Breakfast Pizza

Growing up, my mom made a similar version of this recipe whenever we had guests stay at our house.  That was usually our cousins, so when I make this recipe I think of them 🙂  I like it more than quiche, and it cooks really quickly!

Breakfast, when I have the time to make it right, is my favorite meal.  Having a good breakfast always makes the day a little bit happier, don’t you think?  This recipe includes making pie crust, but it really doesn’t take long to make.  And it’s sooo yummy!

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The crisp crust pairs perfectly with the cheesy egg mixture.  I used bacon, but you can be creative with your toppings.  I’ve used a variety of things with this recipe, including spinach, breakfast sausage, green peppers and onions.  So change it up depending on your mood!

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Breakfast Pizza

Crust

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 cups white flour
  • 6-7 tablespoons cold water

Topping

  • 7 eggs
  • 1 cup greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. parsley flakes
  • 1/4 tsp. basil flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 6-7 pieces of turkey bacon or other toppings (breakfast sausage, chopped fresh spinach, onions, green peppers, etc.)

 

For the crust, gather your ingredients along with a mixing bowl, a spatula and a pastry blender (or a fork and knife).

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Preheat the oven to 425°F.  Combine the wheat flour, white flour and the salt in a mixing bowl.

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Add in the shortening.

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Lightly coat the shortening with the flour so that it won’t stick to your pastry blender (or fork).

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Cut the shortening into the flour with a pastry blender, or a fork and a knife.

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When the mixture looks like this, you are ready to add the water.

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Add in one tbls. of cold water at a time, fluffing the mixture with a fork in between each tbls. of water.

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Using clean hands, (free of rings!) form the mixture into a ball.  If it’s too dry, add a bit more water before forming it.

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Set pastry dough on a well floured surface and roll it out.  Roll the dough out to about the size of your pizza pan.

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Gently slide the dough onto the pan.  You don’t need to oil or grease the pan.

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Flute or pinch the edge, or press it with a fork to complete the edge.

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Now it’s time for the filling! Heat up a skillet and cook the bacon, then chop it up into small pieces.

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Gather the ingredients you will need, as well as a mixing bowl and a wire whisk.

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Whisk the eggs together in the mixing bowl.

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Then add the basil, parsley, garlic powder and ground pepper.

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Add in the greek yogurt, and whisk until smooth and free of lumps.

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Your mixture should look like this.

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Pour mixture over crust.

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Sprinkle with the cheese and any other toppings.

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Place in the oven and cook for ten minutes.  Decrease heat to 350°F and cook for another five, or until egg is full cooked.

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Enjoy it hot and fresh from the oven!

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If you try this recipe let me know how you like it!

-Amber

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