Char"cute"rie

How to make the best tiny English muffin pizza

The fastest personal pizza just got cuter. Start with a split-open English muffin. Toast it for a proper crispy crust, spoon on tomato sauce and sprinkle with shredded mozzarella. Forget packaged pepperoni. Instead, layer on your favorite dry-cured charcuterie. Go global for flavor inspiration, using any sausages with unique spice-and-herb combinations, and in 15 minutes, you'll have yourself a well-cultured snack. Here are four sausage possibilities:

French – Saucisson Sec – garlic, black pepper

Italian – Finocchiona – fennel, garlic

Chinese – Lap Cheong – soy sauce, sugar

Portuguese – Linguiça – garlic, paprika

Preheat the oven to 400°. On the inside of each toasted English muffin: Spread 3 tablespoons of pizza sauce, sprinkle with ¼ cup of shredded mozzarella cheese and top with thinly sliced charcuterie pieces, then bake until the cheese is melted and just starts to brown, 7 to 9 minutes. Garnish with a few basil leaves to finish.

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