Snacky Bits Mini Pizzas

by | May 21, 2015

Snacky Bits Mini Pizzas

I wanted pizza. We had all the fixings: tomato sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese. We also had everything for making dough, but I didn’t want to make it and wait for it to rise. I wanted instant gratification! I looked in the pantry and found English muffins. I could make that work for Mini Pizzas.

My other craving was crunch. I wanted crunchy pizza, not mushy pizza. So I decided to toast the muffins to get them extra crunchy. After they came out of the oven, I added a twist by rubbing garlic on the bread. The combination came out pretty tasty. I used sour dough English muffins, but I’m sure any kind would work fine.

I really hope you try and enjoy this great recipe with your next Friday night movie (perhaps, "The Italian Job"). As always, please let me know if you have any ideas on variations. I love to try new things!

Ingredients

  • Easy Pizza sauce (See recipe below,or just used canned/jar pizza sauce)
  • 4 Sourdough English Muffins
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled & left whole
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 32 slices of pepperoni
  • Shredded or grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Let the pizza sauce simmer for about 15 minutes while preparing the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Split the English muffins and place on a baking sheet. Lightly brush with olive oil. Bake until just starting to brown. Remove from the oven and rub with a garlic clove.
  4. Thinly spread the pizza sauce on each half of the English muffins.
  5. Sprinkle each half with mozzarella cheese, then place 4 slices of pepperoni on each, and top with the Parmesan cheese.
  6. Put them back into the oven for 5 - 10 minutes until the mozzarella cheese is melted and bubbly.
  7. Remove from oven and let it sit for a few minutes. They are extremely hot!!

Easy Pizza Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 14oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp dried basil (use fresh if you have it)
  • 1/4 cup red wine (you can omit if you don’t have available, I just use what I happen to have open)

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring to a low boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer until ready to use. I like to give it at least 15 minutes. The longer it simmers, the more concentrated the flavors. You will have leftovers. I refrigerate whatever is left over. The next time I make sauce, I start with with the leftovers I refrigerated previously. The leftovers also freeze well.

I really hope you try and enjoy this great recipe with your next Friday night movie (perhaps, "The Italian Job"). As always, please let me know if you have any ideas on variations. I love to try new things!

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Janie Jacobs likes to cook & try new recipes. She is learning about vegetable gardening because she prefers cooking with fresh veggies. She likes to know what goes into her food, so she tries not to use packaged foods. Janie enjoys all kinds of music and movies.
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