This is one of my favorite meals to make because it is so.o.o.o.o. simple AND my kid can help the whole way through. This recipe dates back to my Girl Scout days when we made this at a sleepover. So easy. You can actually put your kids to work and they won’t even notice that it is they who are cooking the meal.
English Muffin Mini-Pizzas
- Engligh Muffins (my preference is either wheat or sourdough, but choose whatever you like). I typically count 1.5 muffins per adult, 1 muffin for kids, and .5 muffin for toddlers. Hungry dads and teens can easily eat 2+ muffins.
- Shredded Cheese - I mix one pack of pre-shredded mozzarella with a hunk of cheddar I shred myself
- Tomato Sauce - use canned pizza, canned pasta, or homemade sauce - whatever you have on hand will work
- Your Favorite Pizza fixings - whatever you like on your pizza. This is where the kids can customize their pizzas. Just remember that these are mini-pizzas so a little goes a long way.
Slice the English Muffins in half the same way you would for breakfast. If your kids are helping (and you want to stretch the time), you can have them individually toast the muffins in your toaster. If you are pressed for time, throw them under the broiler for a couple of minutes until browned.
Turn the oven on to 450 degrees.
Slap on a spoonful of sauce on top of each toasty muffin. Add your cheese and your toppings. To save yourself the headache, let your kids customize their own pizzas. Let them pile up on the veggies.
Tip: to remember which pizza belongs to each family member, have them write their name on the foil next to each pizza that they have created.
Cook in the 450 degree overn for 8-10 minutes until cheese is melted and lightly browned. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving. I typically serve mine with a fresh fruit smoothie or veggie sticks.
This is a great meal to go with a family movie night - and will cost you a fraction of the price of getting a pizza delivered.