Nutmeg and Black Pepper Popovers

Nutmeg and Black Pepper Popovers

This unconventional popovers recipe stars nutmeg and black pepper, making it the perfect savory dinner roll (or salty snack).


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated nutmeg
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 5 tablespoons melted unsalted butter, divided


  1. Whisk flour, parsley, salt, pepper, and nutmeg in a medium bowl.
  2. Whisk eggs and milk in a large bowl until well blended.
  3. Gently whisk in flour mixture, followed by 3 Tablespoons butter (do not overmix).
  4. Preheat oven to 425°. Grease 12 standard muffin cups with remaining 2 Tablespoons butter.
  5. Pour batter into prepared muffin tins, filling cups three-quarters full and dividing equally.
  6. Bake popovers until puffed, golden brown, and crispy around edges, 30-35 minutes.
  7. Using a thin knife or an offset spatula, remove popovers from pan.
  8. Serve immediately.

Do Ahead

  • Batter can be made 1 day ahead.
  • Cover and chill.

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