Friday, October 19, 2012

Pepperoni Puffs

For this round of the recipe swap, it’s Blogger’s Choice! I received the blog A Seasoned Greeting and I got to choose anything from her blog. I love the Blogger’s Choice swaps but it’s usually pretty hard to decide what to make. I don’t usually pick cookies or other desserts as the swaps are a way for me to expand my horizons. This round was close, as I almost made the Coffee and Nutella Chocolate Cupcakes. Maybe another day.

I ended up buying the ingredients for two different dinner recipes and ended up making these: Pepperoni Puffs. My husband loves pepperoni pizza and I figured he would love these. They are so simple to put together that I actually made them and my husband hadn’t even realized I was making dinner! I thought about making them in regular muffin pans, since I knew we were having these for dinner rather than an appetizer, but I kept them small. I ended up making 20 puffs. 

Like I said, these are so simple to make. Just one bowl and one cutting board, too, so not too many dishes. I tried to rush these, taking them out of the pan as soon as they came out of the oven, but you do need to let them cool for a couple of minutes. I thought that they would be terribly stuck, but came out of the pan with no problem after a couple of minutes. You’d never guess that these puffs aren’t all that bad for you, they sure are tasty. Thanks for such a great recipe!

Pepperoni Puffs
3/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 cup milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup diced turkey pepperoni

1/2 cup pizza or pasta sauce
2 teaspoons dried basil, or 2 tablespoons fresh

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a mini muffin pan with 24 cups.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, oregano, and garlic 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 for 20-24 minutes, until lightly golden.

Warm the pizza or pasta sauce and stir in half of the basil. Sprinkle the puffs with the remaining basil.

Recipe from A Seasoned Greeting


Dawn said...

These look and sound fabulous! I think they'd make the perfect appetizer or football food!

Kate said...

I saw these and thought football food, too! I'm bookmarking this recipe for the Superbowl.

A Seasoned Greeting said...

I'm glad you liked these. I also loved how easy these were...and anything that has minimal cleanup is perfect for me! Enjoy!

Jaida said... I need these in my life...asap!

Sarah - The Home Cook said...

Wow - these look amazing. I think my husband would love them. Thanks for being part of the recipe swaps!

Melissa @IWasBornToCook said...

These look so good! And so easy to make! Definitely trying them soon.

Mary Ellen said...

I'm also bookmarking these for Superbowl!

Christine @ Christine's Kitchen Chronicles said...

Oooh I made these before when I saw them on Nicole @ PreventionRD's blog. I made them for a friend that recently had a baby. It freezes well and then can be nuked for a quick one-handed lunch. My husband was the taste tester and loved them so much that he was sad to see them go!

Anonymous said...

Yum - I've seen these on several blogs now and can't wait to try them. Sounds like the perfect appetizer.

Eva @ Eva Bakes said...

This looks like a great alternative to pizza! Yum!