Chef John’s Easy Popovers

Popovers   “Thanks and credit go to the great Chef John of!  Do not preheat the oven!   It is his technique of putting them into a COLD oven and then turning on the heat that makes it easy and simple to get PERFECT popovers every time!  They are puffy and crusty on the outside and tender on the inside.  

My search is over, this is really the best way to make them! 

Since I am basically a plain Jane foodie, I have never done this,  but an option is to sprinkle one-quarter teaspoon of grated cheddar cheese on top of each popover before baking.

We love popovers just plain or served with butter and my husband Bill will choose these popovers over dinner rolls hands down! 

If you are lucky enough to have any left over, they are great eaten with some jam at tea time or for breakfast! Yum! You can reheat them quickly in the microwave for 10-15 seconds.  It is nice to know that one is only 90 calories or 2 Weight Watcher Points. Enjoy!”

Servings:  8


1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 cup milk
2 eggs 


1. Spray or grease a popover pan or muffin pan.
2. In a large bowl whisk together flour, salt, melted butter, milk, and eggs.
3. Pour the batter into each muffin tin, filling three-quarters of the way up the sides.
4. Place the pan in a COLD oven.
5. Then turn the oven on to 450° and bake for 30 minutes or until the popovers are puffed and well-browned.
6. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Servings Per Recipe: 8 popovers
Amount Per Serving: 1 popover
Calories: 90
Calories from Fat: 25

* % Daily Value *
* Total Fat 3g 4%
* Saturated Fat 1g 3%
* Cholesterol 42mg 14%
* Sodium 185mg 8%
* Potassium – – %
* Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
* Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
* Protein 2g 4%
* Sugars 2g
* Vitamin A 3%
* Vitamin C 1%
* Calcium 4%
* Iron 4%
* Thiamin – %
* Niacin – %
* Vitamin B6 – %
* Magnesium – %
* Folate – %

* * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Categories: Breads, LOW-CALORIE

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4 replies

  1. Wow, this is wonderful and I will try it. Mom used to make these and we ate them with some of her homemade strawberry jam for breakfast, lunch or supper !

    • Great, Diane! Your Mom was a wonderful cook and sweet lady! That is so funny you mentioned her homemade strawberry jam with the popovers anytime! So good! Let me know how these came out!

  2. What a great tip, it makes it so much easier, definitely going to try this, pinned!

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