One of my favorite snacks or lunches when I was a kid are these English Muffin Pizzas. What I loved so much about them was that I could prepare them myself with some adult supervision. My kids love getting in the kitchen and helping out and so an easy recipe like this is perfect for them as well. Plus, who doesn't love pizza?
Why you need to try this English muffin pizzas recipe
- Easy enough for kids to make with minimal supervision
- Quick enough for an afterschool snack
- The crisp English muffin is perfectly topped with zesty sauce and gooey cheese.
For each English Muffin pizza:
- English Muffin
- Pizza sauce
- Shredded mozzarella cheese
- Pepperoni slices
How to make pizza English muffins
Preheat an oven or toaster oven to 400 degrees.
You can cut the English Muffin in half or let your child do it with a butter knife. Most English Muffins are pre-split, so they are pretty easy to cut in half.
Spoon sauce onto each half of the English Muffin, making sure to cover most of the inside.
Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on each half of the English Muffin.
If your child likes pepperoni, they can add some now. If not, skip this step. 3 slices of pepperoni work perfectly on each half.
Pop these in a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes or until the cheesy is nice and bubbly.
You can top these with some freshly grated Parmesan and some garlic powder and oregano. They are also delish as is. If your kids are more adventurous than mine, feel free to have them add their favorite veggies. It's hard to go wrong with a pizza on English muffin.
Kid Made English Muffin Pizzas
- 6 English Muffins
- 1 ½ cups tomato sauce
- 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella
- 36 pieces pepperoni
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. To make an English Muffin pizza, start out by cutting a bagel in half.
- Spoon on some tomato sauce. We use ¼ cup of sauce per one English Muffin (two halves).
- Sprinkle on shredded mozzarella cheese.
- Add 3 slices of pepperoni per English Muffin half.
- In a 375 degree toaster over, bake the English Muffin Pizzas for 10 minutes, or until the cheese gets gooey and the pepperoni starts to get crisp.
- Remove, let cool and enjoy.
This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutritional information may vary depending on numerous factors.
Frequently asked questions
The key to not getting soggy English muffin pizza is to make sure you don't add too much sauce. My recipe uses ⅛ cup of sauce on each half of muffin which works to create a perfectly cooked and crispy pizza.
You can, but you will not get the crispness that you will in the oven. To make microwave English muffin pizzas, follow the recipe above and place in the microwave for 40-45 seconds.
Sure, you can cook this in an air fryer instead of a traditional oven. Simply set the air fryer to 400 degrees and bake the pizzas for 5-6 minutes until done.
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