Looking for a Breakfast Pizza recipe to start your morning? This homemade breakfast pizza recipe is one of the easiest pizzas to whip up! School breakfast pizza is what all started the love for this pizza crust that’s loaded with toppings like sausage, eggs, and cheese!
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School Breakfast Pizza
When I was in Middle School, I remembered the delicious slice of breakfast pizza that the cafeteria women served! Breakfast was one of the meals of the day that I seemed to favor many dishes from. Maybe because my mom isn’t American, so scrambled eggs and breakfast pizza weren’t typical breakfast dishes.
Well, many years later I remembered the School Breakfast Pizza again. I wanted to recreate a morning pizza with toppings along the lines of how I remembered it being back in school. So sausage, eggs, and cheese were on the essential list of ingredients.
Over time, I so ever recall a white pizza sauce on the school breakfast pizza rather than a red-based tomato sauce which is what lead me to use homemade sausage gravy (which by the freezes amazingly for times when you need to whip up a pizza sauce!)
Sausage Gravy Breakfast Pizza
Using sausage gravy is an all-inclusive sauce! Since chunks of pork sausage are already in the gravy its a brilliant conjunction that works as two ingredients, the sauce, and the pork sausage!
If you didn’t know sausage gravy freezes well, your in for a real surprise! It’s the only way I make sausage now! I like to double my sausage gravy, cool it then pack into sandwich bags into 2 cup portions for a short cut to biscuits and gravy or when I need some sauce for breakfast pizza! It’s a huge time saver! Then when I need some gravy I’ll peel off the freezer bag and pop the frozen block right into the pot and heat it up while the biscuits bake. You can simply pop the frozen gravy into the microwave for a quick defrost too.
The sausage gravy makes a real creamy sauce over homemade pizza crust and toppings like cheese and eggs are the basics of creating a pizza for breakfast. Any additional toppings like bacon, peppers, or other veggies can easily be included.
Casey’s Breakfast Pizza
Apparently a Midwestern convenience store called Casey’s sell these kinds of pizza pies on their breakfast menu! They have 3 breakfast pizzas to choose from which are Sausage Breakfast Pizza, Bacon Breakfast Pizza, and Veggie Breakfast Pizza. Each pizza has a choice of a cheese sauce or sausage gravy as the sauce. So, I’m not the only one who uses sausage gravy for pizza!
How to Make Breakfast Pizza:
How to make Breakfast Pizza:
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Stretch the pizza dough onto a greased cookie sheet about 14x9-inches long.
- Spread the sausage gravy over pizza crust. Beat together the eggs and milk then pour over the gravy and top with the cheese, salt, and pepper.
- Bake 18-25 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese melts.
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Can I use crescent dough?
Yes! Store tube Crescents can be used, but my Pillsbury Copycat recipe for Homemade Crescent dough is super easy and quick to make.
What sauce goes on Breakfast Pizza?
Breakfast pizza should be oriented around eggs. So any sauces that would taste good on eggs would work. Here is a list:
- Sausage Gravy
- Olive Oil
- Red Sauce
- Tomato sauce
- Ranch dressing
- Cholula hot sauce
What is sausage Gravy?
Sausage gravy is a Classic Southern Breakfast! Pork sausage is pan-fried then followed with a roux made from milk. Black pepper is the highlight of this dish! It’s traditional to serve it with biscuits, although easily capable for other recipes!
Can I make sausage gravy ahead of time?
Since sausage gravy is made from a roux it reheats well. Making sausage gravy ahead of time can be a real time saver for those mornings when you have a house full of guests and don’t want to make things from scratch! Which is why freezing gravy is amazing, too!
To make ahead: place the pot of cooled gravy straight into the refrigerator, if space allows. When ready to serve simply place on the stove and reheat over medium heat. Sometimes additional milk may be needed to revive the gravy.
What can you make with breakfast sausage?
Can you freeze sausage gravy?
My ultimate favorite way to handle leftovers is to freeze it! It’s impressive how well it freezes and how handy such a technique can be for those mornings you don’t feel like making everything from scratch! Try it to believe it!
To Freeze Gravy: Cool the sausage gravy completely. Then pour into a freezer ziplock bag or sandwich bag. Freeze laying flat (to save room for storage later.) Freeze for up to 3 months.
How to reheat sausage gravy?
To reheat gravy: Sausage gravy reheats well. Reheating it in the microwave or over the stovetop does the job nicely. Sometimes you may need an extra splash of milk to revive the gravy again.
What ingredients are needed?
Making a Breakfast Pizza is easy, especially if you freeze sausage gravy. Sausage gravy works as the pizza sauce in breakfast pizza and the toppings are very few.
- Crust: Use store-bought pizza dough for a quick short cut.
- Sauce: You can just brush olive oil over the pizza dough for a quick pizza sauce. However, sausage gravy is like a 2-in-1 sauce as you don’t have to add additional pizza toppings.
- eggs: You don’t even need to cook the eggs in this breakfast pizza! They will bake in the oven on top of the pizza crust!
- Cheese: Use any blend of cheeses! I find cheeses like Mozzarella, Colby Jack, Monterey Jack, and Cheddar to be ideal!
Breakfast Pizza Toppings:
Breakfast pizza doesn’t need many ingredients but here are some topping ideas for other ingredients you may have on hand.
- Meat: Canadian bacon, ground beef, bacon, and ham.
- Veggies: Toppings like mushrooms, home fries, jalapenos, bell peppers, onion, spinach, and tomatoes make great morning toppings!
How to make Breakfast Pizza?
Homemade Breakfast Pizza can be done in a few easy steps:
- Dough- stretch the pizza crust out to a rectangle shape.
- Top- spread some sausage gravy over the pizza crust and top with, the beaten raw egg and milk mixture, cheese, salt, and pepper.
- Bake- you don’t even need a pizza stone for breakfast pizza! Simply grease your sheet-pan and bake on the bottom rack of the oven.
Leftover Breakfast pizza is even good cold! Pizza reheats best in a toaster oven or skillet to keep the crust crisp. Microwaving it will still be good just not as crusty as fresh from the oven pizza.
To store: wrap slices in plastic wrap or layer into a ziplock bag and keep refrigerated.
To reheat: Microwave or place the leftover pizza into a toaster oven until cheese is hot and melted.
- Freeze leftover Sausage Gravy in 2 cup portions for your next breakfast!
- Top with pepper jack cheese for a morning kick.
- Use toppings like bacon, sweet peppers, or fresh spinach.
- Make-ahead the pizza dough and keep refrigerated for making breakfast pizza the next morning!