Breakfast Pizza

I have been experimenting with pizza crusts.  So I have a ton of pizza dough lying around.  You can only have so many pepperoni pizzas before you need to find something different.  So I decided to try my hand at breakfast pizza.  If you have been near a TV at all over the past couple of days you know that it has snowed here in DC.  It has snowed a lot, roughly 27 inches.  I have a front wheel drive car and there is no chance of me getting out of my house for another day at least.  So I had to substitute a few ingredients in my breakfast pizza.  Normally I would use salsa as the base, but since I had none and there was no way of me getting to the market.  However, I did have a can of diced tomatoes.  So I substituted that.  It was still good, but salsa is the best.

Breakfast Pizza

The pizza browned nicely and allowed the eggs to finish setting.  The best way to start the morning.

Breakfast Pizza

  • 1 pizza dough – (recipe for Basic Pizza Dough)
  • 3/4 cup salsa – or 3/4 diced tomatoes
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk or cream
  • 1/2 pound bacon – cooked
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper

The first step is to make the pizza dough and let it rise till it doubles.  Here is a simple and easy pizza dough. If you are running short on time, almost all grocery stores have pre-made pizza dough in the deli section and/or freezer section, or you can always stop by a local pizzeria and purchase the pre-made dough.

The Dough

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.  If you have a pizza stone have it preheat with the oven.

Crack the eggs into a medium bowl.  Add the cream and a pinch of salt and pepper.  Whisk until light and fluffy.  The more air you get into the eggs now, the lighter the scrambled eggs.

Mix the eggs until light and fluffy

Place a skillet over medium heat.  Once the skillet is preheated, add a dab of butter or vegetable spray and pour in the egg mixture.  Using a spatula form the eggs into a partial scramble.  You do not want to fully cook the eggs, but you don’t want them too runny either.  When the eggs are scrambled but still a little runny remove them from the heat.

Cook until the eggs are still a tad bit runny

Roll out the pizza dough and cover with the salsa.  If you don’t have salsa add 3/4 cup of diced tomatoes seasoned with a little salt and pepper. Next place dollops of scrambled eggs over the entire pizza.

Top with salsa and eggs

Cover the mixture with Parmesan cheese and then top with the bacon broken into bite sized pieces.

Break the bacon into bite sized pieces

Finally top with the cheddar cheese.

Place the pizza in the oven and have it cook for 12-15 minutes or until the cheese and crust are browned.

Breakfast Pizza

Let it cool for 1 minute before slicing.

This was the perfect start to a snowed-in morning.  It helped me get the energy that I needed to shovel my car out.

The Storm

Doesn’t look that bad, but the car to the right is camry not a SUV.

With Dana helping it only took 2 hours.  Supposed to get another storm tomorrow.  Wish me luck.

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Rex

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.

2 Comments

  1. I need to try one of these but most of my pizzas come off of the Egg and it's a bit much to get it going for breakfast.

    Hunker down for the next one, Rex!

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