Updated: Jul 28
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What a treat — screaming hot homemade pizza, with exactly the toppings you like. Enjoy breakfast in the form of pizza in just 30 minutes! Eggs, breakfast sausage, cherry tomatoes, caramelized onions and mozzarella cheese are supremely delicious atop this healthy breakfast pizza recipe. This is a super fun way to start your day!
My breakfast pizza is one of those pizzas that when people see it, they say, ‘What’s that?’ When they finally give it a try, their mouths are gaped open showing shock and surprise to this tasty breakfast experience.
Put down the cereal spoon. Ditch the pancakes. Forgo the yogurt & granola thing. Pizza is the real breakfast of champions.
So let me walk you through this recipe.
On the crust for savory breakfast pizza
Crust is the most important part of the pizza, because it's the foundation for the whole dish. To ensure success the right amount of salt, crispiness, and thickness matters immensely. For this recipe I used my sourdough pizza recipe, but really any kind will work. If you are in a rush use this recipe, or pick it up in your local supermarket.
On the sauce for savory breakfast pizza
The sauce I used for this savory breakfast pizza is a pretty straight forward white sauce, with some cheese additions. The variation of cheese can be changed depending on taste bud preferences. In my family, cheddar, Manchego and parmesan are the top cheese choices. The white sauce is claimed to be one of the mother sauces among the French, the foundation of the culinary world, and is called bechamel.
If you love white sauce on your pizza, and would like a healthier option, try this one, based on leeks and other onions. Yes, veggies are the base for the sauce. Wow who knew it, veggies can be sneaked into a white sauce.
Topping for savory breakfast pizza
It's all up to you because there are no limits when its comes to creating your own pizza.
I like to add some sort of meat for my boys who are meat lovers. In the video I used homemade breakfast sausage that I cooked the day before. I love the sweetness from caramelized onions paired with the eggs. It wouldn't be a breakfast pizza without eggs, would it? We recently got quails, and not long afterwards discovered that they can lay eggs. The boys are now always wanting to eat quail eggs. Feel free to add any eggs you like. I think they are cute eggs and look very festive being the same size as the cherry tomatoes.
Tips for Making Savory Breakfast Pizza
Cook the sausage in a skillet the night before. Less stress in the morning. If you want to add bacon and for less mess, cook it in the oven and you can also do this the day before just like the sausage. Also, the onions can be cooked a day or two ahead of time.
This recipe was developed for home bakers using a regular oven so there is no need for special equipment. I used a pizza stone in the video, but its optional. You can make the pizza using a baking sheet
If you aren't familiar with using a pizza paddle here is my recommendation: take a piece of parchment paper and place on the counter. Now flatten out your dough on the parchment paper and build your pizza. Take the pizza paddle and slide it under the parchment paper and place into the oven on the pizza stone. The parchment paper makes the transfer easy. After a few minutes of baking, you can remove the parchment paper.
No need to par-baking the pizza crust, just roll your pizza crust thin and try to not overload with sauce and toppings.
When you add eggs make sure the pizza has been in the oven at least 8-10 minutes, abasically towards the end of the baking time. After you take out the pizza, the eggs will not be fully cooked. The cooking process will continue for another 5 minutes, so your eggs will be fully cooked when you are ready to eat it.
How To Serve Savory Breakfast Pizza
Breakfast pizza is really the ultimate all-in-one breakfast that doesn’t need much of an accompaniment, except for maybe a glass of coffee or tea. Fruit salad makes for a nice side dish. While people of all ages love breakfast pizza, this is the perfect breakfast to serve to kids in the morning after a sleepover.
This is such an easy breakfast pizza to make for guests since it is so easy to prepare. You could even let each guest “build their own pizza”. This is also a great dinner option for those days when breakfast for dinner sounds yummy.
YOU MAY ASK
Can savory breakfast pizza be frozen?
Yes, breakfast pizza can be frozen. Bake, cool, slice and wrap each slice individually in foil and then place the slices into freezer Ziploc bags. Freeze for up to 3 months.
What is savory breakfast pizza?
Breakfast pizza involves a traditionally made crust using standard pizza dough topped with breakfast ingredients along with a beautiful white sauce.
Is savory breakfast pizza healthy?
Breakfast pizza is healthier than most high processed breakfast foods. It's a beautifully balanced dish that contains some carbs, fat and protein. Vibrant veggies and herbs also give a nice healthy touch to this breakfast feast. Remember each component that you add to pizza should give your soul and your body a smile.
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Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4 pizzas
Ingredients for the pizza
2 pizza dough 1 lb. each (or use 1 of my homemade recipes for pizza, see recipes above)
1 lb. mozzarella (please shred yourself, avoid eating cellulose)
1 large onion, caramelized
1 lb. breakfast sausages, cooked
1 lb. cherry tomatoes halves (check the video how to do it the easy way)
2 dozens of quail eggs
Fresh herbs such (basil, oregano, thyme, optional)
Olive oil (to drizzle ready to serve pizza, this is optional)
Ingredients for the pizza sauce
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4-5 cups cold milk
1 cup combined cheddar and Manchego cheese (choose your own cheese)
Dried herbs such (sage, oregano, optional)
Salt, freshly ground pepper (using white pepper for this is ideal)
!/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Preheat the oven to 500F with the pizza stone.
Divide your pizza dough into 4 pieces. Roll with your hands each one into a ball. Cover with plastic wrap and let the dough rise and then let it relax. If your pizza dough has been refrigerated, it may take longer before you notice any proofing.
Sometimes it's not a bad idea to lightly brush the pizza dough with olive oil before you cover it with plastic wrap, this way dough won't stick to the plastic.
Meanwhile make the sauce; using a sauce pot or regular heavy bottomed pan on low to medium heat add butter and let it melt. Next, add flour and mix it all together. Now, season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Add milk and stir until everything becomes one consistency. Add cheese and keep stirring. Don't let it burn, so keep an eye on it. When the sauce looks creamy and has a silky consistency, add the dried herbs. Set sauce aside and let it cool.
Roll out the pizza dough one ball at a time on a well-floured surface. Add 3-4 tablespoons of sauce and cover evenly.
Sprinkle on the caramelized onions, breakfast sausage, cherry tomatoes, and mozzarella & Manchego cheese. Slide one pizza onto the pizza stone and bake for about 10 minutes or until your preference. Using a pizza paddle for this step can help.
When pizza looks almost ready, crack your eggs on top of the pizza. Set back in the oven for 1-2 minutes.
This step is optional:
After removing the pizza from the oven, drizzle it with a little bit of olive oil and add parmesan. Last but not least, garnish the pizza with some herbs (basil, oregano) and greens, such as spinach, arugula, etc. I like to add a little bit of olive oil to my greens to make it shiny.
Cut and serve immediately. Enjoy!
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