Onion–Cheese Puffs

  • Serves

    serves 8-12


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.


  • 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


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Mix onion, mayonnaise, parmesan, and parsley in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 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.

Step 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.

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