Breakfast pizza is super easy to make and one of my go-to recipes when I’m feeding a crowd for breakfast or brunch.
It’s filled with eggs, cheese, and sausage, to create a wholesome tasty breakfast pizza recipe that can be enjoyed around the table or grabbed on your way to work. Trust me, even the pickiest of eaters will love it!
I’ve been making this breakfast pizza recipe for YEARS! It’s more of a treat that I make for Christmas morning, and other special occasions, but when I do make this breakfast recipe everyone’s lining up to grab a slice.
Just like with my healthy cinnamon rolls, I went back and forth about sharing this breakfast pizza recipe. Again, it’s not the healthiest breakfast recipe out there. I mean, it really doesn’t compare to a green smoothie or low-carb egg bite.
But if you’re looking for a savory breakfast treat a few times a year, then making this homemade breakfast pizza recipe is healthier than ordering it from your local pizza joint.
So, go ahead and enjoy a slice!
4 Reasons you’ll love this recipe
Everybody loves pizza! This recipe layers all of your favorite breakfast ingredients onto a delicious soft chewy crust to create a wholesome breakfast pizza that everyone loves!
Wholesome clean ingredients. Even though this recipe is on the heartier side of healthy it’s still made with clean ingredients. The whole wheat crust is homemade and everything else is clean and of the highest quality. That’s the beauty of making recipes from scratch, we control the ingredients.
Super easy to make. This recipe takes a couple more steps than other breakfast recipes – it’s not dump and cook. But, if you can stretch out dough and layer ingredients onto a pizza then you’ll be able to make this.
Can be made ahead of time. This breakfast pizza can be made ahead of time in a couple of different ways. This helps to make it ready to pop into the oven the morning you’re ready to serve it. I’ll share the make-ahead tips below.
Is Breakfast Pizza Healthy?
Purchasing a breakfast pizza premade from your favorite pizza place or grocery store isn’t going to be healthy.
More than likely, store-bought breakfast pizza has been made with processed ingredients that aren’t very high quality. Not to mention, the ingredient portions are much more than what you need.
However, like I said, preparing a homemade breakfast pizza gives you the opportunity to use fresh clean high-quality portion-controlled ingredients. So, this is naturally going to create a healthier breakfast pizza recipe.
If you want healthy, then my advice is to make it homemade.
Whole-wheat pizza dough – this is the homemade pizza dough recipe I use all the time for any pizza I make. It’s made in the bread machine and is a great basic pizza dough recipe to have on hand.
Large eggs – My favorite eggs to purchase are cage-free organic eggs. These have the best flavor and consistency.
Olive oil and garlic – this is the simple topping I use on the dough before adding the cooked eggs and the other ingredients.
Breakfast sausage – I like to make homemade breakfast sausage using organic ground pork, ground turkey, or a mix of both. My absolute favorite meat brand is ButcherBox and whenever I put an order in I grab a couple of pounds of ground pork and ground turkey. You can also purchase prepared breakfast sausage from the store.
Sharp cheddar cheese -I’ll give other cheese substitutions below but, in my opinion, sharp cheddar cheese adds the best flavor to breakfast egg recipes.
Faqs & Substitutions
Can I use store-bought pizza crust? Yes, of course. If you’re running short on time, or just don’t want to make a homemade crust, then pick up a package of fresh pizza dough from the grocery store. Most major grocery stores offer organic whole-wheat pizza dough.
Pre-bake the crust for 7-8 minutes. One of the first mistakes I made when making breakfast pizza was layering all of the ingredients onto a raw pizza crust. Doing it this way will result in an undercooked crust with overcooked cheese. So, before adding the ingredients make sure to pre-bake the crust in a 375-degree oven for 7-8 minutes.
Use a baking sheet to bake the crust. I always bake homemade pizzas using a sheet pan. This makes a large pizza with about 12 big square pieces or 16 smaller pieces – this is perfect for my family. If you want a smaller pizza then you can use half the dough and stretch it onto a 14-inch round pizza pan.
Does this recipe need a sauce? I’ve never used a “sauce” in this recipe. I simply brush it with olive oil and crushed garlic.
So my quick answer is no, you don’t need a sauce. However, if you want to add a sauce to the crust before layering on the rest of the ingredients then I’d recommend a white cheesy sauce.
Either an alfredo or cheddar cheese sauce will work well. Of course, try to purchase as clean as possible.
What other meats can I use on breakfast pizza? Cook bacon, ham, or Canadian bacon goes great on breakfast pizza. Think about the type of meats you’d eat in an omelet or breakfast sandwich. Those same meats will work well on a breakfast pizza too.
Can I add vegetables to breakfast pizza? Yes, you sure can! Mushrooms, bell pepper, spinach, onions, zucchini, and just about any vegetable taste delicious on a breakfast pizza.
My advice before adding vegetables to pizza is to cook the vegetables first and then drain any liquid. This assures the vegetables are cooked, and there’s not a pool of water in the middle after the pizza is cooked.
What other cheese can I use? Any cheese you like to eat with eggs will taste great on a breakfast pizza. So swiss, Colby jack, pepper jack, feta, and mozzarella cheese all taste delicious.
For example, I’ve made a greek breakfast pizza with feta, spinach, and tomatoes. I’ve also made a spicy Mexican-inspired breakfast pizza with taco cheese and black beans.
Recipe Supplies to Make Breakfast Pizza
Round Pizza Pans – If you want to make smaller pizzas then grab this 14-inch pizza pan by Wilton.
Pizza Cutter – A good pizza cutter makes all the difference. I have this one by KitchenAid and love it.
Mixing Bowls – I got this glass set of Pyrex mixing bowls years ago and they are still going strong.
Whisk – I have this OXO whisk and use it just about every day.
Saute Pan – I have this Cuisinart 5 1/2 quart saute pan and it works great for cooking a large batch of scrambled eggs.
How to Make Breakfast Pizza (step by step)
Step 1: If you haven’t already, make sure the ingredients are prepared ahead of time. This includes making the pizza dough, cooking the sausage, and preparing the eggs. It’s easier to throw the breakfast pizza together when everything is ready.
Step 2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Then stretch out the pizza dough onto a large sheet pan sprayed with cooking spray. When the oven is preheated then place the dough into the oven to cook for 7-8 minutes.
Cooking note: If you’re using whole wheat dough the dough will be more of a tan or light brown color than if you were using all white flour. It’s also not going to rise as high as white crust pizza. This is completely normal.
Step 3: While the dough is pre-cooking make the eggs. Whisk together the eggs, garlic powder, onion powder, along with the salt and pepper.
Place the egg mixture into a large pan over medium heat. Stir the eggs consistently until they just start to set. Remove the pan from heat and set aside. The eggs will finish cooking on the pizza.
Step 4: Brush the pizza dough with olive oil and garlic. Then add the scrambled eggs to the precooked pizza dough and layer on top the cheese and sausage. If you’re using other pizza toppings then you can add those now.
Step 5: Cook in a 375-degree oven for 25 – 30 minutes or until eggs are set and pizza dough is cooked. Sprinkle with green onions (optional) and serve.
- 1 recipe homemade whole-wheat pizza dough you can also use store-bought
- 12 large eggs
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 clove garlic grated
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 lb breakfast sausage cooked
- 2 tbsp sliced green onions optional
- If you haven’t already, make sure the pizza dough is prepared ahead of time and the sausage is cooked.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Stretch out the pizza dough to fit onto a large sheet pan that's been sprayed with cooking spray.
- When the oven is at temperature then place the pizza dough in and let it cook for 7-8 minutes. After the dough is cooked take it out of the oven and set it aside.
- While the dough is pre-cooking make the eggs. Start by whisking together the eggs, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
- Place the egg mixture into a large pan over medium heat. Using a spatula, stir the eggs around the pan until they just start to set then remove the pan from the heat and set aside. The eggs will finish cooking on the pizza.
- In a small bowl mix together the olive oil and crushed garlic. Using a pastry brush, brush the oil and garlic over the top of the cooked pizza crust.
- Add the scrambled eggs to the precooked pizza dough and then layer on the cheese and sausage. If you're using any other breakfast pizza toppings you can add those now.
- Cook in a 375-degree oven for 25 minutes or until the eggs are set and pizza dough is cooked. Sprinkle with green onions (optional) and serve.
Cook individual ingredients ahead of time. When I’m making this for Christmas morning, or a special occasion, then I’ll cook all of the ingredients ahead of time.
- I’ll make the dough in my bread machine. Place the prepared dough into a ziplock bag and store it in the refrigerator.
- I’ll cook the sausage and other toppings. Place the prepared toppings into glass containers and refrigerate.
- Whisk the eggs and get them ready to cook. Typically, I don’t cook the eggs ahead of time because I think they work out better when I prepare them the morning I’m planning to cook the pizza.
Prepare the pizza dough ahead of time. Making homemade pizza dough is the longest part of this recipe. So, taking the time to prepare the dough ahead of time will save time.
Cook the pizza completely ahead of time. If you’re making this to eat for the week then you can prepare the breakfast pizza completely on Sunday and then warm it up in the microwave or toaster oven the mornings you plan to eat it.
What to serve with breakfast pizza?
Since this breakfast pizza is filling I tend to serve it with lighter options such as:
A fruit salad – I love this fruit salad by Eating Well.
Small glasses of Strawberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie
Have you tried my breakfast pizza? If so, I’d love for you to rate this recipe and leave a comment below. We all benefit from your personal experience with this recipe, and what, if anything you did differently. Also, it would be awesome if you could share a picture on Instagram and tag it #organizeyourselfskinny. I can’t wait to see it!