Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Pepperoni Pizza Puffs

First Patriots game of the season was last night, and Dan was giddy with excitement. Me? Not so much. As dreamy as Tom Brady is, my favorite part of watching football is the eating. Chips and dips...wings...pizza. Mmm, junk food!

I saw this recipe for pizza puffs on FoodGawker and knew right away that I was going to have to make them. The ingredients were all things I had laying around, the prep/cook time was short, and the recipe just looked/sounded really tasty. 

These puffs are seriously delightful, guys. They taste exactly like pizza, but fluffier. And, because they're bite-sized, they're extra easy to eat. You pop one in your mouth, chew, savor the deliciously cheesy flavor, and the next thing you know the whole plate is gone. Definitely a great addition to the list of appetizers/snacks that will help get me through football season.

Pepperoni Pizza Puffs (Adapted from the Kirbie's Cravings recipe)

- 3/4 cup flour
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup shredded cheese (I used Parmesan and Colby Jack)
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
- 1/3 cup pepperoni, chopped/diced
- Salt/pepper to taste
- Italian seasoning

(1) Preheat oven to 400, and grease a mini-muffin pan.
(2) In a large bowl, mix everything but the Italian seasoning.
** You should get a batter that's slightly less thick than pancake batter.
(3) Scoop batter into the cups of the mini-muffin pan, about 2/3 full. Sprinkle some Italian seasoning on top of the batter in each cup.
(4) Bake 10-12 minutes.
(5) Serve warm with a side of marinara or pasta sauce.

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Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

It was a great night to be a Pat's fan wasn't it!

And a great night to snack on these, delicious and stunning photos!

kirbie said...

Wow, you are fast! I was thinking, wait, didn't I just post this?

Tina said...

@Inspired: It was a great game last night! Even I was interested despite myself ;)

@kirbie: Haha, yes! But only because your puffs looked so good my first thought was OMG I NEED TO MAKE THESE RIGHT NOW!!!

Carolyn Jung said...

Oh gawd, don't put these near me -- or I fear I will eat at least a dozen in one sitting. ;)

Michael Ann said...

My kids would LOVE this as a dinner meal! Nights when we are just sort of on the run, I would make these for dinner. Great idea, thank you!
Michael Ann
The Big Green Bowl

Shellz said...

I too saw Kirbie's post about the pepperoni pizza puffs on foodgawker, and then i saw your posting, they look absolutely great and i cant wait to try them out tomorrow. I love the Patriots and the food that comes along with watching a game, so for next week's games I will be fully prepared. Thanks!

Tina said...

@Carolyn: It took every ounce of my self control not to eat every single puff before Dan got home.

@Michael Ann: Thanks! I hope your kids like it!

@Shellz: Thanks! Let me know if you like them :)