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English Muffin Pizza

What's better than pizza? Sometimes, not much. This English Muffin Pizza Recipe might just be your quickest way to one of the best meals around.

English muffin pizza

Part of what makes pizza so good is simplicity: there's sauce, cheese, dough, toppings—and not much else. Easy, right?

Yet there's a reason why the pizza delivery industry is so massive. As straightforward as it should be to make, it takes a big effort to actually make a handmade pizza come together.

What about a middle ground? What if you want to put some pizzas together yourself, but don't have a massive coal-fired oven or time to knead your own scratch-made dough?

This English Muffin Pizza Recipe might be your ticket. These mini pies give you all the joy of constructing your pie (truly lunchables vibes) and in a time that'll outdo any delivery joint around.

English muffin pizza recipe

So, why use an english muffin as the base for this recipe? Why not use a pre-made pizza crust, for example, or something else?

I find that english muffins hit that sweet spot for mini pizzas like this. They have a nice chew, but can still get crispy on top and balance well against the toppings.

Chances are high that you've made something similar to this. You won't find any surprises here, but sometimes it's nice to have someone type it out for you, right?

English muffin pizza ingredients

  • English Muffin
  • pizza sauce
  • reduced fat mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • mini pepperonis
  • Italian seasoning sprinkle
  • red pepper flakes

How to make English muffin pizzas

Of course, these come together in a snap:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cut English muffin in half and set on cooking tray.
  • Spritz each side of the English muffin with cooking spray.
  • Bake muffins for 3-4 minutes. Take out of the oven.
  • Spread the sauce evenly on each side. (About ⅛ cup on each side).
  • Split the cheese in half and sprinkle evenly on each side. (About 1 tbsp on each side).
  • Split the pepperonis in half and sprinkle evenly on each side. (About 1 tbsp on each side).
  • Sprinkle the muffins with Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Let cool and enjoy!

How to reheat English muffin pizzas in oven

If you end up baking these but not eating them—say, for meal prep, or (more unlikely) you just didn't feel like eating them right out of the oven—you can use the oven to reheat the pizzas! 350f for 5 minutes will do the trick.

How to make english muffin pizzas crispy?

A couple of simple strategies help me get these to a solid level of crispy:

  • Pre-bake the English muffin in the oven before adding the toppings (see instructions)
  • Finish off in the broiler
  • Don't overdo it on the sauce!

You could also try making these in an air fryer—I haven't yet experimented with this. The truth is, I like a balance of chewy and crispy, so I'm not trying to have the thing get too crunchy!

English muffin pizza cook time

For this English muffin pizza recipe, you'll give these 10 minutes in the oven. You're not waiting for anything to become safe to eat (it already is!), but you want to give these enough time to heat thoroughly and melt together into a delicious mini pie.

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5 from 7 votes

English muffin pizzas

What's better than pizza? Sometimes, not much. This English Muffin Pizza Recipe might just be your quickest way to one of the best meals around.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: english muffin pizza, mini pizzas, pizza
Servings: 1
Calories: 240kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • baking sheet
  • oven

Ingredients

  • 1 English Muffin I use Thomas’ Light Multi-Grain 100 calorie English Muffins
  • ¼ cup pizza sauce
  • 2 tbsp reduced fat mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 2 tbsp mini pepperonis
  • Italian seasoning sprinkle
  • red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cut English muffin in half and set on cooking tray.
  • Spritz each side of the English muffin with cooking spray.
  • Bake muffins for 3-4 minutes. Take out of the oven.
  • Spread the sauce evenly on each side. (About ⅛ cup on each side).
  • Split the cheese in half and sprinkle evenly on each side. (About 1 tbsp on each side).
  • Split the pepperonis in half and sprinkle evenly on each side. (About 1 tbsp on each side).
  • Sprinkle the muffins with Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Let cool and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 10g
Recipe Rating




Jordyn

Saturday 26th of March 2022

These are amazing for that pizza craving. I used an air fryer to make these & added some chopped up veggies! Supper yummy and fun for gatherings! Try this recipe!

Katy

Monday 31st of January 2022

I absolutely love English muffins and pizza so finding this recipe was a Godsend. I have followed Jordo for a while and really appreciate how she makes delicious food with simple steps to follow. My husband (who is typically very picky) also loved these so you know it’s a delicious recipe! I highly suggest following Jordo on Instagram. She is such a light of positivity!

Sara

Sunday 30th of January 2022

This reminds me of when I was little and I would get so excited when I would make these with my mom. Tastes like my childhood ❤️

Allie Z

Sunday 30th of January 2022

Such a good alternative when you don’t have pizza crusts. These are delicious!

Haley

Sunday 30th of January 2022

Warning: These are ADDICTING!! I forget I’m even eating the toppings on an English muffin. Definitely something I’ll be keeping in my rotation of lunches!