Want to know a secret? This English muffin pizza recipe makes preparing a tasty little individual pizza pie as easy as pie. It is relatively easy and simply delicious. You may think twice about dialing the local pizza parlor for a rather expensive pizza, where no one can agree on what toppings they want. These pizzas can be made to order for each member of the family. The leftovers aren’t too shabby either.
Like almost everyone else, I love pizza. My Mom used to have a killer Italian style sausage pizza recipe with homemade pizza crust, which she used to make for us from time to time. But, once in a while, for time sake, she would make these “little pizzas” as we used to call them. My favorite topping for pizza is Italian sausage. However, you can top with any meat you prefer, just as you would a regular pizza crust.
Although the surface space of an English muffin is limited, with a little practice, you can pile them high with all kinds of goodies. You top the pizza with the Mozzarella cheese and as it cooks, the cheese melts and holds all the toppings in place. I sometimes throw some olives, onions or mushrooms on my “little pizza”.
Once you have tasted these miniature discs of delight, you will be thinking up new and different toppings to grace them with. There is no worrying about “is the crust cooked?”. By the time you pop them in the oven, everything is already cooked. All you really have to do is heat them up to melt the cheese.
I have given this English muffin pizza recipe to many of my friends. They always tell me how it is a favorite of their children, even the ones who don’t like pizza all that much. They allow the kids to put whatever toppings they want on their pizza. Because of the individuality of these pizzas, everyone can have their own special pizza topping.
They may be small but they are mighty in taste.
Tasty English Muffin Pizza Recipe
- 5 hot Italian sausage links
- 4 sourdough English muffins, split in half
- 1 14.5 oz can Italian style stewed tomatoes, well drained
- 4 oz Mozzarella cheese, sliced thinly or shredded
- garlic powder
- garlic salt
- dried oregano
- 2 tbls fresh basil, finely chopped (optional)
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Remove sausage from their casings. Brown in a medium skillet, breaking up the sausage into small pieces.
- Meanwhile, toast English muffins in toaster until they are a deep golden brown. Set aside.
- Pour stewed tomatoes in a collander and squeeze out as much of the juice as possible. This step is crucial to the crunchiness of this English muffin pizza recipe. If the tomatoes are too wet, they will cause the English muffins to become soagy.
- Cover a large baking pan with foil. Set the eight muffin halves in the pan.
- Divide the tomatoes evenly over the eight English muffins. Place enough sausage over the tomatoes to cover the muffin. Sprinkle each muffin with garlic powder, garlic salt and oregano (if you are using fresh chopped basil, now is the time to add it). Sprinkle each muffin with about a 1/2 teaspoon of Parmesan cheese. Top with 3 or 4 pieces of the sliced Mozzarella cheese or a rounded tablespoon of shredded. The toppings should be piled high. Cook in a 350° oven for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and begins to brown. Serve immediately.