Monday, September 26, 2011

Mini Pizza Muffins

Ok, so there may be a trend forming here but I had to do it.  After the success of the mini corn dog muffins I had to try out Mr. B's favorite dinner, pepperoni pizza, in a mini muffin form.  I spotted this recipe over at Lick The Bowl Good and decided to give it a whirl.  They were tasty.  Next time I think I will add some chopped pepperoncini to the mix.  I served them on the side this time.  These would be great for your game day spread as well.  Give 'em a try.  Enjoy!
Pepperoni Pizza Mini Muffins
3/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
pinch of salt
pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
3/4 cup whole milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup cubed pepperoni
1/2 cup store-bought pizza sauce

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 24-cup mini-muffin pan. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, Italian seasoning, salt and red pepper flakes (if using) ; whisk in the milk and egg. Stir in the mozzarella, Parmesan 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.

Meanwhile, microwave the pizza sauce until warmed through. Serve the puffs with the pizza sauce (and ranch dressing if you like) for dipping.

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