Since we love to eat various kinds of homemade pizzas for dinner and we also love to eat breakfast for dinner, I decided to combine the two and make a Breakfast Pizza. It turns out that I’m not the only person who has ever had such a genius idea, and I found many a recipe to choose from. I’m getting more and more comfortable with reading a few recipes and then just doing my own thing once I get the general idea, and that’s exactly what I did here.
Although it was delicious and hearty, our pizza was a little too meaty with not quite enough hash browns. I’d also like to emphasize how important it is to create a TALL ridge of crust around the edge to keep the egg from running out. I thought mine was tall enough, but then made a HUGE mess of my oven as the egg ran everywhere! I’ll probably throw in some peppers or salsa next time for extra spice.
recipe by me
- pizza dough (make your own or buy frozen dough)
- 8 oz breakfast sausage
- 4 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 2-3 cups of frozen hash browns
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 4 eggs
- 2 tablespoons milk
- salt and pepper
- 1 jalapeno diced (optional)
- 1/2 cup salsa (optional)
Cook breakfast sausage until completely brown and crumbled. Drain on paper towels, and set aside. Cook hash browns until crispy.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Roll out pizza dough on pizza stone or cookie sheet. Be sure to make the crust tall around the outside to help keep the egg from running out.
Sprinkle the ground beef and bacon over the pizza dough. Then top with the hash browns. Sprinkle jalapeno and/or salsa, if using.
In a small bowl, mix eggs with milk and salt and pepper until combined. Then pour evenly over the sausage and hash browns. Top with cheese.
Bake at 450 degrees F for 30 minutes or until crust has browned and eggs are set. (And to be on the safe side, place foil underneath to catch any egg overflow.)
Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing.