How to Build Your Own Pizza

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How To:  Build Your Own Pizza

Step 1-The Crust: Choose your favorite crust—try something different!

    • English Muffins
    • Bagels

Step 2—The Sauce

    • Spaghetti Sauce
    • Pizza Sauce

Step 3—The Toppings: Here's where it gets creative—what's your favorite combination?

    • Pepperoni
    • Ground Beef
    • Grilled Chicken
    • Ham
    • Tomatoes
    • Mushrooms
    • Spinach
    • Kale
    • Broccoli
    • Zucchini
    • Onions
    • Peppers

Step 4—The Cheese: Sprinkle these on!

    • Mozzarella
    • Parmesan
    • Cheddar

Step 5—The Herbs and Spices: The finishing touch—top it off!

    • Oregano
    • Black Pepper
    • Red Pepper Flakes

Make it your way! A great way to involve children in preparing a snack or meal. Here’s a little something HappyHealthy!


  • 2 whole wheat English muffins
  • 4 Tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 6 Tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup vegetables or cooked meat cut into small pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Wash your hands well with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  3. Open English muffins and place halves on a baking pan. Toast muffins for about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove muffins from oven and spread 1 Tablespoon sauce on each muffin half.
  5. Add 1 Tablespoon cheese to each muffin half.
  6. Add 2 Tablespoons toppings of your choice, then top with another ½ Tablespoon cheese.
  7. Place baking pan in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Let mini pizzas cool for a couple of minutes before serving.
  8. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
Several mini pizzas on a tray with a hand topping one with pepperoni


This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.