Cheese bunuelos recipe

Cheese buñuelos, or cheese fritters, are a deliciously indulgent treat that combines the crisp exterior of fried dough with the gooey, melted goodness of cheese on the inside. They can be found in various cuisines with slight variations in ingredients and spices. Here’s a simple recipe to make savory cheese buñuelos that are perfect as an appetizer, snack, or side dish.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup grated cheese (such as mozzarella for meltiness, or a mix of your favorite cheeses)
  • Optional: 1/4 cup finely chopped herbs (such as parsley or cilantro) for added flavor
  • Oil for frying (vegetable oil, canola oil, or any neutral oil works well)
  • Optional for serving: marinara sauce, ranch dressing, or your favorite dipping sauce


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