“I love pizza; you really can’t go wrong with pizza.” ~ Nick Jonas
My daughter loves Casey’s breakfast pizza. However, in our neck of the woods, Casey’s doesn’t exist. After having made biscuits and gravy the other morning for breakfast, I had a wonderful good idea. Since she and I are the only ones who eat the biscuits and gravy (Sam just is not a gravy kinda guy), if I make a full pan of gravy, we’ll have leftovers. The old brain is starting to function.
You can use a roll of refrigerated pizza dough, or a purchase a prepared crust from the store. I’m sure the frozen cauliflower pizza crusts would work just as well. This makes for a great and easy breakfast (obviously) but it never fails that she asks for it on the dinner menu.
1 refrigerated pizza crust or frozen prepared pizza crust
1-2 cups of gravy
5-6 eggs, scrambled
6 slices bacon, fried crisp and crumbled
2 cups shredded cheese, your choice (suggestions: Italian blend, Cheddar, Colby Jack, Parmesan, Pepper Jack, or mix-and-match)
Preheat oven to 350. If using a frozen pizza crust, remove from box and place on pizza pan or pizza stone. If using refrigerated dough, roll out onto a pizza pan or baking stone. When oven is ready, bake for 5-7 minutes and remove. Spread gravy over the pre-cooked pizza crust. Top with scrambled eggs, crumbled bacon, and cheese. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
The variations for this recipe are plentiful:
Gravy: If you prefer to not have chunks of sausage in your gravy, you may choose to use a country gravy mix packet and make the gravy, you may opt for a jar of gravy from the story or make your own sausage gravy.
Bacon: pork bacon, turkey bacon, or bacon bits may all be used as options
Scrambled eggs: Egg whites only, or liquid egg substitute.
Any other toppings you wish may be added such as: diced tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, diced peppers, avacado slices, fresh chopped spinach, or anything you can think of. Keep in mind: the more toppings you add, the more you may need to increase the cooking time by a minute or two.
I used our favorite pizza crust recipe which I may post in the future. While I frequently use Italian seasoning in my pizza crust, for this breakfast pizza I sprinkled ground parmesan cheese into the dough for added flavor. We kept our toppings minimal for the picky eater. When all was said and done, the kids gave it a thumbs up to put in our arsenal of “breakfast for dinner” ideas.