English Muffin Pizzas Recipe with Spaghetti Sauce and Cheese

English Muffin Pizzas

English Muffin Pizzas Recipe with Spaghetti Sauce and Cheese
Region / culture: England | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 10 minutes | Servings: 4


English Muffin Pizzas
English Muffin Pizzas

Fried Yucca a la Tivoli is a delicious and crispy snack that is popular in Latin American cuisine. This recipe features yucca, a starchy root vegetable that is similar to potatoes but with a unique flavor and texture. Fried yucca is a simple yet flavorful dish that can be enjoyed as a side dish or appetizer.


Fried yucca has been a staple in Latin American cuisine for centuries. Yucca, also known as cassava, is native to South America and has been a dietary staple for indigenous peoples for thousands of years. The root vegetable is versatile and can be prepared in a variety of ways, including boiling, frying, and baking. Fried yucca a la Tivoli is a popular dish that is often served in restaurants and homes throughout Latin America.


How to prepare

  1. Heat the fat-free spaghetti sauce.
  2. Toast the English muffins.
  3. Cover with Kraft free sharp cheddar, mushrooms, and other fat-free toppings.
  4. If the cheese doesn't melt enough, microwave the pizzas until it does.


  • Add spices such as garlic powder, paprika, or cayenne pepper for extra flavor.
  • Serve the fried yucca with a drizzle of lime juice for a citrusy kick.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to peel the yucca thoroughly to remove any tough outer skin.

- Boil the yucca until it is tender but not mushy.

- Be careful when frying the yucca, as the hot oil can splatter.

- Season the fried yucca with salt immediately after frying for the best flavor.

Serving Suggestions

Fried yucca a la Tivoli can be served as a side dish with grilled meats or seafood.

- It can also be enjoyed as a snack with a dipping sauce, such as aioli or salsa.

Cooking Techniques

Boiling the yucca before frying helps to soften it and ensure it cooks evenly.

- Frying the yucca at a high temperature creates a crispy exterior while keeping the inside tender.

Ingredient Substitutions

If yucca is not available, you can use potatoes or sweet potatoes as a substitute.

- Olive oil or vegetable oil can be used for frying the yucca.

Make Ahead Tips

You can boil the yucca ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until ready to fry.

- Fried yucca is best served fresh, but leftovers can be reheated in the oven or air fryer.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the fried yucca on a platter with a sprinkle of fresh herbs, such as parsley or cilantro. - Arrange the fried yucca in a decorative pattern for an eye-catching presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Fried yucca pairs well with grilled meats, such as steak or chicken.

- It also goes well with seafood dishes, such as grilled shrimp or fish.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Fried yucca is best enjoyed fresh, but leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

- To reheat, place the fried yucca in a preheated oven or air fryer until heated through and crispy.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

- One serving of fried yucca contains approximately 250 calories.


- Yucca is a good source of carbohydrates, providing energy for the body.

- One serving of fried yucca contains approximately 30 grams of carbohydrates.


- Fried yucca is cooked in oil, which adds fat to the dish.

- One serving of fried yucca contains approximately 15 grams of fat.


- Yucca is not a significant source of protein.

- One serving of fried yucca contains approximately 2 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Yucca is a good source of vitamin C and manganese.

- One serving of fried yucca provides approximately 45% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C.


Fried yucca is gluten-free and dairy-free.

- However, it is fried in oil, so those with allergies to certain oils should take caution.


Fried yucca is a tasty and satisfying dish that is relatively high in carbohydrates and fats.

- It is a good source of vitamin C and manganese, but low in protein.


Fried yucca a la Tivoli is a delicious and crispy snack that is easy to make at home. This recipe features yucca, a versatile root vegetable that is popular in Latin American cuisine. With a few simple ingredients and cooking techniques, you can enjoy this flavorful dish as a side dish or appetizer.

How did I get this recipe?

I can't forget the moment I stumbled upon this recipe for English Muffin Pizzas. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my dear friend Martha for our weekly catch-up session. Martha had always been a wonderful cook, and she had a knack for coming up with delicious and creative recipes. As soon as I walked into her kitchen, I was greeted by the mouth-watering aroma of melted cheese and tomato sauce.

"Hello, dearie!" Martha chirped, giving me a warm hug. "I have a new recipe I want to try out today. English Muffin Pizzas! Have you ever heard of them?"

I shook my head, intrigued by the sound of this unique dish. Martha quickly set to work, pulling out a package of English muffins, some tomato sauce, shredded cheese, and a variety of toppings from her pantry. As she assembled the pizzas, she explained the simple process to me.

"All you have to do is split the English muffins in half, spread some tomato sauce on each half, sprinkle on some cheese, and add your favorite toppings. Then just pop them in the oven for a few minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly. It's a quick and easy way to make a delicious homemade pizza!"

I watched in awe as Martha worked her magic in the kitchen, creating the most mouth-watering English Muffin Pizzas I had ever seen. As we sat down to enjoy our creations, I took my first bite and was immediately hooked. The combination of crunchy English muffins, savory tomato sauce, gooey cheese, and flavorful toppings was simply irresistible.

From that day on, English Muffin Pizzas became a staple in my own kitchen. I would often whip them up for a quick and satisfying meal, especially when I was short on time or ingredients. Over the years, I experimented with different toppings and variations, always trying to perfect the recipe to my own taste.

One day, while visiting my Aunt Helen, I decided to surprise her with my version of English Muffin Pizzas. She was delighted by the idea and eagerly watched as I assembled the pizzas in her kitchen. As we sat down to enjoy our meal, Aunt Helen couldn't stop raving about how delicious they were.

"Darling, you have truly outdone yourself with these English Muffin Pizzas!" Aunt Helen exclaimed. "They remind me of the pizzas we used to enjoy as children, only better!"

I beamed with pride at her words, thrilled to have impressed my aunt with my culinary skills. From that day on, Aunt Helen would often request that I make English Muffin Pizzas whenever she visited, and I gladly obliged.

As the years went by, English Muffin Pizzas became a beloved recipe in my family. My children and grandchildren would often request them for dinner, and I was always happy to oblige. I even taught my grandchildren how to make them, passing down the recipe and the tradition to the next generation.

Now, every time I make English Muffin Pizzas, I think back to that fateful day in Martha's kitchen and smile. The recipe may have started with her, but it has since become a cherished part of my own culinary repertoire. And I know that as long as I have English muffins, tomato sauce, cheese, and toppings on hand, I will always be able to whip up a delicious batch of homemade pizzas for my loved ones to enjoy.


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