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Fun, Festive, and Flavorful Pizza Ideas

By Edited Nov 11, 2016 3 10

English Muffin Pizza Ideas

This recipe for English muffin pizza ideas makes a fun, festive, and flavorful meal for the whole family. Is there anyone, at any age, who does not love this tasty treat? So, with that being said, consider the many ways, and occasions, you can use English muffin pizza ideas.

You are planning a family night at home, and want to make something fun to eat – check out these pizza ideas. You are hosting a football party, baseball party, or one of the other sports parties – use festive pizza ideas to feed the gang. Your daughter or son is having a sleep over or a group of friends over after school – for a great breakfast or a perfect snack – consider these pizza ideas. You have invited over several couples for a game night – think pizza ideas. These flavorful pizza ideas also work well for bridge clubs, Bunco parties, book clubs, etc.

No need to add many side dishes, either, when using these pizza ideas. Instead, place a bowl of fresh fruit (apples, pears, oranges, tangerines, or bananas), washed and ready to eat, on the table, or serve a large bowl of garden salad. And unless you are serving a pizza ideas dessert, then some kind of sweet treat, such as, a chocolate dessert is always nice.

These pizza ideas are easy to make - as an example, let's start with some pepperoni ones.

Fun, Festive, and Flavorful Pizza Ideas – Ingredients Needed

 

Gather the ingredients needed to make pepperoni English muffin pizza ideas:

English muffins, plan on one whole muffin per person

Spaghetti sauce or one of the sauces made for pizzas

Italian Seasoning spice

Mozzarella cheese, shredded, or your favorite shredded cheese

Pepperoni, sliced

Let’s Cook

Take out a baking pan large enough to hold the number of muffins you will be preparing, and cover it with a piece of Reynolds Wrap. Doing this will save you clean up time later.

Take out the number of English muffins you will need to feed your family or group. Plan to fix one whole muffin (makes two pizzas) per adult and one half of a muffin for a small child. Using a fork or knife, separate the English muffin into two halves.

Place the English muffin halves in a toaster, and toast them. (You want the muffins toasted but not browned.) Allow the muffins to cool slightly, in the toaster, before removing them, or use a pair of toaster tongs to remove them.

Place the toasted muffins on the baking pan, separated side up. (The smooth side will be down.)

Spread about 2 tablespoons of sauce onto the muffin. And shake on a little Italian Seasoning.

Sprinkle on some shredded mozzarella cheese or your favorite cheese.

Place some pepperoni on top of the cheese. My pepperoni slices were large, so I cut them into smaller pieces (quarters).

Fun, Festive, and Flavorful Pizza Ideas – Pizzas Ready for the Oven

Place the baking pan of mini pizzas into a preheated 350-degree oven. Bake approximately 15 minutes or until the cheese melts.

Use a spatula to take the English muffin mini pizzas off the pan and to place them on a serving dish or individual plates.

When setting up a pizza ideas bar, place all the ingredients needed to make the personal pizzas in individual bowls or on plates with serving spoons or forks, where they can be easily accessed. You will be amazed at some of the pizza ideas that are concocted!

Other Pizza Ideas

Hamburger Italian Pizza Ideas – Cook and scramble with chopped onions, green/red peppers, your favorite Italian seasoning, and add your favorite cheese.

Hamburger Taco Pizza Ideas – Cook and scramble with chopped onions, green/red peppers, add a taco flavoring, and use a Mexican style cheese.

Other Meat Pizza Ideas – Use ham (leftover), cooked Italian sausage, diced rotisserie chicken, cooked bacon, etc.

Vegetarian Style Pizza Ideas – Sauté some of your vegetarian’s favorite vegetables. Possibly:  onions, peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, etc. Also, set out chopped fresh tomatoes, onions, and peppers.

Breakfast Style Pizza Ideas – Ham, cooked bacon, scrambled breakfast sausage, scrambled eggs, salsa, favorite shredded cheese, etc.

Have fun with these pizza ideas! The possibilities are endless.

Fun, Festive, and Flavorful Pizza Ideas – Here is Your Serving

In Closing

There is no easier way to prepare a meal than having everyone share in the process. So, go ahead, set up a pizza ideas bar, and let everyone do his or her own thing. Setting up a bar to make pizzas is not only a good food idea, but an entertaining one as well. Add your own personal touch to these pizza ideas.

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Comments

Dec 29, 2011 3:14pm
LLWoodard
Really easy fixings for any get together or snack. I can see doing this with a number of toppings available, with each person dressing his own pizza. Think it would be fun for a sleep-over or slumber party.
Jan 1, 2012 8:28pm
southerngirl09
Yes, these pizzas make great sleep-over snacks. And, the best part is most of the prep work can be done ahead of time and refrigerated. Thank you for reading and commenting on my pizza ideas article, I really appreciate it.
Dec 29, 2011 5:44pm
Deborah-Diane
Mmmm! Another fabulous idea from your kitchen! These little pizzas look scrumptious.
Jan 1, 2012 9:08pm
southerngirl09
I am glad you like this recipe. They are very tasty! And so quick and easy to make. Thanks for stopping by, reading, and commenting on my pizza article.
Jan 1, 2012 11:58am
jeni10
I love pizza, this fun, festive, and flavorful pizza ideas looks so yummy! I've never attempted to make any kind of pizza, much less ones using English muffins. But these pizza ideas sound like an easy and fun way to start. Thanks for sharing. Google + and posted to Facebook and Twitter.
Jan 1, 2012 5:23pm
southerngirl09
If you have never made pizza, then this is the one to try first. They are so easy, no crust to make, and they taste really good!
Thanks for reading and commenting on my article, and thanks for Google, Facebook, and Twitter shares, I really appreciate it.
Jan 1, 2012 1:56pm
Lynsuz
Fabulous pizza idea. I've made these for years, the grands like to cut in little triangles just like big pizza slices. Never have tried the breakfast style, but I will now, thanks for sharing.
Jan 1, 2012 5:39pm
southerngirl09
Thanks for the comment Lynsuz! The breakfast style are nice when you need to serve a group; just put out the fixings and let everyone build their own. This winter, I want to work on a dessert pizza using English muffins. They would be fun for Book Club. Let me know if you have any suggestions.
Jan 2, 2012 3:14pm
Lynsuz
Oh girl, that sounds awesome. How about topping the muffins with apple, cherry, or blueberry pie filling and then sprinkling a strudel like crumb on top.
Jan 2, 2012 5:07pm
southerngirl09
Sounds like a winning idea to me! And so easy, too!
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