One of the reasons I love pizza so much is because you can literally put just about anything on a pizza. Case in point, this Eggs Florentine Breakfast Pizza. This pizza masterpiece is the result of a mid-week pizza craving and me grabbing whatever I had in my fridge to come up with some toppings. All you need are a few simple ingredients, many of which are pantry staples for me, to make this creamy, garlicky pizza topped with spinach and perfectly runny yolks.
What’s on an Eggs Florentine Breakfast Pizza?
For this unique Eggs Florentine Breakfast pizza I made a quick garlicky white sauce, added some of the frozen spinach that’s always hanging out in my freezer, which transformed it into a “florentine” breakfast pizza. In addition to the creamy spinach, I added a little regular mozzarella for good measure and a few fresh eggs. The whites of the eggs cook up quickly, while the yolks remain golden and runny. Mmmm….
What Kind of Crust Should I Use?
I used my super fast 30 minute Thin and Crispy Pizza Crust because I didn’t feel like waiting around for the pizza dough to rise. But if you prefer to use a traditional pizza dough that works just as well. A lot of stores sell pre-made pizza dough these days, and sometimes you can even buy raw dough from your local pizza parlor, so that’s an option as well.
What Else Can I Put On The Breakfast Pizza?
Bacon!! Bacon or crumbled breakfast sausage would both be amazing on this pizza, as would some sliced fresh tomatoes. Canadian ham, artichoke hearts, or sautéed mushrooms are all great options as well!
Eggs Florentine Breakfast Pizza
- 1 Tbsp butter ($0.09)
- 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour ($0.01)
- 1 cup whole milk ($0.31)
- 1/8 tsp garlic powder ($0.02)
- 1/4 tsp salt ($0.01)
- 1 pizza dough ($0.30)
- 1/4 lb. frozen spinach, thawed ($0.43)
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella ($0.63)
- 4 large eggs ($1.03)
- Freshly cracked pepper ($0.02)
- 1/2 Tbsp cornmeal (for pizza pan--optional) ($0.01)
- Adjust your oven rack to the highest level. Begin to preheat the oven to 500ºF.
- To make the white sauce, combine the butter and flour in a small sauce pot. Heat the butter and flour over medium-low heat, while whisking, until it begins to simmer. Simmer and whisk the mixture for about one minute.
- Whisk the milk into the butter and flour mixture. Allow it to come up to a simmer again, whisking often. When it reaches a simmer, it will thicken. Turn off the heat and whisk in the garlic and salt. Set the sauce aside to cool (it will thicken further as it cools).
- Prepare a 12-inch pizza pan with non-stick spray and/or cornmeal. Stretch the pizza dough out to cover the surface of the pizza pan. Pour the white sauce over the surface and spread it out with the back of a spoon. Bake the crust with the sauce for 5 minutes.
- Squeeze any excess moisture out of the spinach, then sprinkle the spinach over the surface of the par-baked pizza crust and sauce, followed by half of the mozzarella. Crack the four eggs onto the pizza, equally spaced around the surface. Add a small amount of freshly cracked pepper, then top the remainder of the mozzarella.
- Bake the pizza for 10-12 minutes, or until the cheese and crust are golden brown and the eggs are mostly set. Allow the pizza to cool for five minutes before slicing (the eggs will continue to firm up after it comes out of the oven).
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This recipe uses a previously prepared pizza crust.
Adjust your oven rack to the highest level and begin to preheat the oven to 500 degrees (it can take a while). Begin the white sauce by combining 1 Tbsp butter and 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour in a small sauce pot.
Heat the butter and flour over medium-low heat, while whisking, until it begins to simmer. Let it simmer, while continuously whisking, for one minute (this cooks the “floury” taste out of it).
Whisk in one cup of whole milk, and continue cook (whisking frequently), until the milk reaches a simmer. When it reaches a simmer, the milk will thicken.
Once it’s thick enough to coat a spoon, turn off the heat and whisk in 1/8 tsp garlic powder and 1/4 tsp salt. Set the sauce aside to cool (it will thicken even further as it cools).
Thaw about 1/4 lb. (1 to 1.5 cups) of frozen spinach, then squeeze out as much moisture as you can.
Prepare a pizza pan with non-stick spray and/or cornmeal. Stretch the dough to cover the surface, then spread the white sauce out to cover it. Bake the pizza crust and sauce in the preheated 500 degree oven for 5 minutes.
Sprinkle the spinach over the par-baked crust and sauce, then add 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella.
Crack four large eggs onto the surface of the pizza.
Also add some freshly cracked pepper and then finish with the second 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella.
Carefully return the pizza to the oven and bake for about 10 minutes more, or until the crust and cheese are nicely browned and the eggs are mostly set. They might still be a bit jiggly, but they will set even further after it leaves the oven.
Let it sit for five minutes or so before you slice it up.
And then slice into six pieces. I try to slice right through the eggs, so that each piece gets at least 1/2 of an egg.
I can barely handle it. THAT YOLK. <3
Okay, I’m done. I promise.