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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sausage Pizza Puffs

Pizza puffs are an amazing after school snack or party appetizer.  
Make a double batch and freeze as well!

I just spent an amazing two days in Chicago with a handful of other food bloggers with the Aldi Blogger Ambassador Program.  I met some amazing, talented women.  All of whom will be lifelong friends.  Stay tuned for TWO recap posts.  One detailing the trip and what we did and one giving you the inside scoop on how to shop effectively at Aldi {it will include a meal plan as well!}.

I can't wait to share what we did and what I learned.

And just to be truthful.  I'm already missing the huge hotel room all to myself, the wine, the laughs and the food.  Oh, the food....we ate SO much!

So that is all coming, but until then I have this great 'snack' or 'appetizer' to share with you. My kids ate them as a snack but I can definitely see them as a finger food at a party as well. They hold up great and can be eaten fresh and warm out of the oven or at room temperature.

I developed these in a frantic panic one afternoon when it had been about two weeks since we had been to the grocery store.  It honestly looked like our fridge had been robbed by the food police.  We had slim pickins....coffee, milk, some leftover ground sausage, cheese, apples and beer.

What the heck to do you make with that combination?

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing.

I was bound and determined to NOT load up the three kids and go grab a bite to eat.  I could do this. I could make something out of nothing.

What happened was brillent!  A fun, pizza-style, bite-sized treat.

And here's what's better.  They are freezeable!  You know me and my freezer have a tight bond.  Lay these babies in a single layer on a cookie sheet, stick them in the freezer, then throw them in a freezer sealable bag.

That way you can take a few out at a time, nuke and pop in your mouth!  We ate these with my homemade pizza sauce.  For dunking, of course.  But feel free to dip in whatever trips your fancy.

Sausage Pizza Puffs
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3/4 c. flour
1/4 c. seasoned bread crumbs
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
3/4 c. milk
3/4 t. baking powder
1 t. garlic powder
1 t. onion powder
1 T. Italian seasoning
1/2 lb. cooked and drained, ground sausage

1.  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease a 24-count mini muffin tin.
2.  In a bowl combine all ingredients to form a soft, thick batter.
3.  Using a spoon fill the muffin tin 3/4 full.
5.  Bake for 10-12 minutes until puffy and golden brown.
6.  Serve warm with pizza sauce.

*Feel free to swap in your favorite pizza toppings if you are not a sausage fan.  Chopped veggies, pepperoni, mushrooms, etc.

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  1. Kelli @ The Sustainable CoupleApril 26, 2015 at 3:21 PM

    These look really easy to make. Looking forward to your Aldi recaps! You know that's my fav store :)

  2. I bet you could totally sneak in a ton of veggies in there too, and the kids might not even notice! It was great meeting you Ally - and glad that you had a good time at the Aldi event - looking forward to see if you got any inside on where their beef comes from! Hugs!

  3. Steph@Been There Baked ThatApril 27, 2015 at 12:43 PM

    These look pretty darn good! And I'm so excited to hear all about your trip, sounds like a ton of fun!!

  4. mutiara clarissaMay 2, 2015 at 6:28 AM



  5. Can this work in a regular cupcake pan instead? Please let me know by e-mailing me at midnight0675@frontier.com