Sausage, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Pizza #KraftyCooking

“WHY, SOMETIMES I’VE BELIEVED AS MANY AS SIX IMPOSSIBLE THINGS BEFORE BREAKFAST.”  Lewis Carroll

Sausage, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Pizza | From My Sweet Heart

Do you remember the days of eating cold, leftover pizza for breakfast?

(Ok…..I still do it sometimes, too!)

Breakfast, for me, is usually yogurt and fruit as I’m flying out the door.  But on the weekends, there is nothing that is impossible.  This pizza is good for any meal, really.  But no guilt is associated with the consumption of this pizza.  You won’t have to eat it quickly, while standing up and hiding behind the refrigerator door!  No cardboard crust.  No cold tomato sauce.  No cheese that comes sliding off in the first bite!

Just imagine . . . . .

 

. . . . . all of your favorite breakfast sandwich ingredients (plus a few extra) on top of a pizza.  Start with a warm, chewy crust.

 

Sausage, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Pizza | From My Sweet Heart

 

Add a creamy cheddar ‘mornay sauce’.

 

 

Sausage, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Pizza | From My Sweet Heart

 

Top it with sauteed mushrooms, onions, bell peppers and chunks of breakfast sausage.

 

 

Sausage, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Pizza | From My Sweet Heart

 

A half a dozen eggs will bake nestled on top.

 

 

Sausage, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Pizza | From My Sweet Heart

 

Garnish with some crushed red pepper and fresh parsley.

 

 

Sausage, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Pizza | From My Sweet Heart

 

Don’t look for this in your fridge the next morning because there won’t be any left!

 

Servings :  6

Level of Difficulty:  easy

 

SAUSAGE, EGG & CHEESE BREAKFAST PIZZA:

  • pizza dough for one pizza (store bought or home made; I used this recipe)
  • 2 Tablespoons of butter
  • 2 Tablespoons of all purpose flour
  • 1 cup of half and half
  • 4 ounces of grated Cracker Barrel Vermont Sharp Cheddar
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced (I used half orange, half yellow)
  • 8 ounces of sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 of a medium sized onion, sliced
  • 1 pound of pork breakfast sausage, cooked and crumbled
  • 6 eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons of olive oil for sauteing the veggies
  • coarse sea salt & cracked black pepper to taste
  • crushed red pepper and fresh parsley to taste
  • cornmeal for dusting the pizza pan

Preheat your oven to 450°F.  On a lightly floured surface, roll your dough out into a 14 x 10 rectangle (oval or square).   Cover with plastic wrap and let it stand while you prepare your other ingredients.

For the cheddar sauce, melt the butter in a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat.  Add the flour and whisk until smooth.  Continue to cook, while whisking constantly, for about 2 minutes.  Gradually whisk in the half and half but increase your heat to medium.  Cook another 5 minutes, while whisking constantly until the mixture is thick.  Whisk in the cheddar cheese and salt and pepper to taste.

Heat 2 Tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet.  Saute the mushrooms, onions, and peppers for about 5 minutes or until the onions and peppers are crisp tender.

To assemble the pizza, brush a 10 x 15 sheet pan with a little olive oil.  Sprinkle with a little cornmeal.  Transfer the pizza dough to the pan.  Spoon the cheddar sauce over the surface of the dough, leaving about 1/2 inch at the edges.  Cover the sauce with the sauteed veggies and crumbled sausage.  Clear 6 little spaces on the pizza for where you will place your eggs.  One at a time, crack an egg into a small bowl to be sure that you don’t break the yolk, and then gently pour it onto the pizza.  Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the eggs are cooked to your liking.

Note:  This recipe was prepared as part of a group of people who are creating a marketing case study on the power and reach of Google + for food related brands.  Kraft was chosen as the brand for this study.  However, I was not compensated by Kraft in any way.  And my participation in this project was voluntary. 

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Comments

  1. Scrumptious Anne <3 ; just Mouth Watering ; in fact very healthy meal :) those who are just fed up with same break fast menu every day; can try this :) very nice :) will make for my husband; he is one of those hahaha..

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Thanks Monu….and a perfect breakfast for your husband to make you on the weekend! Though I wouldn’t mind a couple of your Chocolate Coffee Muffins! ;- }

  2. Yum loved this recipe pizza for breakfast marvelous idea!

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Thanks so much Adriana! And I really loved your cheddar quince streudel…..a perfect sweet and savory way to start the day! : )

  3. I absolutely love pizzas that have whole eggs on top, ever since I tried a carbonara one. This is an amazing one Anne, the perfect brunch! The cheese mornay sauce sounds so interesting! Gorgeous!

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Thanks Paula…but I’m still thinking of your amazing red wine steak with blue cheese and mushrooms! : )

  4. You have certainly found the way to my heart. Those eggs… those eggs. They look amazingly runny and delicious! Breakfast pizza is my thing. This version looks like the tastiest one ever!

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Thanks Kim. But more beautiful than breakfast pizza are your pretty pomegranate cupcakes! Actually, I’d eat those for breakfast, too! : )

  5. This breakfast pizza looks so scrumptious that I want to eat it all. Great photos, Anne!

  6. Anne, This looks like a fancy breakfast at a nice hotel. Thanks for sharing and I’ll pin this. Happy New Year!

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Thanks Joan! And love your story about your date with your husband at the Ritz for tea. Now that would have been a fancy breakfast! Love those pretty embroidered cookies you’ve made! : )

  7. Mmmm, breakfast pizza – love it!

  8. Yeah, I still do leftover pizza for breakfast from time to time. Assuming there’s any leftover. ;-) Love the idea of this breakfast pizza! I usually eat fruit and a hard-boiled egg for breakfast, but on a late weekend morning this would be perfect. Great idea – thanks.

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Thanks John! And I love the idea of your couscous with raisins and apricots! I’m always looking for an alternative to the same old potatoes and rice! : )

  9. I love this breakfast alternative! Breakfast is one of my favorite meals, but it can get a little boring. I doubt that there’d be leftovers for lunch!

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Thanks Sandra…..and boring is not in your vocabulary! I love your ‘beat the winter blues party’ post! Great ideas! : )

  10. So pretty and colorful Anne! I’m loving eggs on just about everything these days. Your pizza sounds like a perfect way to start the day!

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Thanks Chris! And I’d love to start my day with your red grapefruit and orange marmelade….it looks wonderful! : )

  11. Perfect breakfast or breakfast for dinner! And I LOVE that Lewis Carroll quote, totally made me smile :)

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Thanks Anna….and I’d love to start out my day with a slice or two (or three!) of your beautiful molasses oat bread! Now THAT makes me smile! : )

  12. This is beyond delicious, Anne. The pizza looks sensational with those lovely sunny sideup!

  13. Pizza for breakfast… my kids would kiss you. :) What a gorgeous meal. You know I am a big fan of savory for breakfast so this savory pizza had me at hello. :) Well done!

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Thanks Ramona….but I often wish I were one of your kids….they are so lucky to have such an awesome mom who makes everything so special for them! Plus…then…I’d get to have some of your beautiful marsala shrimp with mango salsa! Wow! : )

  14. I want this in the worst way. Right now. Can’t decide what is pulling at me the hardest – the soft cooked eggs on top, the sausage, or the mornay sauce – but putting it all together in one breakfast pizza is killing me softly. Love this, Anne!

  15. This is my kind of breakfast pizza! Perfect for Saturday brunch!

  16. I love savoury stuff for breakfast so I’d be all over this! Looks wonderful and I love the photo with the oozing egg :) Yummy!

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Thanks Nazneen….but wow….you’ve got me wanting to begin stir frying with your incredible Chap Chae Noodle dish….that looks fantastic! : )

  17. I’m more into sweet start to the day, but this would make me very happy at lunch. All this goodness ! :)

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Thanks Gintare! Though I would be very happy to have your beautiful beef bourguignon for lunch….and your photography is so beautiful! : )

  18. Hi There, This is a terrific post ! A wonderful idea to add egg to the pizza. It’s wonderful to see your each and every post. Hope to see more of your creative endeavors ! Wish you and your family a very Happy and Blessed New Year!!!
    Thanks & Regards, Sonia !!!

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Thanks so much Sonia….and I wish you a wonderful New Year and look forward to all of your amazing Creative Flavors in the year to come! : )

  19. Happy 2014 my friend!! Hope yours is off to a great start! WOW! I would love to start my year off with one of these pizzas! I’m a huge cold pizza for breakfast person, so pizza for breakfast is a natural thing….right? Love, love, love this pizza! Of course it would also make an awesome Sunday night supper.

    • Anne Boeckl says:

      Happy New Year MJ! And thanks so much! Would love a big bowl of your smoked ham and corn chowder….that would be an even better Sunday night supper! : )

  20. Breakfast pizza is something I have not tried, and you know I love me some pizza! ;) This looks like a great week end breakfast.

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