Onion–Cheese Puffs

Author and SAVEUR contributing writer Peggy Knickerbocker gave us the recipe for these simple hors d’oeuvres—among her fondest childhood memories of the elaborate holiday dinners her mother hosted.

Onion–Cheese Puffs Onion–Cheese Puffs
Simple and delicious, these tasty puffs are sure to please.
Yield: serves 8-12


  • 12 small yellow onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 12 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp. freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 2 tbsp. fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 8 slices white bread


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Mix onion, mayonnaise, parmesan, and parsley in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Remove crusts from the bread. Using a 1″ round cookie cutter, cut bread into 32 rounds. Place on a cookie sheet and bake, without turning, until golden, 10–15 minutes.
  3. Preheat broiler. Spread about 1 tsp. onion mixture onto each round, then sprinkle with more parmigiano-reggiano and brown under broiler for 1–2 minutes. Serve immediately.