Breakfast Pizza: Pizza for Breakfast Lovers, Breakfast for Pizza Lovers

I love pizza. I love breakfast. Therefore, I LOVE Breakfast Pizza. This is the creative process for my breakfast pizza creation, complete with many pictures;

Note: I did two huge things the night before; the crust and the sauce. I used the Pioneer Woman’s Pizza Crust recipe, and the Pioneer Woman’s Pizza Sauce recipe (but I subbed dry white wine in place of chicken broth).

I let the crust and sauce sit in the refrigerator overnight, for easy access this morning.1-breakfast-pizza-pizza-crust-and-pizza-sauceHere’s what you’ll need for the pizza; 1 Pizza Crust, 1 cup Pizza Sauce, 3 Eggs, Cooked Breakfast Sausage, Grated Cheddar Cheese, Grated Parmesan Cheese, Fresh Cut Mozzarella Cheese, Red and Orange Bell Peppers, Creole Seasoning, a handful of Chopped Green Onions, and a whole Red Onion; half of the red onion should be sautéed in balsamic vinegar and olive oil, the other half should be left uncooked. I like to lay all my ingredients out before I start cooking, this way everything is ready to go. As so, in the picture…2-breakfast-pizza-ingredientsNow, preheat the oven to 500.

Using your hands stretch and lightly press the dough into a desired shape. (Note: I use a nonstick pizza stone. If you are using a baking tray you might want to rub on a light layer olive oil, so the crust doesn’t stick.)3-breakfast-pizzaCoat it with your homemade pizza sauce. I go light on the sauce. 4-breakfast-pizzaAdd the sautéed red onion; it smells like a southern food festival. 5-breakfast-pizzaLayer on the fresh cut mozzarella cheese; I cut and tear it into small pieces for this particular pizza.6-breakfast-pizzaNow sprinkle a generous amount of cheddar cheese. So pretty.7-breakfast-pizzaTime to add the yellow and red bell peppers; technically you could use any color… this is just what I had, and I love the colors.8-breakfast-pizzaNow, my husband’s favorite part; add the cooked breakfast sausage.9-breakfast-pizzaThen add some fresh red onion. (For some recipes I chop red onion into very small pieces, but for this pizza I leave the red onion in big chunks, it’s just my preference.)10-breakfast-pizzaThen… this part is so great… add the freshly grated parmesan cheese… a generous hand full… then have a pinch for yourself, it’s so savory and good.11-breakfast-pizzaPop the pizza in the oven for 10 minutes.12-breakfast-pizzaBut wait! It’s not time to rest yet… you have 10 minutes to get the rest of your toppings ready. So, you need to fry some eggs; I fried 3 this time. I break the yolk — personal preference. When the eggs are cooked to your liking put them on a plate and sit them to the side.13-breakfast-pizzaBy this time, 10 minutes should be up… Pull the pizza from the oven. (leave the oven on, the pizza will be going back in.) This is what it should look like… Technically you could serve it like this, BUT I still have a few more important steps. For example, at this point, I sprinkle a very generous amount of Tony’s Creole Seasoning all over the pizza.15-breakfast-pizzaNext, this is fun, add the eggs… it’s like a food puzzle.16-breakfast-pizzaNow, add more parmesan and cheddar cheese… I recommend it. I love cheese. I always have to grate more than I’ll need, because I snack as I cook.17-breakfast-pizzaPop the pizza back in the oven for 5 minutes – or until it has cooked to a consistency you are happy with. (Note: if you use a store bought crust you may want to adapt baking instructions based on factory directions.)

I use this five minutes to brew coffee and clean my kitchen.

Now, remove the pizza from the oven, take a big whiff… it smells amazing. This is what the pizza should look like when pulled from the oven the second (final) time… You can turn the oven off now. 19-breakfast-pizzaFinally, I cover the pizza with a little more parmesan and some chopped green onions.20-breakfast-pizzaAnd… TaDa! Cut the pizza and ENJOY! 21-breakfast-pizza22-breakfast-pizza

-I hope you Cook Long and Prosper, remember to always Cook Like A Champion. Love, Uncustomary Housewife

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