I am a sucker for snack food. There is just something about cute little bite size appetizers that is so much more appealing than a plate full of normal size food. This is why I jump at any opportunity to make appetizers for dinner, that is how these Pizza Puffs were created. I was craving pizza, but really didn’t want to put forth the amount of effort it requires to make a good pizza dough. Lazy girl, I know.
So I thought, why not throw together the components of pizza together in a muffin tin and see what we get. Originally, I made these as little mini muffins by filling a mini muffin tin and filling them 3/4 of the way full. That was good, we liked it, but it wasn’t great. Eventually I found that you get the perfect crisp crust and soft, fluffy inside by using a regular size muffin pan with only a spoonful of batter. Yes, a heaping spoonful, just barely cover the bottom of the pan. They puff up nicely, I promise.
Dunk these babies in some warm marinara sauce, and there you have it. You will score points with your family with no crazy ingredients, weird cooking methods, or a full load of dirty dishes, just a quick simple dinner idea.
Extra points because it’s dippable. Extra extra points because it is cute and bite sized.
- 3/4 cup Gluten Free Bisquick
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped pepperoni
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2/3 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 375
- In a medium size mixing bowl combine first 6 ingredients.
- Add in milk and beaten egg, mix well.
- Spoon mixture to a greased muffin tin, one heaping spoonful at a time
- Bake for 20 minutes
- Serve with warm marinara, enjoy!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 71Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 253mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g
To avoid any confusion I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count, as it is not known to affect blood glucose levels. To calculate Keto recipes listed on this site carbs - fiber = net carbs. I use Nutrifox as my nutrition calculator. This nutrition information is an estimate based on the information provided by Nutrifox and the specific ingredients I used.