Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Kids in the Kitchen...Pizza Night!

When I was growing up, my mom would occasionally make these awesome mini-pizzas, using english muffins as the "crust." I thought it was about time to bring back this tradition, and as you can tell from the pictures above, it was a great way to get Calvin to help me make dinner. (Plus, he had oodles of fun eating handfuls of cheese. It's hard to tell in the close-up pic, but he's eating a slice of pepperoni.) So kudos to you, Mom, for the inspiration!
Mini-Pizzas on English Muffins
  • English muffins, split into halves (I used multi-grain, to sneak in some extra fiber)
  • bottled pizza sauce
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
  • assorted pizza toppings of your choice

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. On an ungreased cookie sheet, arrange muffins halves. Top each muffin with approx. 1 tablespoon of sauce and desired amount of cheese. Then top with your choice of pizza toppings. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cheese is completely melted, but not browned. Turn on the oven broiler and transfer cookie sheet under the broiler. Broil for 1-2 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and just starting to brown. (Watch them carefully; they can burn quickly under the broiler!) Allow pizzas to cool slightly before eating.


MickeyH said...

I haven't made these in a long time. Your post reminded me I should make these again sometime for another quick supper idea. I used to use 1/2 lb. of raw hamburger and put small (marble-sized, except don't shape them---just "glop" them on) pieces of it on top of the pizzas. The heat of the oven cooks the beef through, as the pieces are small enough. Small chunks of sausage can be used as well (pre-cooked works better here when using sausage), as well as olives, fresh tomato chunks, etc. Yum!

BKicklighter said...

We had those growing up too - and it's on the menu next week at the Kicklighter house :)