Breakfast pizza is a unique and delicious way to enjoy your favorite breakfast foods. I first ate an egg on a pizza years ago in a restaurant in Seattle that specialized in Mediterranean food. While at first it seemed kinda weird to me, I decided to try it anyway. However, this pizza did not come with a chicken egg, but instead it came with rich tasty quail eggs. While I do not remember the other ingredients on that pizza, the egg was what really stood out in my memory. I just remember how good that egg tasted on that pizza.
Eggs on Pizza?
The trick to using eggs on your breakfast pizza is to get small eggs and let them spread out nicely on the top of the pizza so that the egg cooks fully. I dug out a little trench in my pizza pictured here so that the egg could sit stable on top of the pizza. In hindsight, this was probably not necessary and caused the egg to pool up in one spot instead of spread out. This is fine if you like your eggs a little runny. If you like well-cooked eggs, use smaller eggs and let the egg spread out.
A breakfast pizza can be made with any of your favorite breakfast foods (excluding cereal and milk of course). Bacon goes great with everything, and bacon is a pizza favorite whether it is for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I also like a variety of vegetables on my pizza. The pizza featured in these photographs sports three kinds of colorful bell peppers as well as some, mushrooms, diced tomatoes, and onions. Some of my favorite vegetables to put on breakfast pizza also include zucchini, olives, and artichoke hearts.
Baking the Pizza
The great thing about this pizza is that it can be made at home or in the great outdoors. Pizza can be made on a grill, in a Dutch oven, or even in a cast iron pan over a fire. If you love to grill like I do, you should definitely check out the new Kettle Pizza Kit. This kit lets you use your grill as a pizza oven at very high temperatures. I really like cooking my pizzas in a cast iron frying pan because they tend to distribute the heat very well. Even if I’m just making pizza in my oven at home, I usually use my cast iron for the job. It is possible to grill the pizza which is a great option if you like the crust well done with a little char.
Check out this recipe and more like it in my book – Damn Fine Dishes. This cookbook shows you lots of marvelous recipes you can make outdoors and gives you a lot more including a charcoal chart for cooking with your Dutch oven. Available at major booksellers and right here on this website!
Try a new twist on the most important meal of the day, breakfast pizza. Delicious pizza with eggs, bacon, sausage and more.
- 1 pkg whole grain pizza dough
- 4 large eggs
- 4 strips strips bacon, or 1 c. breakfast sausage, cooked
- 1/4 c fresh spinach or other vegetables
- 1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
- 1 c pizza sauce
- 2 c mozzarella cheese
Roll out the dough on a clean flat surface or press out in a Dutch oven or 12-inch cast iron frying pan.
Evenly spread pizza sauce over the dough.
Sprinkle about a 1/4 cup of cheese on the sauce.
Place the precooked bacon and/or sausage on the pizza. Next place your spinach or preferred vegetables on top of the meat.
Cover with remaining cheese.
Crack an egg on the pizza in four different spots.
Bake at 425° F for about 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and crust is slightly brown. If using a Dutch oven, place about 21 coals on top and 10 on the bottom for 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and crust is slightly brown.
Sprinkle with fresh basil, cut and serve. Serves 2 to 4.