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Bacon pizza puffs

photo of a bowl of Bacon pizza puffs

A few weeks ago I made pepperoni pizza puffs which ended up being a huge hit with the BF and on the blog. I was really surprised as they were just something I made on a whim. I never thought they would be so popular.
close-up photo of Bacon pizza puffs
From the comments I received, I realized that the ingredients of this appetizer aren’t just appealing to BF, but to most men, and this really is a “man dish.”  So for Superbowl weekend, I thought about how I could make this appetizer even more “manly.”
photo of a plate of Bacon pizza puffs
The solution? Bacon of course. So I took out the pepperoni and replaced it with bacon. Mini bacon and cheese pizza puffs. BF loved it. I personally prefer the pepperoni version but both work pretty well.
close-up photo of Bacon pizza puffs

Bacon cheese puffs

Servings: 24 puffs
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
These bacon cheese puffs are easy to make and great for a game day snack.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup fat free milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded cheese I used cheddar and mozzarella
  • 4 oz chopped bacon precooked

Instructions

  • Grease a mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, milk, egg, cheese, and cooked bacon, stirring until completely mixed. Spoon batter into the prepared mini-muffin cups about 2/3 full.
  • Bake in an oven preheated to 400 degrees for 15-17 minutes. Serve while warm. For more of a pizza taste, you can serve with some marina sauce for dipping.

Notes

Recipe adapted from a recipe found on the Family Kitchen

Nutrition

Serving: 1puff, Calories: 63kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 73mg, NET CARBS: 3g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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11 comments on “Bacon pizza puffs”

  1. Hmmm. I can see some really interesting possibilities with a recipe like this.  Just by changing up the ingredients. Like, ferinstance, bacon, feta, and a lil bit of spinach. Or, sun-dried tomatoes, choice of cheese & bacon. Or…you see what I mean? I wonder if you could glaze the muffins with a little sauce a few minutes before they are done? (Might mess up the rising process). I suppose you could swap out the bacon for bits of sausage or chicken, but that seems kinda sacrilegious. Or, here’s an idea, bacon, apple & cheese! (or pear, peach, plum). Seems a perfect way to integrate whatever you have in the fridge into a delicious treat. Do ya think this would work out ok with regular muffin tin size? Or must I grudgingly go purchase the mini-tins? I am not only saving this recipe, but the site, with an extra save to my bookmarks bar cause this is what I will be making this week. I will let you know!

    • Yes you can definitely change up the filling ingredients. Not sure about the sauce beforehand though as I haven’t tried that. You can probably make them as regular muffins, with increased baking time

  2. How would you store them afterwards if you had leftovers?

  3. Whenever I make these they never puff up like the ones in the picture, did I do something wrong?

    • Hmm, mine puff up. I would try adding more batter to each old. If there isn’t enough batter it might not be as puffy. Also consider cooking it a little bit longer. Otherwise if they are not fully cooked they could deflate also.

  4. That is something which sounds very innovative.I’ve never tried pizza puffs,but m very keen to try one.Nice pics.

    • They are quite yummy. They don’t exactly taste like pizza, but they have the taste of the pizza toppings and are easy to make.

  5. Can you use a pastry bag with a metal tip and inject marinara into them like you do with poufs? Or will the sauce soak through?

    • I haven’t tried that before but I think it may cause the dough to be too wet. So it may be best to just dip them in after.

  6. Wow! It looks so wonderful and I must say that it is very yummy also. It is very new recipe for me but then also I like to try it because it is truly delicious. You have also given very clear recipe also so that anyone can make it easily.

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