Ranch Bacon and Chive Gourgeres

Ranch Bacon and Chive Gougeres www.bellalimento.com

Gourgeres are just another one of the many reasons I happen to adore Sock Monkey. My friend Meredith (aka the Sock Monkey) introduced me to these can’t eat just one if my life depended on it cheese puffs. Yes, don’t let the fancy schmancy name “Gourgeres” fool you into thinking these are stuffy and difficult. They’re essentially a cheese puff. An irresistible puff of cheese. Typically Gruyere cheese. How can this be bad right?

Ranch Bacon and Chive Gougeres www.bellalimento.com

If you’re looking for an appetizer for any meal, event, just because you’re craving gourgeres (and you will once you’ve tasted these) maybe you’re throwing a holiday party? Look no further because you’ve found it. Remember I told you they weren’t difficult? Quite the contrary, the dough can even be made the night before. About 30 minutes before your guests are scheduled to arrive grab your dought and favorite cookie scoop and get busy. Once they’re on the trays and into the oven you can finish setting the table, grab a glass of wine, apply that lipstick that you meant to put on but were too busy with the main course, read my latest blog post. Whatever you want to.

Ranch Bacon and Chive Gougeres www.bellalimento.com

Then when the timer goes off pop a few of these into your mouth (okay you might want to wait just a few minutes for them to cool – details) while they’re still warm. Cheese, bacon and chives all in one beautiful warm puffy bite. I have already experimented with several different varieties and cheeses. These are my favorite (but seriously I wouldn’t turn any away).

Ready to make your own? You can find the recipe for these RANCH BACON & CHIVE GOURGERES on HIDDEN VALLEY’s BLOG!




  1. 1

    I love gougères!!! Bacon and chives’ combination sounds awesome… Now I’m craving these babies 😉

  2. 2

    These look so amazing! I can’t wait to try them!

  3. 3

    Wow these look incredible! Love bacon!! 🙂

  4. 4

    I love you and these gougeres too! I want some right now. Maybe you can make them at the calf drop lol!

  5. 5

    I need to make gourgeres more often. So easy, so versatile and well, so delicious! These look fantastic!

  6. 6

    GORGEOUS!!!!! Seriously. I have never attempted cheese puffs but… you had me at Gruyere. Yup.

  7. 7

    How do you make gourgeres even better?? You go to Paula’s because she adds bacon to ’em!!! LOVE!

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