Breakfast Pizza with Sausage gravy is a delicious breakfast pizza covered with a crumbled sausage gravy sauce, ooey-gooey cheese, and fluffy scrambled eggs! This sausage gravy breakfast pizza starts with an easy homemade pizza dough recipe before it gets topped with all the delicious breakfast toppings! It is such an easy breakfast pizza recipe and I share all my shortcut tips and breakfast ideas to make your morning easier!

breakfast pizza recipe with sausage gravy and a homemade pizza dough crust

This Breakfast Pizza recipe is baked in a cast-iron skillet for a super fluffy pizza crust! Make my sheet-pan breakfast pizza to feed a crowd! And to keep homemade breakfast sausage gravy on hand, simply make my sausage gravy recipe and freeze in 2-cup portions for easy breakfast ideas! Have biscuit dough or crescent roll dough? Spread it out and use it as the pizza dough!

Breakfast Pizza

This recipe should be on your list of new breakfast ideas! It’s so scrumptiously delicious! Who wouldn’t love a fluffy pizza dough smothered in a creamy layer of sausage gravy, gooey melted cheese, and scrambled eggs?!  Which by the way crumbled sausage and white sauce is a total shortcut to pizza sauce when you make my freezer sausage gravy.

My friend recently shared a pizza dough recipe that her 11-year old makes! That’s how easy this pizza crust comes together! It’s literally a mix and ready dough the instant it comes together and much quicker homemade than running to the store! The results–shockingly impressive for an easy pizza dough recipe!

One morning, she had sent me a text of her breakfast pizza that she made for her family. It looked so delicious and her family approved of the breakfast idea. The toppings were Country gravy, sausage, eggs, and cheese. If you have leftover country gravy use it as the white sauce and just crumble sausage but I typically have sausage gravy in the freezer that I like to reach for breakfast. The whole idea was a complete success and a total winner for my family too!

breakfast pizza recipe with sausage gravy and a homemade pizza dough recipe

Breakfast Pizza Sauce

My idea of toppings for a breakfast pizza–is eggs and sausage. Perhaps that’s because I’ve bumped between two kinds–school breakfast pizza and Casey’s breakfast pizza. I seem to have extra sausage gravy on hand because I’ve learned that Country gravy (aka sausage gravy) freezes very well! Eggs and sausage just remind me of something from a breakfast menu! Keep in mind you can top a breakfast pizza with any additional toppings like cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, or bell peppers for a Western-style pizza! And leftovers can easily be transformed into a lunch idea or breakfast dinner!

So what pizza sauce goes on Breakfast Pizza? According to Casey’s breakfast pizza menu, you can order 3 kinds of breakfast pizzas, in 2 sauces–sausage gravy or cheese sauce. Even the frozen Red Baron Breakfast pizza does gravy instead of tomato sauce! So Country gravy sauce, cheese, and fluffy scrambled eggs it is! Once you try sausage gravy as pizza sauce your breakfast pizza game will change big time!!

Tips and Shortcuts for Breakfast Pizza:

  1. Make this quick homemade pizza dough recipe that is ready to use as soon as you make it! No rising, kneading for long, or complicated ingredients! Mix together and place into your pizza pan!
  2. Make a batch of sausage gravy to freeze and use in breakfast recipes later! I like to freeze sausage gravy in 2-cup portions for sausage gravy and biscuits or breakfast pizza!
  3. Make ahead and reheat pizza slices for a grab-and-go breakfast!
  4. Par bake the pizza crust and top with all the pizza toppings then freeze for a quick breakfast idea! This is a fun idea for personal-sized pizzas!

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Q&A

What is Breakfast Pizza?

Breakfast pizza is pizza dough topped with common breakfast ingredients such as sausage gravy, cheese, and eggs. The pizza crust can bake in any pizza pan, cast-iron skillet, or sheet pan that one has on hand! We love a fluffy and crusty pizza dough loaded with tons of creamy sausage gravy, cheese, scrambled eggs, and a pinch of sage! It is a breakfast pizza recipe children even reach for!

Main ingredients found in most recipes include eggs, bacon, sausage, cheddar cheese, mozzarella, and bell peppers (Western-style.) Sauce ingredients for breakfast pizza are usually gravy or a cheddar cheese sauce. Red tomato sauce can be used. 

Ingredients Needed?

This breakfast recipe comes together easily! Here is what you’ll need:

 

  • Pizza Crust- choose from any of our pizza dough recipes or opt-out for refrigerated dough. Try out our Healthy Sourdough English Muffins for a healthy crust!
  • Sauce- make this pizza recipe with a cheddar cheese sauce or Country gravy (aka sausage gravy.)
  • Cheese- cheese blends or cheeses like cheddar cheese, mozzarella, Monterey Jack Colby, or White cheddar will go fantastic! Scrambled eggs- we usually make our scrambled eggs this way, which is just a splash of milk to beaten eggs and some black pepper before we fry it on a skillet.
  • Sage- this is like the secret ingredient spice! just a pinch can transform the aroma to “breakfast.”

Pizza Dough or Crust Variations:

You can make any pizza dough or pizza crust recipe that works for your family. Don’t just buy the crescent roll dough when we have a large collection of pizza dough recipes to experiment with but if breakfast needs to be done in a cinch make this pizza dough recipe or use these dough ideas:

Storing Homemade Pizza?

Homemade pizza can be prepared and stored in many different ways.

  • Par-bake and top with all the breakfast toppings, then Freeze.
  • Place leftovers covered into the refrigerator and reheat later.
  • Make-Ahead and keep in the refrigerator then reheat in a toaster oven.
  • Pre-make the pizza crust and assemble pizza the morning of.

Storing: already made pizza or pizza dough keeps in the fridge well. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months. My mom likes to place the leftover pizza into freezer bags and later toast to reheat.

How to Make Breakfast Pizza with Sausage Gravy Step-By-Step:

 

  1. Make the pizza crust: in a pint measuring cup, whisk together the yeast, sugar, warm water, salt, and oil. Let sit 5 minutes to foam. Pour into the flour and form dough into a ball. The dough is ready when it no longer sticks to your hands.
  2. Divide the dough into two well-greased cast-iron pans: spread about 1 cup of sausage gravy over each crust. Top with cheese and scrambled eggs. Sprinkle the top with a pinch of ground sage.
  3. Bake- in a pre-heated 500°F for 7-10 minutes or until crust is browned and the pizza is done.

 

This recipe is so easy and takes only minutes to prepare the pizza dough from scratch!

Pizza Toppings and Variations:

Need some breakfast topping ideas? Here is a list of toppings to experiment with:

  • sausage, bacon, and veggie (peppers and onions)
  • scrambled eggs, mozzarella, and cheddar cheese.
  • sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, bacon, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese
  • Cheddar cheese sauce, crumbled sausage, eggs, cheddar cheese, and mozzarella.
  • Sausage flavored Country Gravy Mix, crumbled sausage, mozzarella cheese.

Best Pizza Pans:

We don’t own a pizza stone because we get fantastic crispy crusts on our pizza dough using regular pans here’s how. Bake pizza at the highest oven temperature! Professional pizza ovens go up to 500°F + and that is the secret to getting that perfectly crisp pizza crust!

I personally interchange between 3 different pizza pans when I bake pizza. For a Domino’s Pizza Crust, I like to use this pizza screen just like the pizzeria!

This perforated pizza pan and the pizza screen are my favorites! I like to lightly grease my performed pan before placing the crust on top. Pizza Hut makes their stuffed crust pizza on a perforated pizza pan and it leaves small little holes on the bottom of the crust.

I didn’t know I’d come to love a cast-iron skillet for making pizza! After my friend sent me pictures of her amazing pizza in a cast-iron it became my favorite way to make a deep-dish kind of pizza! The pizza dough just comes out so fluffy and crisp! And a generous amount of oil is the secret to getting a nicely browned crust.

Here are the 2 different sized cast-iron skillets that I use:

Who Is Casey’s Pizza?

If you’re not familiar with Casey’s pizza, it’s sold in a Southwestern chain of convenience stores (gas station/mini-marts.) I have never tried their pizza but if I’ll ever be in Iowa, I would love to try the pizza they sell for breakfast! Here is an interesting copycat of Casey’s Pizza! 

 

More Breakfast Recipes To Make:

How To Make Breakfast Pizza:

Breakfast Pizza

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 16 slices
Author: Alyona's Cooking
Breakfast Pizza with Sausage gravy is a delicious breakfast pizza covered with a crumbled sausage gravy sauce, ooey-gooey cheese, and fluffy scrambled eggs! This sausage gravy breakfast pizza starts with an easy homemade pizza dough recipe before it gets topped with all the delicious breakfast toppings! It is such an easy breakfast pizza recipe and I share all my shortcut tips and breakfast ideas to make your morning easier!

Equipment

  • two cast-iron skillets (9 or 10.5-inches)
  • mixing bowl
  • measuring cup
  • pizza cutter or dough scraper

Ingredients

Quick Pizza Dough:

  • 1 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 Tbsp heaping yeast
  • 1 Tbsp heaping sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4 Tbsp oil
  • 3 3/4 cups flour

Pizza Toppings:

  • 3 cups Monterey Jack Colby cheese (or half mozzarella and cheddar cheese)
  • pinch of ground sage (optional)

Instructions

Instructions:

  • Make the pizza crust: in a pint measuring cup, whisk together the yeast, sugar, warm water, salt, and oil. Let sit 5 minutes to foam. Pour into the flour and form dough into a ball. The dough is ready when it no longer sticks to your hands.
  • Divide the dough into two well-greased cast-iron pans: spread about 1 cup of sausage gravy over each crust. Top each pizza with 1 1/2 cups cheese and scrambled eggs. Sprinkle the top with a pinch of ground sage.
  • Bake: in a pre-heated 500°F for 7-10 minutes or until crust is browned and the pizza is done.

Notes

Here are the 2 different sized cast-iron skillets that I used:
To Make Scrambled Eggs for Pizza: beat 9 eggs with a splash of milk and add black pepper to taste. Cook in a skillet until softly set. 

Nutrition per serving

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 260kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 11gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 459mgPotassium: 84mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 346IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 171mgIron: 2mg

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