English Muffin Margherita Pizzas

The grown-up version of the popular snack for kids–english muffin pizzas! I liked this bite-sized take on the classic Margherita pizza a lot. I tried several different ways of adding the basil: underneath the cheese, on top and cooked, on top and raw. My favorite of those was the middle–on top of the cheese and cooked for just a few minutes. It was the most flavorful and left the basil fresh and green. I only had sourdough english muffins and those worked out fine.

English Muffin Margherita Pizzas
(Makes 12 Pizzas)
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  • 6 pack of English Muffins, halved
  • 8 0z. Fresh Mozzarella, sliced
  • 1 package of Fresh Basil (or about 20 leaves)
  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil
  • 16 oz. Pizza Sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Toast the muffin halves in a toaster until lightly browned.
  3. Brush each side with olive oil. Add a few heaping tablespoons of the sauce to each half.
  4. Place the mozzarella slices on the halves evenly.
  5. Bake in the oven on tin foil or baking sheet for 15 minutes, or until the cheese is just bubbling. Add the basil pieces during the last minute of baking.

One Thought on “English Muffin Margherita Pizzas

  1. meep on June 3, 2011 at 7:36 am said:

    These are good with traditional Thomas’ English Muffins, too.

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