Pepperoni Pizza Puffs / Pizza Muffins

Pizza puffs are the new rage all over the social media. If you haven’t heard of it I encourage you to try it at least once. For all the vegetarians and all those observing Lent please omit the pepperoni and  go for the veggie option  like in the normal pizza. Just make sure to chop it fine.

I usually make all kinds of  pizza from the scratch for Friday night.But to tell you the truth it takes a lot of time and work to knead and wait few hours for the dough to rise finally bake it just in time to serve it hot. I don’t mind doing it but with almost same ingredients these puffs can be done in a jiffy so why not go for it right!

A mess free pizza in bite size version without too much work . Simply mix and bake is all you have to do.Thanks to Rachael Ray for the recipe. 

I am sure all pizza loving families would enjoy these puffs.

Ideal for kids parties, movie night ,grab and go snack or in-between practices’ for your kids. Filling and mess free car snacks…. Can World favorite pizza get any better than this!

Ingredients :
All purpose flour – 3/4 th cup
Baking powder 1/2 tsp
Pepperoni – 15 to 20 (chopped)
Cheese grated – 1 cup ( a mix of mozzarella , sharp cheddar and 1 tbsp of  Parmesan)
Red chili flakes – 1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp
Italian seasoning – 2 tsp
Green bell pepper- 1/4 of 1 (chopped )
Egg-1 lightly beaten
Milk -1/2 cup-3/4 cup

Method :
First mix the flour ,baking powder and spices together.Then add milk and egg whisk until combined .Add the cheese,pepperoni, bell pepper mix until combined.Let it stand for 10 minutes. Scoop into the lined muffin tray  and bake at 375 F for 20- 25 minutes until top is golden brown.
Serve it with soup and salad for week night dinner or as a snack with some warm marinara sauce.

Note : Makes around 24  mini muffins.
I used a regular muffin tray and it yielded around 7 muffins.

Hope you like it

Here are other pizza ideas from Food Network friends :
The Heritage Cook: Gluten-Free Pizza Crust and Homemade Pizza Sauce
Jeanette’s Healthy Living: Easy Turkey Taco Pizza
Devour: Top 5 Pizzas Without Sauce
Elephants and the Coconut Trees: Pepperoni Pizza Puffs
Weelicious: Pizza Balls
Dishin & Dishes: Iron Skillet Chicken Pesto Pizza
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Pizza with Sun-Dried Tomato, Red Pepper and Corn
Red or Green: Pizza with Green Chile, Chicken and Cheese (Gluten-Free)
Virtually Homemade: Individual Cheese Quesadilla Pizzas
Domesticate Me: Grilled Pita Pizza with Prosciutto, Chanterelles, Arugula and a Fried Egg
Food for 7 Stages of Life: No Yeast Pizza Dough
In Jennie’s Kitchen: Easy, Homemade Pizza Dough
The Blue Apron Blog: Our Favorite Pizza Toppings
The Sensitive Epicure: Mini Deep Dish Polenta Pizzas (Gluten-Free)
FN Dish: Homemade Pizza Comfort by the Slice

25 Replies to “Pepperoni Pizza Puffs / Pizza Muffins”

  1. Anupa Joseph (Palaharam)

    ohhh…this sounds so mess free…and quick too…usually when we crave for pizzas and decide to make at home, by the time everything is ready the craving is half gone because of all the wait time….This is real good option for the quick fix..bookmarking it

  2. Ramya Krishnamurthy

    super meena and love this idea of making this muffins.I yet to try savory side of muffins.thanks for the recipe.sure i will replace pepperoni with veggies and let u know

  3. Rekha Vengalil

    Looks delicious Meena.. I would sure want to give this a try soon,,, Saana would love this in her lunch box!

  4. Sona - quick picks/pick quicks

    cudnt comment here the other day, i read this post. so came back once again to ahve a re-read. honestly, jus tknowing abt this only now…may be, am the only person now in the social cookery circle, who was not aware of this ! anyways, have bookmarked it a…shud ..msut try !!!!

  5. D.

    I tried these tonight. Made them with red bell pepper instead of green and diced spicy sausage instead of pepperoni, because that's what I had on hand. I also modified the seasonings according to my preference and inspiration, since I can't find a decent Italian seasoning mix where I'm from (so I used rosemary, thyme, ground black pepper, red chili flakes, sweet red pepper powder, garlic powder and onion flakes). They turned out great! The batter is light and fluffy. I've tried another pizza puff recipe before and those turned out very bland and heavy. Thank you for the recipe, will definitely keep using it!

  6. Meena Kumar

    Thank you so much for trying this recipe and letting me know. I am really glad to know it came out well.
    The recipe is quite forgiving, any spice u have in hand could be used. The spice combination u used here sounds really flavorful.

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