Easy Breakfast Pizza recipe begins with homemade pizza dough, topped with crisp bacon bits, scrambled eggs and mozzarella cheese.

Nothing’s better than a fresh and warm Breakfast Pizza to start your day! This easy breakfast pizza recipe begins with homemade pizza dough, topped with crisp bacon bits, scrambled eggs, and mozzarella cheese. With a few tips, you can make it quickly to feed the whole family on busy mornings. Here you’ll learn everything to make the best bacon pizza!

This easy Breakfast Pizza recipe begins with my homemade pizza dough, topped with crisp bacon bits, scrambled eggs and mozzarella cheese. With a few tips, you can make it fast to feed the whole family on busy mornings. Here you’ll learn everything to make the best bacon pizza!

Breakfast Pizza Recipe

Did you know? Pizza for breakfast is good for you according to food experts! Because breakfast pizza contains protein and carbs, it’s considered a healthier option than most cereals and also has far less sugar! Plus, you can easily customize it to suit everyone’s tastes.

This recipe uses everyday ingredients you have on hand and a standard oven, so no fancy equipment required! The best part? You can prepare the pizza dough and toppings the night before for easy baking the next morning. Talk about time-saving shortcuts for hectic mornings!

How to make breakfast pizza

  • Prepare the pizza dough: make fresh pizza dough or use storebought pizza dough.

Homemade Pizza dough after rising

  • Prepare the bacon: cook bacon until crispy.

Frying bacon in a pan until crispy

  • Make Scrambled Eggs: cook scrambled eggs until no liquid eggs remain.

Scrambling eggs in skillet with a spatula until no liquid remains.

  • Prepare the oven: Preheat oven to 475°F (246°C).
  • Assemble breakfast pizza: Stretch pizza dough into a 12-inch (30cm) circle on a non-stick pizza pan or skillet.
  • Use a fork to poke holes across the surface of the dough.
  • Brush the surface with olive oil.
  • Sprinkle shredded mozzarella on top followed by the cooked eggs and bacon bits.

Assembling breakfast pizza before baking.

  • Finish the pizza: Bake until the cheese is melted and crust is golden brown, about 12-15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and serve warm!

Breakfast pizza equipment

First, let’s talk about equipment! For the pizza crust, you can make the dough completely by hand. No need to use a stand mixer.

Some pizza enthusiasts own pizza stones or steel. If you have one – great! If not, a cast-iron skillet is ideal. Alternatively, just use a regular pizza pan or baking sheet.

Easy Breakfast Pizza recipe begins with homemade pizza dough, topped with crisp bacon bits, scrambled eggs and mozzarella cheese.

Homemade pizza dough ingredients

The best breakfast pizza starts with homemade pizza dough, with simple staple ingredients making a crispy and fluffy pizza crust:

  • All-purpose flour: unbleached flour is preferable as it better absorbs the water and yeast.
  • Yeast: both dry yeast and instant yeast work. If using dry yeast, you need to proof it first.
  • Warm water: make sure your water is about 105-110°F (40-43°C).
  • Sugar: it helps the yeast to grow faster.
  • Salt: it’s not absolutely required, but the dough will taste too flat without it.
  • Olive oil: it helps with the proofing process while adding flavor to your dough.

Breakfast pizza toppings:

Ok, this is where you can get creative! The original idea behind breakfast pizza was to get all the standard breakfast fixing on an easy-eating pizza crust. Below are my favorites, but the topping possibilities are endless!

The sauce

The traditional sauce for breakfast pizza is cheese sauce, which is used by Casey’s General Store on their popular Midwestern breakfast pizza menu.

My version uses a layer of olive oil instead of cheese sauce. I like olive oil as it’s less rich and you never need to worry about soggy dough! Alternatively, you can use tomato sauce, salsa, Hollandaise sauce, and cream cheese. Whatever you do, make sure to spread the sauce thinly, as a thick layer will lead to soggy dough in the middle.

Easy Breakfast Pizza recipe begins with homemade pizza dough, topped with crisp bacon bits, scrambled eggs and mozzarella cheese.

Should bacon be cooked before putting on pizza?

Yes. The key to perfectly crisp bacon is rendering its fat during cooking. You need to pre-cook it until slightly crispy, either on the stove or in the oven, and then crumble the pieces over the uncooked pizza dough.

Although some people sprinkle bacon bits on top of cooked pizza, I find it tastes better when adding it BEFORE the pizza is cooked. The bacon flavor infuses into the cheese and eggs during baking, producing an amazing aroma that wafts out of the oven.

How to scramble eggs for breakfast pizza recipe?

Beat the eggs and water until fluffy (the water helps to make the eggs fluffier). Cook in a non-stick pan over medium heat. As eggs begin to set, use a spatula to pull the cooked outer edges in towards the center of the eggs. Uncooked eggs will flow to the area you just pulled back. Continue to pull and fold eggs until no visible liquid egg remains. DO NOT stir constantly. Remove and set aside.

Because we are making this to add on top of pizza dough, it’s important NOT TO OVERCOOK the eggs, as they will be cooked more in the oven. Overcooked eggs could become rubbery. The scramble should look softly set and slightly runny in places.

Easy Breakfast Pizza recipe begins with homemade pizza dough, topped with crisp bacon bits, scrambled eggs and mozzarella cheese.

What is the best mozzarella for pizza?

This is my favorite cheese for pizza, and buying high-quality mozzarella makes the best breakfast pizza!

  • Low-moisture mozzarella works best, usually 45-52%. It should be not packed in water.
  • Choose whole milk mozzarella which melts better and stays moist and stretchy.
  • Avoid pre-shredded which tends to brown too fast and form an unattractive crust.

Other breakfast pizza toppings

Other topping ideas include cooked sausage, tomatoes, spinach, onions, bell pepper, and hash browns, etc.

Easy Breakfast Pizza recipe begins with homemade pizza dough, topped with crisp bacon bits, scrambled eggs and mozzarella cheese.

Variations

  • Instead of making your own pizza dough, you can use store-bought pizza dough (such as Pillsbury).
  • You can also use crescent roll or hash browns for the crust. Alternatively, you can make mini breakfast pizzas using bagels, naan or flour tortillas.

Make-Ahead breakfast pizza

While breakfast pizza recipe takes about 1 hour to make from scratch, you can make the dough and all the toppings ahead of the time. Store them in the fridge and bake it for 12-15 minutes any morning of the week!

Can you freeze breakfast pizza?

Yes! To freeze, allow the cooked pizza to cool completely before slicing into pieces. Place them into labeled freezer-friendly bags. To serve, heat a slice in the microwave for 1 minute.

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Breakfast Pizza {Bacon, Eggs and Cheese}

Easy Breakfast Pizza made with homemade pizza dough, crisp bacon bits, scrambled eggs, and mozzarella cheese.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Resting Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

Homemade Pizza Dough

  • 1 packet active dry yeast, (2 ¼ teaspoons)
  • 1 cup warm water, 105-110°F (40-43°C)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Toppings

  • tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded or cubed

Instructions

Make Homemade Pizza Dough

  • Combine dry yeast, sugar and warm water. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
  • When the yeast mixture is foamy, add it to the flour, together with salt and oil.
  • Beat and knead until the dough is soft and elastic (8-10 minutes by hand).
  • Place the dough in a greased mixing bowl.
  • Cover and let it rise for 30 minutes or until doubled in size. (While the dough is rising, it’s time to get other ingredients ready.)

Make the Pizza

  • Cook the Bacon: Add bacon to a hot pan/skillet and cook until slightly crisp. Once cooked, place on a paper towel-lined plate. Chop the bacon into 1/2-inch pieces and set aside. (Note that the bacon will bake more in the oven, so slightly undercooked is ok.)
  • Scrambled Eggs: Whisk eggs and water and beat until fluffy. In a nonstick skillet/pan, heat 1/2 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Pour in the egg mixture. As eggs begin to set, use a spatula to pull the cooked outer edges in towards the center of the eggs. Uncooked eggs will flow to the area you just pulled back. Continue to pull and fold eggs until no liquid egg remains. DO NOT stir constantly. Remove and set aside.
  • Bake the Pizza: preheat the oven to 475°F (246°C).
  • Stretch the dough by gently flattening the dough ball into a 12-inch (30cm) circle on a non-stick pizza pan or skillet. (If yours is not non-stick, add parchment paper to prevent sticking).
  • Use a fork to poke holes across the surface of the dough.
  • Brush 1 tablespoon oil evenly over the dough.
  • Add mozzarella cheese on top of the surface.
  • Sprinkle scrambled eggs and bacon bits evenly on top.
  • Bake until the cheese is melted and the crust is golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. (You’ll know it’s ready when the cheese is bubbling and the crust is turning golden.)
  • Remove from the oven. Serve by itself or with some salsa or sour cream.

Notes

  • The dough can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or frozen for 3 months. Thaw the dough in the refrigerator, and allow it to sit at room temperature in a greased bowl (covered with plastic wrap) for at least 30 minutes before using.
  • As each oven works differently, I would recommend checking doneness after 10 to 12 minutes. Less time will yield a softer crust and more time will produce a crispy crust.
Nutrition Facts
Breakfast Pizza {Bacon, Eggs and Cheese}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 361 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 482mg20%
Potassium 142mg4%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 209IU4%
Calcium 167mg17%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Cindy
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast pizza, breakfast pizza recipe
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Editor note: Originally published March 25, 2016 and updated Sept 28, 2019.