There is no love sincerer than the love of food -George Bernard Shaw

Friday, April 16, 2010

Pepperoni Pizza Puffs

This was another quick and simple recipe that came out great! I got the recipe from, a great food/wine blog that has a million recipes that I'm dying to try! This recipe came at the perfect time, because I had a bunch of mozzarella and pepperoni left over from my "Make Your Own Pizza" Easter dinner. These little bites are great for someone like me who doesn't like a lot of pizza sauce, because there's no sauce in them! Just cheese, pepperoni, and crust, then dip them in sauce. I had to dig deep in my kitchen cabinets for my mini muffin pans, but I found them and was all set to go!

My suggestions with this recipe:
-Every oven is different, but I would put these on the top rack for the full 25 minutes. They cook all the way through easily, but you want these to get really brown and bubbly on top.

-I didn't have fresh basil, only dried, same difference. I just used less because dried herbs always have a stronger flavor. About a teaspoonful verses a tablespoon.
-Serve ASAP, they're best straight out of the oven piping hot.
That's it! These are so easy and quick and good!

Pepperoni Pizza Puffs
Adapted from Everyday

3/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup whole milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
4 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 1 cup)
4 ounces pepperoni, cut into small cubes (about 1 cup)
1/2 cup pizza sauce
2 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil

Preheat oven to 375o. Grease a 24-cup mini muffin pan. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder; whisk in the milk and egg. Stir in the mozzarella and pepperoni; let stand for 10 minutes.

Stir the batter and divide among the mini-muffin cups.

Bake until puffed and golden, 20 to 25 minutes.

Microwave the pizza sauce until warmed through, then stir in 1 Tablespoon basil. Sprinkle the puffs with the remaining 1 Tablespoon basil. Serve the puffs with the pizza sauce for dipping


  1. Did you take that first picture? It looks like it was taken with an SLR.

    And you never did like tomato sauce much, did you? I recall memories of you eating spaghetti plain.

  2. Yes i took tht picture w/ my dinky little camera, it took a thousand tries.
    still not really a spaghetti fan..