Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Breakfast Pizza








I grew up in the Northwest part of Illinois where I was lucky enough to learn of this magnificent thing called a breakfast pizza. Since moving to the Eastern part of Illinois, there aren't really any Casey's (the gas station who introduced me to it) around here, I've missed out on ordering something truly magnificent.

I've had to learn to make some of my favorite dishes since moving here four years ago, and breakfast pizza was one of those things that I had to try for myself.

Since I already make my own homemade pizza (thanks pa-in-law for teaching me!), I started out with making my own dough. Since I've had kids, it isn't always practical doing that, so I've had to improvise from time to time if I want to make something really quick instead of waiting for the pizza crust to rise only to beat it and wait for it to rise again and a great alternative is actually the frozen/refrigerated dough in the biscuit aisle at the nearest store.

Ingredients


  • 1 refrigerated pizza crust
  • Jimmy Dean Sausage
  • Green Pepper
  • Mushrooms
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tsp milk
  • 1-2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese. 

Instructions


  • Preheat oven to 425
  • Spray a pizza pan with cooking spray
  • Unroll pizza crust onto pan. Stretch it as much as you can over the pan without ripping it. Fold over edges to create a crust barrier.
  • Place small sausage dobs strategically on pizza. If you're going to use green pepper, cut into small slices and place as much as you want throughout. Do the same for mushrooms. If you wish to add bacon, I cooked mine and then crumbled it over the pizza.
  • Crack the 2 eggs into a small container, add the milk and beat them until they are pretty well mixed. Pour egg concoction over the pizza.
  • Add the amount of cheese that makes you feel happy.
  • Place in oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese begins to brown. It always takes less time in my oven, so you may want to check it around 10 minutes. 
  • Enjoy!

This pizza is really great for those nights when you kind of want pizza, but also kind of want breakfast. It's also great for the holidays when you're looking for something easy to make for breakfast, but don't want to fill up too much before you have your big feast. 

So whether you have left over ingredients from an omelet that you don't want to spend the time carefully making or if you are just looking for something different than cereal or pancakes, try breakfast pizza!

34 comments:

  1. Oh yum, I need to make this breakfast pizza one morning. It looks so delicious.

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  2. Yes, I would love a breakfast pizza. Pitiful I can't have eggs but the rest will still do.

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  3. My husband loves pizza and also a huge fan of jimmy dean sausage- a must try!

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  4. Pizza for breakfast? I am definitely in!! I love this idea - very clever, and sounds delicious. I look forward to making this.

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    1. It's so easy and you can add any toppings that you'd like, but those are my favorite breakfast toppings.

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  5. I have never thought of having pizza for breakfast but this looks like a great option! I love the fact that pizza is so versatile! you can even have it as desert!

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    1. When I was first introduced to it, I snubbed my nose up at it, but now I love it!

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  6. This reminds me of something we make called pizza bread. I wish you had more photos of the finished pizza. Will definitely like to try it out.

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    1. I'll take more the next time I make it. I just got a new camera that I need to figure out, but hopefully they'll be good.

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  7. How much breakfast sausage is in this recipe? A half or a whole b-fast sausage chub?

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    1. You can add as much or as little as you want. We usually buy the ground sausage rolls, snip off the top and then add nickel size dobs of them around the pizza. If you make them too big, the sausage might not cook all the way through.

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  8. Breakfast pizza with sausage and eggs? Yes,please. Worth trying it for the kids.

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    1. The best part about it is that like with any pizza, you can add whichever toppings you like. Don't like sausage? Add bacon, don't like any of those, just add cheese. There isn't any sauce, so whatever you like with your eggs will go brilliantly with the pizza.

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  9. Pizza for breakfast? This is an idea my significant other would be all for.

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    1. We usually eat this at night because my husband doesn't tolerate breakfast foods in the day, but we both really enjoy this.

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  10. I have never had pizza for breakfast but I could easily be persuaded to try after reading this post.

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  11. It's basically an omelet with a pizza crust.... only better!

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  12. Pizza for breakfast is a brilliant idea. Will have to give this recipe a try. I'm sure my girls will love to start the day with a breakfast pizza!

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  13. I have never heard of breakfast pizza but it is something that I am willing to taste test. It sounds like a fry on a pizza base to me (that's a good thing) :)

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  14. Oh yeah! pizza for breakfast any time of the week! I like mine with sausage.

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  15. Yummy, This Pizza is looking so delicious. My son loves pizza and I think we should give it a try.

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  16. My kids love pizza so much that I bet they will love to have this one for breakfast. Great recipe.

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  17. Wow, just in time to see this recipe. I would love to try this for my sister. I am sure she would be surprised!

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  18. I am a pizza lover. But I hadn't tried making it my own. Thanks for sharing it.

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