Italian Pepperoni Cheese Puffs

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

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

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.


Most Helpful

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

Nasseh July 03, 2008

These are very good appetizers. I served them with pizza sauce and my boys gobbled them up. Very easy to do. Thanks!

mary winecoff February 23, 2008

Just made these for an easy lunch. Using a one tablespoon cookie scoop I was able to get 47 puffs out of one batch and baked at 450° for exactly 15 minutes they were cooked through. The puffs are quite good and I will be making these great little snacks again. Thank you, Susan,for sharing this with us. Made for Cupid's Choice Beverage Tag.

Julie B's Hive February 07, 2008

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