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English Muffin Pizzas are perfect for your Pizza Party

February 6, 2010 by  
Filed under Party Food Ideas

It just so happens that I am snowed in  for the weekend – seems we are in what they are calling the snowpocalypse of 2010. Fine with me I was prepared for once.  One meal we decided to make happens to be a long time family favorite of not only the kids, but the adults as well.  I decided I would document how easy it is to make these English Muffin Pizzas and how perfect they are for the Kids Birthday Parties and really any occasion.

It is funny that whenever I mention  I am making English Muffin Pizzas to others I hear things like, “Oh I loved those as a kid” or “I have not had those in so long” – Come on folks these are so Simple to make, Budget Friendly and you can get the kids involved and let them create their own with toppings they love. Forget ordering Pizzas – Make your own it is more fun.

So I am going to remind you just how easy these are to make with my photos and maybe some of you have never even thought to try them and will thank me when you do .

What you will need to create your English Muffin Pizzas:

  • Thomas’ English Muffins (Keep in mind each muffin makes 2 mini pizzas – most kids will eat 2 -4)
  • Pizza Sauce or any favorite sauce you like
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Toppings – Anything you like on a Pizza
  • Pizza Makers – Kids come in very handy

Here are my ingredients ready to go. We really enjoy Prego’s Traditional Sauce so that is what we used. We also choose to use the block of Mozzarella vs. Shredded, but it is just a matter of preference.  My family loves cheese and the block seems to make a much better layer on the pizzas for them. This time we also just made Cheese Pizza with no toppings, but again you can add ANYTHING you want.

The next thing I do is take two muffins and before splitting I rub them together backside to backside over the sink to get off some of the extra stuff that is on the bottom (not sure what you call it) it is no big deal, but my husband prefers it that way. Then I split them in half.  I then line them up on a cookie sheet to get ready for Pre-Toasting in the oven.

I then Pre-Toast my English Muffins under broil in the oven. I do this because we like ours crispy and they really come out better this way. You can do it in a toaster, but when you are making a lot of them it is not time friendly. Also be sure to Pre-Toast both sides – I hate soggy bottom pizzas.

While your English Muffins are in the oven it is time to Cut the Cheese – ha ha.  Of course you can dip in for a snack or two while you wait – me and the kids do that – shhh.

Now here are my Pre-Toasted English Muffins – mine are extra crispy, but remember when you add on the sauce they will get moist again.  Now if you are having a party then give each guest their muffins and let them add the ingredients they like. It is Pizza Making Time!!!

So now it is time to get the Pizza Party started and one of the best parts is creating your Pizza. Add some sauce to each muffin – NOTE: Usually about a Tablespoon to each is enough – if you over do it you will have one soggy pizza – Less is More. Now when it comes to the Cheese – Pile it on – when it comes to the Cheese More is Better – lol.  If you want to add on toppings do it now – you can add on Mushrooms, Pepperoni, Veggies, Meatballs, Sausage etc… Have fun with them. They are your very own Personal Pizzas.

Now stick your Pizza Creations into the oven on Broil until the cheese melts and browns a bit or is done to your liking. Ohhh the anticipation of some good Pizza – no need to worry the wait is short and you will be eating in no time. Whatever you do -DO Not walk away while they are in the oven now – they do cook fast.

And there you have it – Simple Pizzas that are so EASY to make and even better to eat. “Mangia Mangia!!!”

So if you are looking for an Easy Dinner Idea this is it and if you are having a Birthday Party forget ordering Pizza and let the kids have some extra fun in allowing them to be part of the Pizza making fun and allow them to create their very own personal Pizzas they will absolutely LOVE.

Here are some fun Pizza Party Supplies to go along with these Yummy Treats!!


4 Responses to “English Muffin Pizzas are perfect for your Pizza Party”
  1. Dan says:

    These look so freaking awesome, I think it will become my new favorite food.

  2. AM says:

    It is Semolina that is on the bottoms!!

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