Cheesy pumpkin puffs

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Serves: 40 x 15g puffs

Category: Small Savoury Bites


  • 250g pumpkin, peeled and cut into medium sized cubes
  • 250g reduced fat cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 100g self raising flour

Tips: Puffs can be frozen. These can also be made using sweet potato.


  1. Steam or roast pumpkin until soft
  2. Place pumpkin in a large bowl, mash or blend with hand blender, set aside to cool
  3. Add cheese, paprika and flour to pumpkin, stir until combined
  4. Allow mixture to cool for at least an hour to firm up
  5. Preheat oven to 180°c, line two baking trays with baking paper
  6. Place teaspoon sized balls of mixture onto trays
  7. Bake for 12–15 minutes, until golden brown
  8. Allow to cool completely before serving.

Nutrition information panel

Nutrient Per Serve Per 100g
Energy 135kJ 897kJ
Protein 2.1g 14.4g
Total fat 1.5g 10.2g
Saturated fat 0.9g 6.3g
Carbohydrate 2.2g 15.0g
Sugars 0.3g 2.5g
Dietary Fibre 0.1g 1.27g
Sodium 52mg 351mg

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