Dairy Farmers of Canada

Cheddar Chive Popovers

Our dietitians' favourite

This recipe is taken from the 2018 Milk Calendar. Whether served for breakfast, lunch or dinner, these light and airy buns are truly wonderful.

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cooking: 20 min
Yields 12 popovers
cheddar chive popovers


  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter melted and divided
  • 1 cup (250 mL) milk at room temperature
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) finely minced fresh chives or green onion
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) finely grated aged Canadian Cheddar
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Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Brush 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter all over 12 muffin cups; set aside. Just before oven is preheated, place milk, eggs and remaining tbsp (15 mL) butter in blender. Whirl until frothy, about 1 min. Add flour, chives and salt; whirl until well mixed. For popovers to reach maximum height, place empty buttered muffin pan in preheated 400°F (200°C) oven for 3 min just before filling (don’t worry if you see a few brown bits).

Pulse mixture in blender once or twice. Remove muffin pan from oven. Immediately pour batter into hot muffin cups, filling each cup a bit more than half full. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese. Bake for 20 min until very puffed. Serve immediately.


Don’t peek in the oven – let the popovers work their magic

Switch up the cheese – try Canadian Parmesan, Swiss or Provolone.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 96 Calories
Protein: 4 g
Carbohydrate: 9 g
Fat: 5 g
Fibre: 0.3 g
Sodium: 130 g

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 6 % / 65 mg
Folate: 12 %
Riboflavin: 9 %
Selenium: 16 %
Vitamin B12: 14 %