Mexican Breakfast Pizza

Monday, July 30, 2012

Ahhhh I can't stop making breakfast food.  But seriously, why would I stop?  Breakfast may be my favorite meal of the day--dinner coming in second then lunch for the bronze.  Breakfast should be first--it is the most important meal of the day, so they say.  

This breakfast pizza will knock your jammies off…if that's a good thing.  If it is, it will do that.  This zza is so good. I mean so good.  Pretty near perfection if I do say so.  Happy Monday, make some breakfast....or brinner. Even better. 
Start by cracking 6 eggs into a bowl. Season with a little s&p.
Whisk them together using a fork.
It's time to scramble.  Here is a little secret about scrambling eggs.  Low and slow baby.  I am well known for my scrambled eggs so trust me here.  I have been scrambin' eggs since I was knee high to a grasshopper.  I'm not kidding--ask my mom, I would stand on a chair and scramble eggs.  Honestly.  So, when I say low and slow, believe me.

Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and pour your eggs in.  The burner should be on medium heat and you will need to babysit.  Using a spatula, just keep scraping the bottom of the pan like so...
See, things are starting to thicken up.  Keep scraping...
Keep scraping...
Until you have the fluffiest eggs known to man.  You are welcome.  Set these bea-tee-ful eggs to the the burner so they don't dry out.
Next you will need to roll out and place the dough on a flipped over jelly roll pan.  I added a bit of cornmeal because I love the texture it adds.
Spread some salsa on the dough.
Add those pretty eggs...
Pepper jack cheese...
And a few more of your favorite toppings...
I used precooked turkey sausage patties (these are the bomb).
Red and green peppers...
A bit of diced red onion...
And another sprinkle of cheddar jack cheese.
Ready to bake.
Holy mother.
Yep, what can I say?  This breakfast pizza is seriously divine.
It would be perfect for a brunch when you are entertaining...if you are into that sorta thing.
To guild the lilly, add more salsa on the top...
And Jimmy's Smokehouse Ranch Dip.  Holy Crap.  I mean seriously nothing better than this combination.
I'm not kidding.

Mexican Breakfast Pizza

6 large eggs + salt and pepper to taste
1/2 of Lauren's Latest Failproof Pizza Dough Recipe or your favorite pizza dough recipe
1 tablespoon or so cornmeal (optional but I love it!)
2/3 cup salsa + additional for serving
1 1/2 cups pepper jack cheese
6 turkey sausage patties, cooked
1/2 cup red or green (or both) peppers, diced
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1/2 cup cheddar jack cheese
Jimmy's Smokehouse Ranch Dip, for serving

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Start by cracking the eggs into a bowl.  Season with a bit of salt and pepper.  Whisk together with a fork.  Preheat a large skillet on medium heat and spray with cooking spray.  Pour the eggs into the pan and scramble the eggs by slowly scraping the bottom of the pan.  Remove from the heat when no longer runny but not dry.  Set aside, off of the burner you cooked on.

Prepare the crust by using a rolling pin to make a large rectangle.  Add the cornmeal to the bottom of the pan and gently move the dough onto the pan.  Spread the salsa over the dough like you would with pizza sauce on a pizza.  Top with scrambled eggs, pepper jack cheese, turkey sausage, peppers, onions then with cheddar jack cheese.

Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.  After 10 minutes check on it...if the cheese is melted and it turns golden brown take it out.  If it needs a few more minutes just add a few at a time and keep your eye on it--the oven is at almost 500 degrees so it can turn from golden brown to burnt to heck quickly. : )

Cut into squares and top with salsa and Jimmy's Smokehouse Ranch Dip.  Enjoy!

**Cook's note:  Mr. Schwartz suggested that we cook the crust before adding all of the ingredients next time.  I have to say, it is a pretty good idea.  If you decide to do this, place the crust (just cornmeal and dough) in the oven for about 3-4 minutes in the 450 degree oven before topping with anything else.  After the 3-4 minutes, remove the crust and assemble as directed above.  You will take a few minutes off of the full 10 minutes cooking time because the crust will be half way done...I think.  Don't quote me on this as I haven't tried it but I think it would work!  Let me know if you try it! Over and out**

Recipe by: Mrs. Schwartz


  1. We are always eating breakfast food for meals other than breakfast! This pizza would be a hit!

  2. If you like it crispy: Use a tortilla shell for the crust!


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