Is eating pizza for breakfast healthy? Traditionally, no, as excess amounts of saturated fats (cheese), refined carbs (dough), and processed meats (sausages and pepperonis) commonly lead to obesity and other heart-related problems. However, with homemade breakfast pizza, you can make your early morning meal course healthy with lean protein (grilled chicken or eggs), low-fat cheese, and micronutrients.
But bear in mind; portion control is key.
So, how do we transform a breakfast pizza recipe into a healthy breakfast pizza? It all depends on pizza ingredients and toppings, but your go-tos should be eggs, bacon, vegetables, and cheese. With that said, we’re going to delight your day with the best and easiest breakfast pizza recipes that can be whipped up in minimal time.
So, without further ado, let’s dive in together.
Top 3 Best and Easy Breakfast Pizza Recipes to Start Your Day With:
While there are endlessly customizable recipes to try without any hard luck, we can give you the top 3 breakfast pizza ideas with the ingredients that are closest to your reach;
- Bacon and Eggs Pizza Recipe
- Breakfast pizza with sausage Gravy
- Crescent Roll Pizza with Sausages for Breakfast
While all these homemade breakfast pizza recipes are easy, these are easily customizable according to your diet and calorie management.
1. Bacon and Egg Pizza Recipe
Nothing hits the spot quite like an egg and bacon breakfast pizza to pack in your daily nutritional value. This highly customizable and easily made breakfast pizza recipe usually dances around four main ingredients: bacon, eggs, mozzarella, and a meat of your choice. But, hey, if you’re a true vegan, you can flip the script and replace all those ingredients with veggies only. As for the dough, you can play around with self-rising and yeast-free varieties according to your preferences.
But let’s get down to brass tacks. Traditionally, I prepare this breakfast pizza recipe with eggs and bacon in the following way:”
The Breakfast Pizza Recipe Ingredients:
- 4 (oz) all-purpose or white whole wheat flour
- Yeast 7gm (Optional)
- One to one-and-half teaspoons baking powder (Optional, if you don’t go with yeast)
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup or 120-150gm non-fat Greek yogurt instead of regular dairy yogurt,
- Baby Spinach as per preferences
- Shredded Mozzarella Cheese as per liking (60-70gm or half cup)
- Veggies (Tomatoes or capsicum or Onions or Spinach)
- 4 Large eggs or as per serving
- Chopped or stripped Bacons as per your preference otherwise 2 are enough
- Approximate Kcal: 271,
- Carbs: 27-30g
- Protein: 20.5-22g
- Sugar: 2.5-30g
- Fat: 9-10.5g
Approximate Time to Get Ready:
- Prep Time: About 15-20 minutes for preparing the dough (if not pre-made), cooking bacon, and cracking eggs.
- Cook Time: Approximately 15-20 minutes in the oven, depending on how well-done you prefer your eggs.
Now, How Do You Make Breakfast Pizza with Eggs and Bacons?
Prepare the Dough:
80% of the ingredients go into dough preparation. The first variation you can do with this recipe is you can make it thick crust with yeast or thin crust without yeast. Check out how to make a thin crust vegan pizza base.
- Take a large steel or glass bowl and add dry ingredients first, including flour, salt, baking soda, or yeast, as per your goal with the recipe.
- Whisk well as all the ingredients submerge to finesse.
- Add Greek yogurt that should not leave water or any sour liquid. Non-fatty yogurt keeps the dough non-sticky. If Greek yogurt isn’t available, you can use regular yogurt and add flour as per the situation if the dough is sticky.
- Mix the yogurt with the dry mixture of ingredients to turn it into a paste.
- Knead the mixture for 10-15 minutes or use a stand mixture to transform it into a fine dough loaf.
- Cut the loaf into 2 or 4 balls and let’s stretch the single ball.
- Again turn it into a ball and let it rest for 10-20 minutes while covering it with a pot.
- After a small resting session, stretch the ball into the pizza base or crust.
Bake the Dough:
The step isn’t mandatory in case you are trying this breakfast pizza idea for an immediate serving. Only implement this step, if you are preparing for the upcoming breakfast routine. So, you should;
- Preheat the pizza oven to 400F
- Dust the working floor and peel or use olive oil if you use a cast iron mold
- Bake the dough for 8-10 minutes
- Let it come to room temperature after it gets baked
- Place it in an airtight freezer bag and refrigerate it for 3-4 days. If you want to use it after months, freeze it in an airtight Container.
Prepare the Toppings:
There are two approaches for topping the pizza base. You can sprinkle all the veggies and cheese at all corners and sides of the dough and place the half fry eggs in the center.
Otherwise, sprinkle the toppings and gently break the uncooked eggs in the dough’s center. Bake the dough until the crust reaches your desired browning in both scenarios. Season it with Italian herbs, black pepper, chopped green chilies, or Himalayan salt.
Key Takes from This Healthy Breakfast Recipe:
- Extremely easy to made
- Most flexible to customize
- Inexpensive and can rapidly cooked
- Can fulfill your day-long calories need
Who’s it For:
For school-going kids who crave pizzas, people maintaining a casual yet healthy diet, bodybuilders can use it as a cheat day, vegetarians who are pizza enthusiasts,
Who Should Avoid it:
Pure Vegetarians, Meat lovers,
2. Sausage Breakfast Pizza with Gravy Recipe:
When you’re hankering for a solid protein source, a burst of flavor, and a hint of ‘Pizza’, this breakfast pizza with sausage gravy is your golden ticket to kick start the day.
Now, let’s be real, a lot of sausages are guilty of being high-carb and high-fat culprits, with varying ratios of other nutritional values. But fear not, healthy eaters! You can tweak this recipe into a lean diet by opting for lean sausages. This sausage breakfast pizza recipe serves up a hearty dose of protein, Vitamin B12, iron, calcium, and other multivitamins. Now, that’s what I call a wholesome breakfast!
Sausage Gravy Pizza Ingredients:
- 0.5 pound of Breakfast sausages, or if you want make it lean, try chicken sausage, turkey sausage
- All-purpose flour 150-200gms
- 4-6 eggs
- Butter 1-2 tablespoon
- Black pepper 0.5-1 teaspoon
- Garlic powder Half-1 tablespoons
- 1 cup of Whole cream milk
- Slap Ya Mama seasoning
- Cheese 0.5-1 cup shredded Cheddar
Nutritional Values Per Serving:
- Calories: Approximately 235-357.5
- Protein: Approximately 12-17 grams
- Fat: Approximately 13-20 grams
- Carbs: Approximately 16-23 grams.
Approximate Time to Get Ready:
- Prep Time: Around 20-25 minutes, which includes making sausage gravy and preparing any additional toppings.
- Cook Time: About 15-20 minutes in the oven until the crust is golden and toppings are cooked.
How Do You Make Sausage Gravy Pizza?
Make the Dough:
I’m a big fan of thin crust, no-yeast pizza dough when it comes to whipping up these healthy breakfast pizza recipes. I’ve already given you the lowdown on how to prep the dough. But hey, if you’re strapped for time or just not in the mood for some dough kneading action, there’s no shame in grabbing a store-bought pizza dough to slice your effort in half.
Prepare the Sausage Gravy:
The only technical part of this recipe is how you prepare this gravy. Again, you can customize it with sausage type, cheese, and egg amount and by adding other veggies. But typically, you should;
- Start with the Sausage: Let’s crank up that skillet to medium heat, toss in those sausages, and cook until you see them browned and sizzling. Just remember, no one likes burnt sausage, so keep an eye on them!
- Drain the Grease: Once you reach brownish perfection, it’s time to part ways with the grease. Drain that grease, but be careful – it’s hot!
- Bring Back the Sausage: Now, put those sausages to the skillet again.
- Melt the Butter Time: Add your butter to the skillet and let it melt.
- Cook Sausages with Floor: Now, sprinkle your flour over the sausage like it’s the season’s first snowfall. Stir it up and cook for a couple of minutes.
- Adding the Milk: It’s time to pour your milk into the skillet. Stir it around and cook until it thickens up into a beautiful, creamy gravy. This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for.
- Transfer it to a Bowl: Pour your gravy into a medium bowl and set it aside.
Haven’t Done Yet – Let’s Scramble the Eggs:
Whisk the eggs. You can use olive oil or butter for cooking. But remember, don’t cook the eggs 100%, let them be a bit uncooked and soft.
Top the Dough:
Got your baked dough ready? Great! Smother that breakfast pizza with sausage gravy and top it off with eggs. Sprinkle on some shredded cheese and let the oven work its magic for about 10 minutes. Voila! You’ve got a breakfast pizza ready to enjoy with your cheeky little ones, friends, and the whole family.
Key Takes From this Sausage Gravy Pizza Recipe:
- High in protein
- Extremely delicious, and it’s fun to experiment with different types of sausages
- Suitable for breakfast and fasting purposes
Who’s it For: People who can’t decide between Breakfast and Lunch, Breakfast Enthusiasts, Adventurous chefs, Comfort food cravers, People who love pizza for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a midnight snack
Who Should Avoid it: People with dietary restrictions (lactose intolerance, dairy allergies, or gluten intolerance/celiac disease), Vegans, Those with high cholesterol or Heart conditions, People on Low-Fat or Low-Calorie Diets
3. Easy Breakfast Pizza Recipe with Crescent Roll Pizza and Sausages
Here’s another homemade breakfast pizza recipe that bears some similarity to the sausage gravy version, but with a twist in the ingredients and flavor.
Whether it’s for a weekend brunch or a holiday gathering, this recipe is quick and easy to prepare. Plus, you can easily customize it to your liking by adding your favorite toppings
Ingredients to this Easy Homemade Breakfast Pizza:
- 1 lbs Italian Sausage or you can use lean sausage for low calories
- 70-80 gms Frozen Hash Brown Potatoes
- 90-100 grams of Cheddar Cheese shredded or as per your liking
- 2-3 Tablespoons Water
- 1 tube Crescent Rolls
- 3-4 Eggs
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 20-30ml cup Milk
- 1-2gm or ⅛ teaspoon Pepper
- 2 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese
Nutritional Values Per Serving:
- Calories: Approximately 200-250.
- Protein: Approximately 10-12 grams.
- Fat: Approximately 13-16 grams.
- Carbs: Approximately 12-15 grams.
Approximate Time To Get Ready:
- Prep Time: Approximately 10-15 minutes. This involves rolling out the crescent dough and preparing sausages.
- Cook Time: Roughly 12-15 minutes in the oven, or until the crescent dough is golden and the sausages are heated through.
How to Make Breakfast Pizza with Crescent Roll:
While most of this breakfast pizza recipe is similar to the sausage gravy version, the addition of crescent rolls and browned hash browns adds more flavor and versatility, making it suitable as a snack, full-fledged meal, or breakfast brunch. So, here’s how you do it:
- Prepare the Sausages as You Hit the Acceleration Paddle: First of all, heat up a big saucepan over medium heat, and the sausage should go along with water to form it like a paste. Your trusty spatula or wooden spoon will help melt the sausage, and cook it while stirring until it’s no longer pink.
- Let’s Unroll the Crescent Rolls as Second Step: Once you are done with the sausages, let’s unroll your crescent rolls and keep them all in one piece. Gently press the seals of the crescent rolls together and press the dough into a medium size pizza pan. But be gentle; avoid any holes in that beautiful dough!
- Jump in with Other Toppings: Surely, it’s topping time! Sprinkle your cooked sausage evenly over the crust, and layer it further with frozen hash browns and shredded cheese. Remember, more toppings, more yum! So you can add as much or as little of each ingredient as per your preferences.
- Don’t Forget To Add the Egg Mixture: A mixing bowl and let spring the lover between eggs, milk, salt, and pepper while whisking them together. Pour this love mixture over the pizza as evenly as possible and sprinkle with some Parmesan cheese. Who says pizza can’t be fancy?
- The Final Touch – Bake it: Pop your pizza for breakfast in the preheated oven and let it bloom for 25-30 minutes, or until the bottom of the crust is light brown and golden.
- It’s Done – It’s Munch Time: Let it cool down at room temperature. Get ready for some oohs and ahhs from your breakfast pizza fans!
Key Takes From This Easy Breakfast Pizza Recipe:
- Fancy but easy breakfast pizza idea
- Most flavorful for every aged people
- Can be made spicy with Hot sauce or Spicy Garlic sauce
Who’s it For: People looking for a quick and easy breakfast option in their busy mornings, Brunch Parties, Pizza enthusiasts and people who love savory breakfasts
Who Should Avoid it: People watching their Sodium Intake as crescent roll sausage are potential source of sodium, People with certain chronic conditions like diabetes, people on low-calorie diet, Cholesterol conscious people
People Also Ask – FAQs
Is pizza OK to eat for breakfast?
Normally, pizza contains a high concentration of carbs, fats, and multiple types of sugars. A pizza can be OK to eat for breakfast IF you follow low-fat or lean protein ingredients to strike a good balance between taste and health.
What is breakfast pizza sauce made of?
It all depends on what pizza sauce you try with breakfast pizza. I mentioned sausage gravy as a pizza sauce; you can look for a substitute for regular pizza tomato sauce. However, you can try pizza sauce with hash brown potatoes, eggs, bacon, and other veggie ingredients.
How long is breakfast pizza good for?
It also depends on your ingredients and the temperatures at which you store your breakfast pizza. Generally, you should refrigerate your leftover pizza, and it should be consumed within 3 days. Or if you want to use it after months, let it go in the freezer.
The Bottom Line:
And voila! There you have it – a buffet of tantalizingly easy breakfast pizza recipes for you and your family, ready to be whipped up in your kitchen without causing your wallet to weep. Do you Fancy a twist? Let me tell you, feel free to sprinkle your own dash of creativity and whip up a myriad of variations.
Remember, these aren’t just slices of pizza; they’re slices of healthy breakfast delight. But let’s not get carried away by the aroma of melting cheese and the crunch of a perfect crust. As with everything, moderation is key.
Don’t let your love for pizza turn into a love for overindulgence. Bon appétit!