English Muffin Pizza

Saturday, March 6, 2021
"English Muffin Pizza" is for busy hungry folks in a hurry. Have kids? On a budget?

If you answered yes to the above then continue reading over 10 versions and topping for the quickest pizza ever!

Well, guess what you have the quickest dinner ever!

When I was growing up, Mom called these poor mans pizzas, why?

Because it was inexpensive, our parents were on a strict budget, mom didn't work and us kids loved it.

Oh and by the way, the taste was fantastic, it's so easy to make and it didn't matter if you could cook or not!

The kids can even make these! You will be a hero for sure!

You can add their favorite toppings, they can be made in a air fryer or toaster oven!

You may also want to try our French Bread Pizza, it's always a big hit!

If you keep a few ingredients on hand they're the perfect after-school treat!

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Less Than 30 Minutes?

Here are a few suggestions to get ready for feeding your hungry family

Always have jarred sauce, English muffins, mozzarella cheese, and some of their favorite toppings in the refrigerator like pepperoni.

Of course for health-conscious adults or vegetarians, keep a supply of fresh spinach on hand and chopped tomatoes.

Really all you need is some easy-to-grab toppings in the pantry or refrigerator and this is a great way to get kids involved with learning how to cook in your kitchens.

These English muffins with toppings taste great!

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A Few Ingredients To Have on Hand

  1. jarred sauce
  2. shredded mozzarella cheese
  3. pepperoni
  4. olives
  5. chopped tomato
  6. spinach leaves or arugula
  7. ham and pineapple cubes
  8. for breakfast pizza, cooked sausage, cooked bacon, scrambled eggs, and shredded cheddar cheese

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  1. prepare these ahead of time and freeze on a cookie sheet then stack after frozen in freezer bags
  2. top them with just vegetables for vegetarian style
  3. for a quick breakfast try added scrambled egg frozen cooked breakfast sausage or cooked crumbled bacon and shredded cheddar for a breakfast pizza

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No English Muffins No Problem

If you have teenagers or a hungry husband, these can be made in less than 15 minutes with an Air Fryer!

Don't have English muffins? No problem, flour tortilla, sliced lengthwise French Bread, just about anything can be used, even bagels!

Toast, add the topping, air fry 400 for around 5 minutes, thank me later!

English muffin pizzas are the best, and you can do this with bagels also, except, the sauce always runs through the hole so put some foil under it!

English Muffin Pizza

English Muffin Pizza

Yield: 6
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 10 MinTotal time: 15 Min
Quick and easy English muffin pizza. The perfect kid and adult snack made in minutes!


  • You will need to prepare the English muffins first before toppings:
  • English muffins should be split in half and then broiled or toasted first until browned and crisp on top, watch closely not to burn.
  • When they are browned take them out and add your desired toppings and instructions below. 


  1. Topping suggestions:
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. Make these to your family and friends' tastes. Great for parties, picnics, pot lucks, and appetizers for game day or any event. Let your creative juices flow and imagination for toppings.
  5. Olives, anchovies, pepperoni, mushrooms, peppers shredded mozzarella
  6. Cooked steak, chopped peppers, mushroom slices, and shredded provolone
  7. Refried beans, cooked hamburger meat, salsa, and shredded cheddar
  8. Cooked chicken or leftover turkey, sliced mushrooms, drizzle olive oil, Marsala wine, and shredded Mozzarella
  9. Chopped tomatoes, tomato sauce mixed with oregano, parsley, fennel seeds, basil, minced garlic, mozzarella cheese
  10. Cooked fresh or frozen chopped spinach, Ricotta, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, shredded mozzarella
  11. Ricotta, prosciutto, minced garlic, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, and shredded mozzarella
  12. Sliced tomatoes, fresh basil, tomato sauce, and shredded mozzarella
  13. Chopped Peppers, onions, mushrooms, sausage, sauce shredded mozzarella
  14. Mushroom slices, minced garlic, olive oil, butter, Italian flavored bread crumbs, a drizzle of Marsala wine, and shredded mozzarella cheese
  15. Pepperoni, sauce, shredded mozzarella
  16. Sausage cooked, mushrooms, peppers, olives, shredded mozzarella, parmesan cheese
  17. Ham and crushed pineapple, shredded mozzarella, sharp cheddar cheese, or provolone
  18. Eggplant chopped thin, mozzarella, parmesan cheese, tomato sauce
  19. Artichoke hearts canned chopped fine, tomato sauce, mozzarella, parmesan
  20. Cooked chicken and buffalo sauce with blue cheese crumbles, blue cheese dressing, and cheddar
  21. Shredded cheddar cheese, taco flavored hamburger, refried beans, jalapeno peppers
  22. Corned beef, sauerkraut, thousand island dressing topped with swiss cheese
  23. Black beans, corn, tomatoes, black olives, shredded sharp white cheese
  24. Ground cooked hamburger, sauce, garlic powder, bacon bits, chopped peppers, onions, and mushrooms topped with shredded cheddar cheese
  25. Shrimps scallops both small ones sprinkle with melted butter, parsley, drizzled with white wine, and topped with shredded Gruyere cheese
  26. You can also make them as cold appetizers like these below:
  27. Avocado, cucumber, chopped tomatoes, chopped green bell pepper, drizzle with Italian dressing, and feta cheese would be a cold appetizer not to be heated.
  28. Spread with cream cheese add any fresh fruits or dried like figs, dates, raisins, coconut, cranberries, etc. add some chopped nuts of choice.



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Disclosure: This recipe was posted in 2013, edited, and re-published in 2021.