Easy Mini Broccoli-Cheese Pies

The original recipe for these called for chicken, but I figured there's nothing better than the simple combination of broccoli and cheese. Am I right?

These would make the perfect appetizer or party food. They're just tiny bites of full flavor. Yum.

Easy Mini Broccoli-Cheese Pies
Adapted from Betty Crocker
Broccoli-Cheese Mixture
½ Tbsp. oil
2 cups broccoli florets
½ teaspoon salt
¼ tsp. onion powder
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 oz.)

Baking Mixture
½ cup Bisquick or Jiffy mix
½ cup milk
2 eggs

1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 12 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray.
2. Heat oil and cook broccoli about five minutes. Mix in salt, onion powder and pepper. Cool 5 minutes; stir in cheese.
3. In medium bowl, stir baking mixture ingredients with whisk or fork until blended. Spoon 1 scant tablespoon baking mixture into each muffin cup. Top with about 1/4 cup broccoli-cheese mixture. Spoon 1 tablespoon baking mixture onto broccoli-cheese mixture in each muffin cup.
4. Bake about 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and tops are golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. With thin knife, loosen sides of pies from pan; remove from pan and place top sides up on cooling rack. Cool 10 minutes longer, and serve.


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