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Easy 5-Ingredient Popovers

Easy 5-Ingredient Popovers

Updated: January 23, 2017 (original post:October 17, 2016) New video added, instructions were slightly adapted, and new pictures added.

Easy 5-Ingredient Popovers

Oh, popovers, you eggy roll, you. I could eat 4 or 5 in one-go with butter and jam. I haven’t made popovers in quite a long time, but today, which was Thanksgiving Day, was the day that I was going make these easy-peasy 5-ingredient rolls to go along with our Thanksgiving dinner. Okay, I admit I ate a couple before dinner.

For our dinner, my mother-in-law provided the delicious turkey.I was in charge of the sides. We also had Crispy Garlic Smashed Baby Potatoes and Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic-Maple Glaze.

Oh yeah, and boxed turkey stuffing. You basically add water and butter to the mix and voila you got stuffing. It’s not half-bad. My husband loves that stuff. It is a childhood favourite of his. Let me know if you know what I’m talking about in the comments.

Now on with the recipe.

Flour, eggs, and butter, next to a popover pan.

Mix flour and salt together. Add the eggs, milk, and melted butter and mix until combined.

Popover batter in a pan.

Put the popover pan in a 425 degrees F oven for 2 minutes. Pour 1/2 tsp of melted butter into each popover pan cup. Pour batter about three quarters of the way up.

A pan of popovers with golden-brown tops.

Bake for 10 minutes and then decrease the oven temperature to 375 degrees F for another 20-25 minutes. Enjoy!

They may turn out a little funky in appearance, but rise and taste is always there! Crispy outside and fluffy inside!

A plate of popovers with jam.

I hope you try this recipe! If you do, please leave me a rating and comment down below or tag me on any of my social media. I’m @yay_for_food on Instagram. I’ll love a picture!


Easy 5-Ingredient Popovers

Easy 5-Ingredient Popovers

Yield: 14-16 rolls
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Puffed, flaky, and golden brown. Popovers are great as a side dish or treat that you can have with an entree or on its own. The hollowed insides are perfect for holding butter or fruit jams.


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups milk, room temperature
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • ¼ cup (2 ounces) unsalted butter, melted, plus 6 tsp (1 ounce) to grease pan
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and salt, then add the milk, eggs, and butter. Whisk until just combined. The batter should be thin.
  2. Place the popover pan in the oven for 2 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven, fill each popover pan cup with 1/2 teaspoon of butter, and then top with batter, about three quarters of the way up.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes, then decrease the oven temperature to 375 degrees F, and continue baking for 20-25 minutes, until the popovers are puffy and golden brown. Do not open the oven during this time or your popovers will deflate.
  4. After taking the popovers out of the oven, carefully remove each popover from the pan. Serve warm with butter or jam.


  • Slightly adapted from Rick Rodger’s Classic Popovers from the cookbook, “Breakfast Comforts."
  • Store leftovers in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 14 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 84Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 202mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 4g

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Thursday 4th of February 2021

This is the third time i have made these and they are EXCELLENT! This last time i made with a nonstick pop over pan and they turned even better! So delicious. Thanks,Marie!

Marie | Yay! for Food

Wednesday 10th of February 2021

Thank you Kim!


Thursday 27th of June 2019

These look incredible! And so cute. I can't wait to try them. Love that their so simple with just a few ingredients.

Marie | Yay! For Food

Thursday 27th of June 2019

Thank you so much Rebecca!


Sunday 18th of December 2016

These are so cute! Almost like yorkshire puddings? I am going to make this on Christmas as well! haha :) These look so versatile too, can I have this with roast beef and gravy? I'll definitely have them for breakfast the next day with a bit of jam and butter. :D

...and yes I know exactly what you're talking about with the boxed stuffing. Don't laugh, I love that tooo! :P Partially because, growing up, I never had turkey with stuffing, it wasn't the asian way? haha So whenever I saw those in the supermarket I'd ask mom and dad to make it for me and then I was hooked. It's weird I know. As an adult, I have had normal homemade stuffing but the box stuff still taste better to me...or maybe I'm just reminiscing a childhood memory?

Marie @ Yay! For Food

Sunday 18th of December 2016

I think that popover are more lighter and rise a bit more than yorkshire pudding. Both are delish! I think that it would definitely work with roast beef and gravy! I am not laughing at all about liking boxed stuffing. :) I totally get it!

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