Breakfast Pizza

I’ve seen breakfast pizza many places and not done the way I would like it…I like my eggs on the more “done” side and not running all willy-nilly over my pizza. I also want to be able to make it quickly if it is for breakfast. Or really, quickly for any meal. Who wants to work all day on a simple pizza recipe? This recipe from America’s Test Kitchen was perfect! The dough is something you make ahead of time, and it has built in time that allows you to make it a bit early or a bit late. The actual topping part is also simple. The longest part is cooking the bacon.

 

By the way, there is kind of a secret ingredient. The sauce. It has cottage cheese which sounded gross…but works so well! Please don’t substitute.

Directions for Breakfast Pizza

Slightly adapted from America’s Test Kitchen

Dough

  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1 and 1/3 cup ice water
  • 1.5 Tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil

Put the flour, sugar, and yeast in your food processor and process until combined. Add the water and process until it clumps into a ball. Let it sit for 10 minutes. Add the salt and oil and process until combined. Remove the dough and knead it for one minute on a lightly floured surface until smooth and satiny. Put it in an oiled bowl and cover with loose plastic wrap for 24 hours, or up to 3 days. When ready to make your pizza, split the dough in half. Either make two pizzas, or make one now and one later.

Pizza

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 cup, 4 ounces, shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 ounce, 1/4 cup, grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup small-curd cottage cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 4 eggs (more or less for your servings)
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon minced fresh chives

The above ingredients are for one pizza. If using all of your dough, double the above. Pull out your pizza dough and set on your counter while you prepare the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees. Grease a rimmed baking sheet with 1 Tablespoon oil.

Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a large skillet until crispy. Transfer to a paper-towel lined plate, and when cool enough to touch, crumble the bacon. In a small bowl, mix together the mozzarella and Parmesan. In another small bowl, stir together the cottage cheese, oregano, some pepper, half of the green onion and chives, and 1 Tablespoon oil.

Press the dough into a rectangle measuring roughing 15 by 11 inches. Pulling on the corners can help make it more rectangular. Place the dough on the baking sheet and press to the edges of the sheet. Brush the dough with a little oil, then bake the dough until the top looks dry and the bottom is starting to brown (5-7 minutes).

Remove the crust from the oven and use a spatula to press down on air bubbles. Spread the cottage cheese mixture on top, leaving a 1/2 inch border around the edges. Sprinkle the cheese mixture on top, leaving a 1/4 to 1/2 inch border. Make small wells in the cheese to crack your eggs. You can space out the eggs as closely or apart as you desire. Season each with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the bacon on top.

Bake until the crust is golden and the eggs are set (9-12 minutes depending on how hard you want your yolks). Rotate the sheet halfway through baking.

Let it cool for 5 minutes before sprinkling with the remaining scallions and green onion. Slice and serve.

Directions for Breakfast Pizza (without pictures)

Slightly adapted from America’s Test Kitchen

Dough

  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1 and 1/3 cup ice water
  • 1.5 Tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil

Put the flour, sugar, and yeast in your food processor and process until combined. Add the water and process until it clumps into a ball. Let it sit for 10 minutes. Add the salt and oil and process until combined. Remove the dough and knead it for one minute on a lightly floured surface until smooth and satiny. Put it in an oiled bowl and cover with loose plastic wrap for 24 hours, or up to 3 days. When ready to make your pizza, split the dough in half. Either make two pizzas, or make one now and one later.

Pizza

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 cup, 4 ounces, shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 ounce, 1/4 cup, grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup small-curd cottage cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 4 eggs (more or less for your servings)
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon minced fresh chives

The above ingredients are for one pizza. If using all of your dough, double the above. Pull out your pizza dough and set on your counter while you prepare the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees. Grease a rimmed baking sheet with 1 Tablespoon oil.

Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a large skillet until crispy. Transfer to a paper-towel lined plate, and when cool enough to touch, crumble the bacon. In a small bowl, mix together the mozzarella and Parmesan. In another small bowl, stir together the cottage cheese, oregano, some pepper, half of the green onion and chives, and 1 Tablespoon oil.

Press the dough into a rectangle measuring roughing 15 by 11 inches. Pulling on the corners can help make it more rectangular. Place the dough on the baking sheet and press to the edges of the sheet. Brush the dough with a little oil, then bake the dough until the top looks dry and the bottom is starting to brown (5-7 minutes).

Remove the crust from the oven and use a spatula to press down on air bubbles. Spread the cottage cheese mixture on top, leaving a 1/2 inch border around the edges. Sprinkle the cheese mixture on top, leaving a 1/4 to 1/2 inch border. Make small wells in the cheese to crack your eggs. You can space out the eggs as closely or apart as you desire. Season each with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the bacon on top.

Bake until the crust is golden and the eggs are set (9-12 minutes depending on how hard you want your yolks). Rotate the sheet halfway through baking. Let it cool for 5 minutes before sprinkling with the remaining scallions and green onion. Slice and serve.

 

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