Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Bites

Raven Higheagle

By
@ravenhigheagle

Bite size meals are the perfect toddler lunch option.

The best part? These freeze and reheat fantastically. I freeze them in a gallon size freezer bag and pull out 4-6 of them at a time. Spritz them with water and either microwave them until heated or defrost and pop them in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes. Packed with Italian seasoning these bites are flavorful, moist and delicious.


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Rating:

Serves:

Makes 48 Mini Muffins

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 c
all-purpose flour
2 tsp
baking powder
2 Tbsp
italian seasoning
1/2 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes
1 c
fresh shredded parmesan cheese
1 tsp
sugar
2 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil (plus more to grease pans)
1 1/2 c
whole milk
2 large
eggs, beaten
2 c
shredded 4-cheese pizza blend
1 pkg
(5 ounce) mini pepperoni rounds
1 jar(s)
pizza sauce, for dipping

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare (2) 24 cup mini-muffin pans by greasing with olive oil (or spray with cooking spray).
2
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.
3
Mix in the pizza blend cheese and pepperoni. Set aside.
4
Mix batter and add 1 heaping tablespoon scoop to each muffin cup.
5
Bake until golden brown, approximately 20 minutes.
6
Allow to cool for 5 minutes, remove from muffin tin and serve with favorite marinara sauce.