a little salt.
Stir in the dough and cook it until it is no longer sticky.
It will clump together and form a ball. Eggs are then added one at a time. Make sure to mix the egg in thoroughly before adding the next one.
After the eggs are all mixed in it’s time to add flavor: Gruyère cheese, bacon, and garlic. Gruyère cheese is the common cheese used for gougères but you can use any type of cheese you prefer.
Once the dough is made, scoop it out with a small cookie scoop and place in on a parchment-lined baking sheet. I like to use a 1 tablespoon-sized scoop but you can make them bigger or smaller. After portioning out all the dough, I like to roll it into smooth balls.
This is totally optional though.
Brush the tops with a little egg wash just before baking to make sure they come out nice and golden.
For a dinner party or just a snack, I think we all can agree that bacon garlic gougères are just what you need.