Cheap Recipe: English Muffin Pizzas

1 Sep

For a printable version of this recipe and complete ingredient listing, click here.

These little guys can be thrown together in a flash!
These little guys can be thrown together in a flash!

I still had several English muffins from the Chewy Croutons I made last week, so I decided to whip up a batch of quick pizzas with the leftovers. They were delicious!

Begin by preheating the oven to 375 degrees. Split muffins into halves and lay out on a cookie sheet or pizza stone. (I had 4 muffins so I made 8 mini pizzas.)

Buttered muffin halves.

Buttered muffin halves.

Microwave about 3 tablespoons of butter with some garlic powder until melted. Brush or spoon melted butter onto each opened

A little microwaved butter and garlic makes the crust all soft and yummy.

A little microwaved butter and garlic makes the crust all soft and yummy.

 muffin.

Next, divide 1 cup pasta sauce (I just used a storebought jar I bought for $1.09 at ALDI, but you can make your own, too) over the buttered muffins. Spread evenly with a spoon.

A little sauce is just enough.

A little sauce is just enough.

Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over each pizza (I used about 1 cup total) and follow by adding toppings. You don’t want to use more than about 2 different toppings since the pizzas are so small. I just used what I had on hand–a small, drained can of mushroom pieces & stems and a 49-cent single-serving package of ham lunchmeat chopped into small pieces. Arrange the toppings in any way you like, and sprinkle with oregano if desired.

Chopped ham lunchmeat. 49 cents goes a long way!

Chopped ham lunchmeat. 49 cents goes a long way!

Pop the pizzas into the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until cheese just begins to brown around the edges. Remove, cool and serve.

These babies are oven-ready.

These babies are oven-ready.

I was really surprised at how soft and chewy the muffins remained, particularly for being stale to begin with. I figured the bottoms would get crunchy in the oven, but they didn’t. They were moist and wonderful. Hubby asked if we could have this again!

Look at that little cutie-pie.

Look at that little cutie-pie.

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