This quick and easy recipe for Breakfast Pizza is perfect for a weekend breakfast or even a light weeknight supper. Who doesn’t love breakfast for supper? We certainly do!
So where does the country come in? … I serve the pizza with a side of Country Gravy for dipping the crusts… it’s a nice little added plus…
I used store bought pizza dough… my local supermarket has it in their bakery section…. plastic bags of the stuff.. a huge time saver… you can use your own recipe for pizza dough… which ever you prefer.
You can use any sausage you prefer…. You do need the full pound for a 16 inch pizza. Baking times will vary based on the dough you use.. my instructions are based on a regular pizza dough… keep in mind this pizza is not as wet as a regular pizza and the cheese is different.. so baking times will be a little less than usual… make sure you start checking on it about 5 minutes sooner than usual.
For the Country Gravy … if you don’t want to make it from scratch, you can use a packet of dry mix.. I use the Country Gravy with Sausage variety… I highly recommend Pioneer brand… but.. I really encourage you to make it from scratch.. it takes only minutes .. you can do it while the pizza bakes.. and you already have the sausage grease from making the sausage…. Here is a great recipe for Country Gravy…. Just use your sausage pan drippings or butter to make it.
If you like a wetter pizza… drizzle a little of the Country Gravy (make sure it’s cooled) over the crust before adding the last topping (cheese)… use very little otherwise it will get too runny… use no more than ½ - ¾ cup.
For the scrambled eggs.. I mix in some shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese when making them… about ¼ - ½ cup… that’s totally optional.
If you like onions with your toppings… just sauté some when you make cook the sausage.
Speaking of additional toppings… be inventive… add whatever you like… finely diced peppers… mushrooms… spinach… they’re all good!
Lastly… and this is an important tip… make sure you give the top of your prepared pizza a quick spray of cooking oil spray.. butter or olive oil preferred BEFORE putting it into the oven to bake. This helps the cheese melt into gooey deliciousness!
Recipe: Country Sausage Egg and Cheese Breakfast Pizza
All you need:
Pizza dough for a 16 inch pizza
6 scrambled eggs, fully cooked and cooled and crumbled
1 pound breakfast sausage, cooked, crumbled and cooled
About 2 cups cheddar cheese (or any other variety you prefer)
Cooking oil spray (butter flavor preferred)
All you have to do:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. (or follow the instructions for your pizza dough recipe).
I lightly spray my pizza pan with cooking oil (olive oil) spray.
Stretch or roll your dough out on the pizza pan and to the sides … sprinkle the sausage crumbles evenly over the dough leaving about a ¾ inch crust around…. Then spread the egg over the sausage.
If you are going to add some Country Gravy on top of your pizza.. drizzle it over the toppings now. Make sure it’s cooled… and don’t overdo it.
Sprinkle the cheese over the top… we like it cheesy.. so I just use handfuls until the toppings are thickly covered…. use as little or as much as you like.
Give a quick spray of cooking oil spray over the toppings (not the crust around the sides).
Bake for 15 minutes or follow your dough’s instructions .. subtracting about 5 minutes… check on it .. it’s done when the crust is a light golden brown and the cheese is melted.
Remove from the oven and cool 5 minutes before cutting.
Serve with Country Gravy for dipping the crusts in.