Pepperoni Pizza Puffs
•3/4 teaspoon baking powder
•1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
•pinch of salt (my addition, optional)
•pinch of red pepper flakes (my addition, 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
1. 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.
2. Stir the batter and divide among the mini-muffin cups. Bake until puffed and golden, 20 to 25 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, microwave the pizza sauce until warmed through. Serve the puffs with the pizza sauce for dipping.