Italian Pepperoni Cheese Puffs

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by CoffeeB

This is an old original recipe from Better Homes and Gardens. They have a flavor like pizza but snack size!

Top Review by Nasseh

This recipe has potential but as it is we didn't really care for it. I think the cause was the shortening. The balls were too greasy & the middles were a little mushy even after cooking them for additional 5 minutes. I couldn't really taste the cheese & they left a weird aftertaste. Made for 123 Hits

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease 2 large baking sheets.
  3. Set aside.
  4. In a large saucepan, combine water and shortening.
  5. Bring to a boil.
  6. Add flour all at once stirring vigorously.
  7. Cook and stir until mixture forms a ball.
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. Cool for 10 minutes.
  10. Add eggs, one at a time beating well with a wooden spoon after each addition.
  11. Stir in pepperoni, cheese, parsley, garlic powder, and pepper.
  12. Drop by rounded teaspoons of dough 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets.
  13. Position the two baking sheets on separate oven racks.
  14. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until firm and golden brown, switching oven racks halfway thru baking.
  15. Transfer to a wire rack.
  16. Repeat, as needed, for remaining dough.
  17. Serve warm.
  18. If desired, serve with pizza sauce.

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