Bacon and Butternut Puffs

Wow! What a treat! Delicious warm or at room temperature.



  • muffin pan
  • pastry brush
  • chopping board
  • small sharp knife
  • pair of scissors
  • vegetable steamer
  • whisk
  • medium bowl
  • measuring jug
  • tablespoon
  • oven gloves


  • 200 g streaky bacon
  • 1 heaped cup (± 200 g) butternut cut into 1 cm x 1 cm cubes
  • Ina Paarman’s Vegetable Spice
  • ½ cup (125 ml) milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 200 ml Ina Paarman’s Ready to Serve Cheese Sauce
  • 2 slices of white or light brown bread, cut into 1 cm x 1 cm cubes
  • Ina Paarman’s Braai & Grill Seasoning

Adjust the oven rack to the middle position. Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Butter the hollows of a muffin pan. Line the sides of 8 – 9 hollows with strips of bacon.

Steam or microwave the butternut until soft. Season with Vegetable Spice.

Beat the milk, eggs and Cheese Sauce together in a mixing bowl and season with a pinch of Vegetable Spice.

Add butternut and bread cubes. Stir gently and leave to stand for 5 minutes.

Fill the bacon lined hollows with the butternut mixture. Sprinkle each very lightly with Braai & Grill Seasoning.

Bake for 25 – 30 minutes until firm, puffy and golden brown.



Replace the butternut with frozen peas and add a little leftover chicken if available.

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