Appetizers, Breakfast, Snacks

English Muffin Pizzas

2 Comments 17 August 2012

Sis blogging partner sent me a link for this recipe, asking at the same time if it seemed too easy.

OK, fellow Forkers, raise your right or left hand, whichever, – an eyebrow, maybe – and repeat after me: No recipe is too easy. There is no such thing!

Repeat as many times as needed to become convinced. Cuz it’s true. It’s practically our motto around this place. If you have any kind of guilt for using a very easy, barely-takes-any-time recipe, slap yourself and then make the recipe. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s get onto good, easy cooking times.

English Muffin Pizzas 13

These little quick, easy pizzas were originally a breakfast recipe, but they’re so good and quick to make that they’d really be good for any meal. I even made some for dinner for myself one night when I needed something lighter.

English Muffin Pizzas 11

Very little prep work contributes to this being a quick fix. If Canadian bacon’s not your thing, you could substitute pepperoni or maybe even breakfast sausage if you do make these for your morning meal.

English Muffin Pizzas 10

So the only thing you have to do other than a little chopping is start layering on your ingredients. We used roma tomatoes for this recipe. They’ve got great flavor after the oven gets done with them.

English Muffin Pizzas 9

A drizzle of olive oil helps to keep the tomatoes a bit more moist and when it’s all cooked and you’re biting into the muffin “crust”, it’s crisp on the outside and soft inside where the tomatoes and olive oil has seeped into the bread a little.

English Muffin Pizzas 8

The Canadian bacon goes on next. We may have been a little generous with it. Adjust the amounts to suit you.

English Muffin Pizzas 7

Come to think of it, we may have been pretty generous with the cheese too! Oops and darn and all that.

English Muffin Pizzas 6

After about ten minutes in the oven, you’ve got these great little pizzas that pack a surprising amount of flavor given how few ingredients there are. Serve ’em up as your main item, maybe even as appetizers for a party or a fun, finger foods dinner. Whenever you eat them, enjoy them for their great flavor and their incredible level of ease. Too easy? Never.

English Muffin Pizzas

from English Muffin Breakfast Pizzas by Ellie Krieger via Food Network Magazine

Prep Time: 10 minutes    Cook Time: 10-12 minutes   Level: Easy    Serves: 1

  • 1 whole-wheat English muffin, split
  • 1 small tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 thin slice (1/2 ounce) Canadian bacon, diced
  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Chopped fresh basil, for garnish

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a small baking sheet with foil.

Place the English muffin halves cut-side up on the baking sheet. Top each with tomato and drizzle with the olive oil. Sprinkle the Canadian bacon over the tomatoes, then top with the mozzarella. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and beginning to brown. Sprinkle with basil.


Recipes for one person only aren’t our usual thing, but it’s very easy to double or triple the recipe if needed.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email


- who has written 347 posts on Full Fork Ahead.

Wife, mom, indulgent reader and Day Job Do-er, who occasionally likes to think she can cook. Sometimes she's right, sometimes she's wrong.

Contact the author


  1. Diet November 2012 Menu | OAMC from Once A Month Mom - November 1, 2012

    […] recipes to your family size see the RECIPE CARDS below.BreakfastsSteel Cut OatsSteel Cut OatsEnglish Muffin Breakfast PizzasCranberry Oatmeal SconesLunchesAlphabet SoupTurkey White Bean Pumpkin ChiliPizza Turkey […]

  2. 20 Make-Ahead Back-to-School Snacks Kids Will Truly Enjoy | Finesseur - August 28, 2015

    […] English Muffin Pizzas by Full Fork Ahead […]

Share your view

Post a comment

Subscribe without commenting


Recipes used here do not belong to Full Fork Ahead. Please check each post for the source. We review recipes, photograph our efforts and comment on our experiences with the recipes only. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Photos on flickr

Subscribe to the Goodness

Enter an email address to subscribe to Full Fork Ahead & receive delicious news in your inbox.

Join 280 other subscribers

© 2018 Full Fork Ahead. Powered by WordPress.

Daily Edition Theme by WooThemes - Premium WordPress Themes

%d bloggers like this: