Beef & Pepperoni Pizza Puffs

Jan 07

Guess who’s having a baby?!? If you guess me, the answer is NO! We are not ready for that yet. But…

The AMAZING Ruthy from Omeletta is the having a BABY– yay! I’ve gotten to know Ruthy over the past couple months through the Leftovers Club, and I drool over her goodies each month. Just last month, she made these delectable English Toffee.


So let’s have a virtual baby shower for Ruthy and celebrate with her and for her! I’m thrilled to be having this baby shower with an awesome group of bloggers.

When I think baby shower, I think little things, bite-sized things, so these mini beef and pepperoni pizza puffs are perfect. It’s easy to grab one or four puffs and still have room to sample all the other treats at the shower.

Congrats to Ruthy on her expanding belly and soon-to-be family!

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All the Other Delicious Baby Shower Food:

Irish Lemon Pudding Tart – Sugar Dish Me

No-Bake Cookie Dough Bars – Food Babbles

Beef and Pepperoni Puffs – Food Ramblings

Mini Quiche Bites – Poet in the Pantry

Grapefruit Thyme Scones – Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

Smoky Kale and Potato Cakes with Red Kale Salad and Quick Pickled Apples – Joanne Eats Well

Blood Orange Egg Tarts – Kelly Bakes

Irish Cheese and Bacon Popcorn – Chocolate Moosey

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  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup skim or 1% milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 4 oz shredded mozzarella cheese( about 1 cup)
  • 4 oz pepperoni, cut into quarters
  • 1/2 lb ground beef, browned
  • 1/2 cup pizza/spaghetti sauce
  • Difficulty: easy


Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray mini muffin pans (I used two 12-cup muffin tins), and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, garlic powder, and baking powder. Then, whisk in the milk and egg. Stir in the mozzarella, sausage and pepperoni, and let stand until the oven is preheated.

Stir the batter and divide among the mini-muffin cups. Bake until puffed and golden, 20 to 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, microwave the pizza sauce. Serve the puffs with the pizza sauce for dipping. Try and eat just one :)

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Comments: 56

  1. Ruthy @ Omeletta Jan 07 at 11:23 am Reply

    These are SO perfect and you are AMAZING for throwing this virtual shower for me today!! I’m utterly bowled over,and now hungry for Pizza Puffs, and totally going to get all emotional and eat my feelings now. Thank you so much, Elizabeth!!

  2. Heather @ Sugar Dish Me Jan 07 at 8:19 pm Reply

    Yum!!!! Pizza everything for the win! You nailed the bite-size goodies on the head with these Elizabeth :) I think we pulled the surprise off! Thanks so much for “bringing” this!

  3. Forget appetizers–I want these as a meal! They sound amazing! What a great small bite to have for a party…or dinner.

  4. Aww – I love virtual baby showers :)

  5. Kelly @ Kelly Bakes Jan 08 at 12:15 pm Reply

    Mmm… these are making me want pizza very badly! And probably even more dangerous that they’re bite-sized…you can never eat just one!

  6. Jennifer B Jan 08 at 1:02 pm Reply

    Wow these look so good and the perfect thing to serve at parties or get togethers too!

  7. Mandi Jan 08 at 1:33 pm Reply

    Great kid-friendly recipe! I’ll have to save this for a weekend lunch!

  8. brett Jan 08 at 2:06 pm Reply

    these look SO good. i would love to make them for any occasion- although baby showers are certainly a fave

  9. Pam Jan 08 at 4:36 pm Reply

    These look so good. They would be great for all kinds of parties- or just for an after-school snack.

  10. Susan Jan 08 at 5:48 pm Reply

    Bite sized, beef and pepperoni and cheese! Oh I’m so sold on these! I think your pizza puffs would be perfect any time.

  11. Carla Jan 08 at 5:51 pm Reply

    Love these little pizza bites! I can envision them being made for football game snacks where you don’t want to eat a whole slice of pizza (because there’s too much other food to eat)

  12. Heather Lawrence Jan 08 at 6:24 pm Reply

    I haven’t been to a baby shower in forever but that won’t stop me from trying this recipe.
    Those look so yummy…
    Congrats to the mom-to-be!

  13. Cynthia L Jan 08 at 6:49 pm Reply

    What fun to have a virtual baby shower! The last baby shower I attended was for my daughter and that was over 22 years ago!

  14. Debbie Denny Jan 08 at 7:05 pm Reply

    Perfect size for a baby shower. Great idea!

  15. Kate | Food Babbles Jan 08 at 7:41 pm Reply

    You’re absolutely right, baby showers are all about bite-size goodies and these delectable pizza puffs are perfection! They sound like something I’d inhale about 10 of right off the bat. Great recipe!

  16. Angela Jan 08 at 9:14 pm Reply

    This would be such a great snack on game day!

  17. Karla Campos Jan 08 at 10:30 pm Reply

    I love virtual events. Congratulations to Ruthy! I like pepperoni and anything pizza so I will add this recipe to my list of new foods to make this year.

  18. Vonnie Jan 09 at 12:28 am Reply

    These look yummy for my own daughter’s baby shower. Thanks for the recipe!

  19. Stefani Jan 09 at 1:30 am Reply

    I want to make these. I know my kids would LOVE them.

  20. Dawn Jan 09 at 1:46 am Reply

    My husband would love, love, love these!!!

    • Elizabeth Jan 14 at 1:08 pm Reply

      My hubby loves them too!

  21. Amanda Love Jan 09 at 4:10 am Reply

    These sound and look like amazing snacks and I think my kids would enjoy these. I know I would. Thanks for sharing.

    • Elizabeth Jan 15 at 9:55 pm Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Amanda!

  22. Joanne Jan 09 at 8:19 am Reply

    I love that you brought something savory to the baby shower mix!! These are the perfect bite-sized eats.

    • Elizabeth Jan 15 at 10:33 pm Reply

      Thanks Joanne- I love savory treats!

  23. Mama to 5 BLessings Jan 09 at 8:51 am Reply

    sounds yummy especially the blood orange recipe!

    • Elizabeth Jan 15 at 10:34 pm Reply

      yum– all of the recipes look awesome to me!

  24. Danielle @ We Have It All Jan 09 at 12:00 pm Reply

    Bite size food is always perfect for showers! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • Elizabeth Jan 15 at 10:34 pm Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Danielle!

  25. Trice Jan 09 at 3:33 pm Reply

    this look good maybe ill try them out for super bowl.

    • Elizabeth Jan 15 at 10:35 pm Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Trice!

  26. I love the idea of a virtual babyshower! Oh and those pizza puffs would make for a great date night snack as well. Thank you for sharing.

    • Elizabeth Jan 15 at 10:36 pm Reply

      Thanks Pamela!

  27. Sadie Jan 09 at 9:37 pm Reply

    Those look delicious! I miss you!

    • Elizabeth Jan 15 at 10:36 pm Reply

      Thanks Sadie- miss you too!

  28. Lexie Lane Jan 10 at 1:21 am Reply

    I’ve truly never heard of pizza puffs. Sounds interesting. Think I’ll try this and see if my husband would like it.

    • Elizabeth Jan 15 at 10:36 pm Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Lexie!

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