Homemade Breakfast Pizza…for Dinner

At our house, I’ve made it a tradition to have family pizza night pretty much every Friday night.  Normally I do a traditional pepperoni/sausage/veggie pizza or a Greek pizza, but this time I had some chorizo and a red pepper that needed to be used…so, I decided on breakfast pizza.  I love breakfast for dinner (aka brinner).  I could eat breakfast all of the time.  Pancakes, sausage, french toast, crepes…you name it, I like it (and now I’m getting hungry).

Breakfast Pizza Ingredients

Here are the main ingredients for the toppings.  I only had 1 tube (9 oz) of chorizo, but next time I will use 2.  It got a little thin for my liking.  You could leave off the red pepper and top it with anything else you’d like too.  Have fun and play with it.  Just remember, if you see an ingredient you don’t like, just leave it out completely or put a substitute in its place.  (NOTE: I never use tomatoes, fresh or canned, on homemade pizza because it will make the crust super soggy.  I would suggest topping them on your pizza after it’s baked.)

Pizza Crust Roller

In case you don’t own one or have never seen one, this is a pizza crust roller.  It is seriously the best device to use when making homemade pizza crust (which is the only way to go).  You can buy one for pretty cheap here.

Wheat Pizza Dough

Here is the wheat crust in all its glory.  I’m a carb-fiend…it gets to be a problem sometimes.  Bread is awesome.  The end.

Flour

You will dip the pizza roller in flour numerous times to roll out the dough.  The dough is super sticky, but don’t incorporate more flour into the dough because it will turn out really dense and taste pretty cardboard-y.  Just use it to roll it out and you’ll be fine.  (Clear as mud?  Mmmk.)

Wheat Pizza Crust 2 Wheat Pizza Crust

Here’s the crust all rolled out and ready for baking.

Breakfast Pizza 4

After you bake the crust at 425 for 14 min, you can add the toppings.  Normally I do a pizza sauce when I make homemade pizza, but I left it off the breakfast pizza.  I just spread the chorizo (cooked) onto the crust, sprinkled on the eggs (scrambled), cheese and then red pepper.  Bake in the oven at 425 for 10-15 minutes and voila!

Breakfast Pizza 2

I then added salsa to top it off.  You could also do sour cream or hot sauce.  Remember, anything to your liking…there are no rules :-)

Breakfast Pizza

Homemade Breakfast Pizza

  • 1-2 tubes of chorizo or breakfast sausage (cooked)
  • 4 eggs (scrambled)
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese (Mexican cheese would be great too!)
  • 1 red pepper or onion
  • salsa, sour cream, hot sauce (toppings after pizza has been baked)

Homemade Pizza Dough (I got this recipe from The Lauren Elizabeth blog, which I read all the time)

  • 1 packet yeast
  • 1 1/4 c warm water
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 c flour
  • 3/4 c whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic

Directions:

Preheat oven to 250 degrees and turn off once temp is reached.  Mix the first three ingredients together in a metal bowl and let sit for 10 minutes or until yeast has dissolved. Then stir in remaining 4 ingredients.  Cover bowl with a towel and place in the warm oven (make sure it is OFF).  Let rise for 40 minutes.

Generously grease pan.  Cover rolling pin in flour and roll out risen dough.  Sprinkle with salt.  Cover pan with a rowel and set on stove to rise until oven is ready.

Bake dough at 425 degrees for 14 minutes, remove from oven, add chorizo (or sausage), eggs, cheese, peppers/onions/mushrooms and bake for 10-15 minutes more.  Enjoy!

There you have a it!  A perfect recipe to try tomorrow night – pizza night :)

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