English Muffin Pizzas

If you’re looking for a luxurious, decadent and totally time consuming recipe… this absolutely isn’t it. Keep looking. If you’re up for a fun, quick and totally easy dish then look no further. Especially in the summer months, heating up the kitchen isn’t ideal and neither is slaving away for hours on a single meal. It may happen from time to time but I try to keep that to a minimum. I like quick and easy this time of year. Some are obviously far easier and quicker than others. This makes for a perfect lunch, snack or dinner and takes only 15 minutes max including prep time!

Do english muffin pizzas remind you of your childhood? They sure do for me. I don’t think we had them a lot but it’s a memory of mine. It is and was fun for us to create our own masterpieces. These can be kept super simple as a basic cheese variety or totally dressed up to the works with your absolute favorite toppings.

I’m not opposed at all to an occasional cheater meal. You could go to the effort of making your own english muffins and someday I hope to BUT this was not the day. Whenever that day happens, I’ll share my adventure with you but for now pick up some quick ready to use products and slap these suckers together.

English Muffin Pizzas

Ingredients:

  • English muffins
  • pizza sauce
  • shredded cheese
  • favorite toppings (pepperoni, bacon, veggies etc)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425.

My only absolute must with this recipe - do not under any circumstance cheat by using a knife to slice your English muffins open! Use a long fork, poke it through the side working your way around until you've pop that baby open. I find this method helps give a more rustic look to the final appearance as well as not disturbing those precious 'nooks and crannies' too much.

Start off with sauce on each divided muffin. Or don't... I don't but that's just me. I hate sauce. Unless it's barbeque sauce or maybe alfredo, but I've yet to use alfredo on a pizza. If using sauce, use a spoon to spread it around the muffin halve.

Sprinkle with a small portion of cheese. Don't go too crazy. You want it to melt but not bubble over and burn to your pan.

Top off with your desired pizza toppings. Use more than you think you may need. It will spread out as the cheese melts. A tip for pepperoni or large items: cut down into smaller pieces. Of course that's totally optional but I found it worked great to have a nice even distribution of toppings.

Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are getting crispy. Cool slightly before eating.

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