Easy Mini Pepperoni Pizzas

Everyone loves pizza.

Especially when you get your own mini pizza and don’t have to share.

Easy Mini Pepperoni Pizzas - Ready in 10 minutes, mindlessly easy, and mini food just tastes better!! Great as an appetizer, after-school or late-night snack, or as perfect tailgating party food!!

These little pizzas are perfect for tailgating, as after-school snacks, or as mindlessly fast and easy party appetizers.

They’re also customize-able and if you want to doctor them up with sausage, Canadian bacon, bell peppers, olives, pineapple, or whatever you love on your pizza go right ahead.

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Cheese lovers like me can go heavy-handed on the cheese, of course.

Easy Mini Pepperoni Pizzas - Ready in 10 minutes, mindlessly easy, and mini food just tastes better!! Great as an appetizer, after-school or late-night snack, or as perfect tailgating party food!!

For the crust I used Thomas’ Light Multi-Grain English Muffins. With only 100 calories and 8 grams of fiber, they’re a great choice to keep things lighter. They’re a bit thinner than regular English muffins which helps the crust crisp-up better in the oven.

Cheese lovers like me can go heavy-handed on the cheese, of course.

The recipe serves two, but you can easily scale it up or down based on your needs.

Easy Mini Pepperoni Pizzas - Ready in 10 minutes, mindlessly easy, and mini food just tastes better!! Great as an appetizer, after-school or late-night snack, or as perfect tailgating party food!!

Easy Mini Pepperoni Pizzas

Everyone loves pizza especially when you get your own mini pizza and don’t have to share. These little pizzas are perfect for tailgating, as after-school snacks, or as mindlessly fast and easy party appetizers. They’re customize-able and you can doctor them up with sausage, Canadian bacon, bell peppers, olives, pineapple, extra cheese, or whatever you love on your pizza. The recipe serves two, but you can easily scale it up or down based on your needs.

Ingredients:

  • Thomas’ Light Multi-Grain English Muffins, halved
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce, divided
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided (monterey jack may be substituted)
  • 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese, divided
  • about 40 mini pepperoni, divided (approximately 10 per half)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, minced for garnishing, optional

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F, line a baking sheet with a Silpat or spray with cooking spray. Place the 4 muffin halves on baking sheet.
  2. Evenly top with pizza sauce, about 2 tablespoons per half.
  3. Evenly top with mozzarella cheese, about 1/4 cup per half loosely mounded.
  4. Evenly top with parmesan cheese, about 1 tablespoon per half.
  5. Evenly top with pepperoni, about 10 per half.
  6. Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Baking time will vary based on type of cheese used, climate and oven variances. They cook quickly so keep an eye on them. Optionally garnish with basil and serve immediately. Pizza is best warm and fresh.
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24 comments on “Easy Mini Pepperoni Pizzas”

  1. I love English muffin and bagel pizzas they remind me of being a kid. They were one of the first things I got to make unsupervised. I love those tiny pepperonis..small food is the best. Have a great labor day.

  2. These look fun, easy (and cute too)! Now you’ve given me a couple of great appetizer options for the fall party….deciding which to make is the difficult part.

  3. The mini pizzas look very tasty… :) Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  4. I am always up for ANYTHING pizza. And anything mini and adorable just tastes better! These would be perfect to munch in while I pretend to be interested in watching football with my husband ;) Pinned!

  5. I need to keep some English muffins in the freezer–we’ve had a lot of kids over for lunch lately and I struggle for ideas to put something fun and quick on the table for them. This would be perfect. Thanks for the idea.

  6. Putting pizza on an english muffin is such a great idea!

    – Alex

  7. These look so fun and yummy! My little man would love making these for lunches during the week!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  8. This recipe takes me BACK!  My mom used to make me english muffin pizzas.  I had a hard time saying english muffin, and it would sound a little more like english mushman.  So tasty!!

  9. These look divine and absolutely perfect for a snack! Can’t wait to try them :-)
    Emma x

  10. These are Jordan’s favorite dinner!! Love the mini pepperoni, she’d love those.

  11. I have been following you since your NOW website postings, back in in the love yoga days. Seems like all your recipes now are generic, miss the old Averie, that’s all. I have been making English muffin pizzas since I was 12; I am 35 now. I miss the creativeness I would look forward to in my inbox. I am happy for all your success, you are an amazing writer and photographer.

    • Thanks for your support over the years and your compliments. I’ve been blogging nearly 7 years and today’s blog certainly isn’t the blog I had when I first started. We all have to find and determine what is sustainable for the longterm and what we’re comfortable sharing, doing, and for that also involves putting it on the internet.

      I do my absolute best to make my recipes creative and innovative, or at least put a fresh spin on a classic. Not every recipe will be earth shattering and ‘totally amazing’ but sometimes people do need just honest to goodness easy, tried-and-true recipes, that fill a need.

  12. Genius to use English muffins as the base! I’ve got to try these! :-)

  13. Oh my kids will love these! I haven’t thought about making them like this for years. Will definitely do again now. Thanks!

  14. My sister and I used to make these after school when we were growing up – what an amazing food memory for me! These are super easy and so fun, I’m going to have to work these into my family’s after-school snack rotation.

  15. I love making pizza from scratch, but never can find time during the week. This would be so great for weeknights. Pizza (the non-frozen kind!) without the hassle. Thank you for sharing :-)

  16. Oh, that is so adorably unique. Brilliant idea for my garden party. Thank you so much :)

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