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appetizer essentials: parmesan & pepperoni bites

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

This is a fun appetizer, and easy/peasy to make. They are a combination of a parmesan crisp, but with some spices, pepperoni, and dipping sauce. It took a bit of time to get it right, but it was so much fun doing the tasting. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For appetizer essentials: parmesan & pepperoni bites

  • 6 Tbsp
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    powdered milk
  • 1 pinch
    cayenne pepper
  • 6 slice
    pepperoni, thickly sliced
  • your favorite pizza sauce

How To Make appetizer essentials: parmesan & pepperoni bites

  • 1
  • 2
    Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  • 3
    Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 450f (230c).
  • 4
    Mix the cheese, cumin, powered milk, and cayenne together in a small bowl.
  • 5
    Add six tablespoons of the mixture to a baking sheet in individual piles, and then add a pepperoni to the top.
  • 6
    Chef’s Note: You could use parchment paper, or a silicon baking sheet.
  • 7
    To keep the pepperoni from adding too much grease to the recipe, place them on a paper towel, and throw them in the microwave for thirty seconds.
  • 8
    Add them to the preheated oven, and bake for 5 – 6 minutes.
  • 9
    Allow to cool, for 5 minutes, before serving.
  • 10
  • So yummy
    Serve with a nice pizza dipping sauce. Enjoy.
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