The perfect appetizer, the cutest little bundle of joy, a savory-delicious mid-afternoon snack.
Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you: a savory take on the classic chocolate-and-whipped-cream French profiteroles. These are inspired by stuffed mushrooms, but they come with a bit more novelty than their American fungus counterparts.
These are fantastic made just for yourself on a lazy afternoon when you have Game of Thrones in one hand and need something to fill the other. But these are also suitable for any get-together: Wow your guests with your cooking prowess. Amaze your co-workers with the rich savory flavor.
Confuse them all by telling them, “Oh, it’s just pâte à choux pastry.”
It’s okay, you don’t need to (pretend to) speak French to appreciate the taste of this.
All you need are taste buds, which speak the Universal Language.
Savory Cream Cheese Profiteroles
Inspired by the stuffing of stuffed mushrooms, these profiteroles offer a savory dose of ground beef, a dash of flavorful veggies, deliciously sour cream cheese, and a blend of spices for that extra level of flavor.
- 3/4 cup water
- 4.5 tbsp butter
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup flour
- 3 eggs
- dash of dried parsley flakes (optional)
- 8 oz cream cheese – neufchâtel works too
- 1/2 lb ground beef – 85% lean works well
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 1/2 tsp each salt, pepper, cumin
- optional veggies: chives, green onion, mushrooms, etc.
1. Make the profiteroles. I first posted a profiterole recipe here, but I shall valiantly repeat my steps on this page:
Bring water, butter, and salt to a boil. Remove from heat and add in flour to form a dough.
Now beat in 3 eggs, one at a time. After each egg, the dough will come apart into little pieces, but if you keep beating, it will come back together.
Sprinkle a little bit of dried parsley on top. Gives it a nice savory look so you don’t confuse it with its sugary chocolatey whipped cream French profiterole cousins.
Now pipette the dough onto a greased baking sheet. You can also use a spoon but I can’t guarantee you’ll feel as fabulous.
Pop it in the oven at 425°F for about 15 minutes, rotating halfway through. Not too bad, eh?
2. While the profiteroles are in the oven, set your timer and begin making the filling…
Add some oil to a pan and cook the beef thoroughly. Now throw in everything else and sauté together all of the ingredients (except cream cheese, silly!).
You may now
kiss stir in the cream cheese. Mmmph. Sneak yourself a bite.
3. The assembling is straightforward: cut open each profiterole and stuff it with the delicious mixture. I mean, what does it look like I did? Magic?
No, just savory profiteroles.
Well, same thing.
Feeling zesty and savory?
19 Comments Add yours
They look great. I’ve never tried profiteroles, but think that might change now…..
YES you absolutely need to try them! Not so hard and amazing!
I used to make something like this 100 years ago! Thanks for reminding me–they were pretty easy and a hit with guests.
You’re so welcome! 🙂 You just can’t go wrong with a cream cheese based stuffing!
Looks lovely and great step-by-step photos.
Thank you so much! Glad you like the photos; it makes getting food on my phone worth it. Almost. 🙂
Uh, these look amazing! I had never even thought of a savoury profiterole being an actual thing. Awesome idea!
Thank you!! I’m definitely not the first, but it’s delicious and awesome nonetheless!!
You have done it again! it looks scrumptious, can’t wait to try it the Bohemian way!
Happy New Year to you Kithen Cici!!!!
Thank you thank you! Let me know how it goes, as always! And a very Happy New Year to you too!!
I’m definitely going to give these a go! Brilliant pictures to show step by step!
Let me know how it goes!
Beautiful and delicious!
These look delicious. I think they are probably a bit beyond my baking skill (I love to cook but I am an atrocious baker) but I might get brave and try them. Great blog, btw.
Thank you! And please do try them! If you follow all the steps, it’s like magic.
Goooood idea! Can’t wait to try this! 🙂 Thank you!
You’re so welcome! Let me know when you do try this!
savory…will have to try that. My mother made sweet ones every year when the Wizard of Oz would come on the TV.
Sweet ones are delicious as well!