Homemade Breakfast Pizza

In what world would you not be happy to see pizza for breakfast?  And in what world would your kids not be happy to see pizza for breakfast? A weird alternate universe world, that’s what world.

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Breakfast Pizza with Bacon and Eggs

Sometimes I do breakfast pizzas on an English muffin, but when you use pizza dough, now that’s a true breakfast pizza.  Weekends are a great time to play around with this concept, since I don’t see myself making this in the wee hours of the morning. but if you leave the dough out overnight, you can actually get this together in the morning, or use a refrigerated pre-rolled pizza dough (see Note) for even more convenience.

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Pizza / Sarah Crowder / Katie Workman / themom100.com

Besides being just plain fun, and just plain delicious, a bacon, cheese and egg breakfast pizza is going to go over very, very well with the kids.

Breakfast Pizza Ingredients

The base is regular pizza dough, and I am a big fan or purchased pizza dough, though if you want to go all in you can make your own. Sometimes I buy premade dough from a pizzeria, sometimes from a supermarket. I will also use a rolled refrigerated pizza dough, which are usually not yeast based, but still a very happy making shortcut., You can also try this with a premade pizza crust, like this one.

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Pizza / Sarah Crowder / Katie Workman / themom100.com

Then on top go eggs, bacon, cheeses, and other add-ons like tomatoes or onions. At this point whatever you like to see on a pizza (or maybe whatever you like to see on an omelet!) are fair game. You can play around the with toppings, and skip the bacon to make this vegetarian.

Think of this for Mother’s or Father’s Day! Or Valentine’s Day….or brunch with friends.

Breakfast Pizza: In what world would you (and your kids!) not be happy to see pizza for breakfast? A fun way to start the day.

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How to Make Breakfast Pizza:

Preheat the oven to 425°F.Lightly brush a baking sheet with olive oil. Stretch the pizza dough onto the baking sheet until it is a rectangle or circle about ½-inch thick. Brush the top lightly with olive oil. Bake the dough for about 8 minutes until it is fairly firm, and lightly browned, but not cooked through.

While the dough is baking, scramble the eggs, but not until they are cooked through; stop when they are still fairly wet.

Scatter the mostly cooked eggs over the top of the par baked pizza crust, then scatter over the tomatoes, the mozzarella and then the bacon. Sprinkle the oregano and Parmesan over all. Return the pizza to the oven and bake for another 10 or so minutes until the dough is cooked through and the cheese is melty.

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Breakfast Pizza

The most important meal of the day just got a lot more fun.
Yield: 8 People
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pizza dough see Note
  • Olive oil as needed
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 4 large eggs beaten
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 cup diced fresh tomato
  • cups shredded fresh mozzarella
  • 4 pieces thick cut bacon try turkey bacon, cooked until crisp
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano leaves or ½ teaspoon dried
  • ¼ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives to serve, optional

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Lightly brush a baking sheet with olive oil. Stretch the pizza dough onto the baking sheet until it is a rectangle or circle about ½-inch thick. It may spring back as you stretch it. Allow it to rest between gentle pulls until it holds its shape and remains ½-inch thick. If you are using a packaged pizza dough, follow the instructions on the packaging. Brush the top lightly with olive oil.
  • Bake the dough for about 8 minutes until it is fairly firm, and lightly browned, but not cooked through.
  • While the dough is baking, melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium low heat. In a small bowl beat the eggs, season with salt and pepper, and scramble in the pan, stopping when they are still fairly wet. Transfer them to a plate.
  • When the dough is partially cooked scatter the mostly cooked eggs over the top, then scatter over the tomatoes, the mozzarella and then the bacon. Sprinkle the oregano and Parmesan over all. Return the pizza to the oven and bake for another 10 or so minutes until the dough is cooked through and the cheese is melty. Remove from the oven, let sit for 1 minute, cut into wedges, and serve hot.

Notes

You can use any store-bought pizza dough, which is available at many supermarkets. If you can find the super-convenient type that is rolled up in a tube in the dairy aisle, that saves you a bit of stretching and pulling, which can be fun, but takes a bit longer.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 741mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 497IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 2mg

The nutrition values are provided as an estimate. It is not intended as a substitute for the advice of a qualified healthcare professional.

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