Pepperoni Pizza Puffs

You knew there was something coming up to use that delicious Homemade Garlic Pizza Sauce. Well here it is. Pepperoni Pizza Puffs. I have to admit. I have to admit, I was very excited about all of the miniature food involved in this recipe. Not only are these bites baked in a mini muffin pan, but they use mini pepperonis! If you haven’t seen them at your store, trust me, they’re too cute to pass up!

I love that you could throw anything in these pizza bites. I went with mini pepperoni because I just couldn’t resist. I think some green peppers would be really good as well.

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Ingredients:

3/4 cup flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp dried oregano
3/4 cup milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
4 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 1 cup)
4 oz pepperoni, diced (about 1 cup)
1/2 cup pizza sauce (homemade or store-bought)
2 Tbsp. fresh basil, finely diced.

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease a 24-cup mini muffin pan. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and oregano; 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.

Warm the pizza sauce, then stir in 1 tablespoon basil. Sprinkle the puffs with the remaining 1 tablespoon basil. Serve the puffs with the pizza sauce for dipping.

Recipe from Gimme Some Oven

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16 Responses to “Chipotle Cheez-Its”

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    Margaret Ladwig — January 22, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    I saw your recipe last week and I had to make them. I had to save a few for my husband because when my kids came home for school they went nuts over them. So I had to run out to the store and get more cheese. I wound out making 7 different types of crackers. And they were all awesome…. I made Pepper Jack, Swiss and Black Pepper, Blue Cheese/ Brick, Chipotle Chedder, Chedder, Chedder Bacon, And Parmesan/Brick. For the Blue and the Parm I did them half and half because those two can be kinda strong on there own. I took them a party and they were a hugh hit.
    I am planning on making more this coming weekend.

    Thanks for the recipe.

    • beantownbaker — January 23rd, 2013 @ 8:27 am

      Wow! All of those sound awesome. I made another couple batches last night too. My sister made some and threw in a packet of ranch dressing mix. The possibilities for this recipe are literally endless!

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    Shannon — January 24, 2013 at 11:07 am

    haha, love how excited hubby is about them 🙂 i’m going to have to make some crackers!!

    • beantownbaker — January 24th, 2013 @ 12:06 pm

      My sister has already made them twice. And the girl NEVER bakes. And my friend made some this weekend. Not going to lie, I’ve made them 4 times already…

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    teresa — January 24, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    i’ve always really wanted to make my own crackers. i LOVE these flavors!

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    Megan — January 24, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    These are adorable. And I’m jealous of the Penzey’s across the street!

    • beantownbaker — January 24th, 2013 @ 8:44 pm

      It’s kind of dangerous having one so close!!

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    Charis K — January 26, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    With the Super Bowl coming, I will have to make these. They look so tasty! Love Penzey’s. I’ve never had fresher spices.

    • beantownbaker — January 27th, 2013 @ 4:10 pm

      I would recommend doubling the batch for the Superbowl. I made more yesterday for hanging out with friends and the 4 of us went through an entire batch while playing cards.

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    Aimee — January 29, 2013 at 11:39 am

    OMG Jen these are adorable! I like cheesy crackers, but would so much rather make them myself and know what’s in them. Plus Car’s vote of approval is always a plus. 🙂

    • beantownbaker — January 29th, 2013 @ 12:41 pm

      He more than approves of these. He asks me to make more every chance he gets.

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    education — February 13, 2014 at 4:05 am

    Great information. Lucky me I found your website by chance (stumbleupon).

    I have book-marked it for later!

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    Caroline {TheBarbeeHousewife} — February 26, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Oh wow, I need to make these, like now. I love cheez-its and with chipotle? I’m sold!

    • beantownbaker — February 26th, 2014 @ 4:44 pm

      They’re definitely awesome. We can plow through a batch in no time flat!

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    Tiffany @ Triple Crème Decadence — March 18, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    I used to eat store bought cheez-its until i saw the laundry list of preservatives and foreign ingredients. I am very glad you shared this, now I can make them myself!
    I like the kick of chipotle, great idea!

    • beantownbaker — March 25th, 2014 @ 9:28 pm

      They’re SO MUCH better than store bought! And no preservatives!

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