Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Laziest Recipes Ever: Breakfast Pizza


Pizza has a delicious place in my heart.

Sleepover fuel, after-the-bar munchies, 'I burned dinner' fall-back, or just plain "I don't feel like cooking tonight" meal replacement....pizza is such an easy thing to love.

Now, if you'd ask my fiance what culinary category he holds near and dear, pizza wouldn't even have an honorable mention. No sir, for him it's breakfast all the way. Eggs, bacon, pancakes, hashbrowns- the man doesn't discriminate when it comes to breakfast.

So, seeing as we're getting married in a few short months, I decided to practice that relationship skill so vital to a happy union: compromise.

Compromise in the form of Breakfast Pizza. The best of both worlds, really.

Before you get all overwhelmed with the thought of making pizza dough from scratch and homemade country gravy, just remember!- I promised this was one of my 'laziest recipes ever', and I very much intend to deliver on that.

The Laziest Recipes Ever: Breakfast Pizza

  • 1 pizza crust (homemade or store bought dough. No judgement here)
  • 1-2 cups country gravy (make your own from the sausage fat, or use a store bought package of white gravy)
  • 1 pound breakfast sausage (ground meat, not patties or links)
  • 6 slices bacon,diced 
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (I'd recommend 1 cup motz and 1 cup cheddar)
  • 6 eggs
  • Hot sauce, maple syrup and green onions for garnish
Heat oven according to pizza dough requirements. If making your own dough, I'd strongly suggest adding a splash of maple flavoring. Roll out dough and place on a greased sheet pan.

Brown sausage in a large skillet until mostly cooked through. Remove from skillet and add in diced bacon, browning until just slightly undercooked. (You don't want the meat to overcook/burn in the oven). 

Make gravy according to package directions. If making your own gravy, remove fat from pan and add back in 2 TB, along with 2 TB of flour. Whisk together and cook for 2-3 minutes, then add in 2 cups of whole milk, whisking. Cook until mixture is thickened and be sure to season liberally with salt and pepper. 

Add gravy to the pizza dough, followed by sausage, peppers and cheese. Sprinkle bacon over the top, then crack 6 eggs over the pizza. Bake according to dough directions, or at 425 for 20-25 minutes, until egg whites are set. 

Remove from oven and drizzle on maple syrup, hot sauce of choice (Cholula is delicious), and green onions. 

Enjoy!

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