A sure fire way to win your trophy as breakfast hero is to serve something that at least 90% of your visiting holiday guests will enjoy. PIZZA!
This Cooking in a Crunch recipe is for those of you, who want to serve up something unique and fun, that gets the whole crew involved. This is also a great recipe for the morning after slumber parties, visiting friends from out of town, and easy make ahead workweek breakfast prep. I believe one of the best parts of this is how it allows you and your guests to customize the recipe to your taste.
The featured image is a sausage version I recently made with the following items
- 1 Can of Pillsbury Grands biscuits either flaky or buttermilk (8 count)
- 2 Cups shredded mozzarella
- 2 Cups each of Sliced Pizza Veggies, onion and mushrooms
- 1.5 Cups/ can of biscuits Pesto
- 1.5 Cups of loose breakfast sausage
Meat: Bacon for Sausage, pepperoni, prosciutto, or skip the meat
Veggie: any veggie you prefer like Bell Peppers, Onion, Mushrooms, artichokes, spinach, broccoli, olive, anything else you want
Sauce: Pesto, Alfredo (for white pizza), olive oil, tomato sauce, or hummus
Cheese: Shredded cheese blend, buffalo style mozzarella, any cheese you like, feta, or no cheese at all
Crust: Premade pizza dough – I just prefer this because each person can make their own.
Putting things together
To get started turn on your oven to 350 degrees. Next, open your can of biscuits and roll each of them out. I like to roll them out between parchment paper, that way I don’t have to worry about flouring a surface. You can use a rolling pin, but since these are so small a wine bottle or glass are perfect for rolling them out. This also means more people can participate at once.
Once the biscuits are rolled out place them on a non-stick or oiled cookie sheet. Then start with a base of sauce. I like pesto for breakfast pizza’s but you can always use alfredo, tomato sauce, olive oil, or hummus.
Next, start adding your toppings. Don’t be afraid to pile them high, especially since vegetables cook down in the oven. You don’t necessarily have to cook your breakfast meats first, the cooking process in the oven will do that for you.
Once your pizza are composed place them in the oven and cook until the crust is brown around the edges and the cheese has started to golden. Serve with fresh fruit or light greens or ceasar salad as a brunch option.
Halfway through the cooking process, you can crack an egg on top and pop your pizza back in the oven OR you can scramble an egg to add on top after it has finished cooking. If you’re scrambling, you might want to avoid adding cheese, since the pizza will already have that going on.
Approximately 20-25 minutes in a preheated oven. You may adjust this based on the temperature in your oven, but you want to watch for the biscuit crust to be browner around the edges and the cheese to start becoming golden.
Same as recommended on the biscuit cooking instructions
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