English Muffin Pizza Snacks

Our take on pizza bagels is so much better than the original.


Why We Love These Pizza Snacks

Aside from being delicious and nostalgic, these English muffin pizza snacks are kid-friendly: We have yet to meet a kid who will turn down a mini pizza! They pack all of the flavors of a whole pie into the size of a snack. They are also quick and easy to make with just a few ingredients. Assembling the English muffins becomes the hardest part, which is not difficult at all. All of the ingredients are store-bought, so it's just a matter of layering everything onto the English muffins. They bake in under 20 minutes, so you'll have these snacks ready to go in no time. These pizza snacks are versatile and can be served as a hearty after-school snack or for lunch. They can even be eaten for a light dinner alongside a nice side salad. Plus, they are customizable! You really can use any ingredients you like. If you can put it on a pizza, you can put it on these English muffin snacks.

Pizza Snack Variations

- BBQ Chicken: Swap in barbecue sauce for marinara and cheddar for mozzarella. Top them with shredded rotisserie chicken and thinly sliced red onion. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro.

- Hawaiian: Top them with bite-sized pieces of cooked ham and fresh pineapple. Omit the basil or swap it with cilantro.

- Veggie Lovers: Add any of your favorite roasted or grilled vegetables. We like mushrooms, bell peppers, and zucchini.

- S'mores: Craving something sweet instead? Swap in chocolate-hazelnut spread for marinara and omit the cheese. Top with mini marshmallows. Garnish with graham cracker crumbs.

How to Make English Muffin Pizza Snacks

To make these English muffin pizza snacks, start by preheating your oven to 400°F. Split the English muffin and place the halves cut-side-up on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Generously brush the muffin halves with softened unsalted butter. Bake until lightly toasted, about 10 minutes.

Once toasted, layer on marinara sauce and sliced fresh mozzarella. Bake until the cheese is melted, about 6 to 8 minutes. Before serving, sprinkle some sea salt, dried oregano, and fresh basil leaves on top.

If you have leftovers, these pizza snacks can be stored and reheated at a later date. Let them cool completely, then arrange them in a single layer in a freezer-safe resealable bag. They will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat, place the frozen pizza snacks on a parchment-lined baking sheet and warm in a 400-degree Fahrenheit oven until the bottoms are crisped and the cheese is melted again, about 8 to 10 minutes. Avoid microwaving them as the bottoms may become soggy.