Sometimes you just want a slice of pizza. Here is a simple and easy recipe to satisfy that most basic of cravings.
Little pizzas basic ingredients list:
1) English muffins.
2) Pizza sauce
4) Shredded sharp cheddar cheese (8oz package)
5) Shredded Mozzarella cheese (8oz package)
6) one can of sliced olives (6oz can)
7) 1/2 medium brown onion
8) A very small amount of crushed red pepper. (Determine how much works for you.)
2) pizza pan or baking sheet
3) aluminum foil
4) pizza cutter
5) sturdy paper plates (Because who wants to do dishes?)
7) Oven mitts
Step 1– Preheat the oven to about 400 degrees.
Step 2– Take an English muffin and slice it in half. Do the same thing for three more. This will give you eight halves or eight slices of pizza.
Step 3- Toast the English muffins. This is a very important step in the process. You want the muffins to be crisp and brown but not burnt.
Step 4– While the muffins are toasting cover the pizza pan or baking sheet with aluminum foil. Now, gather your ingredients (toppings) together. I chose pepperoni for this recipe but you can certainly use any topping you like. Next, cut up the onion in very small pieces and sprinkle it on the top of the pizzas. Do the same with the other ingredients including the peperoni or topping of your choice.
Step 5– Now your muffins should be toasted, the oven should be hot and your ingredients are chopped. Place the English muffins on the pan you covered with aluminum foil. Place a tablespoon of sauce on the English muffins. Next take the chopped pepperoni and lay it evenly on the sauce. Take another tablespoon of sauce and spread it on top of the pepperoni. Sprinkle the remainder of your chopped ingredients on top of the muffin. Now that you have the muffin, sauce, pepperoni and the remainder of your chopped ingredients on the muffin, it’s time to top it with the shredded cheeses. Use enough to generously top the muffins but not so much to allow it to spread over the pan. Now that you have the muffin topped with the cheeses take a little more pepperoni and lay across the top of the cheese. Repeat this procedure on each of the remaining muffins.
Step 6- Place the pizza pan or baking sheet into the preheated oven. Bake for 12-15 minutes then check the pizzas. What you’re after here is a lightly browned crust. If the cheese is not a light brown cook for another minute or two. Be careful when you remove them from the oven, use your oven mitt, the pan will be hot! Let the pizzas cool for a couple of minutes before you try to cut or remove them. Some aluminum foil may stick to the bottom when you pull the little pizzas off the pans, just peel it off. Enjoy!