Saturday, August 4, 2012

Pepperoni Pizza Puffs with Homemade Pizza Sauce

How adorable are these cute little puffs of cheesy pizza goodness?! Little bites of pizza perfection served with my all time favorite & simple pizza sauce! You're gonna love these!! 
 3/4 cup flour
3/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp garlic powder

3/4 cup whole milk

1 egg, lightly beaten

1/4 tsp salt

4 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 1 cup)

2 oz mini turkey pepperoni, (about 1/2 cup)

1/2 cup pizza sauce

Pre-heat the oven to 375°. Grease a 24-cup mini-muffin pan. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, garlic powder and baking powder; whisk in the milk and egg. Stir in the mozzarella, and pepperoni; let stand for 10 minutes. Stir the batter and divide among the mini-muffin cups. Bake until puffed and golden, about 20 minutes. Meanwhile make Pizza sauce over stove. Serve the puffs with the pizza sauce.

Pizza Sauce-
1 8oz can tomato sauce
1 tbsp olive oil
1 half of an onion minced
1 garlic clove minced
Dash of sugar
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tbsp Parmesan cheese
Salt & pepper to taste

Saute onion & garlic in olive oil in a medium saucepan for about 1 minute. Add herbs and seasonings. Pour in tomato sauce & sugar. Let simmer on low about 10 minutes. Add Parmesan and taste for seasoning. YUMM!!

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