Bacon, Spinach and Tomato Breakfast Pizza for #SundaySupper

Breakfast is one of those meals that I could eat all day long, every single day. I love eggs, bacon, waffles, pancakes and oatmeal. If it considered a breakfast food, then it is probably safe to say that I love to eat it. I also love that it is completely acceptable to eat breakfast foods for any meal of the day. I can remember my dad making breakfast for dinner on the nights when we needed a simple, easy meal. Pancakes were a classic dinner in our house.

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During the week, my breakfasts usually consist of eggs and waffles or an egg scramble with lots of vegetables. You could probably say that I have a thing for eggs. I love creating savory dishes with just a hint of sweetness. When I make breakfast for dinner, I usually lean more towards the savory side. Since I had a ball of my whole wheat pizza dough sitting in the freezer, I thought it would be fun to make a breakfast pizza. The breakfast pizzas that I normally see always use scrambled eggs and sausages. I didn’t want a normal breakfast pizza for dinner. I wanted one that felt like dinner but tasted like breakfast.

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When I was thinking about what ingredients I love on pizza, bacon, spinach and tomato instantly came to mind. Those three ingredients don’t really go with scrambled eggs though. I decided that putting fried egg on top of each slice would bring a sophisticated flare to the pizza and give the flavor of breakfast. Of course, I needed to choose the right cheese to go with this delicious pizza. The delicious pizza that came out of the oven was one of the best I have ever eaten. My boyfriend was a little worried when I told I wanted to put a fried egg on the pizza but he loved this pizza MORE than the one I made a few weeks ago.

Bacon, Spinach and Tomato Breakfast Pizza

by Rachel Wright

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Keywords: breakfast entree tomatoes spinach bacon eggs

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 8 slices of thick cut bacon, chopped into fourths
  • 1 tablespoon polenta
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 ball of whole wheat pizza dough, at room temperature
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • 3 large plum tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 cup shredded asiago cheese
  • 4 large eggs

Breakfast Pizza Ingredients

Instructions

Place the oven rack on the bottom of the oven. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F.

In a large skillet, cook bacon until it is just under done, 5 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally. Remove bacon from skillet and place on a paper towel to absorb the excess fat.

Cooked Bacon

Spread polenta evenly onto a baking sheet. Oil a clean work surface with 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Using a rolling pin, roll the pizza dough on the work surface until it is about 1/4 inch thick. Place pizza dough onto the baking sheet. Put the pizza dough in the oven on the bottom rack. Bake the pizza dough for 3 minutes or until the crust is set. Remove the crust from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Brush the crust with 2 teaspoons of olive oil and the minced garlic. Spread the chopped spinach evenly across the entire crust. Place the tomatoes and bacon on the spinach evenly spaced. Sprinkle the cheese on top of the toppings and pizza crust. Place the pizza back in the oven on the bottom rack. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the bottom of the crust is golden brown.

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Crack a large egg into a skillet over medium high heat. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip the egg and cook for 1 minute or until the egg is over easy. Repeat this process for the other 3 eggs.

Remove the pizza from the oven and slice into 4 large pieces. Place each slice on a large dinner plate. Top each each slice with a fried egg. Serve and enjoy!

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Comments

    • says

      Thanks Nicole! I used to eat breakfast pizzas with scrambled eggs all of the time but I don’t think I will ever go back. The fried egg just makes it so much better!

  1. Diana @EatMoveShine says

    Love that you used olive oil and garlic for the base. What a great pizza for any time!! :-)

    • says

      Absolutely! If you wanted to, you could leave the fried egg off and the pizza will be just as delicious. I went with the olive oil and garlic because there was already plenty of tomato flavor on the pizza.

    • says

      I certainly was missing out until this creation entered my life! I think it gives a different dimension to a breakfast pizza that scrambled eggs just don’t.

  2. says

    Drooooool. This looks so darn tasty. The fried egg on top really seals the deal for me though. Can I come over for breakfast (erm…dinner I guess)? ;)

  3. says

    Could you bake it with the egg already on the pizza? That how our pizza place here in Germany does it. And they put egg on almost any type of pizza. Yumm!

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