Sausage and Egg Breakfast Pizza

Last Thursday, I was part of a pizza party.

I feel like those are so 1990′s, right?

People had pizza parties for everything when I was younger: end of softball season, birthdays, graduations, lock-ins, beginning (and ending) of school breaks.

Maybe pizza has fallen off the cool wagon. Seems like people have picked up fancier ingredients like truffles and expensive cheeses and artisan bread that people think you can’t make at home.

I love all of those things, but I think I’m ready to start bringing the pizza party back. It’s so easy and delicious to make homemade pizza – and it definitely costs less than anything with truffles or $10 a pound cheese.

Last Thursday, I went over to Susan’s house to talk food and make pizzas.

We made dough. Sat and chatted and played with her little boy while the dough rose. Punched it down and to let it rise again. Sampled cookies because, well, because they were warm and we have to be quality control.

Cooked and prepped toppings. Brainstormed what would work best on each pie. Sauteed, cararmelized, chopped, and sprinkled the toppings on the dough before sliding them into a steamy oven and waiting for dinner.

Have you made homemade pizza dough yet?

Please say yes.

Homemade dough is so easy to mix together and it is so, so, so much better than anything you’ll get at the store.

Since we were feeding our husbands for dinner, we made two hearty pizzas.

My contribution?

A Breakfast Pizza.

Homemade sausage gravy as the sauce, topped with scrambled eggs, shredded cheese, more sausage, and rosemary.

Holy moly.

This pizza is no joke. Creamy and salty and spiked with herby rosemary, it’s the perfect topping on this fluffy dough.

We made two different pizzas using Johnsonville Italian Sausage. Did you know they have a pizza recipe contest going on right now? If you have an awesome pizza you make at home, just snap a picture and enter here. The grand prize? A trip to Italy! I couldn’t even imagine how amazing that would be.

I doubt they serve breakfast pizzas like this in Italy, but if they don’t, maybe they should reconsider. I’m sure theirs would still be fancier than mine: prosciutto and eggs plucked from the roost that morning and the most incredible cheese ever.

But since I’m not in Italy today, this is the best this pizza can be.

Breakfast for Dinner just got a whole new meaning.

Sausage and Egg Breakfast Pizza

Makes: 8 – 10 slices

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 recipe of my go-to pizza dough (make the entire batch and just use one crust; either make another pizza or freeze the rest for later)
  • 1/2 pound mild Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 and 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup cheese, shredded
  • 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary

Directions:

  1. Prep the dough, according to the directions, and let the crust rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. While the dough is resting, heat a skillet over medium heat.
  3. Brown the sausage, breaking it up as it cooks, for 8-10 minutes until the sausage is cooked through.
  4. Remove the sausage from the skillet and add the olive oil to the pan.
  5. Stir the flour into the oil and remaining sausage fat and mix for 1-2 minutes until all of the flour is combined.
  6. Add 1/2 cup of the milk and stir, letting the milk absorb into the flour mixture.
  7. Pour in the remaining cup of milk and lower the heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring frequently, until the gravy has thickened and no lumps remain. You may need to break up some lumps with your spoon while it’s cooking.
  8. After the gravy has thickened, stir the crumbled sausage back into the gravy and remove the pan from heat. Season with salt and pepper.
  9. Place a small skillet over medium heat. Beat the 5 eggs in a bowl and add to the pan, stirring occassionally until the eggs are almost cooked. Turn off the heat.
  10. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  11. Roll the pizza dough out to fit your pizza stone or baking sheet.
  12. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the cheese on top of the dough. Spread the sausage gravy on top of the cheese layer. Add the scrambled eggs to the pizza, top with the remaining cheese, and sprinkle with the rosemary.
  13. Bake at 450 degrees for 14-18 minutes until the crust is golden around the edges and the cheese is melted.
  14. Let the pizza cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.

 

Susan’s pizza turned out fantastic, too! You can check out her recipe over on her site today – it’s a traveling pizza party!

Want more pizza recipes? These are worth checking out:

Bacon, Fig, Feta, and Ricotta Pizza (BranAppetit)

Cornmeal Deep Dish Pizza (Food Embrace)

BBQ Chickpea Pizza with Gouda and Caramelized Onions (Eat Live Run)

Greek Pizza (How Sweet It Is)

Purple Potato, Italian Sausage, Kerrygold Cheese and Rosemary Pizza (Bell’alimento)

Spicy Pepperoni Pizza with Caramelized Onions (Two Peas and Their Pod)

PS: About a month ago, I also got to go on a trip with Johnsonville to learn more about their “Blog for a Cause” holiday even coming up soon. I can’t wait to share more details with you – it’s something that hits close to my heart and I’m so excited to share!

25 Responses to “Sausage and Egg Breakfast Pizza”

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    Kathryn — October 24, 2011 at 8:35 am

    I want to have a pizza party now! This pizza looks so delicious and I love the breakfast combo. Yum!

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    Erica — October 24, 2011 at 9:04 am

    So fun!! Pizza is delicios and homemade dough makes a hugeee difference. Your pizza looks perfect

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    Amy B @ Second City Randomness — October 24, 2011 at 11:18 am

    I made breakfast pizza for my fam for the first time a few months ago. Not knowing how it would turn out, I LOVED it. It’s like a breakfast casserole almost… but way more fun to eat. :)

    • admin replied: — October 25th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

      definitely :) now if i could only have this once a week or so…

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    Spiceaholic — October 24, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    You had me at rosemary. Enough said. :)

    • admin replied: — October 25th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

      agreed. the rosemary was SUCH a good addition.

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    Lauren @ What Lauren Likes — October 24, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    This looks fantastic! Great pics :)

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    Andrea — October 24, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Oh snap! I have been wanting to make breakfast pizza for a while but didn’t even think of using sausage gravy as the base. Good lord I bet that was amazing! I’m totally doing this for Christmas morning breakfast now. :D

    • admin replied: — October 25th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

      yes, do it! it’s probably one of my all time favorite ways to make pizza.

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    Lauren from Lauren's Latest — October 24, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Pizza for breakfast? Yes please!

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    Jen @ keepitsimplefoods — October 24, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Love the idea of breakfast pizza! Yum!

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    Bev Weidner — October 24, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Oh, UH HUH, girl! Bring sexy, I MEAN PIZZA PARTY back.

    das right.

    • admin replied: — October 25th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

      can I just say that every comment of yours just makes me so happy? always fun and they always make me laugh :)

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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — October 24, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    You, my friend, are a breakfast SUPERSTAR! Loving every single breakfast recipe you have been posting!

    • admin replied: — October 25th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

      Thank you!!! That makes me happy – breakfast is my favorite!

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    Faith @ For the Health of It — October 24, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    I am so salivating at the idea of a savory breakfast pizza. I recently made a fruity one for breakfast, but the savory sounds SO much more hearty! (Not to mention way better in the protein zone)

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    Paige — October 24, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    How fun! Whenever my friends and I have a movie night, we either make pizzas or order them still. Pizza parties ftw:)

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    Jersey Girl Cooks — October 24, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    All I ate was a salad for lunch and now I am very hungry!

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    Kelly — October 24, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Yum. I had breakfast pizza at a buffet in Vegas and have been meaning to make it ever since. I love super savory and comforting foods for breakfast and I already (more often than I would care to admit) eat leftover pizza for breakfast.

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    Krista {Budget Gourmet Mom} — October 24, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Now that is the way to start a morning off right! Holy cow!

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    Erika - The Teenage Taste — October 25, 2011 at 1:11 am

    Love the idea of a ‘breakfast pizza’, but I have yet to actually try/make one. I did, however, have some leftover BBQ chicken pizza for breakfast today. ‘Twas delicious! :-)

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    Shannon — October 27, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    oooh yes, the rosemary is great here! and i also love the idea of breakfast pizza. i’ve been meaning to do it…

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    Jenna — October 24, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    This recipe looks fabulous! Just one question, in the recipe instructions you don’t mention whether the cooked sausage goes on top of the gravy or on top of the eggs… can you clarify please?? Thanks so much and I’ll be trying this one as soon as possible!!

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