Spicy Pizza Popovers

Perfect with Big Red One - Great game day appetizer that combines all the joys of pizza in small doughy bites.


  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 cup whole milk, plus 1 tablespoon
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 Teaspoons Big Red One
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, divided
  • 1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese, finely grated, plus 1½ tablespoons
  • ½ cup pepperoni, chopped, divided
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, thinly sliced, for garnish
  • 1 cup marinara sauce, warm


  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. In a blender, combine the eggs, egg whites, milk, and tomato paste. Blend until smooth. Add the oregano, garlic powder, salt, 2 tablespoons of melted butter, and flour and blend on high speed for 2-3 minutes, until completely smooth. Transfer the batter to a liquid measuring cup with a pour spout and let rest at room temperature for 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, place a muffin tin in the oven to preheat.
  4. After resting, fold ¼ cup (30 g) Parmesan and ¼ cup (35 g) chopped pepperoni into the popover batter.
  5. Remove the popover pan from the oven and brush ¼ teaspoon melted butter in each cup, then fill ¾ of the way full with batter. Sprinkle with the remaining pepperoni and remaining 1½ tablespoons Parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake the popovers for 25-30 minutes, or until they appear puffed and dry (do not open the oven door to check).
  7. Garnish the popovers with basil and serve immediately with warm marinara sauce mixed with Big Red One alongside.
  8. Enjoy!


  • These can be finicky when it comes to cooking time; monitor them accordingly but don't open the oven door until they are done!