Sep 24, 2015

Breakfast Pizza Recipe

I am an avid meal planner and brinner makes the rotation often. It's a huge win for mommy since everyone loves breakfast in my family so there are no complaints at dinner. I don't know about you but there are days when I just need a peaceful dinner without any pleading from me to eat.

All moms of picky eaters know what I'm talking about. Besides I'm not much of a breakfast eater even though I love breakfast foods. I don't like eating anything heavy in the morning, I'm much more of a green smoothie person. Which makes brinner a great option for all the breakfast casseroles I love.

Or this breakfast pizza.



This recipe came about because I planned to make pizza for dinner but I forgot that I used the past of my pepperoni and there were no veggies in the house. And there was no way I was going to the store with 3 kids at 5pm.

Desperation is the mother of invention right?

So this family favorite was born one night when I was too lazy to go to the store. It's a versatile recipes, you can use any breakfast protein, cheese or add veggies. My husband likes it when I use bacon and sausage as the protein and add some bell peppers and onions. I sometimes get really fancy and add sauteed garlic and spinach to the ricotta cheese mixture.

It's really a recipe that you can just use what you have on hand. Which makes it the perfect pantry meal. I always have pizza dough in my freezer to pull out for a quick meal.

And some nights scream use disposable plates and skip dishes!


Ingredients

1 pizza dough
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 cup milk
1 pkg Johnsonville breakfast sausage links***
5 large eggs
1.5 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
salt
pepper

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out pizza dough and place on a greased cookie sheet.
2. Bake dough for 10 minutes and allow the crust to cool for a minute before topping it.
3. Meanwhile place 7 sausage links in a food processor and pulse until it's crumbled. Add to a skillet and cook over medium heat until cooked through.

4. Combine ricotta cheese and milk. Add salt and pepper to taste.
5. In a large skillet scramble the eggs until they are almost done but still wet. The eggs will finish cooking in the oven and you don't want them to dry out.
6. Spread the ricotta cheese mixture over the pizza crust.
7. Add 1 cup of cheese.
8. Add the eggs and the sausage.
9. Top with remaining cheese. This will keep the eggs from getting too dry.
10. Bake the pizza for an additional 6-7 minutes until your pizza dough is cooked through.

Serve and enjoy!

***I bought several packages of Johnsonville sausage on sale so I used those in place of ground sausage. Feel free to use whatever sausage you want. I also browned the remaining 5 links for us to have on the side. My kids love sausage so I wanted some for the side too.



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