This Breakfast Pizza recipe is packed with tasty goodies, perfect for a Mother's Day breakfast or brunch.
The internet is in full bloom with Mother's Day posts these days, and rightly so. We baby mamas spend our days striving to find the perfect balance, to make the bed, excel at work or home or both, to negotiate getting dressed and mealtime and bedtime with
terrorists toddlers and to still make time to feel like good wives and the individuals we were pre-motherhood. (You can check out my "What I Want for Mother's Day" gift guide, too!).
How To Make This Breakfast Pizza Recipe - Step by Step
1. Begin with your pizza crust. I always like to cook it about halfway through before adding toppings despite what the crust directions might say. Also, I like to cook it at 450 degrees if baking in the oven for a crispier crust. Just reduce the cooking time and keep an eye on it.
2. Remove both crusts from the oven and add pesto, mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, bacon, and crushed red pepper flakes, splitting the amounts between each crust. Place back into the oven and bake until edges begin to brown and cheese is slightly golden.
3. Meanwhile, cook your four sunny side up eggs, seasoning with salt and pepper, and set aside.
4. Remove pizzas from the oven. Top each with two eggs, half of the mixed greens, a pinch of lemon juice, and a sprinkle or two of salt and pepper. Serve immediately!
What Is Breakfast Pizza?
It’s basically a pizza topped with everything you would like for breakfast! There are tonnes of topping combinations! I used bacon, eggs and mozzarella, among other delicious ingredients. But it’s also great with ham, sausage, or make it meatless and just add more veggies like bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, etc.
Feel free to play around with different cheese combinations. The egg yolks are pretty firm, if you want them runny I suggest baking the crust a few minutes ahead before adding the egg. Or if you prefer scrambled eggs, cook them on the stove first before adding to the dough.
A Breakfast Recipe Perfect For Mother's Day
We hosted an early Mother's Day brunch last week for some of my favorite mamas and these pizzas were such a hit that I thought I would share the recipe, should you want to pass it along to your partners or age-appropriate kids for cooking! It's really so simple, especially if you pre-buy the pizza dough and so, so delicious! Serve immediately or refrigerate and cut into slices to tote along for a Mother's Day picnic. (I promise there will be no complaints either way!)
Do I Cook Bacon Before Putting It On Pizza?
Pizzas usually don't take very long to bake, and the bake time is really to crisp the dough and melt the cheese. Raw meats — like sausage, chicken, or bacon — usually won't cook through in the short baking time, so they should be precooked.
For this recipe, cook the bacon to about 80% done then finish off on the pizza.
Top Tips For This Breakfast Pizza
- Cook the bacon 80% through before cooking on the pizza.
- Eggs are best sunny side up and a touch runny.
- Serve Immediately!
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Have you tried this Breakfast Pizza? Feel free to leave a star rating and I'd love to hear from you in the comments below!
Bacon, Pesto, and Ricotta Breakfast Pizza Recipe with Mixed Greens and Sunny Egg
- 2 pizza crusts we found a great, fresh option at Central Market here in Austin or you can make this recipe which I've done in the past and is delish!
- ¼ c. pesto
- ½ c. shredded mozzerella cheese
- ½ c. ricotta cheese
- 6 slices of nitrate free black forest bacon cut into thirds (cooked about 80% through since it will continue to cook once on the pizza)
- ½ Tbsp. crushed red pepper flakes
- 4 eggs
- 1 c. mixed greens
- 2 pinches of lemon juice
- a couple pinches of salt and pepper
- Begin with your pizza crust. I always like to cook it about halfway through before adding toppings despite what the crust directions might say. Also, I like to cook it at 450 degrees if baking in the oven for a crispier crust. Just reduce the cooking time and keep an eye on it.
- Remove both crusts from the oven and add pesto, mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, bacon, and crushed red pepper flakes, splitting the amounts between each crust. Place back into the oven and bake until edges begin to brown and cheese is slightly golden.
- Meanwhile, cook your four sunny side up eggs, seasoning with salt and pepper, and set aside.
- Remove pizzas from the oven. Top each with two eggs, half of the mixed greens, a pinch of lemon juice, and a sprinkle or two of salt and pepper. Serve immediately!
table linens, Parachute Home (launching May 11th!) || wood boards, Williams Sonoma || copper cutlery, rattan chair, pillows, sheepskin throw and bud vase, Loot Vintage || Dress, MISA
Photography by Katie Jameson
Katie H. says
This looks delicious and fairly easy. I’ll definitely attempt! Also, I’d like to say #armgoals. What’s your secret? 🙂
Jen Pinkston says
Really?! That's the nicest thing! I've been doing barre about 3-4 times a week for the past 6-7 months. That's definitely helped a ton in the arm department! I'm sure my 30 pound toddler would like a little credit as well 😉
This looks delicious! Love the copper silverware by the way.
Jen Pinkston says
Thanks, Jennifer! I've just about worn out my gold ones so we rented these from Loot Vintage here in Austin 🙂