Photo of Olive "Eyeball" Cheese Puffs by WW

Olive "Eyeball" Cheese Puffs

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