Bite Size Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Puffs

MAKES 48 | ACTIVE TIME 10 Min | TOTAL TIME 30 Min

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup fresh shredded Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (plus more to grease pans)
1½ cups whole milk
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups shredded 4-cheese pizza blend
1 (5 ounce) package mini pepperoni rounds

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Reserve a hand full of pepperoni (about 1/4 cup).

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, seasoning, red pepper flakes, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, sugar, milk and egg. Stir together with a fork.  Mix in the pizza blend cheese and remaining pepperoni.  Set aside.

Prepare (2) 24 cup mini-muffin pans by greasing with olive oil (or spray with cooking spray).

Mix batter and add 1 heaping tablespoon scoop to each muffin cup.  Top each muffin with 2 or 3 of the reserved pepperoni. Bake until golden brown, approximately 20 minutes.

Allow to cool for 5 minutes, remove from muffin tin and serve with favorite marinara sauce.

Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
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