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These low sodium English muffin pizzas are a quick and easy snack or light meal – so tasty & ready in less than 10 minutes! Made with low sodium English muffins (read below for our favorite brand), no-salt-added pizza sauce or crushed tomatoes, low sodium cheese, and your favorite toppings!

You can make these easy mini pizzas in the oven, toaster oven, or air fryer. I’ve added instructions for all 3 cooking methods below.

This simple low sodium snack can be customized with your favorite toppings, and is something the whole family will love! Serve with a low so chopped salad or roasted veggies for a complete meal.

low sodium english muffin pizza recipe with tomatoes basil trader joe's enligsh muffins and no salt added pizza sauce

Pizza doesn’t have to be off the menu on a low sodium diet – you can make quick & super easy mini pizzas using some great low sodium swaps! I’ll outline below my favorite options for low sodium cheeses, sauce, and where to find the lowest sodium English muffins too!

I have a fantastic recipe for low sodium pizza, but it does take some time to put together. These quick and easy pizzas are perfect if you’re craving pizza, and want it in just a few minutes.

Why Make These Low Sodium English Muffin Pizzas?

  • They are simple to make
  • Customize them with your favorite low so toppings
  • They’re made with just 3 ingredients as the base
  • Ready in Less than 10 minutes
  • They make a great snack!
  • A better-for-you alternative to traditional pizza
low sodium pizzas on english muffins topped with no salt added pizza sauce fresh cherry tomatoes fresh basil and low salt cheese

Ingredients for Low Sodium Mini Pizzas

See the recipe card below for a full list of instructions and ingredient amounts!

English Muffins

The lowest sodium English muffins I’ve been able to find are at Trader Joe’s! They have 70mg of sodium per muffin (for both their white and whole wheat muffins), making them a great low sodium choice for breakfast or for snacks!

I start by slicing the muffins in half, and adding the sauce, cheese, and toppings in that order.

TJ’s English muffins were one of my favorite products I highlighted in my Low Sodium Trader Joe’s Shopping Guide! If you don’t have a TJ’s near you, you may be able to find other brands of low sodium English muffins or even try your hand at making your own without salt.

low sodium trader joes english muffins white and whole wheat low sodium english muffins

Pizza Sauce

I used my super simple no-cook low sodium pizza sauce on these, and it turned out great! You could also use your favorite low salt or salt-free jarred marinara or pasta sauce.

Or if you’re in a pinch, regular canned no-salt-added tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes work great as alternatives. I’ve used plain crushed tomatoes too, and they were delicious. You just want a layer of tomatoes between the muffin and the cheese to give a little sweetness and flavor.

Low Sodium Cheese

There are lots of options for low sodium cheeses that work great on this pizza! I used shredded Swiss for mine, but here are some of our favorite low salt cheese options:

  • Swiss Cheese – Of all cheeses, I found Swiss to be one of the lowest sodium varieties I can get at the grocery store. I used a low sodium shredded Swiss (that I got from ShopRite) that has 50 mg sodium per 1 ounce. Trader Joe’s also sells a shredded Swiss/Gruyere blend that has 85 mg sodium per ounce, making it a fantastic option.
  • Fresh Mozzarella – I get fresh mozzarella packed in water. For example, this fresh mozzarella has just 40mg of sodium per serving.
  • Ricotta Cheese – I love enjoying a low salt ricotta with lasagnas, pasta bakes, or just spread on toast with a drizzle of honey and fruit. This ricotta has just 50mg of sodium for a ¼ cup serving! You can even make your own ricotta (all you need is milk, vinegar, and cheesecloth), by following my easy recipe here.
  • Goat Cheese – creamy, tangy, and savory, goat cheese is fantastic spread on crackers and topped with jam or fruit. This goat cheese has 80mg of sodium per serving.
  • No-Salt-Added Cottage Cheese – I’ve seen a few brands out there that make a salt-free cottage cheese, which can work as a topping in a pinch.

Toppings

I kept it classic with fresh sliced cherry tomatoes and basil for a margherita pizza vibe. But you can add your favorite salt-free toppings: sliced mushrooms, bell peppers, spinach, or even pineapple!

For a real treat, you can make my favorite low sodium sausage recipe, and crumble them on top too!

low salt pizzas on low sodium english muffins with swiss cheese and tomato sauce

How To Make Low Sodium Pizzas on English Muffins

You can make these in your oven, toaster oven, or air fryer.

In the Oven

  1. Slice the English muffin in half, and place on a baking sheet in the oven. Broil the muffins for 2-3 minutes, until they start to become golden brown and toasted. Watch to ensure the muffins don’t burn.
  2. Place the toasted muffin cut-side up on a plate. Add the low sodium pizza sauce to the muffin halves – about 1 tablespoon on each (or more/less to taste).
  3. Top with low sodium cheese, and any toppings you want to add as well.
  4. Place each half back on the baking sheet in the oven (cheese side up). Broil for an additional 2-3 minutes until the cheese begins to melt, brown, and lightly bubble. Remove from oven and enjoy!

In the Toaster Oven/Air Fryer

  1. Slice the English muffin in half, place the muffin cut-side up on a plate.
  2. Add the low sodium pizza sauce to the muffin halves – about 1 tablespoon on each (or more/less to taste).
  3. Top with low sodium cheese, and any toppings you want to add as well.
  4. Place each half in the toaster oven/air fryer (cheese side up). If making more than one, make sure muffins are in a single layer. Set your toaster oven/air fryer to 400 degrees, and cook for 5 minutes.
low sodium pizza recipe on english muffins topped with salt free pizza sauce and fresh herbs

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low sodium english muffin pizza recipe with tomatoes basil trader joe's enligsh muffins and no salt added pizza sauce

Low Sodium English Muffin Pizzas

AuthorKelly Jensen
These low sodium English muffin pizzas are a quick and easy snack or light meal – so tasty & ready in less than 10 minutes! Made with low sodium English muffins (read below for our favorite brand), no-salt-added pizza sauce or crushed tomatoes, low sodium cheese, and your favorite toppings!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Course Appetizer, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 253 kcal

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet if Making in Oven
  • Plate

Ingredients
  

  • 1 low sodium English muffin
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium pizza sauce or no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 1 ounce low sodium cheese like Swiss or Fresh Mozzarella
  • Toppings I used fresh sliced tomato and basil, but add your favorite veggies.

Instructions
 

In the Oven

  • Slice the English muffin in half, and place on a baking sheet in the oven. Broil the muffins for 2-3 minutes, until they start to become golden brown and toasted. Watch to ensure the muffins don’t burn.
  • Place the toasted muffin cut-side up on a plate. Add the low sodium pizza sauce to the muffin halves – about 1 tablespoon on each (or more/less to taste).
  • Top with low sodium cheese, and any toppings you want to add as well.
  • Place each half back on the baking sheet in the oven (cheese side up). Broil for an additional 2-3 minutes until the cheese begins to melt, brown, and lightly bubble. Remove from oven and enjoy!

In the Toaster Oven/Air Fryer

  • Slice the English muffin in half, place the muffin cut-side up on a plate.
  • Add the low sodium pizza sauce to the muffin halves – about 1 tablespoon on each (or more/less to taste).
  • Top with low sodium cheese, and any toppings you want to add as well.
  • Place each half in the toaster oven/air fryer (cheese side up). If making more than one, make sure muffins are in a single layer. Set your toaster oven/air fryer to 400 degrees, and cook for 5 minutes.

Notes

Serving Size

This recipe makes 1 serving (or two halves) of these mini pizzas. I used a 70 mg sodium English muffin from Trader Joes, no-salt-added pizza sauce, and 50mg sodium Swiss cheese I got from ShopRite. Your nutritional content will vary based on your own ingredients, so be sure to adjust your sodium content based on the ingredients you use.

Nutrition

Calories: 253kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 12gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 124mgPotassium: 184mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 365IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 286mgIron: 1mg

*Please note, all nutrition content is estimated based on the ingredients we used, it may vary based on your ingredients. Always check your nutrition labels to verify sodium amounts.

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