recipe: Brazilian cheese balls

Crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside: this time, I’m sharing one of my latest and absolutely simple and delicious recipes that I discovered — Brazilian cheese balls.

We discovered them first after visiting a Brazilian steakhouse, where these were served as complimentary sides and I first fell in love. All it takes is tapioca flour, milk, cheese, an egg and a bit of salt. So total cost? Probably less than 5 bucks. And all you do is mix everything together and bake — literally the easiest and cheapest crowd-pleaser and finger food to make.


1/3 cup of olive oil
2/3 cup of milk (any type works! you can even use half & half)
1 egg
1 and 1/2 cup of tapioca flour
1/2 cup of cheese, tightly packed (mozzarella or cheddar work, although you can add a bit less salt if you use the latter)
2 tsp of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and blend until smooth. If it looks too watery, don’t worry! It’ll turn out ok.
  3. Take a 24-mini-muffin tray and spray with cooking spray.
  4. Fill each up to about 3/4 of the way (they will expand!)
  5. Bake for about 13-15 minutes.
  6. Cool and enjoy!


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