Stuffed Onion Puffs: the quick, easy recipe for a delicious party appetizer

Total time: 1H10 + Rising time
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 6 people
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These stuffed onion puffs are an easy recipe you can serve as an appetizer during a party, or combine it with a side salad. Enjoy it as a light lunch. The cheese and caramelized onion puffs are crispy on the outside and full of flavor and soft on the inside, with lots of stringy cheese.

To make the recipe, you first make your own dough with flour, yeast, salt, and sugar. Then the dough is formed into a basket with onion and filled with more caramelized onions and cooked chicken cubes. The flavor is amazing! And the onion basket inside the dough adds just the right amount of crunch.

How To Make Stuffed Onion Puffs

Start by making dough. Mix together the milk, sugar, and yeast and set aside until frothy. Then mix it with egg and butter. Sift in the flour and salt, mix, and allow the dough to rise for an hour.

In the meanwhile clean the onions. Leave the outer layer whole, and chop up the inside of the onion. Cook the onion until caramelized, then cook the chicken cubes. Roll out the dough and form a dough basket around the onion layer.

Fill the basket with the chicken and caramelized onion. Brush the dough baskets with egg yolk and sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake until golden.


Stuffed Onion Puff Variations

Meat variations. You can use any other meat besides chicken: cooked bacon, ham, smoked salmon, or tuna.

Cheese variations. Use any type of cheese: feta cheese, goat’s cheese, cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, or gruyere.

Vegetables. Add more nutrition by adding chopped vegetables: wilted spinach, steamed broccoli, roasted red peppers, sweetcorn, or cubed carrots.

Tips For Cheese and Caramelized Onion Puffs

If you don’t feel like making your own dough you can also use store-bought puff pastry or canned crescent roll dough.

Make sure not to burn the cheese and caramelized onion puffs.


How To Store Stuffed Onion Puffs

Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 2 days. 

Reheat in the oven or the microwave if you don’t mind sogginess.

for the dough
750 g (5 1/2 cups)
1 tsp
1 tbsp
Dry yeast
7 g
350 ml (1 1/2 cups)
Melted butter
3 tbsp
for the onions
60 ml (1/4 cup)
1 tbsp
1/2 tsp
for the filling
chicken breast, chopped
1/2 tsp
Black pepper
1/3 tsp
1/3 tsp
Olive oil
1 tbsp
mozzarella, cubed
egg yolk, for brushing
sesame seeds, for garnish


In a bowl mix together warm milk with sugar and yeast.

Add in egg and butter, sift in flour and salt. Let the dough rise for an hour.

Clean the onions. Pour water over the onions and let them rest for a few minutes.

Then make a basket from the outside of the onion and chop the middle.

Fry chopped onions with water, salt and butter.

In another pan fry chopped chicken with olive oil, salt, pepper and paprika. Mix in onions.

Roll out the dough and place the onion basket on top.

Wrap onion baskets with dough.

Fill the baskets with the cooked chicken.

Top each basket with a mozzarella cube.

Brush the dough baskets with egg yolk and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Bake at 180°C (350°F) for 35 minutes.

Serve and enjoy!

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