English Muffin Za!

Did you ever realize that you have been making something that you have been eating since before you were allowed near the stove (especially after the “screwdriver in the light socket incident”) wrong?

I mean, not totally wrong, but just wrong enough that my – in this case English Muffin Pizza – never quite matched up to the ones my mom made.

SO, I went to da Google and – whatd’you  know? It was the temperature!

I’d been doin mine at the standard 350º, when, in fact, da Google assures me that 375º is optimal.

And, of course,da Google was right.

So, let it be known that this is the way to make English muffin pizza.

Oh, and if you have the opportunity, do look for Bays English Muffins by the eggs at your market. We prefer the sourdough, but original was all they had when I was at Target.

Note: this is not a sponsored post. Bays has provided me with nothing more than the enjoyment I get when biting into one of their most excellent English muffins.

So, here’s the deal. Heat your oven to 375º and line a rimmed baking pan with foil.

Split your English muffins and arrange, split side up in the pan.

So, here’s where I am gonna be a big vague; it is your English muffin pizza, so you get to choose how you top it.

I used a jar of Trader Joe’s pizza sauce with cooked ground turkey, black olives and one tablespoon of Sherry Peppers Sauce stirred in and simmered for just a bit.

I also sautéed some sliced ‘shrooms in butter and avocado oil, along with another tablespoon of Sherry Peppers Sauce until the ‘shrooms were nicely browned on the edges and any pan juices were cooked away.

Oven heated. Pan prepped. Sauce made. ‘Shrooms sautéed. Muffins split and arranged in the pan.


Spoon the sauce (with meat and olives or what have you) over the split English muffins to cover.

Top the sauce with cheese – I used a nicely aged Provolone I had in the fridge, but you could go with Swiss (my mom’s default, and really quite nice on these), or a blend of your own favorite(s).

Top the cheese with the ‘shrooms (or pepperoni, or whatever other topping you prefer), then pop the pan into the oven for ten minutes.

The cheese should be melted, bits of the English muffins should be browned at the edges, and you should have a practically perfect little ‘za!

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