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Here’s How To Make English Muffin Pizzas Your Kids Will Love

English muffin pizzas are the ultimate kid food; a mini version of their favorite dish! Check out how to make English muffin pizzas so they don’t get soggy below.

English muffin pizza for kids on a baking sheet.

My kiddos love English muffin pizzas! They ask for them several times a month.

And I have no problem adding them to my weekly meal plan because they are so easy and cheap to make. The best part is, they are fully customizable; everyone gets the kind of pizza they want!

The trick to making English muffin pizzas your kids will love is to let them help! Ask them for topping suggestions and pull out a stool so they can assemble their own pizzas. They’ll enjoy them that much more knowing they made it themselves.

The topping ideas are endless. Check out a few of my suggestions below for some themed English muffin pizzas.

How To Make English Muffin Pizzas Your Kids Will Love – Step by Step

DIVIDE each muffin (original, multigrain or whole wheat) by breaking them in half with a butter knife. Arrange evenly in a toaster oven and TOAST on low until lightly browned.

PREPARE your desired sauce (canned pasta sauce, marinara, barbeque, alfredo, salsa, etc.), cook any meat, and chop the veggies or fruit you plan to use on the pizzas.

Once the English muffins are toasted, ADD a small amount of sauce and spread it around with a spoon. A little goes a long way if you don’t want it to be soggy!

TOP with cheese (parmesan, Colby jack, a Mexican blend, or even feta if you want a greek-style pizza), meat, and veggies and arrange on a greased baking sheet.

BAKE at 400º for 10 minutes until cheese is melted and the English muffin edges are crispy.

How to make english muffin pizzas.

English Muffin Pizza Topping Ideas

I promised some english muffin pizza topping ideas and I’m here to deliver. Here are a few of our favorite combinations and some I’d like to try in the near future.

The Classic

  • Marinara sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Mini pepperoni

BBQ Chicken

  • Barbeque Sauce
  • Colby jack cheese
  • Shredded chicken
  • Red onions

Hawaiian

  • Marinara sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Pineapple
  • Diced ham

Chicken Alfredo

  • Alfredo sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Shredded chicken
  • Crumbled bacon
  • Green onions

Meat Lover’s

  • Marinara sauce
  • Colby jack cheese
  • Pepperoni, crumbled sausage, crumbled bacon

Margherita

  • Marinara sauce
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh mozzarella
  • Basil leaves

Greek

  • Olive oil
  • Mozzarella
  • Feta
  • Cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, red onion
English muffin pizza on a dinner plate.

FAQ’s

Who invented English muffin pizza?

Samuel Bath Thomas can be credited for creating the English muffin back in the 1800s. These muffins were originally called a “toaster crumpet” and became known as English muffins in 1894.

We don’t know who first had the idea to turn these muffins into pizzas, but I’m sure glad they did!

How do you make English muffin pizzas not soggy?

While I was researching to write this post, I found several questions asking how to keep an English muffin pizza from not turning soggy.

It’s a valid question because our pizzas often turn soggy after a few minutes out of the oven.

And I hate to say it, but I’ve never tried to figure out how to reverse the sogginess even after all of the times I’ve made these mini pizzas on English muffins.

So here’s the trick: You have to toast the English muffin before you put on the sauce and toppings!

You can easily pop the muffins in the toaster while you prep all of the toppings and they’ll be nice and crispy when you’re ready to assemble.

A big thanks to Morgan Manages Mommyhood for the genius tip!

How do you toast English muffins?

I prefer to use a toaster oven for these muffins. This is the easiest method if you’re making a lot of pizzas.

You can also toast your muffins in a regular toaster or in the stove. If using a conventional oven just be sure to adjust the rack to the top position so the muffins toast quickly.

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English muffin pizza on a dinner plate.

English Muffin Pizzas

Yield: 12 pizzas
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

English muffin pizzas are the ultimate kid food; a mini version of their favorite dish! The topping ideas are endless so you can choose something everyone likes.

Ingredients

  • 6 english muffins
  • 1 cup sauce (marinara, alfredo, barbeque, etc.)
  • 1 cup cheese (mozzarella, colby jack, cheddar, etc.)
  • Desired toppings

Instructions

    1. Break each english muffin in half using a butter knife. Arrange evenly in a toaster oven and toast on low until lightly browned.
    2. Prepare your desired sauce, cook any meat, and chop the veggies you plan to use on the pizzas.
    3. Once the english muffins are toasted, add a small amount of sauce and spread it around with a spoon. Top with cheese, meat, and veggies and arrange on a greased baking sheet.
    4. Bake at 400º for 10 minutes until cheese is melted and the english muffin edges are crispy.

Notes

Topping ideas: mozzarella cheese, mini pepperoni, barbeque sauce, colby jack cheese, shredded chicken, red onions, pineapple, diced ham, crumbled bacon, green onions, crumbled sausage, olive oil, fresh mozzarella, basil leaves, feta, cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, red onion

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 119Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 295mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g

Calories before toppings.

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