English Muffin Pizza reminds me of my childhood taste. Soft, fluffy, delicious, with amazing colorful toppings. These mini pizzas are just perfect for a cozy evening dinner.
I adore making pizza at home. At home, I try to add a lot of cheese that I am just crazy and a lot of other qualitative ingredients. Margherita, diablo, or alfredo can be some of the choices I really enjoy making now with my kids. Kids find fun of them, but I love watching them helping me.
For the best tasting English muffin pizza, you can either buy the muffins or make them at home just like I love to do. Nothing beats a homemade dish made with love and patience. The house is filled with a nice-smelling aroma that attempts you to instantly try them.
English muffin pizza is easy to make, healthy to eat, and fun to customize. Some easy snacks that are adored by kids and adults.
Is it pizza night?
Yes, every time I make mini pizzas I call it a pizza night. My family adores such gatherings and such delicious dinners. This kid-friendly recipe can be enjoyed at any time of the day, even for breakfast. They are soft, tasty, and take some 20 minutes to bake. Buying English muffins will easier your job, however, making them at home, this dish touches another level – one of the finest and sophistication. I am always proud of making bakeries as they taste heavenly. I like to play with dough and to experience with different recipes. Try my version and get convinced.
How to make English Muffin?
English Muffins are just delicious! Surely you can buy them semi-prepared and then just bake. With no doubt they are good, I do not deny, but they never conquer with homemade ones. English muffins are surprisingly quick and easy to prepare, but as with any leavened dough, you will need some patience until it is resting(rising). These tasty muffins are fluffy and light on the inside, with a slightly crispy crust outside. Specifically, cornmeal makes it possible for the muffins to have that beautiful irresistible crust.
First, activate the yeast. In a small saucepan with warm milk, mix in 1 tbsp of sugar and 1 pack (o,25 oz) active dry yeast. Stir ingredients until sugar is dissolved, then leave it to rest for about 5-10 minutes.
Crack one egg in yeast mixture and pour ¼ cup melted butter. Mix well.
Combine dry ingredients: 4 cups of all-purpose flour, ½ tsp baking soda, and 1 tsp sea salt. Now combine the liquid mixture with dry ingredients. Knead the dough. Use either your stand mixer or knead it with your hands. Transfer the muffin dough in greased with oil bowl and leave it to rise for 2 hours.
Once the time is out and the dough doubles in size roll the dough to about 1/2 inch thick. Make the shapes with a glass or biscuit cutter. Lay a baking tray with a slice of parchment paper. Sprinkle it generously with cornmeal. Arrange rounds on the tray and top again with cornmeal, cover with a towel, and set aside for one hour to rise. Preheat oven at 375 °F. Heat a frying pan over low heat. Gently lift each circle with a spatula, and fry them on each side for about 1-2 minutes. You should get golden-brown color muffins. Transfer muffins back on the tray and send them to the oven for about 10 minutes.
I assure you that you don’t have much to do with this easy recipe of English muffins, the hardest part is waiting.
Ingredients for English Muffin Pizza?
This kid-friendly English muffin pizza needs a handful of ingredients. Besides having a lot of fun with your kids you will get an absolutely delicious appetizer perfect for a big gathering. Catch the list below:
English muffins – 10
Taco sauce – 1 cup
Mozzarella cheese – 1 1/2 cup grated
Chorizo sausage – 16 slices
Mushroom – ½ cup sliced
Olives – 6 finely sliced green olives
Basil for decor.
If you like the pizza heartier feel free to add more topping.
How to make English Muffin Pizza?
This English muffin pizza is easy and quick to make especially if you have some English muffins stored (froze or prepared recently). Tomato sauce, cheese, and favorite topping are all you need for the best snack. Once you have muffins ready, slice them in halves, ornament with craved adds to get the most delicious pizza in miniature.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Slice muffins in halves. Prepare ingredients for topping. Grate some mozzarella cheese. Slice mushrooms, green olives, and Chorizo sausage. Grease halves with some homemade taco sauce. Sprinkle generously with grated mozzarella. 1/3 of muffins top with sliced mushrooms and olives. The other ⅓ of muffins top with Chorizo sausages and the rest of the muffins decorate with fresh basil. If you are making pizzas with your kids or with your friends’ gathering, then imply them also. So they can customize their own mini pizza.
Send English muffin pizza to the oven for 8 – 10 minutes. You will know that they are ready when the edges become crispy and cheese nicely melts over them. Once mini pizzas are ready let them cool a little before serving. Sprinkle with fresh herbs if desired.
Now you can serve delicious and satisfying appetizer!
How to store English Muffin Pizza?
I doubt that you will have some leftovers of these lovely English muffin pizzas. But in case still something left, then transfer them to an airtight container and store refrigerated for up to 2 days. Before serving reheat in a microwave.
I wish you a delicious day and a good appetite!
English Muffin Pizza
- baking tray
- 10 English muffins
- 1 cup taco sauce
- 1 1/2 cup grated mozzarella
- 16 slices Chorizo sausage
- 1/2 cup mushrooms sliced
- 6 green olives sliced
- basil for decor
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Slice muffins in halves. Prepare ingredients for topping. Grate some mozzarella cheese. Slice mushrooms, green olives, and Chorizo sausage. Grease halves with some homemade taco sauce. Sprinkle generously with grated mozzarella. 1/3 of muffins top with sliced mushrooms and olives. The other ⅓ of muffins top with Chorizo sausages.
- Send English muffin pizza to the oven for 8 - 10 minutes. Once mini pizzas are ready let them cool a little before serving. Sprinkle with fresh herbs if desired.