If you’re looking for an easy and delicious way to enjoy pizza without the hassle of making dough from scratch, these Chef Boyardee Pizza Puffs are the perfect solution. With just a few simple ingredients and an oven, you can have a mouth-watering pizza snack in no time.
I know what you’re thinking – “Chef Boyardee? Really?” – but trust me, their pizza kits make it incredibly easy to whip up a tasty treat that everyone will love. Plus, who doesn’t love a good throwback to childhood comfort foods?
So whether you’re looking for a quick dinner option, a fun snack for movie night, or just something to satisfy your pizza cravings, these Chef Boyardee Pizza Puffs are sure to hit the spot. So let’s get started!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Picture this: it’s Friday night, and you’re craving pizza. But making it from scratch seems like a chore, and ordering delivery takes too long. What if I told you that Chef Boyardee has a solution to your dilemma? Enter the Chef Boyardee Pizza Puffs Recipe.
This recipe is quick, easy, and oh so delicious. It only takes about 30 minutes to make from start to finish, and you only need a few simple ingredients, most of which are probably already in your pantry. And the best part? You don’t have to worry about making a crust from scratch or waiting on delivery – the crust mix is included in the Boyardee Pizza Maker kit.
The pizza puffs themselves are perfectly portioned little bites that pack a punch of flavor. With savory pizza sauce, melty mozzarella cheese, and crispy pepperoni nestled inside a golden brown crust, it’s no wonder these are one of Chef Boyardee’s most popular recipes – they’re addictive!
Plus, if you’re feeling creative, you can customize the toppings to suit your preferences. Feeling veggie-centric? Swap out the pepperoni for some fresh bell peppers or mushrooms. More of a meat lover? Try some ground beef or sausage instead.
So why will you love this recipe? Because it’s quick, easy, versatile – and most importantly, it tastes amazing. Whether you’re cooking for one or feeding a crowd, Chef Boyardee’s Pizza Puffs are sure to satisfy even the pickiest eaters (and their cravings!).
For this recipe, you will need:
- 1 Chef Boyardee pizza kit
- Pam Original stick cooking spray
- Mozzarella cheese
- Pizza sauce (traditional or Chef Boyardee pizza sauce)
- Pepperoni crust mix (included in the kit)
- Pizza kit pepperoni (included in the kit)
The Chef Boyardee Pizza Kit includes pizza crust mix and pizza sauce for your convenience. Additionally, it comes with pepperoni slices that you can add to the top of the pizza puffs. You will also need to have mozzarella cheese and water on hand.
In terms of tools, a bowl and a fork are required to mix the dough. You will also need a cookie sheet to bake the pizza puffs on. To prevent sticking, use Pam Original stick cooking spray before placing your puff pastry on the cookie sheet.
The Recipe How-To
Alright, folks. It’s time to get our hands dirty and start making these delicious Chef Boyardee Pizza Puffs. Let’s gather up all of our ingredients and get started.
Mixing the Dough
First things first, we need to mix the pizza crust dough. In a bowl, combine the pizza crust mix with 2/3 cup of warm water. Grab a fork and mix well until the dough is completely moistened.
Preparing the Pans
Next, we need to prepare our pans so that our pizza puffs don’t stick. Spray a 13 x 9 inch glass baking pan with Pam Original Stick Cooking Spray.
Spreading the Dough
Now it’s time to get our hands dirty. Using your hands, spread out the pizza crust dough evenly in the bottom of the prepared pan.
Adding the Toppings
Spread Chef Boyardee Pizza Sauce Traditional over the top of the pizza crust. Next, add any toppings you desire such as pepperoni, sausage or vegetables. I love adding mozzarella cheese on top for that extra cheesy goodness everyone loves.
Baking in The Oven
Pop that bad boy in the oven that has been preheated to 425 degrees Fahrenheit for about 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked thoroughly.
Finishing The Puffs
Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes before cutting into small squares so guests can enjoy bite-size fun!
And there we have it! We have successfully created delicious Chef Boyardee Pizza Puffs that are perfect for an afternoon snack or party appetizer. Now go ahead and wow your friends with your culinary skills.
Substitutions and Variations
As a culinary explorer, I know that sometimes it’s fun to switch things up in the kitchen. Here are some substitutions and variations you can try with the Chef Boyardee Pizza Puffs Recipe.
Firstly, if you don’t have access to the Chef Boyardee Pizza Kit, there are several substitutes that you can use. You can use any pizza dough of your choice and mix it with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni. Alternatively, puff pastry will make an excellent crust for this recipe.
If you are feeling adventurous and want to put your own spin on the dish, why not try experimenting with toppings?
For vegetarians, add veggies like mushrooms, bell peppers or olives. For meat lovers, substitute pepperoni for cooked and crumbled sausage, ground beef or bacon. If you’re a fan of deep-dish pizza (like me!), try using less dough or more fillings to create your very own Chicago style pizza puff.
Additionally, if you prefer a thinner crust then simply spread out the dough further on the cookie sheet. This will allow you to make individual-sized puffs!
Lastly, if you are looking for a fun twist on this recipe but still want a pizza-like dish, try adding your desired toppings (pepperoni or vegetables) over canned biscuits! With fluffy and buttery layers surrounding the crispy edges of Chef Boyardee pizza sauce and cheese – this variation is surely one to be enjoyed by everyone.
Whatever variation or substitution you choose to do, just remember that cooking should be fun! Being adventurous in the kitchen is all about trial-and-error — so get creative with it and make it your very own culinary masterpiece.
Serving and Pairing
One of the best things about Chef Boyardee Pizza Puffs is how versatile they are when it comes to serving and pairing. These little bites of pizza goodness are perfect for a quick lunch, easy dinner or an impressive party appetizer. Pair them with a fresh, crisp salad for a satisfying meal, or serve them alongside other finger foods like chicken wings or nachos for a party that’s sure to please.
If you’re serving Chef Boyardee Pizza Puffs as a main dish, I recommend pairing them with a side salad to balance out the flavors. A simple Caesar salad or garden salad with your favorite vegetables will do the trick. Alternatively, you could serve them with some steamed vegetables like broccoli or green beans for added nutrition.
For those times when you just need a quick snack, Chef Boyardee Pizza Puffs are excellent on their own. You can also get creative with your toppings and try different combinations to keep things interesting. Some of my favorites include diced onion, chopped bell pepper, or even sliced black olives.
When it comes to pairing Chef Boyardee Pizza Puffs with drinks, the options are endless. An ice-cold beer always goes well with pizza, while a glass of red wine can enhance the flavors of the tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. Kids will love these puffs served with their favorite juice or soda.
Whether you’re making these puffs as a quick snack or as part of a larger spread, they are sure to be a hit. With their crispy crust, juicy filling and classic pizza flavor, Chef Boyardee Pizza Puffs are perfect for any occasion. So go ahead and experiment with different toppings and cheesy goodness – making fun chef Boyardee pizzas has never been easier!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
One of the greatest things about these Chef Boyardee Pizza Puffs is that they make great leftovers! If you can’t manage to finish the entire batch in one go, you can easily store them for later.
To make these puffs ahead of time, simply prepare them according to the recipe but do not bake them. Instead, place the pizza puffs onto a cookie sheet and place in the freezer for about 45 minutes. Once frozen, transfer them to a resealable plastic bag and label it with the date and contents. These pizza puffs can be stored in your freezer for up to two months.
When reheating your frozen Chef Boyardee Pizza Puffs, there are two options available to you. You can either thaw them first or cook them straight from the freezer.
To thaw them out before reheating, simply take them out of the freezer and let them sit on the counter for 30 minutes before placing them into a preheated oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 5-10 minutes.
If you’re looking to cook from frozen, preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and place your pizza puffs onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until heated through.
Trust me when I say that these pizza puffs are just as delicious reheated! They make an excellent after-school snack or a quick and easy lunch option when time is tight.
Tips for Perfect Results
Now that you have all the ingredients and steps for making the Chef Boyardee Pizza Puffs, let me give you some tips to make sure your results come out perfect.
Firstly, use Pam Original Stick Cooking Spray to grease the baking pan before spreading the dough. This will prevent the dough from sticking to the pan, and also save you from scrubbing off stubborn residue later.
Secondly, be sure to mix the crust mix and pizza sauce well. You don’t want any dry spots in your crust or clumps of pizza sauce on top. Using a fork to break up any lumps in the crust mix and whisk in together with warm water until dough consistency is reached.
Thirdly, spread the dough evenly using your hands instead of a rolling pin. This helps ensure that the dough isn’t too thin in areas (which could cause it to burn) or too thick (which could make it tough to eat).
Fourthly, consider using a 12-inch deep dish instead of a regular 13×9 inch glass baking pan. The deeper dish will allow more room for toppings, creating a more delectable and satisfying pizza puff.
Lastly, for an extra touch, sprinkle some Italian seasoning or crushed red pepper flakes on top before baking. This will add an extra burst of flavor that elevates this already delicious recipe.
By following these tips, you’ll end up with perfectly golden-brown pizza puffs that are crispy on the outside while soft and cheesy on the inside – making each bite incredibly satisfying!
So go ahead and start making those Chef Boyardee Pizza Puffs – impress your family and friends with this fun and easy recipe!
As a culinary explorer, I’ve encountered some frequently asked questions about this recipe from curious food enthusiasts. In this section, I’ll endeavor to answer them satisfactorily and provide helpful tips to make your pizza puffs turn out perfectly. So, let’s dive right in!
How to make a Chef Boyardee pizza kit?
Let’s get started on making a delicious pastry dish! The oven should be preheated to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the content of both sachets together. Add in 1-1/3 cups of warm water using a fork. If you only need one crust, use one sachet and 2/3 cups of water. Mix the dough well until it’s completely moist and forms into a loose ball. To give the dough a nice coating, drizzle it with 1 tbsp of vegetable oil and make sure it’s completely covered.
What kind of cheese is in Chef Boyardee pizza kit?
As a cheese enthusiast, I have just the grated cheese topping for you! This irresistible blend boasts a combination of Parmesan and Romano cheeses, both made from cow’s milk that has been cultured using pasteurized part-skim milk, salt, and enzymes. To ensure that the cheese remains in an ideal consistency, rice flour, palm oil, and salt are added to the mixture. Additional powdered cellulose is included to prevent any caking, and potassium sorbate is added to preserve the cheese. With every sprinkle, this grated cheese topping will surely elevate your dish to the next level.
How to use Chef Boyardee pizza sauce?
When making a delicious pizza, it’s important to start with a good foundation. Begin by spreading pizza dough, approximately 1/4-inch thick, onto a pizza pan or cookie sheet that has been sprayed with PAM Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Then, spread a generous amount of Chef Boyardee Pizza Sauce with Cheese over the dough. Next, personalize your pizza by adding desired toppings such as pepperoni, mushrooms, or bell peppers. Place your pizza into the oven and bake for 16 to 20 minutes, keeping an eye on it until the crust turns a perfect golden brown and the sauce is gently bubbling.
Who makes Chef Boyardee pizza sauce?
We apologize that the flavor of the sauce in the Chef Boyardee Pizza Sauce with Cheese did not meet your expectations.
In conclusion, the Chef Boyardee Pizza Puffs Recipe is a delicious and easy recipe to enjoy with your family and friends. With the convenience of the Chef Boyardee pizza kit, you can create a homemade pizza in no time that will impress even the pickiest eaters. Plus, with the option to add extra toppings and experiment with different crusts, you can make this recipe your own.
So why not give this recipe a try? It’s perfect for a quick dinner or a fun party snack, and it’s sure to be a hit with anyone who loves pizza. Don’t hesitate to make substitutions or variations based on your personal preferences – there are endless possibilities when it comes to pizza-making!
Overall, the Chef Boyardee Pizza Puffs Recipe is a tasty and convenient way to satisfy your cravings for a homemade pizza without all of the hassle. Whether you’re making it for yourself or sharing with others, this recipe is sure to become a go-to in your kitchen. So preheat that oven and get ready for some delicious pizza-making fun with Chef Boyardee!
Chef Boyardee Pizza Puffs Recipe
- 1 (31 7/8 ounce) box cheese pizza mix
- 1 1/3 cups very warm water
- oil (for frying)
- Pour crust mix and cheese packet into a bowl and stir to combine. You may add up to 1/2 cup parmesan or romano cheese, if desired.
- Stir in water as directed in step 1 on box. Set aside.
- Heat oil to 375 degrees.
- While oil is heating, roll crust mix onto large greased cookie sheet and cut into 1x2 inch rectangles with pizza cutter. Makes about 80.
- Fry dough pieces, a few at a time in oil, turning when browned.
- Drain on paper towels and serve with heated pizza sauce.
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