Easy Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Puffs

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Easy Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Puffs by SpendWithPennies.com! The perfect snack or lunch box addition! Add your favorite toppings to make these your own!

How to Make Easy Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Puffs

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This is a great change from every day pizza!  We love pizza in our house including grilled pizza, Pizza Pasta Salad or even a cheesy Pizza Pasta Bake!

These pizza puffs are not only delicious, they’re quick and easy to whip up!  The texture is nice and fluffy with a cheesy flavor!


I added red pepper and pepperoni but you can definitely add in your favorite toppings.  If you add in extra veggies (such as mushrooms) with a high water content, be sure to cook them first.

Be sure to grease your pan VERY well, or they will stick!  To release them from the pan, run a butter knife around the edges of each puff and gently lift them out!

Easy Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Puffs by SpendWithPennies.com! The perfect snack or lunch box addition! Add your favorite toppings to make these your own!

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4.34 from 3 votes
Servings: 10 puffs
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Author: Holly
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pizza puffs
This is a great change from every day pizza! We love pizza in our house including grilled pizza, Pizza Pasta Salad or even a cheesy Pizza Pasta Bake!
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (mozza or cheddar, I used a mix)
  • 3/4 cup mini pepperoni or cooked sausage
  • 1/2 red or green pepper finely diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon each basil & garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 4 mozzarella cheese strings
  • 1/2 cup store-bought pizza sauce
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a muffin pan very well.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder and spices in a bowl. Add in milk and egg and stir until combined.
  3. Stir in shredded cheese, red pepper and pepperoni. Allow mixture to stand for 10 minutes.
  4. Divide among the muffin wells. Cut each cheese string into 3 pieces and gently press 1 piece into the center of each muffin.
  5. Bake until lightly browned and puffed, about 20 minutes.
  6. Serve with warm pizza sauce for dipping.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 160, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 41mg, Sodium: 386mg, Potassium: 166mg, Carbohydrates: 10g, Sugar: 1g, Protein: 9g, Vitamin A: 4.2%, Vitamin C: 6.8%, Calcium: 11.4%, Iron: 5.2%

(Nutriton information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Adapted from Rachael Ray!




Easy Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Puffs! The perfect snack or lunch box addition! Add your favorite toppings to make these your own!


Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

35 comments on “Easy Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Puffs”

  1. These are one of my daughter’s favorites. I make them all the time for her lunches.

  2. These were easy to make! But I felt like I was missing some flavor or spice.  All in all it came out good.  Son still ate them up!

  3. These are absolutely adorable! They sound like they would be easy to adapt with different add-ins and flavours too. I’m bookmarking this recipe for the next party. I have a feeling if I made them for myself for dinner I would like to be able to stop myself from eating the whole batch!

  4. These were very good! I doubled the recipe which yielded 12 puffs that baked in 25 minutes. I used diced pizza mozzarella for the shredded and cheese strings, as I don’t buy them. I also added 2 tbsps grated parmesan. I would double the basil and garlic next time, maybe use minced garlic instead of powder. I also quartered the pepperoni slices to make them bite sized. Nice lunch for school, thanks!

  5. Have you tried this using cupcake liners?  I wondered if that would help with the sticking issue?

  6. Made these tonight for my church girls party. They were a big hit. I also made them in mini muffin tins(made 24), worked really good for little hands.

  7. This only made 6 puffs exactly. Are they suppose to be made in mini muffin tins?

  8. These look great….. can’t wait to t rd y them..

  9. I’d use either the sausage-honey garlic Johnson’s bruts, or use cut up ham or turkey. Cause deadly allergic to pepper spices. Which is black, white, red, cayenne, purple, paprika, sage, & poultry seasoning, or some mixed spices which contains pepper spices. Here’s a substitute for pepper spices-use Clubhouse Italian seasoning instead, which has the red lid only. Contains dehydrated red pepper as a vegetable. or use coriander. For paprika use turmeric , such as you use for deviled eggs, or potato salad.

  10. Would it be okay to make the mix before hand, put in the refrigerator for about an hour and a half then take out to put in the oven? Thanks!

  11. Made these last week and really enjoyed them! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I didn’t use the cheese strings because I didn’t have them; just increased the amount of grated cheese. They were delicious straight out of the oven and great out of the fridge the next day. I’m making more tonight.

    • Sorry, I posted my comment before I was finished!

      Have you ever tried doubling the recipe? I think I’ll give it a go later this week.

  12. Made these yesterday They are great.

  13. How many does your mini pizza muffins make?

  14. My oldest daughter just got braces and is looking for an alternative to a sandwich in her lunchbox. I can’t wait for her to try these! Thank you!

  15. What are mozzarella cheese strings?

  16. These sound great. You can even use whatever pizza toppings you like.

  17. Also can these be frozen? And taken out as needed say for kids lunches?

  18. How many puffs would u say this makes? And can I use other fillings? Such as pineapple and ham?

  19. Does your recipe make 6 or 12 puffs?

  20. These look absolutely delish….what is the best way to reheat them?

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