I first ate this breakfast pizza at our epic Star Wars marathon party. A friend brought it over to cook at my house and promptly spilled eggs in my oven. I did the exact same thing when I made this. It’s a hazard, but it’s so worth the risk. I decided it was unbelievably awesome.
The first time I made this breakfast pizza by myself was when we had that same friend over to watch a basketball game. You see, since we live in the middle of the ocean, we have to get out of bed at unreasonable hours to watch live sporting events. I remember my husband dragging me to a bar/restaurant in Waikiki at 7 am on a Saturday so he could watch England’s football team play in some big European tournament. It’s hard enough for me to care about sports as it is, but at these hours? Luckily, there was French toast involved.
Breakfast pizza is a great way to feed a crowd. It’s easily adaptable, and can even be made vegetarian. We like ours piled as high as possible with spicy sausage, hash browns, a ton of cheese, and eggs, potentially overflowing. It’s more assembly than cooking really, which is nice because I’m pretty much useless in the morning. And if you’re really organized you could even assemble everything, minus the eggs, the night before. Then all you have to do is beat a few eggs and pour them over the top before popping it into the oven.
Breakfast is probably my favorite meal. The possibilities are limitless, and all four awesome food groups are potentially involved. Every time we’ve had this, it’s led to greedy overindulgence. It’s that good. You just can’t stop.It calls to you. Siren song. Jump in.
- 2 cans crescent rolls (you may not need them all, but buy two just in case)
- 1 pound sausage meat (I like Jimmy Dean hot)
- Half a bag of frozen hash browns (the square kind)
- chili powder
- 1 cup shredded cheese (whatever's in your fridge)
- 4 eggs
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
- Start cooking your sausage in a skillet over medium high heat. Break it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks.
- In the meantime, spread a layer of crescent rolls over the bottom of a pizza pan. Rectangular breakfast pizza is also completely acceptable. Pop this in the oven for five minutes to get a head start on cooking. This will prevent soggy crust.
- When the sausage is cooked through, carefully remove it from the pan to a paper towel-lined plate.
- In the same pan with the fat from the sausage, brown your hash browns. You may even need to add a bit more oil to prevent sticking. Season with salt, pepper, and chili powder. Toss the potatoes from time to time to brown them on all sides. This should take five to ten minutes depending on how brown you like them.
- Assemble your pizza by spreading the sausage around your parcooked crust. Next pile on the hash browns. Scatter the whole thing with cheese.
- In a small mixing bowl, beat four eggs. Ever so carefully, pour the eggs over your pizza, allowing it to seep through all the crevices.
- Bake your pizza in the oven for 20 minutes until golden. It will smell like sausage heaven when it's ready.
- Allow to cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving. I like mine dotted with hot sauce. Condiments aren't necessary, but completely acceptable. Go wild