Gruyère & Bacon Popovers

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Turn up the volume on traditional popovers by adding Gruyère cheese and bacon!


  • 4 thick slices of bacon
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives (chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup Gruyère cheese (grated)


Step 1 Preheat oven to 375°F and position a rack in the lower third. Put your second rack below this one, or at the top, to give the popovers a little room. Place the popover pan on the rack to preheat as well.

Step 2 Cook the bacon until crispy, either in the microwave or on the stovetop. Chop into 1/4 to 1/2 inch pieces. Set aside.

Step 3 Microwave the milk in a microwave-safe bowl for about a minute or until the temperature reaches 115-120°F.

Step 4 In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, chives, salt, and pepper. Slowly whisk in the milk. Whisk in the flour until the batter is combined, maybe a little lumpy.

Step 5 Remove the popover pan from the oven and spray with cooking spray. Add 1/3 cup of the mixture to each cup, about halfway up or until equally distributed. Top each cup with bacon and Gruyère cheese.

Step 6 Bake until the popovers are puffed up and golden brown, about 40 minutes. Be careful not to open the door while baking or they may fall.

Step 7 Remove from oven, top with more cheese if desired, and let cool about 5 minutes on a wire rack before serving.


If you don’t have a popover pan, you can use tall ramekins instead.

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