Puffball mushrooms are a rare and highly sought after delicacy in the mushroom world, and when cooked with love, they offer an incredible taste and texture that is unlike any other mushroom. Rachel Cooks with Love is the perfect resource for home cooks to explore the unique flavor of puffball mushrooms and get creative with recipes. From risotto to risotto cakes, this popular mushroom can be used in a variety of delicious dishes.

Puffball mushrooms have a soft outer texture, which makes them perfect for both frying and baking. Their mild yet distinct earthy flavor is a perfect compliment for other ingredients, making them an ideal choice for any number of dishes. Despite their rarity, puffball mushrooms are incredibly versatile and can be used in place of other mushroom varieties in many recipes.

At Rachel Cooks with Love, they specialize in finding the best ways to utilize puffball mushrooms. From appetizers and salads to main courses, there are enough recipes to please even the pickiest eater. Rachel’s recipes are based on the principles of providing nourishing, healthy ingredients with bold flavors, and all of them are vegetarian-friendly and free from refined sugars, oils and artificial ingredients.

Baked Puffball Fritters with Chive Sour Cream Dipping Sauce

These baked puffball fritters are a perfect, easy-to-make appetizer or a side dish. Delicious and versatile, they can be served with any kind of dipping sauce or eaten on their own.


• 1 cup all-purpose flour

• 1 teaspoon baking powder

• ¼ teaspoon salt

• ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

• ½ teaspoon dried oregano

• 1 cup of puffball mushrooms, finely diced

• ½ cup of cheddar cheese, finely grated

• ¼ cup of butter, melted

• 2 tablespoons of honey

• 1 egg

• 2 tablespoons of chives, finely chopped

Sour Cream Dipping Sauce

• 1 cup of sour cream

• 2 tablespoons of chives, finely chopped

• ½ teaspoon garlic powder

• ¼ teaspoon salt


1. Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly grease a baking sheet.

2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, garlic powder, oregano and salt.

3. Add in diced puffball mushrooms, cheddar cheese, melted butter, honey and egg. Mix until ingredients are combined.

4. Roll rounded tablespoons of the mixture into balls and place on the baking sheet.

5. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

6. To prepare the dipping sauce, mix together sour cream, chives, garlic powder and salt in a small bowl.

7. Serve the fritters with the chive sour cream dipping sauce. Enjoy!