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Easy Brazilian Cheese Balls

Easy Brazilian Cheese Balls are light, airy little balls filled with cheese. Great served as a snack, appetizer or side to your meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Brazilian
Servings: 24 puffs
Author: Stephanie


  • 2 cups tapioca flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup water
  • 4 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup cheese of choice shredded
  • 1 egg**
  • 1 tsp. salt


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Lightly grease 24 mini muffin tin with olive oil.
  • Place tapicoa flour in large mixing bowl.
  • Meanwhile place milk, water, olive oil, and salt in medium sauce pan. Heat on medium high heat till it reaches boiling.
  • Remove from heat and pour over tapicoa flour.
  • Use a mixer to combine till incorporated.
  • Add egg and mix again till combined.
  • Then add cheese and mix just a couple more seconds.
  • Pour equal amounts into muffin tin and cook in preheated oven 15-20 minutes till lightly browned.
  • Can be stored in airtight container in fridge up to five days.


*I used an Italian blend cheese. But you can use your favorite. I feel like they'd be good with a sharper cheese..Make sure that the cheese is finely shredded.
**Take egg out of fridge when you first start as it works better at room temp.
***Make sure to use 2 full cups packed down(don't skimp on flour)
the batter should be sticky & not runny.
Could also add some fresh chopped garlic into these or any of your other favorite herbs or spices.
I used a cookie scoop to put equal portions in muffin pan.
Can warm in oven at 250 degrees for about five minutes if storing in fridge.