Cheddar Chive Popovers

Cheddar Chive Popovers (via picture is kind of deceiving because I bet you might think this is going to be about soup, huh? Well, it's not. Today we're focusing on a great side character for soup: bread! Specifically, cheddar chive popovers.

Cheddar Chive Popovers (via  There they are! Front and center. Popovers are a personal favorite of mine. There's an upscale restaurant in town that serves them as the bread that comes with everyone's meal, and I just love them. They also are my grandma Norma Jean's favorite. So I feel like I'm channeling her when I enjoy them. She's one of my heroes, so that's a good thing. I'm gonna have to make these for her sometime.

Norma JeanStarted talking about my grandma, so I thought I might as well share a photo I took of her recently. Last month I asked if I could take some portraits of her and my grandfather around their town (Buffalo, MO) because I don't think they've gotten pictures taken together in years and that's just criminal. So, anyway, here's my grandma. She's a real rad lady.

OK, I got a little derailed there. Let's get back to baking popovers. 🙂

Best popover recipeCheddar Chive Popovers, makes one dozen.

3 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon chopped chives
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

First whisk together the eggs and milk for a full minute. You want to incorporate a little air here, so really go for it. Then stir in the flour, chives and cheese until just combined. This will be a similar consistency to pancake batter.

How to make popoversPreheat your oven to 450°F. While it preheats, go ahead and pop the pan in there so it can warm up too. Once preheated, remove the pan and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Fill each cup 1/2 to 2/3 full of batter. Top with just a little more cheddar cheese.

Bake for 15 minutes, then turn the oven off but leave the popovers in the oven (with the door shut) for another 8-10 minutes until the edges look golden (like in the above photo).

Cheddar Chive Popovers (via Here's the inside of a popover in case you've never had them before. It almost looks like the inside is undercooked, but I promise it's not. It's just very egg-y. In a good way. 

*You can use a regular muffin pan to make popovers. The shape will be slightly different and this may change your bake time by a few minutes. But as long as you're willing to keep an eye on them as they bake, you really don't have to purchase a special pan for these.

Cheddar Chive Popovers (via   These are best served warm, right out of the oven. If you pair them with soup, then you are a lady (or dude) after my own heart. 🙂 Enjoy! xo. Emma

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

  • I made these today to sop up the gravy from a roast chicken. Super tasty! Another winner from Emma 🙂

  • Hi Emma, I just tried these in a muffin tin and they turned out great. The only thing I would change the next time would be to add a dash of salt. I ended up cooking them for the same amount of time you did with the pop over pan and was able to skip the non-stick spray with using the muffin tins. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  • Love popovers! Especially when you bake them and watch them rise in the oven =)


  • These look amazing! Definitely trying this week. Might be really good with some Italian seasoning?

  • These look unfairly good. Sigh. Must make on the next cold day!

    xo Rachel

  • They’re like Yorkshire puddings, like we have in the UK! Love the idea of the cheese and chives — definitely making these 🙂

  • Waw that looks soooo good!
    Definitely going to try that.


  • When I went to England, I fell in love with Yorkshire pudding, which is basically the same principle as a popover. These ones look beautiful.

  • YUM! This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing this! Your grandparents are so cute!

  • I put my popover batter in the blender – SO easy! Gets some good air in there too.

  • I’ve never made (or had a popover) before, but they look delicious! I’m definitely going to have to try these!

  • These look delicious and not too difficult! I’m definitely going to try these soon!
    Thanks for sharing 🙂


  • These popovers look so delicious! It will be hard for me not to eat 3 or 4 at a time. Happy Friday 🙂 Enjoy your weekend everyone!

  • I have to say one of my favorite parts of eating soup is the side of bread. These little babies are lovely.

  • Looks amazing, and love the pics of your grandparents!

    Off topic, is there a way to watch the livestream broadcast from last evening, I missed it!

  • These look hella good! I love popovers but have never been sure if I could make them in a muffin pan…I try not to buy single-purpose kitchen stuff unless it’s really worth it (like a waffle maker, duh). Thanks for including that note!

  • Yes. This is, indeed, a yorkshire pudding. I make these every time we have roast beef. Delicious.

  • These look so yummy! Every time you make popovers, I kick myself for not having a popover pan. I have got to get one! My local bakery makes muffins in a popover pan and they’re delicious. I just really like the shape.

  • Thank you! These are actually in the oven right now. I couldn’t wait to try them!

  • Oh, these look delicious! I’ve had plain yorkshire pudding rolls before, but the chives and cheese seem to be wonderful additions. Thanks for this!

    And all that talk about your Grandmother was adorable!

  • So popover is pretty much the American term for a yorkshire pudding? Anyway this is a really simple recipe which I may be succesful with because I can’t bake for the life of me…..I cook pretty well, I can follow a recipe but I just can’t bake successfully. Muffins don’t rise when I try them. They say I’m over stirring so I stir less and then they say I under stirred….I never get it right 🙁 But this……this might work!

  • Soooooooo tasty! Thanks for the recipe! If there are many, many of these in my future (which I am fully prepared for), where would I get that popover pan? Thanks! xo hil

    PS I have only been reading ABM for a few months now, but I have already made so many of your yummy recipes! I love that they are healthy but still tasty, don’t require a lot of ingredients, and are easy/fast to make. Thanks!

  • awww, popovers were one of the first things I made in Home Economics class!
    Your grandparents are so cute. I see the resemblance between you and grandma 🙂

  • I have everything to make these. Looks like my popover pan is getting a workout this weekend!

  • OMG I need to try this, you had me at cheddar and chive.

    And how cute are your grandparents? They look so lovely in that photo!


  • These look SO SO SO good and tasty! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Always love seeing what you’re up to. THOUGHTS IN TIFFANY BLUE

  • These looks amazing! They’ve been pinned. Thanks for sharing your sweet sweet grandparents 🙂 I was out to dinner with my grandfather last night 🙂

    Warm Regards,

  • These so beat the bread basket! I’ve never tried making them before and I don’t see them much around here, but when I do try them, they are always delicious! I never thought the recipe was so simple.

    Monica – Mocha and Moccasins

  • I’ve never had these before!! I don’t know how that’s possible but clearly I’ve been missing out.

    I know you said that these are very eggy but I’m soooo curious and intrigued to try a vegan version. I’ll let you know how it goes!

    x Kathryn
    Through the Thicket

  • Wow these sound pretty amazing and I can totally see how they would go perfectly with tomato soup!

    Rae | love from berlin

  • This is a recipe after my carb loving heart. It’s been nasty cold and snowy here in Virginia, which makes me want to do nothing but bake. I think these are next in the lineup.

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