Like English muffin pizza? Need a quick and easy snack, lunch or even dinner? These Frozen English Muffin Mini Pizzas are perfect. Make them ahead of time and pop in the microwave for one minute when you want one!
*Originally published 7/20. Updated 6/23*
I’m sharing these Frozen English Muffin Mini Pizzas today because they’ve been a favorite snack around here for a while now and I realized I hadn’t officially shared them with all of you!
What size is a mini pizza?
To me, a mini pizza is anything smaller than the standard 6″ personal pizza but there’s no strict definition. When we make mini pizzas we typically use English muffins, sandwich thins or mini bagels!
They are so easy to make and super easy to customize as well based on taste preferences. I make a bunch all at once and freeze them and then when you need one you just pop it on a plate and microwave for one minute. Ta da!
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Frozen English Muffin Pizza
Easy English Muffin Pizza Ingredients
I love the ones from Dave’s Killer Bread or Thomas. If you want something a little bigger, Brownberry sandwich thins work well for mini pizzas!
Use your favorite brand! Or try switching it up and using an alfredo type white sauce, bbq sauce or pesto for a fun way to change it up!
Finely shredded mozzarella works best for us because it melts quickly in the microwave.
Mini pepperonis work especially well on these mini pizzas. You can also use regular size and cut them into quarters.
Other English muffin pizza toppings ideas
If your kids are more adventurous eaters, try adding things like leftover shredded chicken, sliced chicken sausage, and finely chopped vegetables (peppers, onions, tomatoes, etc)
I also like to add a layer of hummus under the pizza sauce. My kids don’t eat chickpeas any other way so it’s an easy way to add some extra nutrients without altering the pizza taste.
How To Make Mini Pizzas
These mini pizzas are a great snack option. My five-year-old can easily grab one from the freezer to microwave for himself. They’re also great to have on hand for a quick lunch.
To make them, simply place the English muffins on a tray and top with a layer of sauce. Then add shredded mozzarella cheese and any toppings you want.
At this point, I transfer the pan to the freezer to freeze them and then carefully place them in a freezer-safe storage bag.
English muffin pizza: How long to cook? What temperature for English muffin pizza?
The cook time and temp will vary based on the cooking method used.
Can you cook frozen mini pizzas in the microwave?
Yes! This is our favorite way to do it since it’s so quick and easy. When I’m ready to make one, I just pull it out and microwave for 1 minute.
How long to cook frozen mini pizzas in the oven?
If you’d like to use the oven instead, place in a 400 degree F oven and bake for about 15 minutes.
Can you make English muffin pizzas in an air fryer/ Can I air fry mini pizzas?
I would start with 6-8 minutes at 400 degrees F and then check on them. You can always stick them back in for another minute or two!
Easy Mini English Muffin Pizza Recipe
Here’s the recipe for English muffin pizza. Remember that this is more of an idea than a recipe so feel free to customize to your liking!
Frozen English Muffin Mini Pizzas
These Frozen English Muffin Mini Pizzas are perfect for a quick, kid-friendly lunch or snack. Make them ahead of time and pop in the microwave for one minute when you want one!
- English muffins
- Hummus (optional)
- Pizza sauce
- toppings (sausage, pepperoni, veggies, etc)
- shredded cheese
- Break English muffins in half and place them on a plate or baking sheet.
- Spread a thin layer of hummus on each one (optional)
- Spread a layer of pizza sauce on top of the hummus.
- Add toppings.
- Add cheese. (I put the toppings under the cheese because otherwise they tend to fall off the frozen pizzas)
- Place tray in the freezer until frozen.
- Place in a freezer-safe bag.
- When ready to serve, place one pizza on a plate and microwave 1 minute.
You can wrap the pizzas in saran wrap before putting in a bag if you want.
See what I mean? So easy! Make as many or as few as you’d like.
Frozen Mini English Muffin Pizzas FAQs
Can you freeze English muffin pizzas/ Can I freeze mini pizzas?
Yes! That’s the best thing about these. You can make a whole batch and freeze them to have on hand for quick snacks and meals! Be sure to freeze them flat first, then transfer to a bag so they don’t stick together when frozen.
What goes with English muffin pizzas?
The easiest way to round out this meal is to serve with fruits and veggies! But serve whatever you like! I always try to include at least one fruit or veggie and an additional protein source if possible.
Are English muffin pizzas healthy?
They are! Especially if you add some protein as a topping. You could even use a pizza sauce with roasted veggies pureed into it to add some extra nutrients. Also remember that this doesn’t have to be the only thing they eat. You can pair with fruits and vegetables and other protein sources for a more balanced meal.
Are English muffins healthier than bread?
Not necessarily. They are smaller in size so they may contain fewer calories, carbs etc but a lot depends on what type of bread you’re comparing it to. English muffins may be higher in sodium or have more added sugar. Bread could be higher in fiber if using a whole wheat variety. Read the labels to determine what’s best for your nutritional needs.
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