You will need to prepare the english muffins first before toppings:
English muffins should be split in half and then broiled until browned and crisp on top, watch closely not to burn.
When they are browned take them out and add your desired toppings. Brush each one with olive oil or butter then proceed with toppings below or your favorite combinations. Broil again with cheese on top, just until browned and bubbly.
Use sauce that is store bought or homemade and any of the ingredients suggestions and combinations below. Try to keep some of your favorite key ingredients on hand you like and a package of english muffins in the freezer for that quick throw together meal!
Make these to your family and friends tastes. Great for parties, picnics, pot lucks and appetizer for game day or any event. Let your creative juices flow and imagination for toppings.
Olives, anchovies, pepperoni, mushrooms, peppers shredded mozzarella
Cooked steak, chopped peppers, mushroom slices and shredded provolone
Refried beans, cooked hamburger meat, salsa and shredded cheddar
Cooked chicken or leftover turkey, sliced mushrooms, drizzle olive oil, Marsala wine and shredded Mozzarella
Chopped tomatoes, tomato sauce mixed with oregano, parsley, fennel seeds, basil, minced garlic, mozzarella cheese
Cooked fresh or frozen chopped spinach, Ricotta, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, shredded mozzarella
Ricotta, prosciutto, minced garlic, olive oil, Parmesan cheese and shredded mozzarella
Sliced tomatoes, fresh basil, tomato sauce and shredded mozzarella
Chopped Peppers, onions, mushrooms, sausage, sauce shredded mozzarella
Mushroom slices, minced garlic, olive oil, butter, Italian flavored bread crumbs, drizzle of Marsala wine and shredded mozzarella cheese
Pepperoni, sauce, shredded mozzarella
Sausage cooked, mushrooms, peppers, olives, shredded mozzarella, parmesan cheese
Ham and crushed pineapple, shredded sharp cheddar cheese or provolone
Eggplant chopped thin, mozzarella, parmesan cheese, tomato sauce
Artichoke hearts canned chopped fine, tomato sauce, mozzarella, parmesan
Cooked chicken and buffalo sauce with blue cheese crumbles, blue cheese dressing and sharp
shredded cheddar cheese
Corned beef, sauerkraut, thousand island dressing topped with swiss cheese
Black beans, corn, tomatoes, black olives, shredded sharp white cheese
Ground cooked hamburger, sauce, garlic powder, bacon bits, chopped peppers, onions and mushrooms topped with shredded cheddar cheddar cheese
Shrimps, scallops both small ones, sprinkle with melted butter, parsley, drizzled with white wine and topped with shredded Gruyere cheese
You can also make them as cold appetizers like these below:
Avocado, cucumber, chopped tomatoes, chopped green bell pepper, drizzle with Italian dressing and feta cheese this would be a cold appetizer not to be heated.
Spread with cream cheese add any fresh fruits or dried like figs,dates, raisins, coconut, cranberries etc. add some chopped nuts of choice.
Of course there's always Nutella and nothing else!
+claudia lamascolo Author