Cheddar Cheese Puff

I used to make this wonderful brunch dish whenever we would have company over for brunch. Sometimes I would make it for pot-luck dinners…it is great on a buffet table. I think it would be perfect for a Mother’s Day breakfast…it is so simple to do the kids can do it …with a bit of help…

It can be put together the night before or the same day you want to serve it, just needs to sit in the refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes so that it can ‘get together’. This is eggy, cheesy, puffy, crisp around the edges… pretty much perfect for this type of dish!

This recipe is from Norene Gilletz who is my guru! It is in one of her many cookbooks, THE PLEASURES OF YOUR PROCESSOR… my book is very tattered but I love it! My definite go-to cookbook! Norene Gilletz has a Facebook page with over 7000 people on it, so I am not the only one that loves her cookbooks!

Here is the The pleasures of your processor: By Norene Gilletzl ink to the cookbook on Amazon

Cheddar Cheese Puff


2 cups grated cheddar cheese

6 slices of white or whole-wheat bread

3 tbsp melted butter

3 eggs

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

3/4 tsp dry mustard

2 cup milk


This recipe is to be made in the food processor, but I made it without so am going to give you the directions to make it by hand with the food processor instructions as well

Grease a 7 x 11 baking dish *** NOTE: I MADE A MISTAKE & BAKED THIS IN A DEEP PIE PAN… ( my 7 x 11 pan had a chicken roasting in it…..) WELL IT OVERFLOWED & MADE A MESS OF MY OVEN & TOOK FOREVER TO COOK!!!  SO…USE THE RIGHT SIZE OF PAN!!!!

  1. Tear the bread into bite size pieces & put into a large mixing bowl  *** alternately you can process the bread & make bread crumbs….
  2. Add the grated cheese to the bread crumbs & mix to combine
  3. Put the bread & cheese into the prepared baking dish
  4. Drizzle the melted butter overtop of the bread/cheese mixture
  5. In a bowl big enough to hold the eggs & milk…beat the eggs *** You can mix the eggs, spices & milk together in the food processor if you want
  6. Add the  salt, pepper, & dry mustard. Mix well
  7. Add the milk & mix together
  8. Pour over the bread/cheese
  9. Cover with aluminum foil
  10. Put in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 24 ours!
  11. Bake in a 350f oven covered for 30 minutes. *** This puffs up during baking but deflates as it cools
  12. Uncover & continue baking for 30 more minutes brown


That edge looks delicious!

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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

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