Mini Pizzas Served on Toasted English Muffins

This might not seem like much of a recipe but these little mini pizzas are easy to prepare and make for a most satisfying brunch or evening snack. When the craving hits, you just don't want to be bothered ordering pizza and instead just want an essentially homemade cheesy bite. If you want a truly homemade version, you might consider making your own English muffins from scratch ahead of time and have them on hand when you need a fix. If you want to spice things up, you may also consider my Spicy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce or perhaps my Gingered Tomato Sauce. Any extra sauce that you don't need for the mini pizzas will keep in a sealed jar in the fridge for a few days.

english muffin mini pizzas

The possibilities for these satisfying bites are endless. Consider using goat cheese instead of the cheddar, some sliced onion and perhaps some herbs.
Mini Pizzas Served on a Toasted English Muffin

4 - 6 english muffins, sliced in the middle
pasta sauce
shredded extra old cheddar cheese
freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
pitted Kalamata olives, sliced
Jalapeno peppers, seeded and sliced into rounds
red chili powder flakes

Toast the english muffins.

Cover each round with pasta sauce, top with cheddar cheese, Parmesan if using, olives, Jalapenos and red pepper flakes. Transfer to the oven rack and broil until the cheese is melted - about five minutes.

Note: Just in case you are over zealous with the toppings, you will want to ensure you have an oven liner or a strip of aluminum foil on the rack below the pizzas just in case the cheese spills over. Us cooks know what it is like to have a spill over in the oven and what a mess it can be to clean up.

This recipe can be increased or decreased as desired.

mini pizzas
Other quick savory treats to please your palate from Lisa's Vegetarian Kitchen:
Devilled Curried Eggs
Goat Cheese Olive Balls
Wine Inspired Popcorn
Lisa's Spicy Nachos

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Rita said...

|I ofen make these with leftover spaghetti sauce. but this is so much healthier.

Priya said...

Yum yum,super tempting pizza,feel like having some.

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

what a brilliantly simple idea.. they look damn cute. for next time im craving some pizza :)