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Sunny Side and Sausage Breakfast Pizza

Pizza for breakfast is always a good idea, especially when it is full of morning favorites – eggs, sausage and cheese.

Hands-on Time: 20 min | Total Time: 1 hour 30 min | Serves: 8 | Difficulty: Medium

Ingredients:
  • 1 lb. prepared pizza dough
  • ½ lb. bulk breakfast sausage
  • 1 package (9-10 oz.) frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • ½ cup shredded Italian blend cheese or mozzarella cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper
Directions:
  1. Remove dough from refrigerator and let rest 1-2 hours.
  2. Place pizza stone or large heavy baking pan on lower rack in oven; heat oven to 475°F.
  3. In 10” skillet, cook and stir sausage 5 minutes or until brown; drain. Set aside.
  4. On floured work surface, shape pizza dough into 14” circle with rolling pin or floured fingers. Place on parchment paper; place parchment on pizza peel or flat baking sheet.
  5. In medium bowl, stir together spinach, ricotta cheese, onion, salt and pepper. Spread over pizza. Top with sausage and shredded cheese.
  6. Break eggs evenly over pizza; sprinkle with red pepper.
  7. Slide pizza and parchment carefully from pizza peel to pizza stone. Bake 10-12 minutes or until crust is golden brown and eggs are cooked*.
  8. Let stand 2 minutes; cut into 8 wedges.
  9. Refrigerate leftovers.

* Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

Nutrition Analysis:

Per serving: Calories 280, Calories from Fat 110, Total Fat 12g (18% DV), Saturated Fat 4.5g (22% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 65mg (22% DV), Sodium 820mg (34% DV), Carbohydrates 28g (9% DV), Dietary Fiber 3g (12% DV), Sugars < 1g, Protein 18g, Vitamin A 90%, Vitamin C 4%, Calcium 15%, Iron 8%.

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