Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Pepperoni Pizza Puffs

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These pizza bites are my go-to when I need to make an appetizer and I'm out of ideas. They're always the first thing to go at a party, too. They literally come together in five minutes and just need to be baked. You can add other fillings (such as olives, green peppers, etc.) if that's what you fancy, but I prefer plain ol' pepperoni and cheese. To simplify things even more, I serve them with store-bought pizza sauce, which makes my life so much easier (especially around the holidays).

Give these a try for your next holiday potluck or for a new Christmas appetizer this weekend. You won't be disappointed!

Printable Recipe

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp. fresh chopped basil (or 1 tsp. dried basil)
  • 4 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 1 cup)
  • 4 oz. pepperoni, cut into small pieces (about 1 cup)
  • Pizza sauce for dipping
Preheat the oven to 375. Grease a 24-cup mini muffin pan. In a large bowl whisk together the flour and baking powder. Slowly whisk in the milk, egg, Italian seasoning and basil. Stir in the mozzarella and pepperoni. Let stand for 10 minutes.

Stir batter and divide among the mini muffin cups. Fill almost to the top. Bake until puffed and golden, about 20 – 25 minutes.

Serve with pizza sauce for dipping.

Source: Adapted from EveryDay


  1. These look so good! I love pizza cupcakes... so I may have to try these too! Heck, any excuse to eat pizza anything is okay with me!

  2. I totally agree! Anything that tastes like pizza is a keeper in my book!

  3. Do these freeze well? I have a big party and I need apps that I can bake/make, freeze, thaw and serve day of...

    1. I have never frozen them myself, but I imagine they would freeze well! Just make sure they're fully defrosted before you reheat them :)


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