To help celebrate a friends Birthday a few weekends ago I decided to make a big breakfast pizza to bring along to eat the next morning. I love making homemade pizza since I get to pick all the ingredients. For this pizza I like to keep it very traditional with your standard breakfast ingredients. To start preheat your oven to 400, and insert your pizza stone to let it start warming up. (If you don’t already have a pizza stone they are a great investment, and take your pizza crust from good to FANTASTIC! Here is a link to the one I use, it is Food Network brand from Kohls.)
- 1 fresh or frozen pizza dough brought to room temperature
- Flour for dusting
- 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil ( Use your Misto if you have one, or a small brush if you don’t)
- 3 Eggs scrambled
- 1/2 lb of Country sausage
- 1/2 Cup of assorted diced peppers
- 1 Small diced onion (1/3 cup)
- 1 1/2 Cups shredded Colby Jack cheese.
- 1 Tablespoon chopped Parsley
- Rolling pin
- Parchment paper
- Pizza stone
Begin by preparing the pizza dough. Roll the dough into a 12 inch round using a rolling pin, adding flour as need. Transfer to a sheet of parchment paper to avoid any sticking, and place pizza on a cookie sheet since you will be transferring it into the oven. If you are not using a pizza stone place the pizza on whatever pan you plan to bake it on. Next spray the dough using your Misto or brush with olive oil. Allow the dough to rest while you prepare the other ingredients.
Cook the 3 eggs in a pan till just under done (They will finish cooking in the oven). In a separate pan cook the Country sausage along with the diced pepper and onions. Allow this mixture to cool before assembling the pizza.
To assemble start with the eggs. Spread evenly over the pizza leaving a 1 inch boarder. Top eggs with half of the cheese. Next add the sausage, pepper, and onion mixture . Finish by topping with the remaining shredded cheese and a sprinkle of parsley.
Since I am not baking my pizza right away I will cover it, and store it in the refrigerator over night. In the morning I will allow the pizza to come to room temperature while my oven and stone preheat.
For those of you that plan on baking yours right away transfer pizza to your warmed pizza stone, and bake for 12-15 minutes. It many take a few minutes longer for those of you using an aluminum pizza pan. So watch your oven.
Once the pizza is bubbly, and starting to brown remove from the oven and allow the pizza to cool just slightly. Slice and serve warm with a big cup of coffee or an Almost Famous Bloody Mary!
This turned out so good I can’t wait to make it again!