Overhead shot of Brazilian Cheese puffs on a cooling tray.
Pesto Brazilian Cheese Puffs
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Pesto Brazilian cheese puffs combine everything you love about the crisp, light, oozy cheese puff with a delicious hit of garlicky pesto.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Brazilian
Keyword: Brazilian cheese puffs, Bread, Cheese, Cheese puffs, Dough
Servings: 12 puffs
Calories: 184 kcal
Author: Julie Carlyle
  • 25 g parmesan cheese
  • 60 g basil 1 bunch
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 25 g pinenuts
  • 45 g olive oil mild
  • 15 g lemon juice fresh
Brazilian Cheese Puffs
  • 70 g Parmesan cheese cut into 4 pieces
  • 160 g milk can be skim or full cream
  • 1 egg
  • 60 g oil mild
  • 170 g arrowroot flour (the container has 185g - I use a whole container)
  • 1 tsp salt
  1. Place the parmesan cheese in TM bowl. Grate 3sec/Speed 9.

  2. Reserve cheese for later.

  3. Place the basil, garlic, pinenuts, olive oil and lemon juice to TM bowl. Blend 10 sec/Speed 7.

  4. Scrape down bowl.

  5. Add reserved parmesan cheese. Combine 10 sec/Speed 2.5.

  6. Transfer pesto to a jar. Add a thin layer of oil to the jar to prevent oxidisation.

Brazilian Cheese Puffs
  1. Preheat the oven to 220-degrees Celsius, spray a 12 hole muffin tin with oil.

  2. Place cheese into TM bowl. Grate 3 sec/Speed 9.

  3. Add milk, oil, egg, flour and salt to the cheese.  Blend 20 sec/Speed 8.

  4. Scrape down bowl.  Blend 5 sec/Speed 8.

  5. Fill the muffin tin 3/4 full of batter.

  6. Add one teaspoon of the pesto to the top of each cheese puff.

  7.  Bake for 12-15 minutes (220°C) Serve hot.

Recipe Notes

NOTE: The nutritional information is completely overstated for this recipe as it assumes that all the pesto was used in the Cheese Puffs recipe.  You will have a small jar of pesto left after making the recipe. 



Use the remaining pesto on sandwiches, over steak or as a dip with cheese and biscuits.

Nutrition Facts
Pesto Brazilian Cheese Puffs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 332mg14%
Potassium 58mg2%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 375IU8%
Vitamin C 1.6mg2%
Calcium 127mg13%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.