Quick and Easy Cheese Muffins

Here’s a quick and simple recipe for incredibly savory Cheese Muffins. These muffins feature a fluffy, cheesy interior and a wonderfully crispy top, making them an ideal accompaniment to a fresh salad or soup.

If you like, you can enhance them with herbs, onion, or bacon to suit your taste. Enjoy them warm for breakfast, or grab them on the go when you’re in a hurry. They’re also perfect for a summertime picnic treat.

Since this cheese muffin recipe is so easy to whip up, it’s perfect for getting kids involved in the kitchen. They’ll love them just as much as adults do, and they make a great addition to lunch boxes as well.

How to make cheese muffins

Begin with preheating the oven to 375°F (190°C). Then, either butter and flour on a muffin tray or line it with paper cups.

In a bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Add the cheese and black pepper, stirring until combined.

In another bowl, mix the yogurt with milk, egg, and melted butter. Fold the liquid mixture into the flour mixture until just combined.

Spoon the mixture into the muffin cups, then sprinkle paprika and grated cheese on top.

Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes until the muffins turn golden brown.

Hope you will try this recipe and enjoy your cheesy muffins! Don’t forget to tag me in your Instagram posts or stories, so I can see your amazing results.

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Cheese Muffins

Cheese Muffins

5 from 1 vote
Quick and easy recipe for one of the most savory cheese muffins, fluffy, cheesy inside with a great crispy top, perfect near a good fresh salad or soup.
Servings 12 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 ½ cups (190g) flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups (200g) grated cheese (cheddar is good)
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) milk
  • 1/2 cup (120 g) yogurt
  • 1 egg , beaten
  • 1/4 cup (60g) butter , melted
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Paprika and grated cheese to sprinkle on top


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Butter and dust with flour a muffin tray or line with paper cups.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  • Stir in the cheese and black pepper.
  • In another bowl mix the yogurt with milk, egg and melted butter.
  • Fold the liquid into the flour mixture.
  • Spoon mixture into the muffin cups. Sprinkle paprika and grated cheese on tops.
  • Bake for about 20-25 minutes until golden brown. 



Serving: 1 muffinCalories: 189kcalCarbohydrates: 14.9gProtein: 7.7gFat: 10.9gSaturated Fat: 6.8gCholesterol: 45mgSugar: 2.4g
Calories: 189kcal
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Brunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheddar cheese muffins, cheddar muffins, cheese, cheese muffins, muffins, salty muffins

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  1. Nami | Just One Cookbook Author says:

    Yum, love cheesy dishes, and my kids would love this if I pack in their lunch/snack for school! Much better alternatives than sugary ones for snack time. 🙂

  2. Beatriz Author says:

    I made those today and they turned out delicious! Thank you very much for sharing this great recipe. Very simple and yummy!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      So glad to hear that Beatriz. Thanks for sending me this comment. Hope you will try other recipes too and hear from you soon:)

  3. Holly Author says:

    I made these last night for a school bake sale. They taste amazing and look just like the picture but unfortunately I used paper muffin cups to line the muffin tray (usually I don’t use them but I wanted to make them look more appealing for the bake sale) and unfortunately the cups stuck to the muffins. I’m not sure why – they have plenty of fat in them and I waited till they were cooled. Anyway, just a word of warning if you’re planning to use paper cups – DON’T!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Thank you Holy for your comment. I am glad you like these muffins and I am sorry they stuck to muffins paper cups. I rarely use paper cups but I am glad you warned us about this 🙂 this cheese batter is very delicate and as the cheese melts while in the oven it probably sticks to paper cups. Sometimes the old methods are better.. like dusting the muffin tray before adding the batter 🙂 

  4. Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen Author says:

    Yummy! I love everything with cheese. These muffins look so delish and inviting.

  5. Alisha Author says:

    Awaiting receioe

  6. Ayla Author says:

    I made these today…Everyone at my place even my in laws loved it..I topped it off with cheese,paprika n green n black olives..looked like a beauty on my tea table..thankyouu so much.. *Hugs*

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      So glad to hear that Ayla. Next time I will try with some olives too.. must have looked awesome.

  7. Connie Author says:

    Just made these this morning for brunch, and they turned out lovely! Thank you so much Ella, now I can’t wait to try out the other recipes you have

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      So glad you enjoyed these:) let me know whenever you try any other of my recipes. If you like cheese .. the Cheddar biscuits are highly recommended.

  8. Asta Author says:

    good morning, can you say 1 cup how many ml is 200ml or 250ml? thank you

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      The cup has 240 ml capacity. Let me know if you try these out:)

  9. Rina Author says:

    I’ve tried this last week. It taste and turn out great! Thank you so much Ella! Can’t wait to try other recipes.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I am so glad Rina that you enjoyed the recipe, and thanks a bunch for coming back with a review

  10. Hi Ms,
    Thank you for your interesting blog.

    I have tried your Banana bread and it was great from my first time . Everyone likes it.
    It inspires me to try others of your recipes. And this one is my second choice. But I just wonder about the FLOUR you use. What kind of flour is it?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe.. hope you will try some other recipes too.. I usually use all purpose flour for cakes (type 480 or type 550) For bread I use bread flour (type 650)

  11. Mehek Author says:

    Hello Ms,
    This looks amazing. I am planning to try this today. Just wanted to know if there is any alternative / substitute for an egg as I am a vegetarian.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Maybe they will turn just fine if you don't add the egg at all.. and if necessary reduce the amount of flour

  12. Arloo Author says:

    Will it work without the yogurt? suggestions for substitution?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      maybe add buttermilk or simply milk

  13. Sanya Author says:

    They look delicious. i just wanted to know if i can omit the egg or substitute it with anything else?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I found this.. maybe it will help you: To replace 1 egg: 2 tablespoon flour + 1/2 teaspoon oil + 1/2 teaspoon baking powder + 2 tablespoons liquid (milk, cream, buttermilk, diluted yogurt, or dairy free alternatives like coconut milk, soy milk, etc) beaten together until smooth.

  14. Saki Author says:

    Added 30g of chopped cilantro to the liquid ingredients before mixing into the dry. Amazing!

  15. Victoria Author says:

    These are so yum! Super cheesy. I will be making these a lot more.

  16. Isobel Author says:

    Giving this a try (miracle that I am even IN the kitchen, let alone trying this) … tick tock tick tock … in the oven … lets see …

  17. Fam Author says:

    Thanks for sharing this recipe… The best cheese muffin recipe I ve tried and baked so far ^^

  18. Naaj Author says:

    these look amazing!
    I wonder if I can use creamchese instead of cheddar

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Hello Naaj.

      No, the cream cheese is to soft.

  19. Prat Author says:

    I wanted to know if I can use whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour. If yes, for how long do I have to bake.

  20. misbah Author says:

    hi. i made these ..they taste very nice but mine were not as moist as urs they were more dense????

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