Looking for a quick and easy breakfast pizza recipe? This one is it my friend! Loaded with cheese, sunny side up eggs, and your favorite toppings for a delicious way to start off your day. You can use homemade pizza dough or go even easier with store-bought dough. And, I’ll show you how to personalize it to exactly your tastes!
For my 50th birthday in February, my kids got me a Breville Pizza Oven, which makes wood-fire style pizzas in two minutes. To say I’ve been exceeding my recommended daily value of pizza ever since is quite the understatement!
This pizza oven goes up to 750 degrees and has a built in pizza stone or a deep dish pizza pan you can use as well. Yes, you use it inside and the outside of the oven doesn’t get hot at all!
We’ve had many pizza parties with all different ways of personal sauces, cheeses, and toppings. Everyone comes and makes their own pizza, then it is baked to perfection in a couple minutes flat.
This week, I branched out and took my new kitchen toy for a spin with a breakfast pizza recipe. The first round turned out so good and I was able to play around with it and came up with a bunch of yummy options for you, and you can eat this any time of day…not just in the morning. And a slice makes a great on the go breakfast idea!
Breakfast Pizza Recipe FAQs
What kind of dough should I use?
For this specific recipe, I used my homemade pizza dough recipe divided into 160 gram balls for each individual 10-12″ pizza. However, if you have an easy pizza dough recipe you love or just want to grab some from the grocery store, go for it my friend!
Heck, you can even try using crescent rolls for dough, but you will need to reduce the oven temperature for that and use a sheet pan instead of a pizza stone.
Can I use a regular oven if I don’t have a pizza oven?
Absolutely! Using a standard oven is how I baked pizza for years before I was given my pizza oven. The main difference is that it will take a bit longer since the pizza oven goes up to 750 degrees.
You can use a baking sheet, pizza stone, or even a large skillet in a standard oven. Just be sure your oven is HOT…no medium heat allowed when baking pizza! Don’t you skip that “heat oven to 475” step or your crust will be much too soft.
Why should I use freshly grated cheeses on my pizza?
Go crazy with any type of cheese you like on your pizza but don’t use the pre-grated stuff! To keep the cheese from sticking to itself, pre-grated pizza is coated in cellulose….also known as wood pulp! No thank you.
That spray of wood pulp also keeps the mozzarella cheese from melting as it should on top of your delicious homemade breakfast pizza. So if ooey, gooey cheese pizza that is free from wood pulp is what you would like to eat, next time grab a cheese grated and a small bowl to do it yourself!
Why do I need to let the dough rest after dividing it?
The gluten inside pizza dough is what gives the finished crust such great texture and chew. It is also responsible for your dough not wanting to roll out as big as you need it to be and it just bounces back.
Give that dough 15-20 minutes to rest on a flour cookie sheet after dividing it will allow the gluten to relax enough for you to roll it out perfectly every time. Cover it with some plastic wrap so it doesn’t dry out. If you can start with room temperature dough, it helps a lot as well so grab a glass of orange juice and give it some time.
How do I know when the breakfast pizza is done baking?
If you have preheated your oven properly, it all comes down to looks. The crust should be bubbled a bit and those bubbles should be approaching a very dark brown. The egg whites should be set on top but the yolks should still have just a bit of runny-ness to them. And if you peek to the underside, it should be a nice dark brown color.
Breakfast Pizza Recipe Variations
If you have been here at MKE long enough, you know I always encourage my readers to try variations of recipes to make it personalized for them. Here are some suggestions for this delicious breakfast pizza the next time you try it:
- Cook up some crispy bacon, drain it on a paper towel, then add it to the top of the pizza. Or you can just use some real bacon bits.
- Add some cheddar cheese, brie, goat cheese, or even blue cheese
- Use extra virgin olive oil, garlic, kosher salt, and pepper as your sauce
- Add veggies like red peppers, green onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, green peppers, spinach, or olives.
- Use scrambled eggs instead. Create an egg mixture like you normally would but undercook them a bit since they will continue to cook in the oven with the pizza.
- Add some hash browns to the top
- Cook up some breakfast sausage and add that as a topping
- Like a creamy sauce on your pizza? Make a sausage gravy breakfast pizza instead of marinara sauce.
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1 recipe homemade pizza dough or store-bought dough
3/4 cup marinara sauce
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 pound freshly grated mozzarella cheese
salt & pepper
- Preheat oven to 475 degrees with the pizza stone inside if using.
- Divide the room temperature dough into four 160 gram balls, flatten into 5″ disks, then cover for 15 minutes to let them rest
- Roll the dough into 10 inch circles and place on a pizza paddle or baking sheet dusted with corn meal. Divide the sauce and two cheeses between the pizzas. Create two wells on top of each pizza and crack the eggs into them, seasoning with a bit of salt and pepper.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes until crust is dark brown and the eggs whites are set.
Feel free to add cooked bacon, sausage, or ham to the top, as well as using different sauces
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: Italian
- Serving Size: 1/4 pizza
- Calories: 355
- Sugar: 10 g
- Sodium: 402 mg
- Fat: 14 g
- Saturated Fat: 7 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 3 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 27 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 14 g
- Cholesterol: 202 mg
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