Mini English Muffin Breakfast Freezer Pizzas

Mini English Muffin Breakfast Pizzas

Pizzas? For breakfast? Really?

Somewhere over the past couple of years, I lost my appetite for traditional “breakfast” foods. I’ve never cared much for cereal anyway, and things like pancakes and waffles aren’t terribly healthy for every day (or easy enough to prepare on a busy weekday morning!) Muffins are great and I do love eggs, but usually prefer them for lunch or dinner instead of breakfast.

For the past couple of years my morning meal has been oatmeal, but since I’ve been craving savory breakfasts lately (and I’m a vegetarian, so things like bacon are a no-go) I thought I’d give pizza for breakfast a try.

These mini breakfast pizzas are healthier and less calorie-laden than store-bought frozen pizzas (and certainly healthier and cheaper than delivery!) I used part-skim mozzarella cheese, canned tomato sauce (which tends to have a lot less calories than jarred spaghetti sauce) and whole wheat English muffins. Using this combination of ingredients, and going easy on the cheese, each mini pizza (1/2 half muffin) clocks in around 135 calories. Your calorie count may vary depending on topping choices, but it’s easy to keep these relatively low-cal.

These pizzas are easily stored, individually wrapped, in the freezer. When you’re ready to eat a pizza, simply unwrap and pop in the toaster oven (or under the broiler in a traditional oven) for a few minutes. And…voila! Pizza for breakfast!

I’ve been popping one or two of these in the toaster oven, along with a side of fruit, for a quick and tasty breakfast. However, if you’d rather stick to cereal, don’t worry–these work nicely for snacks or lunchtime, too!

Topping Suggestions for Mini Pizzas

When it comes to pizza toppings, the possibilities are endless! I made four versions: mushroom, pineapple, black olive, and mozzarella and sliced tomato. Other possible toppings include: spinach, basil, pepperoni, sausage, bacon (or Canadian bacon), peppers, onions, etc. If you’re more of a pizza purist, you could stick to plain cheese, too.

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Mini English Muffin Breakfast Pizzas
A simple "grab and go" mini freezer pizza. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or snack time!
Mini English Muffin Breakfast Pizzas
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Italian, Savory
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Passive Time 30 mins
Servings
mini pizzas
Ingredients
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Italian, Savory
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Passive Time 30 mins
Servings
mini pizzas
Ingredients
Mini English Muffin Breakfast Pizzas
Instructions
Pizza Assembly
  1. Remove all English muffins from packaging. Split each muffin into two halves, and arrange halves (crater side up) on baking sheets lined with foil or wax paper.
  2. Spoon 1-2 Tablespoons of tomato sauce onto each muffin.
  3. Sprinkle each muffin with mozzarella cheese. (Stick to 1 Tablespoon if counting calories; otherwise, feel free to make each muffin as cheesy as you'd like!)
  4. Top muffins with desired toppings. Suggestions include sliced black olives, mushrooms, pineapple, tomatoes, fresh basil, pepperoni, sausage, Canadian bacon. If desired, sprinkle dried basil, oregano, or red pepper flakes on top.
  5. Place trays in freezer and allow pizzas to freeze until firm enough to wrap, about 30 mins.
  6. Remove trays from freezer and wrap each pizza in plastic wrap. Place wrapped pizzas in a Ziploc bag or plastic container and return to the freezer to store.
    Mini English Muffin Freezer Pizzas
Pizza Cooking Instructions
  1. When ready to eat, remove desired pizza(s) from freezer. Unwrap from plastic wrap.
  2. Place unwrapped pizzas in toaster oven and toast for 7-8 minutes, or until cheese has melted.
    Mini English Muffin Freezer Pizzas
Recipe Notes

Exact cook time will depend on your toaster oven. (I've found that using the toast setting for 6-8 minutes, plus an additional minute or so on broil to melt the cheese, works pretty well, but your perfect cook time and method may vary.) If you don't have a toaster oven, pizzas can also be cooked under the broiler in a traditional oven.

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