Is It Better To Use Raw Or Pre-Cooked Eggs For Breakfast Pizza?

Breakfast pizza is probably the best use of pizza dough since garlic knots. Anything you eat for breakfast can go on this pizza — hashbrowns, bacon, sausage, and even eggs. As for eggs, in particular, there's been some debate if you should precook them before putting them on your pizza or crack an egg raw straight on the dough. There's no single way to add eggs to your breakfast pie. It really depends on the kind of pizza you're cooking. 

If you're making a fresh breakfast pizza, it's definitely worth the effort to scramble your eggs beforehand. They're easier to place on the pizza and more convenient. Some recipes call for a cheesy bechamel sauce, and perhaps some veggies like peppers and onions, all of which will steam your eggs as they reheat. If you aim for loosely set curds, it's a surefire way to keep the eggs from drying out. 

You can also cook your eggs directly on your pizza, especially if you want to dress up a frozen pizza. You should let your pizza cook for about eight minutes if fresh or about halfway if frozen before adding raw eggs. If you want your eggs to be a little runny, you want to keep a close eye on the oven and remove the pizza a few minutes early. Breakfast pizza nirvana, folks.

Breakfast pizza tips and tricks

Breakfast pizza, like any pizza, is versatile but can be prone to the same mistakes as a regular pizza. To prevent a soggy breakfast pizza, cook any vegetable toppings beforehand, whether it's bell peppers, onions, or spinach. Drain any liquid and squeeze the spinach after sauteeing to remove as much excess moisture as possible. If you don't sauté first, the liquid released from the veggies will make your pizza crust soggy, which is a texture we don't want. 

Likewise, precook any meat that's raw to avoid any foodborne illnesses, but be sure to not overcook them. Remember that you're pretty much twice-cooking them. If you're using sausage, whether it's the breakfast or Italian variety, don't get it too brown because it'll dry out in the oven. 

As with normal pizza, precooking certain items can make or break your pizza. Fortunately, you can always prepare your meats and veggies the night before. As for eggs, you can't go wrong whether you go the precooked or raw routes. Just keep in mind that both come with their own pros and cons.