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Double Pepperoni Pizza Poppers

Double Pepperoni Pizza Poppers

These cheesy Double Pepperoni Pizza Poppers are full of zesty flavor and super simple to make! Be a hit with both adults and kids and serve these tasty game day appetizers!

These cheesy Double Pepperoni Pizza Poppers are full of zesty flavor and super simple to make! Be a hit with both adults and kids and serve these tasty game day appetizers!

Nothing makes Game Day better than simple amazing recipes, well that and a great game. Easy Double Pepperoni Pizza Poppers are the perfect choice!  Did I mention how easy these are to make? If you can pop open a roll of biscuits and use a knife, you can be serving these in minutes. If you like,  add your favorite toppings to make these your own! They are a tasty snack or lunch box addition, too!

At our house, we are HUGE fans of the Ohio State Buckeyes.  Every Saturday in the Fall, we are glued to the big screen, screaming and cheering with each play. (cursing and shouting…but you know what I mean). So by half-time, everyone is ready to chow down and eat their cares away. Pizza is always a good choice, but instead of just slices of pizza, I like to mix it up by serving these delicious Double Pepperoni Pizza Poppers. I call them double for a reason, and not only because of the cute little slice of pepperoni on top. A few batches back, I tried doubling the usual amount of pepperoni slices inside the popper and it was so darn good I make it this way every time now.

 

pizza poppers ready for oven in muffin tray

Double Pepperoni Pizza Poppers could not be simpler to make. Just mix ingredients in a bowl, fill muffin cups, sprinkle with cheese then dot with a slice of pepperoni. Bake and serve. How easy is that?

Double Pepperoni Pizza Poppers

After removing the poppers from the oven, cool them for a few minutes on a wire rack.  This handy rack doubles as a cooling rack and it’s also oven-safe. I use it for cooking bacon and roasting meat in the oven.

pizza popper dipped in sauce

Tips for making the best Double Pepperoni Pizza Poppers:

  • Shred the cheese yourself. Already shredded cheese contains stabilizers so it may not melt the same as cheese shredded from a block.
  • If adding vegetables to the mixture (green peppers, onions, mushrooms) be sure to cook them first to remove the natural moisture from the vegetable. If not, the biscuit dough may not rise properly.
  • For heat, add a pinch of ground cayenne pepper to the pizza sauce before adding it to the mixture.

 

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Double Pepperoni Pizza Poppers

Double Pepperoni Pizza Poppers

  • Author: Christine
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

These cheesy Double Pepperoni Pizza Poppers are full of zesty flavor and super simple to make! Be a hit with both adults and kids and serve these tasty game day appetizers!


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Ingredients

  • 4 (7.5 ounce) tubes refrigerated regular biscuits, separated and quartered
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella or Italian blend cheese, divided
  • 3/4 cup pepperoni slices, quartered (3.5 ounce). Reserve 12 slices for topping
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • Pizza Sauce for dipping (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine biscuit quarters, 1 cup of mozzarella, pepperoni, pizza sauce, parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning.
  3. Transfer to the muffin tin, filling each 3/4 of the way full to allow biscuits to expand.
  4. Sprinkle reserved 1/2 cup mozzarella over muffins and top each with a pepperoni slice.
  5. Bake for 15 – 18 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  6. Remove from the oven and cool slightly before serving.

Notes

Note – I usually have a little mix left over after filling the muffin cups 3/4 full – enough for a few more muffins.

Keywords: pizza, gameday, tailgate, snack, appetizer,pepperoni, mozzarella, Italian

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