I remember Saturday nights as a kid; we made English Muffin Pizza and watched a Blockbuster movie. We had so much fun making our own pizza; we could customize our pizza with the ingredients we loved. My dad loves onions and peppers, and I still hate them. So it was nice to have pizza that I liked and was fun prepping them. It’s such an easy way to make pizza with the kids. I love preparing my homemade tomato sauce, but if you don’t have the time, pick up a jar of Ragu.
So don’t hesitate to try this recipe for English Muffin Pizza offering a delightful twist to the classic pizza experience. Begin by splitting English muffins and generously spreading them with the pizza sauce of your choosing—whether it’s tomato, pesto, or alfredo, the possibilities are endless. Top it off with a generous layer of cheese and your favorite pizza toppings to create a personalized and mouthwatering dinner.
This versatile dish is not only a kid friendly dinner its also perfect for various occasions. Whether you’re catering to picky eaters, preparing a quick and healthy meal for busy back-to-school nights, or simply seeking a low-maintenance yet presentable dinner option, English Muffin Pizza has you covered.
Perhaps you’re nostalgic for the catchy jingle from Pizza Bagels commercials and want to relive your childhood memories. These English Muffin Pizzas will also hit the spot in that regard.
And let’s not forget the universal joy that comes with pizza night—undeniably a recipe for happiness. In fact, it’s practically a mathematical law. If you’re planning a pizza night soon, consider trying out this Burrata Pizza for an extra special treat.
English Muffin Pizza
- 1 Baking Sheet
- 4 English muffins split
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 sausages cut into pieces
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C)
- Arrange the English muffin halves cut-side up on a baking sheet. Spread pizza sauce evenly on top of each one; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and top with ingredients of your choosing
- Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and browned on the edges, about 10 minutes.
Making sure not to have soggy English muffins
Ensuring your English Muffin Pizza maintains its delightful crispness, rather than succumbing to sogginess, is crucial. The secret lies in toasting the English muffins before applying the sauce or toppings.
You don’t have to toast the English muffins completly; a few minutes in the oven will suffice. This creates a lightly toasted surface barrier that allows some sauce absorption while maintaining the desired crispiness. This technique ensures that your final English Muffin Pizza is pleasantly crisp, avoiding the dry or cracker-like texture often associated with frozen pizza snacks. Homemade English Muffin Pizza not only tastes far superior but is also a healthier option.
The versatility of this English Muffin Pizza recipe extends to its make-ahead possibilities and reheating methods. Freeze your prepared English Muffin Pizzas by laying them topping side up on a parchment-lined baking sheet and freezing for at least 2 hours. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe container, separating layers with parchment paper.
To reheat from frozen, preheat your oven to 375 degrees F and bake your pre-made frozen Pizzas on a baking sheet topping side up for 13 to 15 minutes or until heated through. For refrigeration, store them topping side up in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Alternative Cooking Methods
Explore alternative cooking methods such as the toaster oven, ideal for smaller batches. toast for 2 to 3 minutes, add toppings, and bake for 13 to 15 minutes at 400 degrees F. Reheat in the toaster oven for 4 to 5 minutes until the cheese is melted.
While microwaving is not recommended for a full cook, it can be a quick option for reheating. Line a microwave-safe plate with a paper towel to absorb moisture, warm on moderate heat until the cheese is melted.
For a grilled variation, toast English muffin halves on low heat, then top with sauce, cheese, and toppings. Transfer to a foil-covered grill, cook for 3 to 4 minutes until the cheese melts, and serve promptly.
If you have an air fryer, set it to 400 degrees F, preheat, place the English muffin halves inside for 1 minute, add toppings, and air fry for an additional 4 minutes. To reheat, preheat the air fryer to 320 degrees F and air fry for 3 to 4 minutes until the cheese melts.