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How To Make Quick And Easy Breakfast Pizza

Updated on September 30, 2012

Breakfast Pizza - A Family Favorite

Pizza for breakfast? I thought ridiculous! However, I started making this back in the 1970s and 1980s when my kids were small and found that getting them to eat breakfast was a snap once I found creative and surprising things to make for breakfast. This was by far a favorite in our house - it still is 30 years later! When our grown children visit, they still enjoy having none other than breakfast pizza. There are a lot of variations but here is my 'tried and true' from way back when and then some ideas for other variations.


RECIPE FOR DELICIOUS BREAKFAST PIZZA


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb. ground turkey breakfast sausage (or substitute pork sausage, mild Italian sausage, etc)
  • 1 or 2 packages of refrigerated crescent rolls (or substitute any pizza dough or premade pizza crust) NOTE: I actually substituted biscuit dough for mine and it worked extremely well and made a thicker crust
  • 1 cup frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed (or substitute hash brown potatoes from the refrigerated aisle or shred real potato to equal 1 cup)
  • 1 cup cheese shredded cheese (Cheddar, Swiss, Fontina, Provolone - or a mixture)
  • 5 eggs or egg substitute
    5 eggs = 1-1/4 cups
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt if desired
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper if desired



DIRECTIONS


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cook sausage in a skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly browned. Drain on paper towels, crumble and set that aside.
  3. Separate crescent roll dough into 8 triangles. (Or substitute another crust at this point in recipe)
  4. Place these triangles on an ungreased 12 inch pizza pan with the points of the triangle towards the center. Press together to form a crust. In the end, the center of the crust should all come together and be sealed. (You are fitting 8 triangles to form a big circle, pressing into place with your fingers.) The outside edge should be slightly lipped up to form a crust.
  5. Spoon the cooked and drained sausage over the crust.
  6. Sprinkle on the hash browns.
  7. Top with cheddar cheese.
  8. Beat together the eggs or egg substitute (or a mixture of both), milk, salt and pepper.
  9. Pour the egg mixture over the crust.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven until eggs firm up, about 25 to 30 minutes.
  11. Let cool, slice and enjoy!


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Variations for Breakfast Pizza

  • Substitute your own pizza crust for the crescent roll dough
  • Add 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese to the above recipe - bake the same
  • Use a prepackaged pizza dough for the crust
  • Use egg substitute if you would rather not use real eggs
  • As above, substitute different cheeses for a different flavor - Pepper Jack gives a unique taste and a little spice. Fontina or Provolone give a bit of a richer flavor. Experiment with different varieties of Cheddar cheese and see which ones suit your tastes best. Monterey Jack makes an excellent breakfast pizza as well.
  • Experiment with different sausages or try crumbled bacon instead of turkey sausage. Just make sure that the meat is cooked before you add that to the pizza dough.
  • Try different hash browns - frozen, in the refrigerator section or grated from scratch. See which gives you the desired texture. One of the videos tells how to use the hash browns as the crust itself and you bake that on parchment paper - no crust is used.
  • You can add all kinds of variety - maybe do a semi-Mexican breakfast pizza for brunch or add spinach or other vegetables and omit the meat.
  • Basically if you stick with 1 crust, 1 cup of hash browns, the equivalent of 5 eggs or egg substitute and 1 cup of cheese as your basic ingredients, you can substitute other ingredients and have a completely different breakfast creation.

 

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      Audrey Kirchner 4 years ago from Washington

      Thanks for stopping by Mathira.

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      mathira 4 years ago from chennai

      Pizza made at home! sounds wonderful! If it is really as easy as it seems might be it will find a regular place in my daily menu. thank you akirchner.

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      Audrey Kirchner 4 years ago from Washington

      Thanks Claude - I agree~

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      Audrey Kirchner 5 years ago from Washington

      Enjoy, Sparky~

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      sparky 5 years ago

      I'm going to give this recipe a try, opening day of deer season Nov. 15th.

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      Audrey Kirchner 5 years ago from Washington

      TycoonSam--I SO hear you~~It's just a fun way to serve the "usual" breakfast items and you can vary it up a million different ways--and get kudos~

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      TycoonSam 5 years ago from Washington, MI

      You had me at "Quick and easy". Recipe looks delicious!

      Voted up and useful

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      Sheila Brown 6 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      This sounds wonderful, going to give a try very soon! Thanks for sharing this recipe with us. Voted up and yummy! Have a great day! :)

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      Jyoti Patil 6 years ago from Mumbai

      yumm yumm, looks beautifully delicious, cant wait to go home n try it!! too good.

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      Spencer Camus 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Sounds great. I need to find the time to try this one morning.

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Washington

      You bet~!

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      mobile themes 7 years ago

      thanks for such a nice and delicious recipe...

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Washington

      Thanks, James - it is one of my boy Patrick's all time favorites...I love eating breakfast for dinner, too!

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      James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

      I love pizza for breakfast! And I love breakfast foods for dinner. Call me crazy! Thanks for the excellent recipe. I look forward to trying it.

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      Audrey Kirchner 8 years ago from Washington

      It is a totally easy recipe and kids absolutely love it! Thanks for the tip.

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      Mike Chronos 8 years ago

      I bet this would be great for my kids sleepover parties. Looks like less work than pancakes! Get your unique morning coffee to go with this unique morning breakfast at ChronosCoffee.com!

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      Audrey Kirchner 8 years ago from Washington

      Thanks for stopping by - and it is very easy and very delicious! When I had to improvise the last time I made it and used biscuit dough instead of crescent roll dough, it was a bit thicker and it worked really, really well! Now I have to think of different variations I want to try. Thanks so much for stopping by. Audrey

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      elisabethkcmo 8 years ago from Just East of Oz

      this sounds delicious, got to try it!

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      Audrey Kirchner 8 years ago from Washington

      It's very good and gives you all the ingredients usually associated with breakfast....hope you enjoy it if you try it and thanks for stopping in!

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      sweetie1 8 years ago from India

      Thanks for the info.. i never had Pizza in break fast but i would try this out.

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      Audrey Kirchner 8 years ago from Washington

      We had it for breakfast this morning and since it is my son Pat's favorite, had to make it! I used a super big pizza pan and used to packages of rolls instead and that made it even better. Glad y'all liked it and thanks a bunch for tagging me.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Yum... thanks for sharing I will have to give this one a try to I will also pass it on to my daughter.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      judydianne 8 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      I love this recipe. I will definitely try it!

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      Ronnie Sowell 8 years ago from South Carolina

      I am going to try this in the next couple of weeks and use it for Christmas breakfast!

      Thanks!

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