English Muffin Pizzas – Simple Toddler Meals

English Muffin Pizzas

Lunch time always proves to be a challenge when it comes to figuring out what to make. The kids either don’t want what your making, you’ve already served it 3 days out of the past 5, or it just doesn’t sound appealing.

So I created a cheat sheet of sorts. For lunches. You know, to take the guessing game out of the picture AND always have ingredients on hand for meals my kids will actually eat.

You can find all of my quick, easy toddler lunches here  but I thought I’d share an all-time favorite in our home, English Muffin Pizzas! And the best part is these take less than 10 minutes to make from start to finish (unless the kids are helping…).

Remember, the toppings listed below are just suggestions. There are countless other combos that would make this pizza just as tasty. These would probably make some tasty appetizers too if you’re looking for a quick fix.

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English Muffin Pizzas

Preheat your toaster oven to 425 (or use your large oven if making many). Line a toaster oven safe tray or cookie sheet (for oven use) with foil.

Grab an english muffin and cut it in half. Add all of the ingredients into small, separate bowls in an assembly line. Move a stool over and let your child hop up to counter height, or assemble on the kitchen table.

Have your child spread about a spoonful of sauce onto each muffin half. Then have them take a small amount of each topping and add it to the sauce. Let them top each pizza with a pinch of cheese (careful not to over do it).

Before placing the pizzas in the oven, let your child sprinkle the top of each pizza with a little bit of Italian seasoning. Put pizzas on prepped tray and bake in the oven for 5-7 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and golden. Let cool for a minute or so then serve and enjoy!

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  1. Hi Danielle,

    You know, it has never occured to me to have my toddler put the cheese on their own pizza. Generally, I don’t even have my toddlers in the kitchen at all. My Aunt had a severe accident when she was a little girl and I have been terrified to have my wee ones in the kitchen when I cook. Maybe if I put a small bowl of cheese on the kitchen table and let Jagger put it on in there…. (hummmm…. wheels are turning.)

    Thank you for the great recipe and toddler tips.

    I hope you have a wonderful week,

    Victoria
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  2. Oh gosh this brings back some good memories. When my son was younger, this was his favorite thing to eat.
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  3. Yuumy – these are all I ate when I was preggo with my first child, lol… yet I haven’t made them since… thanks for reminding me how much I loved them and how much my kids will too – great recipe and post, thank you

  4. So I just have to start off by saying that I’m SO glad that my kids aren’t the only ones who make a 10 minute task turn into a 45 minute task.

    Kids always love pizza, don’t they? This is a super simple way to make them one of their favorites for lunch without all of the hassle. GREAT idea! OH, and I’m filing your Quick, Easy Toddler lunches away right now.
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  5. Does this mean as a teen I was a toddler? I used to make these with my friends all the time! I forgot about them! I’m going to have to incorporate them into our menus!
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  6. Growing up my mom always made up pizza bagels (on real normal sized bagels not those frozen ones) never thought to use english muffins thank you for sharing !!
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  7. I’m going to have to make these instead of buying those pizza bagel bites that the kids ask for occasionally.
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  8. The kids love to make these themselves and I love that we can all have our own mini pizza with our favorites on it. My daughter doesn’t like sauce so she usually does butter and cheese. My son likes cheese pizza with sauce, but no toppings. I prefer pepperoni with green olives and hubby hates olives so we can all have our own favorites!
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  9. Those look so good and so simple! My kids like the little frozen pizzas but I love that these are homemade and I’m sure they would enjoy helping make them too. I pinned it so we can come back and try it sometime!
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  10. My brother and I use to makes these when we were younger. Yummy and so fun for the younger kids.
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  11. English Muffin Pizzas are a huge hit in my house. We make them all the time. All the kids, big and small love them.
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  12. My kids love these too! I love using english muffins as it makes my job a bit easier!
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  13. My sister and I love making these too. That way we can eat pizza but have lower WW points 😉
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  14. My son has been trying a few more foods these days, including pizza. I will have to make these for him (and the whole family)!
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