Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Bite Size Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Puffs

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Bite Size Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Puffs in 30 Minutes are just like your favorite pizza in bite size!  A Simple recipe and a scrumptious game day appetizer.  Can't get much more fun than that. They freeze perfectly.  Spritz them with water and either microwave them until heated or defrost and pop them in a 350°F oven for about 10 minutes.


Bite size meals are also the perfect toddler lunch option.  The best part?  These freeze and reheat fantastically.  I freeze them in a gallon size freezer bag and pull out 4-6 of them at a time.  Spritz them with water and either microwave them until heated or defrost and pop them in a 350°F oven for about 10 minutes.  Packed with Italian seasoning these bites are flavorful, moist and delicious:  Chad, Munchkin and I enjoyed many lunches of these tasty bites!

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Watch the video to see how easy Bite Size Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Puffs are to prepare!

Bite Size Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Puffs
MAKES 48 | ACTIVE TIME 10 Min | TOTAL TIME 30 Min

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup fresh shredded Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (plus more to grease pans)
1½ cups whole milk
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups shredded 4-cheese pizza blend
1 (5 ounce) package mini pepperoni rounds

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Reserve a hand full of pepperoni (about 1/4 cup).

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, seasoning, red pepper flakes, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, sugar, milk and egg. Stir together with a fork.  Mix in the pizza blend cheese and remaining pepperoni.  Set aside.

Prepare (2) 24 cup mini-muffin pans by greasing with olive oil (or spray with cooking spray).

Mix batter and add 1 heaping tablespoon scoop to each muffin cup.  Top each muffin with 2 or 3 of the reserved pepperoni. Bake until golden brown, approximately 20 minutes.

Allow to cool for 5 minutes, remove from muffin tin and serve with favorite marinara sauce.


Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
Copyright ©2014 The Slow Roasted Italian – All rights reserved.

Originally published 07/31/13


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38 comments:

  1. I'm with your daughter on this one, bite-sized food is the best! These look great Donna! :)

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    1. Thank you Ashley! Quick, easy and a great option. I think these may make an appearance at out Christmas party this year. <3

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  2. No yeast! Perfect morsels indeed. My husband has been asking for pepperoni pizza. I might make this to appease him. :-P

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    1. Fantastic and easy! Enjoy them. If your feel adventurous I have a 30 minute pizza recipe that is so easy you won't believe it... You can top it with whatever you like.

      No rise time required. http://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2013/04/lemon-herb-margherita-pizza-30-minutes.html

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  3. Do you have an easy recipe for Marinara sauce to dip them in?
    Thanks, Linda

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    1. Absolutely. We love this Easy Peasy 5 Minute Marinara. http://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2013/04/5-minute-easy-peasy-marinara-vitamix-giveaway.html

      Enjoy!

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  4. I make bento-style lunches for my kindergartener and love recipes that can be frozen and reheated well. It really cuts down on lunch prep time in the mornings. My son also adores pizza and I will definitely be using this recipe in the upcoming school year! Thanks so much for so many easy lunch recipes.

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  5. I make bento-style lunches for my kindergartener and love recipes that can be frozen and reheated well. It really cuts down on lunch prep time in the mornings. My son also adores pizza and I will definitely be using this recipe in the upcoming school year! Thanks so much for so many easy lunch recipes.

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    1. So glad to hear it will come in handy. We love this recipe! Enjoy.

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  6. I'm making these for a birthday party, for the kids.... I need to make them ahead of time and freeze them as I have lots to do. My plan is to re-heat them in the oven and then place them in a hot/steam tray to keep them warm. (sauce on the side) Can I ask why you spritz them with water, or is that only if you microwave them. Any advice will be helpful. Thank You

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    1. These are perfect for a kids party! I spritz them with water so they stay moist. The steam penetrates the food. It works for me. Enjoy! Let us know how it goes!

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  7. Made these for work and they were a hit. My husband also made them for his work and actually added sliced black olives to his....still a hit.

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  8. The Learning Journey InternationalOctober 25, 2013 at 8:02 AM

    This recipe has been tested and is super easy and quick to make and yummy too!

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  9. Made these for my little one's lunches at daycare. Problem, they might not make it to Monday, definitely not the entire week! Next, I'll sneak more veggies for my picky eater. Just what we need, thanks!

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  10. What a great party food idea! Lovin' that it's all put together in one bowl. Great keeper recipe!!

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  11. I have a 4month old grandson he and him mom are both living with us. I can't wait till he's old enough to try these bite size meals you're making for your 3 year old. Also thinking there is no reason I couldn't reduce some of my own "muffin meals" to bite size. GREAT IDEA!!

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  12. Made these yesterday! They are awesome and were a huge hit - especially with the kids!

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  13. Love them. Made them today. The baking time for me was more like 25-28 minutes to completely cook inside and brown outside. Thanks for the recipe

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  14. My 4 & 6 year old loved these!!

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  15. Can I make these with regular size muffin pans? Will I have to increase the recipe? Can you tell me what to increase?

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  16. I just noticed it says "mini muffin pans!"... I used regular, and they're in the oven now.. I pray they come out ok :(

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  17. Just made it...awesome recipe...Thanks Donna :)

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  18. I was thinking to saute veggies to use instead of pepperoni for my vegetarian daughter. Would that work?

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    1. As long as the veggies are precooked, it should work out great. I have not tried it myself so please let us know how it goes. Enjoy!

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  19. Would leaving out the teaspoon of sugar affect the recipe?

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    1. It would not be detrimental to the success, but it does add something in flavor. You could also replace it with honey, brown rice syrup or a sugar substitute. Of course you can omit it if you choose. Enjoy and let us know how it goes.

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  20. I plan to use Bisquick mix instead of flour and the baking powder. I will let you know how they turn out.

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    1. Awesome. Look forward to hearing back! Enjoy.

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    2. Did you ever make these with Bisquick? Just curious how they would turn out using it...thanks!

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  21. Just made these this evening to sample the recipe. Awesome!! Simple, yet great. Plan on including them in my Super Bowl menu tomorrow. FYI: didn't have a mini muffin pan, but used the same heaping TBS in regular muffin tin. Very nice 2 bite puffs. This will definitely become a regular recipe

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  22. I know sharing is a good thing to do, but I really doubt that I will share these cheesy pizza puffs with others. It looks so delicious. Thinking to roughly chop the pepperoni, and add a bit more, I like it very much. :)

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  23. Would you happen to have nutrition facts on this or the number of calories per pizza puff?

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  24. do you have to use the crushed red pepper flakes thanks lisa

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    1. Hi Lisa,

      You can leave them out if you don't have any. :) They don't make the puffs spicy, if that is your concern. They just add a dimension of added flavor.

      Enjoy and let us know how it goes.

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  25. Okay- I just made these; the second batch is in the oven! Yes, second batch. I do an afternoon tea every month and this month is "Back to School", so these puffs are perfect to serve with a sweet corn gazpacho (https://www.theendlessmeal.com/sweet-corn-gazpacho/) for an upscale/reimagined pizza day!

    Anyway, these are great! So cheesy, which is always a winner, and the flavor is great. The red pepper flakes ended up having a little too much of a kick for sensitive eaters (maybe it was the brand?), so I reduced that a bit for the second batch. I also made sure some mini pepperonis were on top to look pizza-like by setting a handful aside until the muffin tin was full. Really yummy!!

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  26. These look really good, just printed it out. I also just ordered your cookbook. Thank you for do a "sneak peek inside". I like looking at the index and seeing some of the recipes. The recipes sound delicious, which is why I ordered it. Good price too :)

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