Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Bacon, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Pizza

Bacon, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Pizza

Let's clear up one thing first.  I have neither the appetite nor the motivation to make this for breakfast.  The best I can manage is a bowl of dry cereal first thing in the morning.  Sometimes, if I'm feeling especially energetic, I'll add milk.  I could probably face this for brunch on a lazy Sunday but you should know that, when we go out for Sunday brunch, it's usually around 1:00 o'clock in the afternoon.  So, what I'm trying to tell you is that, when I say breakfast, I mean breakfast for dinner.  I love breakfast for dinner.  It's my favorite meal of the day.

Bacon, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Pizza
So, now that we've established that, you can take the gourmet high road and make your own pizza dough or just use your favorite store bought brand.  My market sells really good individual sized frozen dough balls and I find them handy to keep around when I'm busy.  I've seen recipes that just have you load everything on the dough and bake away but I think it needs a little more care.  For me there's no pleasure in overcooked egg yolks or limp bacon and those two don't come out perfectly at the same time.  So, by giving the bacon a 10 minute head start, I had a perfect little  Enjoy!

1 ball of uncooked pizza dough, approximately 8 or 9 oz.
1 Egg (or 2 if you prefer)
3 Slices thick cut bacon
1/2 Red bell pepper, diced
1/2 Cup shredded cheese (I used cheddar)
1 Tablespoon chopped chives
Salt & pepper to taste

Bacon, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Pizza
Pre-heat your oven to 450 degrees and make sure it's reached temperature.  Cut the bacon strips into pieces and spread them out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Bake for 10 minutes while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

On a well floured surface, roll your dough out to approximately a 9" round and place it on a piece of parchment paper.  Spread the cheese evenly across the dough and crack an egg into the center.  Sprinkle on the bell pepper, the slices of par-baked bacon and the chives.  Season and transfer the parchment paper onto the baking sheet.  Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until the egg is set to your liking.


  1. I loovveeee breakfast pizzas and man does yours look incredible. Fantastic job!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  2. Bill would love if I made him this breakfast pizza, but he definitely wouldn't get it at 5 AM when he arises :/ Breakfast for dinner is much more plausible!

  3. Love this! The pizza reminds me of some of the pizzas we got in Italy when I was staying in homestay. The teenagers always ordered these obscene pizzas with french fries and eggs and everything thrown on them! They always thought it was something Americans do. Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to try making these.

  4. Ahhh!!! You don't even know how bad I want this. And I will take this any time of the day!

  5. I pretty much only ever have eggs for dinner. I've been experimenting with polenta crust pizza, and you might have just inspired my next toppings!


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