Cheesy English Muffin Appetizers!

This is a little quick and easy appetizer that you can whip up at a moments notice, because usually all of these ingredients are on hand.  The only thing you might not have are the English Muffins, but I always keep some frozen to have in a pinch.  This is a good way to use up English Muffins that are just a little past their freshest also. 

If you cut each one in quarters they make a great party appetizer or serve them whole with pasta dishes and soups.  They also make a good after school snack for the kids!  This recipe is very adaptable and I will give you some variations that are really good also!  Here is what you will need to make these:

1 (12 oz.) pkg. English Muffins, split in half
2 Tbs. butter, softened
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1  1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/3 cup green onion, chopped (include the green blades)
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
dash black pepper
dash hot sauce (optional)
1/3 cup real bacon bits or crisp cooked finely diced bacon

Variations:   add 1/2 tsp. curry powder, 1 tsp. basil or 1 tsp. oregano. If you are serving with spaghetti or other Italian pastas, you can also substitute chopped pepperoni for the bacon.  
Add 1 cup flaked crab meat and these become even more special and they are great served with clam chowder!

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a bowl, mix the butter and mayonnaise until smooth.   Stir in all of the other ingredients.  Lay the English Muffins halves on a cookie sheet.   Evenly divide and spread the mixture over the tops of each muffin half.  

Place in the oven on the highest rack and bake for about 20 -25 minutes or until bubbly and just starting to brown.

Cut in fourths if serving for an appetizer!

Or serve whole alongside pasta dishes or soups! 


  1. sounds so good...

  2. Try mini bagels cut in half. Mix mayonnaise, pkg good seasons Italian dry mix, shredded pepperoni and shredded swiss cheese. Place on oven to melt.

  3. Linda Booth your recipe sounds good too! I thought of adding chopped, diced fresh mushrooms to either recipe.

  4. I have made these with the crabmeat & they were fantastic... Gone in minutes!

  5. Made these n oh how we luv'em! Thank You



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