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EZ English Muffin Pizza

By Bob on February 8, 2016 2:43 AM

One of the things you learn after 37 years of marriage is the delicate ballet of who-does-what. The dance has changed over the years, but the one thing that's been a constant is that Friday and Sunday night dinners are my territory.

Every Boomer Brief recipe is perfected in our state-of-the-art kitchen

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That doesn't mean I channel my inner Grady Spears (couldn't even if I tried) but it does mean I'm responsible for the meal. Charlotte's OK with me calling our favorite neighborhood pizza guys iFratelli or taking her out to a neighborhood restaurant. But, when I don't choose either of those options, I fall back on the handful of tried-and-true recipes that we love.

EZ English Muffin Pizza - So Easy, Even a Blogger Can Do It!

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We love pizza, so I came up with this recipe during the early days of our marriage. We liked it back then because all you really need to pull it off is English muffins, pizza sauce and provolone cheese. Over the years I've tweaked it, spiced it up and perfected it into the recipe below.


EZ English Muffin Pizza

Serves 2 adults


Ingredients

1 package plain English muffins (6 in package)

1, 14 oz. jar of Pizza Sauce (Ragu or Bertolli)

1, 4.5 oz. can diced green chilies

1, 6 oz. package of sliced pepperoni

1, 8 oz. package of sliced provolone cheese

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1 jalapeno pepper

Flavored EVOO

Garlic bread seasoning

Italian seasoning

Shredded parmesan cheese

Preparation

Split the English muffins in half and place open-side-up on a greased cookie sheet. 

Brush each English muffin lightly with EVOO (extra virgin olive oil). You can find this in any grocery store, but we're partial to the flavored EVOO's at the Grapevine & Stockyards Olive Oil Company

Sprinkle each English muffin with garlic bread seasoning and Italian seasoning, then top with shredded parmesan cheese. 

Bake English muffins at 450 degrees for 10 minutes; Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. 

Put 2 tbs. of pizza sauce on each English muffin. 

Put a half-tsp. of chopped green chilies on each English muffin. Note: Delete this ingredient if you don't like spicy food. 

Cover each English muffin with provolone cheese and top with pepperoni, sliced jalapenos and sliced cherry tomatoes to taste. Note: If you don't want the HEAT, delete the jalapenos. 

Place uncovered English muffins in oven; Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, or until cheese begins to bubble and turn brown. 

Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes. Serve. 

Yield: 1 dozen mini pizzas (each pizza is one-half of an English muffin)

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