Breakfast Pizza

$3.24 recipe / $0.81 serving
by Beth - Budget Bytes
4.50 from 2 votes
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I’ve been experimenting with sauce and dough this past week which means that I eventually had to make some actual pizzas. I decided on two recipes, breakfast pizza being the first. If you’ve never heard of breakfast pizza, you may be thinking to yourself “ewww, egg on pizza?” but don’t knock it ’till you try it, folks.

When I worked in the pizza biz we made breakfast pizza all the time, the most popular being a super greasy bacon, sausage, egg and cheese pie. Because I have an aversion to large amounts of grease, my favorite one to make was egg, spinach, tomato, artichoke hearts and feta. Those ingredients are a little too expensive for me to spring for at home so I made a hybrid of the two. Use whatever ingredients you can find at a good price, keeping in mind that whatever is good in an omelet will also be good on a breakfast pizza.

My breakfast pizza consists of eggs, cheese, ham, tomato and green onion. After a bit of comparison shopping I was able to find some thick sliced ham for a decent price: $2.98 for 16 oz. (compare that to pre-packaged deli sliced ham that is usually $3+ for only 9 oz.). I only needed 3 oz. to totally cover my pizza and I will be using some on another pizza later this week. The remainder (about 10 oz. or so) will be frozen for later use. It pays to shop around.

Breakfast Pizza

Close up of breakfast pizza on pan

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Breakfast Pizza

4.50 from 2 votes
A classic pizza crust topped with red sauce, cheese, ham, and egg makes for the most deliciously filling breakfast pizza!
Servings 4
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
Total 25 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ball pizza dough ($0.37)
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce ($0.45)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese ($0.92)
  • 1 medium roma tomato ($0.20)
  • 3 oz ham ($0.56)
  • 4 large eggs ($0.48)
  • 2 sliced green onions ($0.19)
  • 1 Tbsp cornmeal ($0.02)
  • as needed non-stick spray ($0.05)

Instructions 

  • If using frozen pizza dough, allow it to come to room temperature before stretching it into shape (it is much more cooperative at room temp). While the dough is thawing, slice the tomato, green onion and dice the ham.
  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Spray a perforated pizza pan with non-stick spray and sprinkle with corn meal. Stretch the dough into a 16 inch round and place on the pizza pan.
  • Top the pizza with sauce, half of the cheese, the tomatoes, ham, green onions, eggs and the remaining half of the cheese (I used monterrey jack on the bottom and cheddar on the top). The eggs can either be placed on top whole and raw or pre-scrambled and sprinkled over top.
  • Bake the pizza for about 15 minutes at 450 degrees or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 500.83kcalCarbohydrates: 59.13gProtein: 24.95gFat: 17.53gSodium: 996.33mgFiber: 3.05g
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Step By Step Photos

frozen pizze dough in zip lock bag
If you are using frozen or refrigerated dough, allow it to come to room temperature first. It is much easier to stretch and work with when it is not cold.

pizza pan coated with non stick spray and corn meal
Coat your pizza pan with non-stick spray and a light sprinkling of corn meal.

Dough stretched out and put on pizza pan
Turn on your oven to preheat to 450 degrees. It must be fully preheated prior to cooking. Stretch your dough into a 16-inch round.

Tomato sauce spread over dough
Spread about a 1/2 cup of sauce evenly over the surface, leaving an inch of crust around the edges.

prepping pizze toppings
Prep your toppings. I used sliced tomatoes, green onions, ham and egg.

toppings added to pizza
Add half of the cheese first, then the tomato, ham and green onion.

Eggs added to pizza, ready to. bake
Follow that up with the eggs (either whole/raw or pre-scrambled) and the second half of the cheese.

Close up of uncooked pizza
Don’t be afraid of the egg on your pizza…

Top view of baked breakfast pizza
Bake the pizza at 450 degrees for about 15 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is all melted and bubbly. Slice into 8 pieces and enjoy!

Slice of breakfast pizza on a plate
I listed one serving as two slices (1/4th of the pizza) but if you add a piece of fruit and some coffee, one slice is a pretty hearty breakfast!

NOTE: If you top the pizza with scrambled eggs rather than whole, under cook them slightly when scrambling. You wan’t them to be a little wet and goopy when you put them on the pizza so that they do not over cook and become rubbery as they bake at 450 degrees with the pizza. Overcooked eggs = bad.

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  1. Followed the recipe exactly. I let the classic pizza dough recipe do a three day rise in the fridge. Easy way to take it up a knotch and add a lot of flavor. 

  2. Perfect! I was just thinking the other day how good a fried egg on pizza would be, now I must try this.

  3. This is pretty good, even without cheese (I know, I know, pizza without cheese is a travesty, but I’m lactose-intolerant – I would eat cheese if I could!). Since I only had regular tomato sauce, I threw on a bunch of spices, including some smoked paprika. Yummy!

  4. Another option with eggs, though not a budget option, is to use quail eggs. Being small, they can be cracked so each slice will have its own egg.

  5. O M G !

    This was DELICIOUS!!!! I added some onions and bell peppers for a bit more of a veggie hit, but WOW!!!! It’s all I can do not to eat half the pizza by myself!!!

  6. Yet another wonderful recipe! I always love reading your posts and really inspire me to make the food. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Looks yummy!! I love making breakfast pizza but the only thing I do a little differently is making country gravy (with sausage too if you’d like) and using it as the base instead of tomato sauce. Very delicious! Not exactly totally healthy but once in a while, it’s okay.

  8. I made this recipe today with extra cheese and some breakfast sausage… it was super delicious! Thank you so much for for sharing the recipe. I love your blog. My bf and I are big fans. Keep up the awesome work!!

  9. That looks so tasty. I love eggs! My husband turned me on to what is essentially a cheese pizza, with canned tuna and eggs up on top. It’s wonderful! We’ll add nicoise olives, capers, tomatoes, onion, anything like that that we have on hand. Heaven.

  10. We Australians have eggs and bacon on pizza all the time – in fact it’s called the Aussie Pizza at a lot of chains here. However, we scramble the eggs. Basically, spread sauce on the pizza base, sprinkle with chopped Canadian bacon and scrambled eggs, and top with mozzarella. It’s heavy as anything but so so tasty.

  11. What an original idea! I won’t knock it. I bet it’s delicious! I just bought one of those round pans so I need to try this out.