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Friday, August 21, 2020

Pepperoni Pizza Muffins

These savory muffins are loaded with cheese and pepperoni and are just waiting to be dipped in a little pizza sauce. Lunch just got a whole lot more fun!

hand dipping muffin into pizza sauce with remaining muffins in background


   Enjoy pepperoni pizza in muffin form. They are cheesy and filling and super easy to make.  While good on their own, they are even better dipped in a side of pizza sauce. Whether you make them for your kid's lunchbox, as an after school snack or for a study group, just be sure to make some.


    I hope you are enjoying our little lunch series. Trying to come up with a variety of options that work for lunchboxes is always a challenge.

      Little Dude and I have enjoyed tasting our creations and making videos to show you how easy they are to make. This year our problem isn't what to put in the lunch, but which fun thing to make first!

pepperoni muffin batter in tin ready to bake


     And the fun isn't over. Tomorrow we have a choose your own adventure lunch building guide.

     So be sure to stay tuned for that and feel free to share your favorite lunch ideas in the comments. Maybe they'll end up in our master list!

    But first we should talk about these muffins. What's not to love?

LD scooping batter into pan


     There's mozzarella cheese. There's Parmesan cheese. There's pepperoni!

     So they are good already and we have just scratched the surface.   The batter is super simple to whip up, it just takes a couple of minutes.

     They'll be in the oven baking in no time. The smells wafting from the oven will get your appetite raring to go.

stacks of pepperoni muffins ready to eat


    So go ahead and plan on eating a few right away. Then package the rest up for lunches throughout the week.

      Toss in a small container of pizza sauce, some fruit and veggies and a drink and lunch is done! All with no real effort in the morning.

two muffins in plastic bag with small container of pizza sauce

Tips and tricks


The muffins can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. For longer storage, put them in a freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months.

While the muffins should be chilled for storage, they are best eaten at room temperature or warmed.

The cold cheese makes the chilled muffins feel harder and a bit dense. Taking the chill off makes a big difference in the texture.

dipping muffin into pizza sauce


 15 seconds in the microwave is all it takes to soften them up. For school lunches they will come to room temperature on their own o ee the course of the morning.

We used paper cupcake liners in the video. They worked okay, but they are hard to peel off while the muffins are still hot.

It is actually a bit easier to just spray the muffin tin with nonstick spray before scooping in the batter. They should pop right out after they are baked.

muffins on plate with pizza sauce with remaining muffins in cupcake tin in background


If you want to add some peppers, onions or other veggies you can. Just dice them really finely and saute them to get most of the liquid out.

Watch us make these muffins on YouTube




More pepperoni pizza inspired recipes


How about a pepperoni pizza cheese ball?  It's a perfect appetizer for a party and yummy spread on crackers or a thin slice of baguette.

Or pepperoni pizza stuffed waffles were one of the first videos we made together. They are super simple, really fun and tasty as can be.

Or go back to how we started the week with pepperoni pizza quesadillas. They are quick and delicious!

For more great lunch ideas, check out my build your own lunchbox adventure!



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Pepperoni Pizza Muffins - A Fun Lunch Recipe!https://youtu.be/GWvud1eerOAThese cheesy pepperoni pizza muffins are a portable savory entree perfect for lunch or after school snacks. Send a little pizza sauce for dipping and your kid's lunchbox will be the envy of the cafeteria!https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LFdqNGfaZ9I/XzyGpe1S9FI/AAAAAAABAnI/Y_dQLfmbZ5AktTPUEhTLU-TxYtCKVJeUgCNcBGAsYHQ/s400/pepperoni%2Bpizza%2Bmuffin%2Bthumb.jpg2020-08-19
Yield: 12 Servings
Author: Cooking With Carlee
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Pepperoni Pizza Muffins

Pepperoni Pizza Muffins

Enjoy pepperoni pizza in muffin form. They are cheesy and filling and super easy to make. While good on their own, they are even better dipped in a side of pizza sauce. Whether you make them for your kid's lunchbox, as an after school snack or for a study group, just be sure to make some.
Prep time: 10 MCook time: 30 MTotal time: 40 M

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1.5 cups milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup pepperoni

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and 18 muffin wells. 
  2. In a large bowl stir together flour, baking powder, and oregano.
  3. Chop pepperoni into bite sized pieces. 
  4. Add pepperoni, cheeses, oil, milk and eggs to the dry ingredients.  Stir until just combined.
  5. Scoop into greased muffin tins.  A large cookie scoop works well for this.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out mostly clean.
  7. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes in the pan before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Serve warm or at room temperature with a side of pizza sauce for dipping. 
Calories
236.47
Fat (grams)
12.49
Sat. Fat (grams)
5.60
Carbs (grams)
18.44
Fiber (grams)
0.59
Net carbs
17.85
Sugar (grams)
0.34
Protein (grams)
12.04
Sodium (milligrams)
430.57
Cholesterol (grams)
58.57
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These savory muffins are loaded with cheese and pepperoni and are just waiting to be dipped in a little pizza sauce. Lunch just got a whole lot more fun!



4 comments:

  1. You have the cutest assistant chef on the planet! And these look so incredible, I would gobble them warm right from the muffin tins!

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  2. Fascinating and tasty sounding appetizer tidbits! I appreciate that these are portable, too, and that your son is enjoying helping out.

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    1. Thank you! We have so much fun cooking together!

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