Mini pizzas on a baking sheet.

Mini-Pizzas

Ingredients 

  • 1 Bell Pepper Medium; red or green
  • 8 ounces Mushrooms Button mushrooms
  • 1 Tomato Large
  • 4 ounces Mozzarella Cheese 1 chunk; part-skim
  • 6 English Muffins Whole grain
  • 1 Tablespoon Canola Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Oregano Dried
  • ½ teaspoon Basil Dried
  • 1 can Tomato Sauce 8 ounces; no salt added
  • 12 slices Turkey Pepperoni Optional

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Baking Sheet
  • Colander
  • Box Grater
  • Large Skillet
  • Medium Bowl
  • Small Bowl

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Rinse bell pepper, mushrooms, and tomato.
  • Remove core and cut pepper into thin slices. Slice mushrooms ¼-inch thick. Remove core and dice tomato into ¼-inch pieces.
  • In a small bowl, grate cheese.
  • Split English muffins in half. Place them on a baking sheet. Bake until edges are lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Prepare sauce while muffins cook.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add peppers and mushrooms. Cook for 5 minutes. If needed, use a colander to drain vegetables.
  • Transfer veggies to a medium bowl. Add tomatoes. Stir to combine.
  • Stir spices into tomato sauce. Do this directly in the can.
  • When muffins are lightly browned, spoon 1 Tablespoon sauce over each muffin half. Coat evenly.
  • Layer veggies evenly over sauce. If using pepperoni, place one slice on each muffin half. Top with shredded cheese.
  • Bake muffins until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 6-8 minutes.
  • Let pizzas cool for 2 minutes before serving.

Notes

  • Use mini pitas in place of English muffins, if you like.
  • Use any seasonal veggies you like. Try broccoli, onion, or spinach.
  • Use leftover cooked ground meat, chicken, or turkey sausage in place of pepperoni.
  • Leftover pizza sauce will hold well in the refrigerator for a few days. Make just enough pizzas for dinner. Use leftover sauce to make more for lunch or a snack the next day.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Mini-Pizzas
Amount per Serving
Calories
 
239
Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
8
g
12
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
15
mg
5
%
Sodium
 
585
mg
25
%
Potassium
 
427
mg
12
%
Carbohydrates
 
32
g
11
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
11
g
22
%
Vitamin A
 
1086
IU
22
%
Vitamin C
 
32
mg
39
%
Calcium
 
137
mg
14
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Basil, Bell Pepper, English Muffins, Mozzarella, Mozzarella Cheese, Mushrooms, Oregano, Pepperoni, Pizza, Tomato, Tomato Sauce, Turkey Pepperoni