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This quick and easy breakfast pizza recipe was born one morning when the kids couldn’t decide between bacon and sausage. They were also tired of our basic scrambled eggs and veggies. I decided to use the same basic breakfast ingredients but serve them in a more fun way.
Since then, this has become a Saturday morning favorite that never gets old. There are endless ways to reinvent and mix it up.
Pizza for Breakfast? If It’s Paleo, Yes!
This “pizza” is of course, paleo, like most of my other recipes. It’s grain-free and dairy optional. So instead of a typical pizza crust, I had to improvise. This recipe gets its pizza factor more from its presentation than its ingredients. It’s just a fun, alternative (and slightly less intimidating) way to build a healthy omelet!
Step 1: Make the “Crust”
Make it out of bulk sausage or sausage links with the casing removed. I use home-seasoned sausage. You can use any type of sausage you like. My crew likes Italian for more of a pizza flavor, but sometimes we mix it up and use breakfast sausage.
Make one large pizza by pressing the sausage into a rectangle on a baking sheet or individual pizzas by dividing the sausage into smaller circles.
Bake the sausage “crust” in the oven until it is cooked.
Step 2: Make the Toppings
While the sausage is cooking, make the toppings. I always saute some veggies first and then set them aside and scramble some eggs in the same skillet. Our most frequent choices include onions, bell pepper, and mushrooms.
Step 3: Assemble the Pizza
I like to spread salsa or pizza sauce on top of the sausage first and then add the vegetables and eggs next. I add just a little shredded cheese to the top and return the pizza to the oven just long enough to melt the cheese.
My favorite breakfast pizza is topped with feta, asparagus, and green onions. I bet a Caprese-style one with tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella would be tasty too.
But Is Meat and Eggs Pizza Really Healthy?
If it’s pasture-raised meat and eggs, and served with veggies, definitely.
If you’re not used to the paleo approach to food, this breakfast could seem heavy on calories and fat. But unlike Americans, the healthiest food cultures make breakfast or lunch their most calorie and nutrient-dense meal of the day.
We don’t need to be afraid of saturated fat… in fact, we actually need it… if it comes from quality sources and isn’t accompanied by highly processed ingredients.
This recipe will keep blood sugar stable first thing in the morning and keep your family nourished and full much longer than a bowl of cereal!
Other Easy Nourishing Breakfast Ideas:
- Grain-free but in a baking mood? Try this grain-free flatbread made with alternative flours for a more traditional pizza crust, and top as you would a breakfast pizza.
- Try this beefed-up breakfast burger recipe with the addition of superfoods like maca and collagen powder for an even healthier pizza “crust.”
- Meal rotation and meal planning are important when it comes to managing food allergies, plus it’s just more interesting to keep things varied. How about an egg- and meat-free breakfast recipe? This chia seed pudding can be prepped the night before and topped with fresh fruit of choice.
- Breakfast pizza isn’t the only unusual breakfast food we’ve tried. How about a grain-free berry cobbler for breakfast? (I promise it’s healthy, but your kids will think they’re getting away with something.)
Don’t forget to check out the breakfast section of The Wellness Mama Cookbook for our family’s very favorite recipes, from smoothies to omelets to grain-free baked goods.
Grain-Free Breakfast Pizza
This protein-packed breakfast pizza provides a boost of nutrients for all-day energy!
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Grease a baking sheet.
Place the sausage into the center of the baking sheet and flatten into a rectangle about ¼ inch thick. If you’d like, you can divide the sausage into 8 equal chunks and flatten into rounds – this may require two baking sheets.
Place the baking sheet in the oven and cook for approximately 10-15 minutes in the oven or until the sausage is cooked through.
While the sausage is cooking, chop and saute the veggies if desired and scramble the eggs.
When sausage is browned and cooked through, remove it from oven.
Spread the pizza sauce over the top of the sausage, top with the vegetables and scrambled eggs, and sprinkle with shredded cheese if using.
If using cheese, return the baking sheet to the oven just until the cheese is melted.
Cut, serve, and enjoy!
Calories: 562kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 32gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 342mgSodium: 1106mgPotassium: 680mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 5337IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 176mgIron: 4mg
What is your favorite creative way to do breakfast? I could always use more ideas! Please share below!