Breakfast Pizza: Pizza crust topped with fluffy scrambled eggs, a blend of cheeses, and loaded with bacon, sausage, and veggies!
Watch me make this breakfast pizza from start to finish!
Snow, snow, snow!!! FINALLY!!! It’s been years since we’ve had good snow and for the past 2 weekends, we’ve been blessed with plenty of it! I couldn’t wait to pull out the bin of snow clothes, stock up the fridge, and enjoy God’s show!
It was gorgeous and the boys had a blast! We went sledding on baking sheets (don’t ask), made mini snowmen, and had snowball fights that ended with somebody getting made (like always). And of course lots of soups and comfort food! Being snowed in always puts me in a cooking mood and we have traditional “snow meals”, that I only make when it snows.
Today we’re making one of our favorite breakfast recipes for snowy mornings: BREAKFAST PIZZA!!!
Homemade breakfast pizza is always a win! It’s easy, hearty, and the whole family loves it, especially the kids because I mean, it’s pizza for breakfast!
What I also love about this breakfast pizza is that it reheats well and even tastes good at room temperature. I make up a big ol pan and we devour it for breakfast and right into lunch! This meal is also perfect for brunches or breakfast-for-dinner days. Have you ever made or tried breakfast pizza?
The History of Breakfast Pizza
I’m always curious about how certain foods came about. As with most “mashup” type foods like breakfast pizza, fruit pizza, and dessert pizza, the origins can be hard to track. What I discovered were several establishments that are known for serving really good breakfast pizzas like Casey’s or Chef Mickey’s, that I can’t wait to try. Although we may never know who truly invented this fun take on pizza, I think we can all agree that it was a pretty darn good idea!
What is breakfast pizza made of?
Well, there are several different ways to make breakfast pizza, but this recipe is the way we love it in my house! It starts with a baked pizza crust.
Next comes a layer of fluffy scrambled eggs, followed by lots of cheese! Finally, add on all of your favorite toppings!
Breakfast Pizza Topping Suggestions
Anything that you like on your omelet will taste amazing on this breakfast pizza so go crazy with your favorites…or just keep it simple with plain cheese! Here are a few ideas to get you started!
- breakfast sausage
- green bell pepper
- red bell pepper
- black olives
How to make this breakfast pizza recipe…in a nutshell!
- Prep all of your topping ingredients. (Cook the meats, shred the cheese, and diced vegetables) Set aside.
- Spread the pizza dough out into a 12×16 baking pan that has been lightly greased with olive oil or cooking spray. Prick a few holes into the dough with a fork. Bake in preheated 400 F. oven for 12 minutes or until it starts to brown. Remove from oven. Set aside.
- In a large bowl add eggs (use large eggs), heavy whipping cream, salt, and pepper. Whisk until the egg mixture is fluffy and uniform in color.
- Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add eggs, stir and reduce heat. Cook eggs until they are slightly set but still a bit wet.
- Spread the scrambled eggs evenly onto the cooked pizza crust.
- Sprinkle on the cheese and desired amount of toppings.
- Return to the oven and bake until cheese has melted and peppers are tender.
- Remove from oven and garnish with fresh parsley. Serve hot.
The Pizza Crust
Wanna know something, even though I loathe canned pizza dough for regular pizza, I LOVE it for breakfast pizza! Canned pizza dough bakes up soft and fluffy with a bit of stability. It reminds me of a cross between a pizza crust and canned biscuits… which makes it perfect for this recipe IMO.
However, you can also just your favorite pizza crust dough because you really can’t go wrong. If you want to make homemade pizza crust dough try my quick and easy pizza dough recipe.
Feel free to try it with other crust options. I’ve tried this with crescent roll dough (good but too soft) and biscuit dough (good but too crumbly when cut).
To add sauce or not
We prefer this breakfast pizza without any type of sauce. When I first made it I was sure it would taste dry or odd without any sauce but nope! If you prefer a sauce, typically white breakfast gravy or a cheese sauce is used. You can add it onto the pizza crust or drizzle it over the top when ready to serve. I find that when I use at least one processed cheese in my cheese mixture it creates creaminess which tastes amazing! I usually go with smoked gouda!
How can I make this breakfast pizza healthier?
Breakfast pizza is a hearty meal loaded with protein and veggies. You can opt to use a cauliflower crust to add in even more veggies and fewer carbohydrates. Also, you can skip the meat to reduce the sodium and add more fiber by going with an all veggies & herb breakfast pizza.
What to serve with breakfast pizza
Breakfast pizza can be a complete meal on its own. However, if you want to add some sides I’d go with a fresh fruit salad or fruit salsa, hash browns, and orange juice. Something sweet wouldn’t hurt either like these mini quick cinnamon rolls! To store Slice leftover breakfast pizza and store in an airtight container in the fridge.
I hope you enjoy this breakfast pizza just as much as we do! Looking for more breakfast recipes? Here ya go!
Ultimate Breakfast Pizza
- 13.8 oz pizza dough (see note)
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 12 large eggs (1 dozen)
- 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 3-3½ cups freshly grated cheese (see note for the combination I used and recommendations)
- ¼ cup red bell pepper, finely diced
- ¼ cup green bell pepper, finely diced
- 2 tablespoons white onion, finely diced
- ¼ cup fresh Roma tomatoes, seeded and finely diced
- ¾ cup cooked ground breakfast sausage (I like to use smoked or spicy sausage)
- ½ cup cooked bacon, finely chopped (about 1/2 pound)
- Fresh parsley, for garnish
- Prep your toppings and set them aside.
- Preheat oven to 400 F. Lighty oil a 12 x 16 nonstick baking pan. Set aside.
- Press pizza dough evenly into the pan and prick a few holes in it with a fork to prevent it from puffing up while baking.
- Bake for about 12-14 minutes (or according to package) until lightly golden around the edges. Remove from oven and set aside.
- Add eggs, heavy whipping cream, salt, and pepper to a large bowl.
- Whisk well until uniform in color.
- Melt butter in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add eggs to the hot skillet and reduce the heat.
- Scramble the eggs using a rubber spatula and cook them until they are almost done but still a little wet.
- Spread the eggs over the pizza crust. (I like to use a chopping motion with the spatula to break the eggs up and help them spread over the crust better)
- Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the top and then sprinkle on the toppings.
- Bake until cheese has melted and peppers are slightly tender.
- *Optional* Switch the oven to broil the last few minutes to add a bit of crispiness if desired (keep an eye on it, broiling happens quickly)
- Remove from oven and sprinkle with fresh parsley.
- Serve immediately.