No delivery required! These four-bite personal sized pizzas are a cinch to make in the oven or toaster-oven. The pizza-barbecue sauce blend makes them extra tasty!
When I lived off-campus at university, the house I lived in was located across the street from a small bakery that made the most delicious pizza bagels. As the name suggests, it’s a toasted bagel topped with pizza sauce and melted mozzarella cheese. They were awesome! I basically survived on them during final exams.
The only trouble with using a bagel as the base was the hot pizza sauce would leak through the hole of the bagel and burn your hand if you weren’t careful eating it.
When I make my own mini-pizzas I use a toasted English muffin as the base. Fewer calories (80 to be exact) and little chance of hot sauce causing unnecessary trauma to my innocent hand. I also like to mix the pizza sauce with a spoonful of barbecue sauce for sweetness and added zip!
For a bite-sized dosage of healthy, I usually dice a bell pepper and slice a few mushrooms for toppings. This time I only found green bell pepper in my fridge so it sat shot-gun with the shredded mozzarella cheese on top!
Four-Bite Pizza Cooking Tip
Even though these four-bite pizzas are a no-brainer to make, there is a cooking tip worth knowing before you begin.
Whether you use a toasted bagel or English muffin, lightly brush the cut side of it with olive oil (or cooking oil) once it has been toasted. Think of the oil as a sneeze guard at a buffet. In this case, it prevents excess moisture from the pizza sauce from absorbing into the bread below. Crispy four-bite pizzas are more enjoyable to bite into than soggy ones – enjoy!
1 English muffin, halved / $0.31
2 tbsp canned pizza sauce / $0.11
1 tbsp barbecue sauce / $0.07
1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil / $0.06
1/4 cup green pepper, diced / $0.15
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese / $0.30
- Toast each English muffin half.
- Meanwhile, mix together pizza sauce and barbecue sauce in a small bowl.
- Once English muffin is toasted and has slightly cooled, lightly brush each half with olive oil.
- Spread equal amounts of sauce mixture over each half. Top with diced bell peppers and shredded cheese.
- Set oven to broil. Place mini pizzas on a baking sheet. Broil in oven until cheese melts and begins to brown, about 4 to 5 minutes.
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