Mexican English Muffin Pizza

Mexican English Muffin Pizza Recipe – Loaded with seasoned taco meat, Old English cheese, and zesty Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles, these mini pizzas are a fiesta of flavors. Perfectly baked to crispy perfection, they’re a quick and delicious way to satisfy your Tex-Mex cravings. Serve them for a fun family dinner or as a party appetizer that’ll have everyone asking for more!

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Cheesy Rotel Mexican Pizza

These Mexican English Muffin Pizzas are a fiesta for your taste buds! English muffins topped with a delectable combination of taco meat, Rotel tomatoes and green chiles, and Old English Cheese.  Baked to perfection in the oven, these mini pizzas are a delightful fusion of comfort food and south-of-the-border zest. Each bite is a harmonious blend of textures and tastes, from the crispiness of the muffin to the gooey cheese and the kick of those flavorful tomatoes and chiles. These Mexican English Muffin Pizzas are a flavor-packed party on your plate that’s sure to satisfy your cravings and have you coming back for more!

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How to Make Mexican English Muffin Pizza

This recipe is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. In a large skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Drain excess grease. Add taco seasoning and Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles to the pan and simmer for 5 minutes. Add Old English Cheese Spread. Cook on low until the cheese has melted. Split English muffins and place them on a baking sheet. Top the English muffin halves with the taco meat mixture. Bake in a preheated oven until crispy. Sprinkle with green onion or cilantro.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use lean ground beef. You can substitute pork sausage or ground turkey.
  • My favorite English muffins are Bays brand. Look for them in the refrigerated section at the grocery store.
  • Old English Cheese Spread can be found near the Velveeta and Cheez Whiz at the grocery store.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning made with a blend of chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt, and black pepper: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/
  • Can Old English Muffin Pizzas be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the muffins ahead of time and refrigerate them until you are ready to bake.
    • Can Mexican English Muffin Pizzas be frozen? Yes! Assemble the muffins and cool them completely. Place the muffins on a baking sheet and freeze. Once frozen, transfer the muffins to a ziplock freezer bag and put them back in the freezer.
    • To bake the frozen muffins, thaw and bake as directed.
    • You can bake the muffins from frozen, simply add a few minutes to the cooking time.
  • Add your favorite vegetables to the taco meat mixture:
    • onions
    • bell peppers
    • mushrooms
    • black olives
    • black beans
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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What to Serve with Mexican Pizza

These mini Mexican pizzas are a family favorite! They are great as an after-school snack, game day appetizer, or easy lunch or dinner. When it comes to what to serve with these mini pizzas, I’ve got some delicious ideas for you! 

  • A crisp and refreshing side salad with a zesty Mexican ranch dressing can provide a lovely contrast to the savory goodness of the pizza.
  • If you want a heartier option, consider Mexican-style rice and refried beans, creating a wholesome and satisfying plate.
  • And don’t forget to top the pizzas with your favorite taco toppings: sour cream, salsa, and guacamole. 

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Mexican English Muffin Pizza

Yield: 16 mufffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Mexican English Muffin Pizza Recipe – Loaded with seasoned taco meat, Old English cheese, and zesty Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles, these mini pizzas are a fiesta of flavors. Perfectly baked to crispy perfection, they're a quick and delicious way to satisfy your Tex-Mex cravings. Serve them for a fun family dinner or as a party appetizer that'll have everyone asking for more!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb breakfast sausage
  • 2 (5-oz) jars Kraft Old English Cheese spread
  • 1 (1-oz) package taco seasoning
  • 1 (10-oz) can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, drained
  • 8 English muffins, split

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • In a skillet, cook ground beef until no longer pink and crumbled. Drain fat.
  • Add cheese spread, taco seasoning, and Rotel. Cook on medium-low until just until the cheese has melted.
  • Place the English muffin halves on a cookie sheet. Top each half with some of the sausage mixture.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden and bubbly.

Notes:

  • My favorite English muffins are Bays brand. Look for them in the refrigerated section at the grocery store.
2 jars of old english cheese spread
  • You can find the Old English Cheese Spread near the Velveeta and Cheez Whiz at the grocery store.
  • I use lean ground beef. You can substitute pork sausage or ground turkey.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning made with a blend of chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt, and black pepper: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/
  • Can Old English Muffin Pizzas be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the muffins ahead of time and refrigerate them until you are ready to bake.
    • Can Mexican English Muffin Pizzas be frozen? Yes! Assemble the muffins and cool them completely. Place the muffins on a baking sheet and freeze. Once frozen, transfer the muffins to a ziplock freezer bag and put them back in the freezer.
    • To bake the frozen muffins, thaw and bake as directed.
    • You can bake the muffins from frozen, simply add a few minutes to the cooking time.
  • Add your favorite vegetables to the taco meat mixture:
    • onions
    • bell peppers
    • mushrooms
    • black olives
    • black beans
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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