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Olive "Eyeball" Cheese Puffs

PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
25 min
15 min
10 min
Think of these savory bites as the WW version of gougères. Jumping off from a base of our two-ingredient dough (self-rising flour and fat-free Greek yogurt), we add sharp cheddar, Parmesan, and cayenne pepper for a flavor that’s similar to cheese straws or cheese crackers. A slice of pimento-stuffed olive provides the eyeball look, as well as a hit of briny-salty flavor. Brushing the dough with egg white helps the olive adhere and creates a crispy, shiny outer shell.


Self-rising flour


Reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese made with 2% milk

cup(s), shredded

Grated Parmesan cheese

2 Tbsp

Cayenne pepper


Plain fat free Greek yogurt

½ cup(s)

Egg white(s)

1 large, lightly beaten

Pimiento stuffed olives

4 olive(s), each cut into 4 slices


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, cheddar, Parmesan, and cayenne. Add the yogurt and stir with a wooden spoon until just combined. Knead the dough in the bowl with your hands until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. Divide the dough into 16 equal pieces, rolling each piece into a ball.
  3. Arrange the dough balls on the prepared pan. Brush each dough ball with egg white and top with 1 olive slice; press olive to slightly flatten the ball. Bake until lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes.
  4. Serving size: 1 cheese puff