Monday, June 30, 2008

English Muffin Pizzas

This has quickly become a staple in our house. I picked up the general recipe from a book of kid's recipes. This one has been altered to fit our needs. For example: I don't make my own pizza sauce. Ragu does it for me. It's pretty tasty too! Paige loves to help with this one and it's really quick & easy on the weekends. I make ours in the toaster oven since it's also a convection oven & a microwave. (Definitely one of my best wedding gifts!!)

English muffins
Ragu Pizza Sauce
Mozzarella Cheese
Whatever pizza topping your kids love

Cut the English muffins in half and lightly toast
Put a spoonful of pizza sauce on (more or less to taste)
Generously spread the cheese
Add toppings

Bake at 350 for 13-15 minutes, or until cheese is all melty and gooey.

I consider this one to be somewhat healthy for Paige. I mean, English muffins are decent enough. I use a skim milk based cheese & fresh mushrooms. The olives are definitely from a can.

Paige helps tear the ham up into pieces. She also helps to put the toppings on her pizza. I think more olives go in her mouth than on the pizza. She will sit and watch the microwave waiting for her pizza to come out. I think the fact that she gets to make it is part of why she loves it so much.


Carol Beth said...

Mmm, if I had any English muffins I'd make these today. Sounds yummy. They make whole wheat English muffins now; I think we'll try it with those.

mommyvern said...

I might have to try these for myself! And then I will save the recipe for when Garrett gets big enough to help me cook. Thanks for sharing!

Bri said...

We love us some english muffin pizzas! Its a cheap alternative to ordering pizza for pizza and movie night. And the kids can help too! (We just had these on Thursday!)

Carol Beth said...

These were a huge hit for lunch today!