Kid Friendly English Muffin Pizza

February 15, 2010 6:40:07 PM PST
An English muffin pizza can be a quick and easy recipe to make that your kids will love. Ingredients:
  • 1 English muffin
  • A handful (about 1/3 cup) of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • A handful (about 1/3 cup) of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Pepperoni or other toppings (optional)
  • Preparation:

    After slicing the English muffin, next place the tomatoes or sauce and then the mozzarella cheese on each half of the English muffin. Top your 'pizza' with a few pepperoni slices or other favorite pizza toppings. Place your completed 'pizza' on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet in an oven preheated to 350 F or in a toaster oven. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on how crispy your child likes his pizza, or until the cheese is a golden brown color.

    Healthy English Muffin Pizza Recipe Ideas

    An English muffin pizza can be a good way to get some extra fiber, calcium (from the cheese), and veggies, into your child's diet.

  • use whole grain English muffins
  • use several vegetable (mushrooms, peppers, onions) and fruit (like a pineapple English muffin pizza) toppings use part-skim mozzarella cheese to decrease the amount of fat in this recipe Parent-Friendly English Muffin Pizza Recipe Ideas
  • In addition to making the above 'kid friendly' English muffin pizzas, you can make another version that is more 'adult friendly' and better tasting.

  • use fresh mozzarella, instead of processed cheese
  • use home made tomato sauce or fresh sliced tomatoes
  • add fresh basil leaves
  • Alternative Recipe Ideas

    Although some kids seem stuck in food fads and like to eat the same things day after day, others need more variety in their diet. The following ingredient changes can help keep your child interested in wanting to eat an English muffin pizza:

  • use a sliced bagel instead of an English muffin
  • use a different cheese, or even more than one cheese at a time, instead of the more traditional mozzarella cheese
  • It can also be fun to let kids choose their own toppings and put the English muffin pizza together by themselves. As an added bonus, consider letting them bake it themselves too in an Easy-Bake Oven.