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English Muffin Pizza

Mark Iacono's English Muffin Pizza + Meatball Salad
Mark Iacono's English Muffin Pizza + Meatball SaladTyler Essary / TODAY
Cook Time:
25 mins
Prep Time:
15 mins

Chef notes

English muffin pizza is a favorite in my household. I used to make them with my grandmother but have passed this tradition onto my daughter. Also, it's delicious.


Pizza sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 pinch dried oregano, or to taste
  • 1 28-ounce can tomato puree
  • 3 English muffins, split in half
  • Pizza sauce (recipe above)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup grated pecorino cheese


For the pizza sauce:

In a saucepot, over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and sauté the minced garlic. Add salt, pepper, oregano and the tomato puree, and stir to combine. Bring sauce to a boil then reduce to a simmer and let cook for 20 minutes.

For the pizzas:


Toast English muffins for a few minutes until dark golden brown, about 5-10 minutes. Remove toasted muffins and let cool for a few moments.


Coat the muffin with sauce and layer them with shredded mozzarella cheese.


Place back in the oven or under broiler for a few minutes until the cheese melts. Remove and sprinkle with pecorino cheese.