English Muffin Pizza Recipe

by Karly

Our ENGLISH MUFFIN PIZZA RECIPE uses the air fryer to give the crust a toasty edge while keeping the center nice and chewy. Kids love to make these and parents love how easy they are!

Two english muffin pizzas on a black plate

I often get pizza cravings. That is normal right?

I want pizza for breakfast. I want pizza for lunch. And I want pizza for dinner, at least 4 times a week. Normal right?

I can’t afford pizza delivery every night of the week and I’m not always in the mood to make my own dough, but man, the kids LOVE when we do smaller individual pizzas so they can each put on their own favorite toppings.

Enter the humble English mufifn…it is the perfect base for a pizza in the air fryer!

Plus, the kids can have a blast topping their pizzas however they want.

Close up of a mini pizza split in half

Ingredients:

English Muffins – Split them in half with a fork. One English muffin makes 2 crusts.

Pizza Sauce – We’ve been known to use leftover marinara sauce as well!

Cheese – Mozzarella is our go to, but feel free to get creative.

Toppings – Pepperoni, sausage, olives, mushrooms, onions, pineapple…the sky is the limit!

Overhead view of an English1 muffin on a cutting board next to cups of pizza toppings.

How to make English muffin pizzas:

Once you’ve gathered up your favorite toppings, spread some sauce over the halved English muffins.

Sprinkle with the shredded cheese and put on your favorite toppings.

While your building your pizzas, let the air fryer preheat for a couple of minutes and then pop them right in. They’ll cook in just 3-4 minutes.

Overhead view of uncooked mini pizzas

Air Fry Suggestions:

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For this recipe we used our Cosori air fryer. Air fryers work so well by moving a lot of air around inside the air fryer. This can blow the ingredients off the top of your pizza.

Our air fryer did NOT do this. We had zero issues with this. I can’t promise your air fryer will perform the same. If you are concerned about that you can use larger shreds of cheese and put your pepperoni under the cheese. Alternately, try placing a wire rack directly over the pizzas.

Overhead view of partially opened air fryer basket with cooked mini pizzas in it.

Personal pizza topping options:

Here are some ideas of things you can add to your English muffin pizzas to mix it up a little from time to time!

  • Italian sausage
  • Olive slices
  • Bacon bits
  • Pineapple – controversial, but so good!
  • Small pieces of thin sliced ham, or diced ham.
  • Jalapeno slices
  • Anchovies – even more controversial than the pineapple!

More fun recipes you might like:

Close up of a mini pepperoni pizza
Two english muffin pizzas on a black plate

English Muffin Pizza

Yield: 4 pizzas
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes

These personal pizzas are toasty around the edges with a chewy center that we love. They are ready to eat in 5 minutes and come out fabulous! Feel free to get creative with your toppings and let the kids pitch in and build their own pizzas.

Ingredients

  • 2 English muffins
  • ΒΌ cup pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup mini pepperoni

Instructions

  1. Preheat air fryer to 390 for 2 minutes.
  2. Use a fork to break the English muffins in half.
  3. Spread each half with the pizza sauce. Top with the mozzarella and pepperoni.
  4. Place in the preheated air fryer basket in a single layer.
  5. Air fry for 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Notes

Add any toppings you want, but all meats should be fully cooked prior to putting in the air fryer.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 mini pizza
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 133Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 339mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 6g

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2 comments

Kathi April 6, 2021 - 11:00 pm

I have a Power Pro XL Air Fryer grill and I can’t wait to make these – what a great idea. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.

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Karly April 7, 2021 - 11:24 am

Hope you love them, Kathi!

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