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Cheddar and Chive Dutch Babies
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5 from 1 vote

Cheddar and Chive Savory Dutch Babies

Gloriously-puffed, golden-brown oven-baked Dutch babies flavored with nutty, tangy cheddar and fresh chives. The perfect savory breakfast or lunch!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Servings: 6


  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups grated Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar cheese, divided (5 oz)
  • 8 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh chives plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Optional toppings:

  • French ham or prosciutto thinly sliced
  • Thinly sliced radishes
  • Lightly dressed greens


  • Set oven to 425ºF and set a rack in the middle. Set a 12" cast iron skillet (or several smaller ones) in the oven to preheat at the same time.
  • Add the flour, salt, pepper and a 1/2 cup shredded cheddar to a large bowl and whisk to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, chives and mustard powder together until no streaks of egg white remain.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until just combined. A few lumps are fine.
  • Add butter to the hot skillet in the oven. Allow it to melt and foam until just begins to smell nutty, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Pour the batter into the pan(s). The batter should come up no higher than 3/4 of the way up the side. Bake for 15 minutes, then sprinkle remaining cheese evenly over the top.
  • Continue to bake until puffed and golden, about 10 minutes more.
  • To serve, top with a few slices of prosciutto or ham, some thinly sliced radishes and lightly dressed greens.
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