15 minute english muffin pizza recipe moms bistro

Cooking With Kids – Quick & Easy 15 Minute English Muffin Pizza Recipe

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

15 minute english muffin pizza recipe moms bistro

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
mozzarella cheese
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.

15 minute english muffin pizza recipe moms bistro

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.

15 minute english muffin pizza recipe moms bistro

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.”  

15 minute english muffin pizza recipe moms bistro

15 minute english muffin pizza recipe moms bistro

15 minute english muffin pizza recipe moms bistro


15 minute english muffin pizza recipe moms bistro

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.



15 minute english muffin pizza recipe moms bistro

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?  

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  1. Me again… Looking for the printable version of this recipe. I made your crockpot spaghetti sauce… AMAZING!!! It is now a staple in our house.

    • Hey Melissa,

      Send me an e-mail to lindsie@momsbistro.net with the recipes that you want and I will attach them all for you. I am slowly working on updating all of my recipes with the printable versions – it is taking a little longer than I thought, but the doc just gave me two weeks off, so I should get caught up!

      Linds =)

  2. Looking over the menu 🙂 Does english pizza full your husband?? or do you through something along with it. Cant wait to try your menu.. hesitant because some meals i dont think that it will fill my husband? any suggestion. thanks

    • Hey Jennifer!

      I totally get it. I am sure some nights that there is no filling my husband, no matter how hard I try. Usually, when funds are tight, I add things with more fiber to my menus, and that helps fill him up. We eat A LOT of beans around here. If your funds allow for it, add an extra package or two of each protein to your meals, and cook up just a little more with each meal to feed your hubby. But over all, I cook for 4 people, and there are only 3 of us, so my hubby usually eats the second serving. I always serve a vegetable on the side with my meals too.

      As for the english muffin pizzas, we usually have these with a salad (I’ll buy a mixed bag salad with all the fixin’s mixed it) and my hubby will usually eat 2 english muffins worth (so 4 little pizzas). If we don’t have the salad, my hubby will eat 3 english muffins.

      Hope that this helps!

      Lindsie =)

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