Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mini Pepperoni Pizza Muffins

My daughter recently graduated from college, and came home with a fun little appetizer snack recipe for mini muffins that taste like a pizza! She served them to her book club at school and they were a hit. We've made them twice at my house and my boys declared they were just right for some 'man food' snacking as well. You can change up the ingredients to vary the taste.
Mini Pepperoni Pizza Muffins
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray two 12-muffin mini muffin pans with Pam cooking spray.
Ingredients: 3/4 c. all purpose flour 3/4 tsp baking powder 1/8 tsp Italian seasoning dash of salt and pepper 3/4 c. whole milk 1 egg 1 c. pepperoni, diced 1 c. shredded mozarella cheese
In a bowl, combine the flour and baking power, then mix in milk, beaten egg, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Stir in the pepperoni and cheese and let stand about 10 min.
Stir the mixture again, and spoon into the muffin pans, abt 2 tsp per muffin cup. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Makes 24 mini appetizers or snacks.
You can serve your favorite pizza sauce for dipping, or eat as is. These are so delicious that they disappeared before they could cool down completely.
Some variations to try: Use swiss cheese and diced mushrooms in place of the pepperoni and mozarella. Use 1/2 c. diced ham, 1/2 c. well drained crushed pineapple and 1 c. shredded Italian cheese. Use asiago cheese and chopped fresh baby spinach in place of the pepperoni and mozarella.