Do you remember your Mom making these for you as a kid? I do! Mom always had very kid-friendly recipes because Dad is really just a big kid. English Muffin Pizzas were a time when I could create my own masterpiece pizza, and Mom would cook it up. It was fantastic, I felt like I contributed to dinner, and of course I was eating pizza so what was there to complain about?
English Muffin Pizzas are a perfect week night meal because they are ready in no time at all, and they are portable, so they make the perfect grab and go meal and cost you much, much less than the take out window
The key to really good English Muffin Pizzas is to toast the English muffin before you add the sauce, cheese and other toppings or otherwise they will come out mushy and undercooked. This recipe doesn’t really have measurements for ingredients, it all really depends on how many pizzas you want to make and what you want to top it with. Last week I wrote about how to make pizza dough, and included a huge list of pizza toppings. Click here for a list of traditional and unique pizza toppings that would be perfect for your English Muffin Pizza.
English muffins, split down the center
tomato sauce or leftover spaghetti sauce
your favorite pizza toppings
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. If you don’t want to preheat your oven, and get the kitchen all hot, use your toaster oven, if you have one to make this meal. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and set aside
Split English muffins down the center and toast. Place toasted English muffins on prepared baking sheet.
Add 1-2 tbsp of tomato sauce or leftover spaghetti sauce to each English muffin half and spread around evenly with the back of a spoon.
Top sauce with mozzarella cheese and desired toppings. We like to use mini pepperonis for ours. They are the perfect size to spread around on an English muffin, and Anthony loves that they are “Anthony size.”
Can you guess who’s is who’s?
Bake for 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Let cool for a minute before eating.
English Muffin Pizzas make a great freezer meal for after school snacks or easy grab and go dinners. To make English Muffin Pizzas ahead, toast and top English muffins according to recipe directions. Instead of baking, freeze in a single layer on a sheet tray. Transfer to a labeled ziplock bag or tupperware container. To reheat, cook in a 450 degree oven for 10 minutes.
What are your favorite pizza toppings?