When I was growing up pizza on Fridays was a pretty common thing. Sometimes we ‘d even run into our neighbors when we were picking up our takeout order.
I still order pizza the way I did then.
Large plain pie.
That’s what I grew up saying it and never had anyone ask me to clarify what I was ordering before I moved to the West Coast.
If anyone hears me say large plain pie, they ask me if I’m sure I don’t want cheese on it. What?
Don’t get me started on my response.
I have to think…. then say “cheese pizza” or who knows what they would end up giving me.
These pizza cupcakes have a great taste and are truthfully better than ninety-eight percent of the pizza in my area. Please don’t laugh, it is really sad. That is most likely why I make pizza so often. Now that I’m used to not having delicious pizza anytime I feel like it. I’ve gone a bit crazy and make all types of pizza even dessert pizza, there are quite a few varieties of pizza I’ve made listed in that post if you are crazy too and want to try one.
These Pizza Cupcakes were consumed in record time, and therefore will be made again and again.
(adapted from Rachael Ray)
3/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/8 teaspoon granulated garlic
pinch of salt
pinch of crushed red pepper
3/4 cup skim milk
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
Sauce for dipping I love Barilla Sauces, I used Tomato Basil.
Whisk flour, baking powder, oregano, garlic, salt and red pepper. Add in milk and egg, mix thoroughly. Stir in cheeses.
Spray cupcake pan with non stick spray and place 3 tablespoons mix into each cup.
Baek at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
Heat sauce for dipping and enjoy!
You can add pepperoni cut it smaller so it blends well.
Makes 12 pizza cupcakes
*Barilla sauces are now thicker and I really love that. In full disclosure Barilla sent me some sauces to try, the opinions are my own, I can’t help loving their pasta and sauces. I’ve been hooked on them for over 15 years now. If I don’t make my own sauce, I’m using Barilla. Barilla didn’t ask me to tell you any of this I just tend to ramble on and on about things I love.