Cheese Blintz

If you have never had a cheese blintz before you are missing out on a wonderfully sweet treat. These are crispy on the outside and so sweet and creamy on the inside. Try these cheese blintz recipe, and you will be making them again and again.

Cheese Blintzes on a plate

These cheese blintzes are similar to what are served at the IHOP, but they are also served at many Jewish holidays.

You can top these with powdered sugar, or preserves, a small dollop of sour cream, or you can even eat them plain. It doesn’t matter. The wonderfully thin pancakes are a lot like Norwegian pancakes so you don’t even really need to fill them, but this creamy sweet filling is something you don’t want to miss.

The batter requires a step that you normally don’t do. Here you mix together the ingredients and let them rest in the bowl for about an hour in the refrigerator so the flour expands and the batter texture improves. So be patient during that hour. To make up for this you can prepare the blintz ahead of time, and simply brown just before serving.

I find that if you use a ladle, you will get a uniform size, which makes rolling these up very helpful. I like to prepare mine either in a small skillet or on a large griddle if I need to make a few batches at once.

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Cheese Blintzes and raspberries on a plate

three cheese blintz topped with blueberries on a plate, a lemon, knife, and fork.

Cheese Blintz

Cheese Blintz are the perfect breakfast or brunch item to serve. 
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheese Blintz
Servings: 6
Calories: 422kcal


Blintz Pancakes

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Cheese Filling

  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Blintz Pancakes

  • In a medium-sized bowl, add 4 eggs and milk. Beat them together well.
  • Add flour, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and salt. Stir to combine.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour before using.
  • You can prepare the filling while the batter is chilling.
  • Heat a small nonstick skillet (about 6 or 7 inches in diameter) over medium heat.
  • Spray the skillet with non-stick spray or spread a thin layer melted butter in it.
  • Ladle about 3 ounces of batter into the skillet. Swirl it around so that it is a thin, round layer covering the bottom of the skillet.
  • The pancake will cook for about 60 seconds before it begins to bubble and dry
  • Flip over the pancake and cook it for another 15 seconds or so. The blintz should be golden brown.
  • Transfer the pancake to a wire rack to cool.
  • Repeat making pancakes with the remaining batter.

Cheese Filling

  • Combine ricotta cheese, cream cheese, 1 egg, 2 teaspoons lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon vanilla in a small bowl.
  • Stir until well blended, the mixture may remain a little lumpy. The lumps will go away when you cook the blintz.

Assemble the Cheese Blintzes

  • Place a small amount, about 2 or 3 tablespoons, of cheese filling in the lower third of a pancake.
  • Flip the bottom third up to the middle of the pancake. Then flip the two sides to the middle. Then flip the top portion down. These will look like mini burritos.
  • Repeat with the remaining pancakes and filling.
  • To brown the blintzes, add a small pat of butter to the skillet and brown on both sides, this will take about 60 seconds


Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 202mg | Sodium: 419mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 955IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 192mg | Iron: 1.9mg
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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Siennah

    5 stars
    These were SO delicious! I’ve always loved blintzes but never made them myself. They were so easy and turned out perfectly my first try! 100% will make again and again!

  2. Melissa

    Delicious. I made double filling because that is the part we love best. I stuffed the blintzes and then spooned more warm filling on top of them before serving. I would like to try baking them in an extra batch of this yummy filling after pan frying them and see how that turns out. That would probably be delicious hot or cold. Thank you for this recipe, we had it for dinner this evening and it was a hit.

    • Sharon Ostrowsky

      Could you share your double filling. Is it just double amount of ingredients or something else. I had had my great aunt’s re recipe but remember some of your ingredients

    • Sharon Ostrowsky

      Please let me know about making the double filling. Also I remember baking after they were filled. I had lost my t great aunt’s recipe. Us it’s been a long time that I had made them
      My family loved them

  3. Sarah

    No need to drain cottage cheese. Just need to cook the blitz’s in the oven. A step I don’t see in this version.

  4. Josh

    Trying it for the first time! I decided to drain the ricotta cheese. Since I used fresh lemons to get the juice, I also decided to zest the lemons and include that in the batter (zest of 1 lemon). I actually made a triple recipe so reduce the test a tad unless you want a really lemony flavor.

  5. Fire Sign

    Proper cheese blintzes are not make with only cream cheese. Farmer cheese or small curd cottage cheese are more common in the Jewish versions, and healthier too.

  6. Fran

    I haven’t made blitzes in forever. My mom was a master. I am craving a berry and cheese blintz now! I need to put this on the list for the weekend. Thanks!

  7. Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)

    My grandmother used to make these for me all the time. I haven’t had one since then, and now you’ve reminded me how much I used to love them.

      • Shecooks

        I think these sound pretty close to the old fashioned ones. I will try them,my area doesn’t sell dry cottage cheese that I use to use with farmers cheese. A drop of vanilla in the filling doesn’t hurt. I never had the first crepe come out perfect, so the cooks gets a sample. Yum

      • stephaniemanley

        These are the only blintz that I know. I bet if you drain cottage cheese you may be able to get something similar to the farmers cheese.

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