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Simple Brazilian Pão de Queijo Recipe

The best simple Brazilian Pão de Queijo Recipe. These traditional Brazilian cheese ball breads are super yummy and gluten free. Enjoy them hot right out of the oven.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Cuisine Brazil
Servings 8 people


  • 250 grams tapioca flour 2 cups
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 100 grams eggs 2 eggs beaten
  • 115 grams unsalted butter 1/2 cup
  • 78 grams Water 1/3 cup
  • 78 grams milk 1/3 cup
  • 4 grams Salt 3/4 teaspoon


  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius).
  • In a cooking pot, add the butter, salt, water, milk and cook till it comes to a boil then remove from heat.
  • Add in the tapioca flour and garlic powder and mix using a spatula until well combined
  • Stir in both cheeses followed by the eggs and mix until well combined, the mixture will be viscous
  • Using a piping bag or small ice cream scoop, deposit small drops of the batter onto lined baking pan.
  • Place baking tray into preheated oven and bake for 18-20 minutes or until nicely puffed and golden
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