The International Buffet

The International buffet. A hallmark of casinos, cruise ships and even some college campuses. Spaghetti and meatballs, nachos, General Tso’s chicken, and to finish it off someĀ German chocolate cake.

Unfortunately the only foreign item might be the intestinal bug you get at the buffet. All the above and many other items that American’s think come from another country really were created here in the good ole USA. Distractify recently highlighted 14 of them:

  1. Fortune Cookie
  2. German Chocolate Cake
  3. Nachos
  4. English Muffins
  5. Russian Dressing
  6. Spaghetti with Meatballs
  7. French Dip Sandwich
  8. General Tso’s Chicken
  9. Cuban Sandiwch
  10. Garlic Bread
  11. Chimichanga
  12. Pasta Primavera
  13. Cashew Chicken
  14. Vichyssoise

Learn their real origins here.

Fast English Muffin Pizzas

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Should I call these American Muffin pizzas?

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OK, I know this is a really basic dish and many will not feel it is worthy of a blog post, but you sometimes just need to have something basic and good.

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And what could be more good than Engli….I mean American Muffin Pizzas.

Fast English Muffin Pizzas

Prep Time: 10 Min | Cook Time: 10 Min | Servings: 4 servings


4 English muffins, split
1/2 cup canned pizza sauce
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
16 slices pepperoni sausage


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Place the English muffin halves cut side up onto a baking sheet. Spoon some of the pizza sauce onto each one. Top with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni slices.

Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the cheese is melted and browned on the edges.

Nutritional Info: Amount Per Serving Calories: 327 | Total Fat: 13.5g | Cholesterol: 45mg Powered by ESHA Nutrient Database


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Categories: Cheese3, English, Italian, Lunch3, Main Dish 3, Pork2, Recipes, snack

Author:The Ranting Chef

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3 Comments on “The International Buffet”

  1. housewifexhouselife
    November 25, 2015 at 9:26 pm #

    A loves this pizzas! They are easy enough that he can make them himself if I’m working the night shift šŸ™‚ I totally in the mood for pizza, maybe these will go on my menu thus week! They look delish.


  2. jetr1
    November 26, 2015 at 8:47 pm #

    I have made these for my grandchildren and they love them.


  3. November 27, 2015 at 9:02 pm #

    I’m definitely going to try this.


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