Mini Breakfast Pizzas

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

I am always trying to come up with new and exciting things for weekend breakfast.  I know, I keep talking about my love for weekend breakfasts but it runs deep, what can I say?  

These Mini Breakfast Pizzas are so tasty and while look a little labor intensive, are quick to whip up.  They would be perfect for a casual brunch with a side of fruit.  You could always change up the ingredients to customize them to your taste as well.  Ham, onions, peppers, Swiss cheese, the sky is the limit! 
I started by prepping the sausage.  I ended up using pre-cooked turkey sausage.  I love keeping this stuff on hand for quick breakfasts.
While it is pre-cooked, it does look a little gray so I usually pop it in a skillet for a few minutes to brown a bit...
Meanwhile, I mixed up a few eggs with some Season All Salt and freshly cracked black pepper
See, doesn't that sausage look much better?  I removed it from the pan and set aside for the time being
I added the eggs to a different pan (there were plans for the sausage pan..just wait)
And gave them a quick scramble.  Set aside for the time being...
And make the country gravy.  Super easy, 2 tablespoons of butter and two of flour in the pan I cooked the sausage in...cook it for just a few minutes and pour in the milk.  Wow I was bad at taking pictures that day!
Anyway, give it a good stir and add a good amount of salt
And lots of black pepper.  Give it a stir and a taste.  Add additional salt or black pepper.  Also, feel free to add more milk to thin it out a bit if it is looking a little thick.
Now for the assembly.  I placed large refrigerated biscuits on a cookie sheet and pressed down gently to flatten
Spooned on the gravy...
Added the eggs
And a bunch of cheese
Ready to hit the oven!
Out they came all golden, melty and deeeeelicious
I served these with a little additional gravy since you really don't use that much
I have to say, these were a HUGE hit and worth the little bit of effort.  Perfect for entertaining if I do say so myself.

Mini Breakfast Pizzas 
(Makes 8 breakfast pizzas)

1 1/2 cups of cooked sausage
5 eggs
1/4 teaspoon Season All Salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Cooking spray
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk (plus additional to thin out, if needed)
1 teaspoon salt (plus additional to your taste)
1/2 teaspoon salt (plus additional to your taste)
8 large refrigerated biscuits
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese of your choice

Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees.

Cook the sausage to the directions on the package.  Set aside for now.

In spray a different pan with cooking spray and preheat on medium heat.  Combine the eggs, Season All Salt and black pepper in a small bowl.  Once the pan is hot, pour eggs in and scramble.  Do this by cooking on medium heat and scraping, scraping, scraping.   That is they key to fluffy scrambled eggs.  Once the eggs are almost all the way cooked, remove from the heat.  They will continue to cook while they sit and in the oven.

In the pan you cooked the sausage in, add the butter to melt.  Once melted, sprinkle in the flour and combine.  You will want to stir with a whisk, cook for 2 minutes or so.  After 2 minutes, pour in the milk while whisking to combine.  Once combined, add the salt and pepper.  Stir and taste.  Add additional salt and pepper to taste.  If the gravy is thick, you can stir in additional milk until you reach a gravy type consistency.  Note that it will thicken a bit during assembly and in the oven.  Set aside for now.

Take out the biscuits and place on a cookie sheet leaving at least 2 inches between them.  Gently press down with your fingers and flatten.  Next, take a spoonful of gravy and use that as the "pizzas" sauce.  Add the eggs and sausage next.  Sprinkle the top with a good amount of shredded cheese.

Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes or until golden brown on the edges and the cheese is melted.

Serve with additional gravy for dipping.


Recipe by: Mrs. Schwartz

1 comment :

  1. Wow. These look awesome. I want to make breakfast NOW. I sure hope that pretty little whisk isn't metal like it looks, it will wreck your pretty pans!!


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