These English Muffin Pizzas are a lunchtime favorite! They take 20 minutes to make, serve 6, and cost $4.33 to make. That’s just 72¢ per serving.
This makes an easy lunch for the kiddos during the summer. For more easy lunch ideas check out our list of 60 Lunch Ideas for Kids at Home.
Who remembers eating bagel pizzas as a kid? Weren’t they the best? I bet my mom loved it when we asked her to have them for dinner. Super easy to whip them out of the freezer and bake them. I bet she didn’t love the price tag on trying to keep those in stock for six kiddos. We want to create that same childhood love for our kids but without the hefty price tag. Enter these awesome English Muffin Pizzas!
English Muffin Pizza gives you the same great taste at a fraction of the cost of store-bought. And believe it or not, there are even MORE benefits of being able to make mini pizzas on English Muffins.
Do you have picky eaters? Boom, they can customize their pizza! Do you need a fast meal on a busy night? Boom! Little pizzas served on English Muffins to the rescue! Need a healthier alternative to traditional pizza? Boom, English Muffins have fewer calories! Your kids are home all day and are bugging you to make lunch for them? Boom, they can whip these up on their own!
See what I mean? You just cannot go wrong with these. English Muffins Pizza for the win!
English Muffin Pizzas Recipe Questions Answered:
Are English Muffins fully cooked?
What do you put in an English Muffin?
Ingredients for English Muffins are great to have on hand because they are so versatile and well-liked by all. Of course, there is the classic option of just toasting an English Muffin and spreading some butter on to get in all those nooks and crannies. They are also delicious with some jam or any flavor of a cream cheese spread. English Muffins also make a great breakfast sandwich. Think Egg Muffin style like at McDonald’s. All of these are great options, but our favorite things to do with English Muffins are to turn it into a pizza! The kids can make it quickly, and everyone loves how they taste.
Are English muffins better than bagels?
It is a matter of personal preference when it comes to muffins and bagels. However, in our opinion, skipping the bagel and opting for an English Muffin instead has a couple of significant advantages. One, an English Muffin, has fewer calories than an average bagel, so it is a natural, healthier option. Two, English Muffins are more cost-effective than bagels, and you know here at Easy Budget Recipes we are all about saving money without sacrificing taste!
How to Make English Muffin Pizzas Recipe:
- First, preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Next, line a baking sheet with foil and place the English muffins on the baking sheet.
- Then in a small bowl, combine olive oil, garlic powder, and Italian Seasoning.
- Using a spoon or pastry brush, about 1/2 Tablespoon of the oil mixture over each English Muffin.
- Next, sprinkle each muffin with some Parmesan cheese and then spoon some sauce onto each one. Sprinkle each one with shredded cheese.
- Finally, bake for 8-10 minutes and let cool before serving.
How to get the kids involved with this recipe:
- Ages 2-3: Let them place the English muffins on the baking sheet and sprinkle shredded cheese on each one.
- Ages 4-5: Have them mix the oil and seasonings and spread on each muffin as well as help spoon the sauce on the muffins. They could also place the toppings on the pizzas.
- Ages 6-8: This is a great recipe to let them try to make it by themselves with your supervision.
- Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
- Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe, unsupervised, while you do the happy dance in the corner!
Discover why we love getting the kids involved in the kitchen and more tips in our How to Get Kids Involved In Cooking article.
The Flavor and Recipe Variations:
- Add your favorite pizza toppings. One of my kids loves olives, and the other loves ham. They can mix it up on their own.
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How long is this good for:
- Serve: As with most recipes with dairy products in them, you shouldn’t leave this English Muffin Pizzas out for longer than 2 hours.
- Store: Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days before they become too soggy. To reheat, place them in a 300 degrees F oven for 5-10 minutes until they’re warmed through.
- Freeze: You can freeze the pizzas either before or after baking them.
- To Freeze Before Baking: Place the pizzas on a baking sheet and pop them into the freezer until they are frozen solid, about 30-60 minutes. Then, place them in a Ziploc freezer bag and freeze for 3-6 months. Cook using the instructions in the recipe card. Note that you may need to add five extra minutes to the baking time.
- To Freeze After Baking: Once the pizzas have cooled, place them on a baking sheet and freeze until they are frozen solid, about 3-60 minutes. To reheat, place them in a 300 degrees F oven for 15-20 minutes until they’re warmed through.
How much will this cost:
RECIPE COST: $4.33
PRICE PER SERVING: 72¢
- 6 English muffins – $2.24
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil – $0.42
- 1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder – $0.01
- 1/4 Teaspoon Italian seasoning – $0.03
- 1 Tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese – $0.12
- 3/4 cup pizza sauce – $0.66
- 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese – $0.85
To find out more about how we price our recipes, check out Budget Recipes Explained.
- baking sheet
- tin foil
- spoon or pastry brush
- Measuring spoons
English Muffin Pizzas
- baking sheet
- tin foil
- spoon or pastry brush
- Measuring spoons
- 6 English muffins split in half
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 Tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
- 3/4 cup pizza sauce
- 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Choice of toppings
- Move oven rack to the middle position and preheat to 400 degrees F.
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
- Place the English muffins on the baking sheet.
- In a small bowl combine olive oil, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.
- Use a spoon or pastry brush to brush about ½ Tablespoon of the oil mixture over each English Muffin.
- Sprinkle each English Muffin with a little bit of Parmesan cheese.
- Spoon 1 Tablespoon of sauce over each and use the back of the spoon to spread out the sauce.
- Sprinkle each with 1 Tablespoon of shredded cheese.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the edges of the English muffins are golden.
- Cool for 3-4 minutes and then serve.