Delicious English Muffin Pizza Recipe for Foodies
Are you looking for a quick and easy meal that is sure to satisfy your taste buds? Look no further because I have just the recipe for you. Introducing the Spicy Easy English Muffin Pizza Recipe. This delicious pizza recipe is perfect for those busy nights where time isn’t on your side, but you still want something tasty and homemade.
This recipe is both simple and versatile, making it suitable for beginners or seasoned cooks alike. You can use basic toppings like pepperoni or cheese, or switch things up with spicy chicken or pesto. The pizza sauce is made from scratch, providing a homemade taste that pre-made sauces simply cannot match.
But what really sets this recipe apart is the crust – English muffins split perfectly in half to create mini pizzas that are crispy and delicious. And with the added kick of crushed red pepper flakes, these pizzas pack a punch of flavor.
So why not try this easy and delicious Spicy Easy English Muffin Pizza Recipe tonight? Trust me, your taste buds will thank you.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Listen up, foodies! I’ve got a recipe that will make your taste buds scream with joy – the Spicy Easy English Muffin Pizza Recipe. Trust me, once you try this recipe, you will never go back to ordering pizza again.
What is it about this recipe that makes it so special, you may ask? Well, for starters, it’s incredibly easy to make. It requires only 7 ingredients, most of which you probably already have in your fridge or pantry. That’s right, no fussing around with complicated recipes or long ingredient lists. In just a few simple steps, you’ll have delicious muffin pizzas ready for devouring.
But don’t let the simplicity of this recipe fool you into thinking these muffin pizzas are anything less than mouth-wateringly delicious. With spicy crushed red pepper flakes, flavorful mozzarella cheese, and tangy tomato sauce all piled on top of toasted English muffins, each bite delivers an explosion of flavor that will leave you wanting more.
Plus, the versatility of this recipe is astounding. You can switch up the toppings as per your preference – go for classic pepperoni pizza or experiment with pulled pork or even hawaiian pizza toppings. This recipe is perfect for a quick and easy dinner or even as an appetizer during game night with friends. And if you’re looking for a party snack idea that everyone will love, these muffin pizzas are the perfect choice.
If you’re still not sold on why this recipe deserves a spot in your regular meal rotation, then let me tell you about how budget-friendly it is. Not only does it require a minimal amount of ingredients, but by making these muffin pizzas at home instead of ordering in from your local pizzeria, you save money and cut down on food waste.
So what are you waiting for? Give this Spicy Easy English Muffin Pizza Recipe a shot and experience the deliciousness for yourself. I guarantee you won’t regret it.
Now, let’s take a good look at the ingredients required for this Spicy Easy English Muffin Pizza recipe. You will need:
– 6 English muffins, split in half
– 1 ½ cups of tomato sauce or pizza sauce
– 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
– Crushed red pepper flakes (as per your taste)
– Pizza sauce toppings of your preference (spicy chicken pesto, cheese pizza sauce, tomato sauce, or pepperoni pizza)
Note that you can also make homemade pizza sauce using the following ingredients:
– 1 can (14 oz) of diced or crushed tomatoes
– 1 tablespoon olive oil
– 2 garlic cloves, minced
– 1 teaspoon dried basil
– Salt and pepper to taste
With all these easy-to-find ingredients, you’ll be able to whip up some delicious muffin pizzas to satisfy your cravings in no time.
The Recipe How-To
Now, let’s get down to business and start making some muffin pizzas! With this easy English muffin pizza recipe, each serving size will be one full muffin or a half of a muffin pizza.
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Split 6 English muffins in half, laying them out on a baking sheet.
- Spoon and spread 1-2 tablespoons of pizza sauce onto each muffin half. Use more if you like your pizza saucier.
- Sprinkle about ¼ cup of shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the sauce topping.
- Add seasonings like crushed red pepper flakes or fresh basil leaves for a burst of flavor.
- Layer any additional toppings you prefer over the cheese, such as sliced pepperoni, cooked spicy chicken or Hawaiian ham and pineapple.
- Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes until the cheese is melted with golden spots on top and the toppings are bubbly.
For an even easier way to make these muffins pizzas, try using an air fryer instead of an oven. Air fryers cook food faster and more evenly than traditional ovens, so you can enjoy your homemade pizza without waiting too long.
Bonus tip: You can also use this recipe as a base for a chicken pesto pizza, by replacing the tomato sauce with pesto and adding cooked chicken on top of the cheese before baking it in the oven.
That’s it! You now have six delicious English muffin pizzas ready to enjoy either as snacks, lunch or dinner. These easy make-at-home pizzas are perfect when you want a quick and tasty meal or need to entertain guests at short notice with little effort.
Substitutions and Variations
Ah, the beauty of variations. Sometimes, even the most scrumptious English muffin pizza recipe can become a little mundane or repetitive, like reading a Richard Bachman novel for the tenth time. Fear not, dear reader, for I have compiled a list of substitutions and variations to breathe new life into your English muffin pizzas.
First up is the versatile tomato sauce. While traditional marinara sauce provides the necessary acidity and tanginess, you can switch things up by adding barbecue, alfresco pesto or salsa or even cream cheese to spice things up. With any low-heat topping such as cream cheese or honey, I suggest it goes on top of another sauce.
Mozzarella cheese is a staple ingredient in any muffin pizza recipe that provides that ooey-gooey goodness. But feel free to experiment with Gouda or provolone cheese for a smokier flavor or mix them together for some taste bud fusion.
Now let’s talk about toppings. Pepperoni pizza is always a classic but why not try something adventurous like chicken pesto pizza with shredded chicken over fresh pesto? Or take your taste buds across the pacific with a Hawaiian English muffin pizza featuring ham and pineapple. Yum!
For those of you who’ve ditched your oven for an air fryer (which proves to be an excellent choice), don’t let it hold you back from enjoying pizzas. Making air fryer English muffin pizzas requires less time than baking; just modify temperature and cooking times and voila!
Finally, if you’re feeling adventurous why not make your own dough? Making homemade pizza crust is easier than you think and opens up doors to more creative control over texture and flavor.
These substitutions and variations are just the beginning of the delightful possible combinations of flavors awaiting on your plate. So go ahead and experiment with different sauces, cheeses or toppings to give your muffin pizza recipe some extra pizzazz.
Serving and Pairing
Ah, the moment we’ve been waiting for: time to dig into those delicious muffin pizzas! But before you do, let me give you some tips on serving and pairing this spicy easy English muffin pizza recipe.
First things first – who doesn’t love an ice-cold drink with their pizza? Grab yourself a chilled beer, glass of red wine or a refreshing soda. I recommend something with a bit of fizz to cut through the spicy flavor notes of the crushed red pepper flakes.
Next, let’s talk about sides. I love a classic Caesar salad with my pizza for some fresh greens, and the creamy dressing adds a nice contrast to the tomato sauce. Garlic bread is also a great option with this recipe – warm, buttery bread is always a hit in my book.
If you’re looking for something that packs even more of a punch, try serving these muffin pizzas alongside some jalapeño poppers or buffalo chicken wings. The spiciness will complement each other perfectly.
Now, let’s talk about dessert. Lemon sorbet is a great light option after all that savory goodness. Or if you’re feeling indulgent (and honestly, why not?), go for some chocolate fudge cake or even some vanilla ice cream with sliced strawberries.
Overall, this spicy easy English muffin pizza recipe pairs well with a range of side dishes and drinks. Be adventurous and mix it up – after all, pizza is all about having fun!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Alright, folks. Let’s talk about the logistics of making these muffin pizzas ahead of time, storing them, and reheating them later. Trust me, these little pizzas are worth the extra mile.
First things first – making ahead. This one is a bit of a mixed bag. If you’re prepping the muffin pizzas to store in the fridge for just a day or two before eating them, you should be all good. Just top your English muffin halves with your desired sauce, toppings, and cheese as per usual, then store them in an airtight container or plastic wrap in the fridge until you’re ready to bake them off.
If you’re looking to do some long-term storage and freezing action, however, I’d suggest proceeding with caution. While technically these pizzas can be frozen after baking, there’s always the possibility that they’ll end up a bit soggy upon reheating.
Speaking of reheating, let me walk you through your best options here. The classic oven method – preheating your oven to 350°F (or 175°C), placing your muffin pizza halves on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and baking for 10-12 minutes – is always a reliable option.
But for those of us craving some quick and easy reheating action, there are alternatives. Pop ’em in the toaster oven on low or air fry them at 360°F (or 182°C) for just 3-5 minutes for a crispy crust and perfectly melted cheese.
And if you happen to have some leftover pesto or marinara sauce from your last homemade pizza night? Simply freeze it in an ice cube tray and pop out individual servings as needed for future muffin pizza endeavors.
Don’t let the storage and reheating process deter you from trying out this easy make-ahead recipe. With just a bit of planning and prep work, you’ll be enjoying fresh homemade muffin pizzas any day of the week.
Tips for Perfect Results
As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I have learned that even the simplest recipes require attention to detail for perfect results. The Spicy Easy English Muffin Pizza recipe is no exception. With a few additional tips and tricks, you can take this easy and delicious recipe to the next level.
Tip 1: Use High-Quality Ingredients
The secret to making any recipe stand out is to use high-quality ingredients. For the Spicy Easy English Muffin Pizza recipe, make sure you use fresh English muffins, the best quality tomato sauce, and freshly shredded mozzarella cheese. Using high-quality ingredients will add depth of flavor and elevate the dish.
Tip 2: Spice Things Up
For a more intense flavor profile, add a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes to your homemade pizza sauce or sprinkle it on top of your pizza toppings. This will give the dish a welcomed kick and a unique twist.
Tip 3: Preheat Your Oven
Preheating your oven to 375F is crucial when making the Spicy Easy English Muffin Pizza recipe. This ensures that your pizza comes out hot, crispy, and evenly cooked every single time. Don’t forget to adjust the baking time if you are using an air fryer or toaster oven.
Tip 4: Experiment with Toppings
While this recipe calls for tomato sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, and crushed red pepper flakes, don’t be afraid to experiment with different toppings. Try using spicy chicken or chicken pesto as your base instead of tomato sauce or make a classic Hawaiian English muffin pizza with ham and pineapple.
With these tips in mind, you are ready to make the Spicy Easy English Muffin Pizza recipe like a pro. Whether you’re serving them as appetizers at a party or enjoying them as an easy homemade meal after work, these pizzas will become a household favorite in no time.
So, there you have it, folks – the Spicy Easy English Muffin Pizza Recipe! Don’t let the simplicity of this recipe fool you – it’s packed with flavor and is sure to impress both you and your guests.
This recipe is perfect for those who are short on time but still want to enjoy a homemade pizza. Plus, it’s incredibly versatile, allowing you to experiment with different toppings and variations to suit your tastes.
Whether you’re making this pizza for a quick lunch or dinner, or entertaining a group of friends, these muffin pizzas are sure to be a hit! So why not give this recipe a try today and experience the deliciousness for yourself?
Trust me, once you’ve tried these Spicy Easy English Muffin Pizzas, homemade pizza will never be the same again. So grab your muffins, sauces, and toppings and let’s get started!
Spicy Easy English Muffin Pizza Recipe
- 1 English muffin
- 3 tablespoons tomato sauce
- mozzarella cheese
- crushed red pepper flakes
- Toast English muffin.
- When the muffin is done, put on about 3 tablespoons (thats what I like) of sauce and about a handful of cheese.
- When that is done, put in microwave about 30 seconds (that's how it works for me).
- When it's done in the microwave, put on crushed red pepper and any other seasonings you would like.
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Brian is a British chef cum food blogger who has been in the kitchen since he was a young lad. Growing up in Manchester, he developed a passion for cooking and a keen eye for the perfect dish. He now runs his own blog and YouTube channel, which is dedicated to sharing his passion for food with the world.