Pizza for breakfast?! Just put eggs on it! This Sausage Breakfast Pizza recipe is perfect for brunch and takes only 20 minutes to make. Use a cast iron pizza pan for best results.
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Sausage Breakfast Pizza

This Sausage Breakfast Pizza recipe is perfect for brunch and takes only 20 minutes to make, with eggs cracked on top and cooked to runny-yolk perfection. Use a cast iron pizza pan for best results.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Pizza
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 694kcal
Author: Elizabeth Lindemann

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 prepared pizza crust store bought or homemade
  • 1 cup pizza sauce store bought or homemade
  • 8 oz. mozzarella shredded
  • 1/2 lb. ground sausage crumbled and cooked
  • 1/4 cup red onion sliced
  • 4 eggs
  • fresh parsley or cilantro, freshly ground black pepper, and/or crushed red pepper to top (optional)

Instructions

  • Put a cast iron pizza pan in the oven. Preheat to 500 degrees F (leave the pan in while it preheats). See notes if you don't have one.
  • Meanwhile, roll pizza dough out to diameter of pan (about 12-14 inches). If you haven't already done so, prepare remaining toppings by cooking sausage, grating cheese, slicing onion, etc.
  • When oven is preheated, remove pan from the oven (carefully!!).
  • Using a pizza paddle, slide pizza dough onto pan. It will immediately begin to cook on the bottom. (If you don't have one, you can transfer it carefully with your hands, being sure not to touch pan at all!)
  • Top pizza while it's on the preheated pan evenly with sauce (1 cup), mozzarella cheese (8 oz.), cooked sausage (1/2 lb.), and sliced onion (1/4 cup) in that order).
  • Using a spoon, slide the toppings to the side in four locations in order to make space for the eggs.
  • Crack an egg into each space, trying to keep the yolk intact. Don't worry if the whites run off the side of the pizza.
  • Place pan back into the oven and cook for approximately 10 minutes at 500 degrees, or until whites of eggs are set and cheese turns golden brown.
  • Top with parsley or cilantro, freshly ground black pepper, and/or crushed red pepper, if desired.

Notes

  • If you don't have a cast iron pizza pan, you can use a cast iron skillet, pizza stone or regular rimmed baking sheet. If you use a stone, do not try and remove it from the oven- instead, assemble the pizza on a pizza paddle and slide onto the stone (this is difficult, but possible!).
  • Use any kind of sausage you want. If you can't find ground sausage, buy links and remove the casings.
  • In place of traditional pizza dough, you can use naan flatbreads for individually sized pizzas.
  • The provided nutrition information does not include any added sodium from seasoning to taste, any optional ingredients, and it does not take brands into account. Feel free to calculate it yourself using this calculator or by adding the recipe to Yummly.

Nutrition

Calories: 694kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 249mg | Sodium: 1625mg | Potassium: 462mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 929IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 414mg | Iron: 5mg