These pizza puffs taste just like cheesy pizza and can easily be made in the air fryer with just three ingredients! Serve up with some pizza sauce and you have yourself a delicious appetizer, snack or meal!
Whenever I make a new recipe (particularly a savory one since Simon is not a big sweets guy), I always get him to be my test subject. He is a HUGE pizza lover so I knew I really had to bring my A game with these. I served him up some of these puffs with a side of pizza sauce and waited for the final verdict. He took his time to savor, chew, and swallow before he said anything (I’m sure to drive my non-patient self crazy!!) And then, finally said – “This is the best thing you have ever made.”
Honestly, Simon is one to tell me straight up if he doesn’t like something, so I whole heartily took his praise and processed to dance around the kitchen. Especially because I had already taken a bite myself and thought the same! Maybe not “the most favorite” thing I ever made (because let’s be real, that has to be one of the desserts) but FREAKING TASTY nonetheless.
We spent the remainder of the evening going back and forth deciding what these amazing pizza things should be called. Pizza rolls? Mini pizzas? Pizza pockets? Pizza bites? None of them really seemed to quite fit. And then I just said “they are kind of like little puffs” (whatever that means IDK) and it just stuck. Pizza puffs it was!
These pizza puffs are truly just like pizza but in a neat little puff. Doughy bread, melted cheese, pepperoni and all! I am all about sauces for anything I eat so I would highly recommend serving up with some pizza sauce to dip into on the side. I thought about adding the sauce into the puffs but it sounded a lot yummier (and less messier) to just keep it on the side!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THESE PIZZA PUFFS
- Only 3 ingredients required
- Each pizza puff packs 5g of protein and just 87 calories
- They are kid-friendly, husband-friendly, the pickiest-eater-ever-friendly 😂
- They are easy and FUN to make!
- They are versatile – I am thinking chicken or sausage next time!
- And lastly… they are just so. dang. good.
WHAT YOU NEED
- Crescent roll sheet – I used the classic sheet and cut into my triangles because I found I didn’t need as much dough that came with the pre-cut crescent roll dough. But if you want to use those for connivence sake, by all means!
- 2% Mozzarella cheese – you can use any cheese but I went the classic route!
- Turkey pepperoni
HOW TO MAKE
Step 1: Cut pepperoni into quarters
Step 2: Stretch dough out and cut into 12 triangles
Step 3: Add pepperoni and cheese to middle of dough
Step 4: Fold dough up around cheese and pepperoni so that they are secured
Step 5: Spray with cooking spray and throw in air fryer!
CAN I MAKE THESE IN THE OVEN?
Yes! If you do not have an air fryer, you can definitely make these in an oven! Just line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil and spray pizza puffs with cooking spray. Space them apart so they are not touching and bake on 375 F for 8- 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
HOW TO STORE
Simply throw in a ziplock bag or storage container and keep in the fridge. They will keep stay good for a week.
HOW TO REHEATA
Highly recommend reheating in the air fryer. It is superb to the other options in my opinion! But if you had to do it another way, oven would be the next best option!
- Air fryer: 400 F for 2-3 minutes
- Oven: 400 F for 6-7 minutes
- Microwave: 3 seconds
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