We’ve all had cold pizza for breakfast at some point in our lives (…right?), but intentionally making pizza for breakfast is a whole other ballgame. Breakfast foods taste surprisingly good in pizza form (especially eggs!) and there are so many other fun ingredients you can add to the mix. So if you’re pizza-obsessed like me, or just want to change up your weekend breakfast or brunch routine, you’ve got to make a breakfast pizza. It’s also perfect for brinner (breakfast for dinner)!
What’s on a Breakfast Pizza
There are no real rules when it comes to pizza. But in order to confidently call this a breakfast pizza, it’s got to have some classic breakfast ingredients, like bacon and eggs. The rest is totally open to interpretation! Use any crust you’d like (classic pizza crust, thin crust, a tortilla, crescent rolls, etc.), use red pizza sauce, white sauce, or go sauceless, use any type of cheese you like, and go wild with the leftovers in your fridge for even more toppings!
What Else Can I add?
I’ve kept the breakfast pizza below pretty simple, but pizzas are always a great opportunity to use up your leftovers. Here are some alternative or additional topping ideas for your breakfast pizza:
- Bell pepper
- Breakfast sausage
Basically, anything that you can put in an omelet, you’d can put on a breakfast pizza!
I love a good liquid gold runny egg yolk, but if that’s not your thing, scrambled eggs work great on breakfast pizzas, too. Just make sure to only cook the eggs about halfway, until they’re still quite glossy because they will finish cooking while on top of the pizza in the oven. If you fully cook the eggs before adding them to the pizza, they’ll end up dry and rubbery after the pizza cooks.
Make it More Budget-Friendly
If you’re working on a super tight budget, here are a few ways you can make sure to keep the cost of your breakfast pizza LOW:
- Make your own dough: the ingredients for pizza dough are as simple as they come, so making it from scratch is always going to be the cheapest option. We’ve got several pizza dough recipes on our website, including classic pizza dough, thin crust, and no-yeast pizza dough. You can even par-bake a tortilla for an ultra-thin and crispy crust!
- Use less cheese and more eggs: Cheese is the most expensive ingredient on our breakfast pizza, but if you double the amount of eggs to cover more surface of the pizza you can cut back on the cheese by half and still have a delicious pizza!
- Cut back on the meat: The bacon was the second most expensive ingredient in our breakfast pizza, but you could easily cut the amount of meat in half and supplement with some extra veggies! Using a lower-cost meat, like deli ham or sausage is another great option.
- 8 oz. bacon ($2.30)
- 1 large prepared pizza dough* ($0.62)
- 1/2 cup pizza sauce ($0.53)
- 2 cups shredded cheese ($2.49)
- 4 large eggs ($0.36)
- 2 green onions, sliced ($0.35)
- Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until brown and crispy. Drain the cooked bacon on a paper towel lined plate.
- Preheat the oven to 450ºF. Stretch the pizza dough out over a pizz pan, then spread the pizza sauce evenly over the surface (leave about ½ inch of bare crust around the outer edge).
- Sprinkle the shredded cheese evenly over the sauce. Crack four eggs onto the pizza, spaced out evenly over the surface, the crumble the bacon on top.
- Bake the pizza for 12-15 minutes in the preheated oven or until the crust is golden brown, the cheese is melted, and the eggs are cooked to your liking (solid whites, firm or liquid yolks).
- Top the baked pizza with green onion, slice into 8 pieces, then serve!
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How to Make Breakfast Pizza – Step By Step Photos
First, cook 8 oz. bacon in a skillet over medium heat until brown and crispy. Drain the bacon on a paper towel-lined plate. (You can use breakfast sausage in place of bacon, if preferred).
Preheat the oven to 450ºF. Stretch a large pizza dough out over a pizza pan, then spread about ½ cup of pizza sauce over the surface of the dough (use more or less sauce to your liking).
Sprinkle about 2 cups of shredded cheese over the surface of the pizza (we used a mix of cheddar and mozzarella because we’re using up leftovers!). I like to save a handful of the cheese to add on top of the eggs. Crack four eggs onto the pizza, spaced out evenly over the surface.
Crumble the bacon over the surface of the pizza, then sprinkle any remaining cheese on top.
Make sure the oven is fully preheated to 450ºF, then bake the pizza for 12-15 minutes, or just until the egg whites are set, the yolks are still soft, and the dough is golden brown around the edges.
Top the pizza with sliced green onions, cut into eight pieces, then enjoy!