August 28, 2012

Pizza…for breakfast!


I am all about a piece of cold leftover pizza for breakfast; it takes me back to my college years.  But today’s recipe is a bit more distinguished, although it still qualifies as “pizza for breakfast”. 

The difference?  This is actually a recipe for Breakfast Pizza.




Last weekend as I was taking inventory of my fridge goodies, I noticed that I had a tube of pizza dough that was soon to expire.  Having already had savory pizza on the menu that week I decided to use it to experiment.




Breakfast pizza has been on my menu to-do list for a while, so I bit the bullet and loved the outcome.  It was easy, hearty and totally customizable – my favorite.

Here’s how – have fun with it!


Breakfast Pizza

Print this recipe!

  • 1 can pizza dough
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 C real bacon bits (my favorite shortcut)
  • 1-2 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 1 cup shredded fat-free cheddar cheese

  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 4 eggs
  • salt and pepper for seasoning

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Spray cookie sheet.  Press pizza dough into desired shape and crimp edges of dough with fingers to form a rim.
  3. Top prepared dough with potatoes, bacon bits and cheese. Combine milk, salt, pepper, and eggs, stirring with a whisk. Carefully pour milk mixture over pizza dough and toppings. Sprinkle with a bit more cheese if desired. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes or until crust is browned.

Admission - My “edge” wasn’t crimped enough and my egg mixture ran over the sides before baking.  I put it in the oven anyway and just cut the cooked excess egg off after it was baked and it still looked great– the recipe wasn’t ruined; it was still delicious!




Other ideas:

---Many recipes call for using crescent rolls as the dough – just press the triangles together and follow the same method of crimping the edges.

---Reduced fat or turkey sausage crumbles, sautéed onions and green peppers or any other omelet fillers would be great as toppings as well.

---1 8oz container of egg substitute can also be used.




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