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BREAKFAST PIZZA

Fun and Tasty Breakfast Pizza

Introduction

This fun and tasty Breakfast Pizza combines crispy bacon, sausage, sweet peppers, and onions on a freshly baked pizza crust, all topped with oodles of melted provolone and Pepper Jack Cheese. It’s a perfect dish to start your day with a burst of flavor and satisfaction. Whether you’re making it for a special brunch or just to enjoy a unique breakfast, this recipe is sure to become a favorite in your household.

Breakfast pizza is an inventive twist on the classic pizza we all love. By incorporating traditional breakfast ingredients like eggs, bacon, and sausage, this dish brings a delightful and hearty spin to your morning routine. Plus, it’s versatile enough to be enjoyed for any meal of the day!

Ingredients

  • Pizza dough (homemade or store-bought)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 large eggs
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cool water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded provolone cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Pepper Jack Cheese
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked crispy and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 lb. bulk pork breakfast sausage, browned
  • 1/2 red pepper, finely diced
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • Salsa (optional)

Instructions

Step 1: Prepare the Pizza Crust

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Oil a 10×15-inch rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Work your pizza dough around the baking sheet by pressing gently with your fingers and hands. This may take a little time as the dough tends to pull back from the sides.
  4. Once the dough stays in place, use your hands to tuck and push a little of the dough up against the side of the baking sheet, creating a crust.
  5. Bake the crust in the preheated oven for 7-8 minutes.

Step 2: Scramble the Eggs

  1. Beat the eggs and water together in a bowl.
  2. Melt the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add the egg mixture to the skillet and cook slowly, rotating gently with a spatula. Be sure to slightly undercook the eggs as they will cook again in the oven.
  4. Season the eggs with kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper.

Step 3: Assemble the Pizza

  1. Spoon the slightly undercooked scrambled eggs onto the pre-baked pizza dough.
  2. Top the eggs with shredded provolone and Pepper Jack cheese.
  3. Add the cooked bacon, browned sausage, finely diced red pepper, and chopped green onions.

Step 4: Bake the Pizza

  1. Place the assembled pizza back in the oven for 10-12 minutes.
  2. For the last 1-2 minutes, turn on the broiler. Rotate the baking sheet several times during the broiling process and stay close by, as broilers can be somewhat unpredictable.
  3. Remove the pizza from the oven once the cheese is melted and bubbly, and the crust is golden brown.

Step 5: Serve

  1. Allow the pizza to cool slightly before slicing it into 8 pieces.
  2. Serve with salsa on the side if desired.
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Tips for the Perfect Breakfast Pizza

  • Undercook Your Eggs: When scrambling the eggs, cook them on low heat and cut off the heat early. This ensures the eggs are just set enough to hold up on the pizza dough but not fully cooked since they will finish cooking in the oven.
  • Storage: Store leftovers in a storage bag in the fridge for up to 3 days or in a freezer bag frozen for up to 2 months. To reheat, use the microwave at 50% power for 1-1 1/2 minutes or until warm, or reheat in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes or until warm.
  • Customize Your Toppings: Feel free to customize your breakfast pizza with other favorite toppings such as mushrooms, spinach, or different types of cheese.
  • Homemade Dough: If you have time, making your own pizza dough can add an extra layer of flavor and texture to your breakfast pizza.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use a pre-baked pizza crust?

Yes, you can use a pre-baked pizza crust to save time. Simply skip the initial baking step and proceed with scrambling the eggs and assembling the pizza.

Can I make this pizza vegetarian?

Absolutely! You can omit the bacon and sausage and add more vegetables like mushrooms, spinach, or tomatoes for a delicious vegetarian version.

What other types of cheese can I use?

You can use any cheese that melts well. Cheddar, mozzarella, or a blend of cheeses can work great in this recipe.

How can I make the dough easier to work with?

If the dough is difficult to stretch, let it rest for a few minutes to relax the gluten. You can also lightly flour your hands and the dough to prevent sticking.

Can I prepare this pizza the night before?

Yes, you can prepare the pizza the night before. Assemble the pizza, cover it tightly, and store it in the refrigerator. When ready to bake, let it come to room temperature for about 15 minutes, then bake as directed.

What if I don’t have a baking sheet?

If you don’t have a 10×15-inch baking sheet, you can use a pizza stone or any oven-safe tray. Just ensure that the dough is spread out evenly and not too thick.

Is there a gluten-free option?

Yes, you can use gluten-free pizza dough or crust to make this recipe gluten-free. Ensure all other ingredients, like sausage and bacon, are also gluten-free.

This Breakfast Pizza is a delightful and versatile dish that’s perfect for any time of the day. With its combination of savory toppings and cheesy goodness, it’s sure to be a hit with family and friends. Enjoy experimenting with different toppings and flavors to make this recipe your own!