Breakfast Pizza

Pizza for breakfast?  Why not! This pizza is cheesy and protein packed, calcium rich and delicious!

Breakfast Pizza 1

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Each year, I make the same thing for our Christmas morning breakfast; cinnamon rolls.  To be honest, I sort of feel like I have to make them.  It’s like you have to have ham at Easter or turkey for Thanksgiving.  It just wouldn’t be the same without the cinnamon rolls!

On Christmas morning we tear open all our gifts as soon as we wake up.  Once wrapping paper is sufficiently covering every inch of the floor we dump out our stockings where we eagerly devour our candy canes and chocolates.  After sizing up all the toy parts we have to untie and how many batteries we need to install, my husband and I decide to grab some coffee instead!   The grown ups have our sweetened, flavored coffee and the kids get cocoa while we wait for the cinnamon rolls to come out of the oven.  It’s about this point where I realize that all five of us have consumed an obscene amount of sugar and it’s not even 9:00 am.  And since it is Christmas, I know that dozens of cookies are waiting to be eaten.

Pre made pizza dough topped with sausage, hash brown, eggs and cheese! www.lemonsforulu.com

This year I’m dong it a bit differently.  I can’t leave out the candy canes in the stocking, but I think we’ll do without the cinnamon rolls this year.  Instead, I’m making an easy, protein rich breakfast pizza instead!   I use a pre made pizza dough and top it with ground sausage, hash browns, eggs, milk and lots of cheese!  I serve some salsa and Greek yogurt on the side.  I love using Greek yogurt, it’s high in protein, which helps to keep us fuller longer, and it packs in dairy’s nine essential nutrients.  This pizza will fill us up, curb our low blood sugar and satisfy us so that we can focus on the monumental task assembling all the gifts!

Simple sausage and potato breakfast pizza! www.lemonsforlulu.com

 

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Breakfast Pizza

Breakfast Pizza

Ingredients

  • 1 11oz package pre made pizza dough
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen hash browned potatoes, thawed
  • 1 pound pork sausage
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cu milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Greek yogurt, salsa if desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spread pizza dough onto a 10 x 15 in. jelly roll pan, pressing up sides. Drizzle with olive oil. Prick with a fork and bake for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook pork over medium heat until no longer pink. Remove and drain. Add hash browns to the same pan and cook just until they begging to brown.
  3. Combine eggs, milk,salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  4. Arrange sausage and potatoes over crust. Pour egg mixture over potatoes and sprinkle with cheese. Return pizza to oven and bake for 20 minutes or until edges begin to brown.
  5. Serve 12
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Milk Facts

•                    Milk is the single greatest source of three of the four nutrients the Dietary Guidelines identified as lacking in the American diet – calcium, vitamin D and potassium.

•                    Experts recommend three servings of low fat or fat-free dairy foods every day, yet most of us need to add one daily serving of nutrient-rich dairy to help meet recommendations.

•                    Dairy foods are a tasty, convenient and cost-effective way to power up with protein. On average, one serving of milk, cheese or yogurt provides eight grams of high quality protein.

•                    Milk is the No. 1 food source of calcium, vitamin D and potassium in children’s diets.

•                    Chocolate milk is the most popular milk choice in schools. Studies show that children who drink flavored milk meet more of their nutrient needs; do not consume more added sugar, fat or calories; and are not heavier than non-milk drinkers.

 

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•                    Dairy foods provide nine essential nutrients that are important for improving overall health, and research shows consuming dairy foods is linked to improved bone health, especially in children and adolescents.

•                    However, finding and distributing a consistent supply of milk and milk products is a challenge for America’s hunger relief system.  Of the pounds of food available in food banks, only 5.3 percent is dairy.

•                    Today, more than 50 million people in America are food insecure. Of these, nearly 17 million (one in five) are children. These children have an increased risk of health and development issues, including obesity and poor academic performance.

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20 Responses

  1. Love this, Tanya! I’m all about pizza for breakfast. And since I’m not a huge fan of cinnamon rolls, this would totally work for me!

    • Thanks Karly! I’m glad I’m not the only one who can skip the cinnamon rolls!

  2. consuelohoneyandfigs

    Pizza for breakfast is a total winner! I’m loving your version and I’m eager to try it soon. Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. Lea

    Thank you! I’m going to make this. :)

    • I ate for lunch the next day and it was just as good!

  4. Yum — I am all for pizza for breakfast! I love the idea of serving it with greek yogurt and salsa… salsa and eggs were made for each other. I’m sure the cinnamon rolls will be missed, but not for long with this around. :)

  5. I can practically hear my husband flipping out over this recipe. When we lived in the Twin Cities, there was a shop that sold breakfast pizza, and he was obsessed. Now that we’ve moved to Madison, I’m so happy I can recreate it and in a MUCH healthier way too.

  6. I’m so far behind but I saw this in my inbox and couldn’t wait to see the recipe. You surely didn’t disappoint, Tanya. Love this and it’s certainly better than the breakfast pizza I’m accustomed to — a piece leftover from the prior night’s dinner. ;)

    • Hahah, John there’s nothing wrong with left over cold pizza!

  7. Okay, pizza is my favorite food in all zee land. And breakfast pizza sounds like the best thing since regular pizza. Love this for breakfast, lunch and dinner!!!

  8. I have that realization more often than I’d like to realize…..like EVERY special occasion and half of all weekends! This pizza looks like a great alternative….although I can guarantee my kids would still be waiting on the cinnamon rolls Christmas morning :)

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