Tuesday, May 30, 2017

English Muffin Pizzas

I LOVE pizza.  I'm not ashamed to say it.  I'd eat pizza A LOT if it wasn't so damned expensive.  And even the cheap pizza.  Totally do it.  There was a place back home that sold cheap pizzas.  All you can eat for $6 including bottomless drinks.  I have no idea how they did it.  The pizzas weren't great, but they weren't terrible.  And they had at least 6 difference varieties including this chocolate dessert pizza that was amazing!  I think we all assumed it was a front for some money laundering operation. I guess we'll never know.  But it was cheap!  And we liked it!

Along those lines, sometimes I want a pizza snack, but I don't want to pay to have someone bring me a whole pie.  So I make some of my own! You can use almost anything you have available.

Here are just some ideas to make two sets of mini pizzas:

2 untoasted English muffins, split
4 teaspoons of pizza sauce or other preferred spaghetti or tomato sauce.
1 pack of sliced pepperoni
1 bag of shredded cheese (moz, cheddar, or whatever is better)
Melted butter or olive oil

Use a brush or other implement to spread the butter/oil on the inside surface of the English muffins.  This will help form a barrier to keep the sauce and other fluids from soaking through.

Use a spoon to spread on a thin coating of your preferred sauce.  More is ok, just keep in mind if you load it up, it will probably squirt out and/or spill all over when you go to eat it.  Piping hot sauce is no fun down the shirt.

Top with anything you like.  Sliced olives, leftover breakfast sausage, onions, peppers, etc.  Sprinkle on the cheese on top, and you're set.

Toss under the broiler or in the toaster oven on 350 to get everything to meld and melt together.  Maybe 10 minutes?  Keep an eye on them.

What you should have when you're done is four lovely mini pizzas made to order and ready to find a place in your mouth.

It's flexible, accommodating, and really easy!

1 comment:

  1. Smoked gouda in place of moz or chedd...mmmm!