I suppose you could also call these Pizza Biscuits. As long as you call them good, I don’t suppose it really matters what they are named. This is a delicious little snack that will only take you minutes to whip up. It came out a few years ago in a Rachel Ray magazine, and well, we’ve all been hooked since. And they are completely customizable. You can really use anything in here you like. The original recipe calls for red bell pepper. I have a hard time getting the menfolk in my house to eat peppers so I left those out. But you could certainly substitute pepperoni for some cooked and crumbled sausage.
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2-1 tbsp. Italian Seasoning (see notes below)
1 tsp. salt
3/4 cup milk (2% or higher)
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup pepperoni, diced
1/2 cup pizza sauce, for dipping
Serve with some of your favorite pizza or marinara sauce.
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp . baking powder
- ½ - 1 tbsp . Italian Seasoning see notes below
- 1 tsp . salt
- 3/4 cup milk 2% or higher
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup pepperoni diced
- 1/2 cup pizza sauce for dipping
- Preheat oven to 375F degrees.
- Spray your muffin tins really well using non-stick cooking spray.
- Get the inside and sides of them good so they don't stick.
- Chop up your pepperoni into smaller bite-sized pieces.
- In a bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, Italian seasoning and salt.
- Stir in milk.
- Then stir in beaten egg.
- Add in shredded cheese and diced pepperoni.
- If you want to add a little kick, add in a teaspoon of crushed red pepper (optional).
- Let mixture sit for 10 minutes.
- Spoon mixture into muffin tins. I like to use a spring-release cookie scoop but spoons work just fine.
- Bake for about 20-25 minutes (until golden brown).
If you aren't sure if they are done, stick a toothpick into the center of one of them.
If it comes out clean, they are good to go. You may have to take a butter knife and run it around the inside edges of the muffin tins to pop them loose.
Serve with your favorite pizza or marinara sauce.
This recipe calls for 1/2 tbsp. to 1 tbsp. Italian Seasoning. I use a full tablespoon but I have since learned since posting this recipe that not all Italian Seasonings are created equal and some tend to be more stronger in flavor than others. So, please use your judgement on this one and use the amount you think your family can tolerate.