Easy Mini 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!!
English Muffin Mini Pizzas
Everyone loves pizza. Especially when you get your own mini pizza and don’t have to share. These mini pizzas are perfect for tailgating, as after-school snacks, or as mindlessly fast and easy party appetizers.
They’re also customizable 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.
Cheese lovers like me can go heavy-handed on the cheese, of course.
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.
What’s in Mini Pizzas?
To make this english muffin pizza recipe, you’ll need:
- Thomas’ Light Multi-Grain English Muffins
- Pizza sauce
- Shredded mozzarella cheese
- Grated Parmesan cheese
- Mini pepperoni
- Fresh basil
How to Make English Muffin Pizzas
These english muffin mini pizzas couldn’t be easier to make! Simply preheat your oven to 400ºF, then assemble your mini pizzas (english muffin half, sauce, cheese, then toppings).
Then, you just need to bake the mini pizzas until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Easy, right?
Can I Use Regular Sized Pepperoni?
Of course! I just prefer using mini pepperoni since the english muffin pizzas are so small. But feel free to use regular sized pepperoni if that’s what you have on hand.
Can I Prep English Muffin Pizzas in Advance?
I haven’t tried this myself, but I’m sure you could assemble your mini pizzas, place them on a sheet pan, and then freeze them for later. You’d want to cook the pizzas from frozen, noting that the bake time will likely be longer than listed in the recipe card.
Tips for Making English Muffin Mini Pizzas
As I mentioned before, feel free to customize this english muffin mini pizza recipe as you see fit. Use different toppings, cheeses, and so forth. You could also use whole wheat english muffins, if desired.
I never had any issues with a soggy ‘crust’ when making mini pizzas this way, but if your english muffins become soggy you may need to dial back the amount of sauce you add to your pizzas. Or, you may want to try toasting the english muffins before spreading the sauce on them.
The mini pizza recipe serves two, but you can easily scale it up or down based on your needs.
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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!!
- 2 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
- Preheat oven to 400F, line a baking sheet with a Silpat or spray with cooking spray. Place the 4 muffin halves on baking sheet.
- Evenly top with pizza sauce, about 2 tablespoons per half.
- Evenly top with mozzarella cheese, about 1/4 cup per half loosely mounded.
- Evenly top with parmesan cheese, about 1 tablespoon per half.
- Evenly top with pepperoni, about 10 per half.
- 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.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 419Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 1371mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 23g
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Oh, that is so adorably unique. Brilliant idea for my garden party. Thank you so much :)
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 :-)
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.
Miss you!! Hope you guys had a great summer :)
Oh my kids will love these! I haven’t thought about making them like this for years. Will definitely do again now. Thanks!
Genius to use English muffins as the base! I’ve got to try these! :-)
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.
These are Jordan’s favorite dinner!! Love the mini pepperoni, she’d love those.
Her and Skylar would get along great :)
These look divine and absolutely perfect for a snack! Can’t wait to try them :-)
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!!
I love the english mushman story :)
These look so fun and yummy! My little man would love making these for lunches during the week!
Putting pizza on an english muffin is such a great idea!
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.
Glad you like the idea and yes, my daughter loved these!
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!
Thanks for pinning and sounds like you and I have the same feelings about football :)
The mini pizzas look very tasty… :) Thanks for sharing the recipe!
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.
I hope you have a great party and LMK what you make!
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.
Have a great Labor Day, too! And what a great memory that English muffin and bagel pizzas were one of your first things to make unsupervised!