The Deliciously Bizarre Way You Can Use Leftover Pizza

We've all eaten leftover pizza. Usually a bit chewy and floppy, we've chomped this slice either rewarmed or cold and remembered times past when it was a picture of crispy, melty goodness. Basically, leftover pizza is kinda gross, but no one wants to waste it. Fortunately for many, the Today Show's Samantha Kubota thinks they've found the answer to the eat-or-don't-eat leftover pizza quandary. What exactly does Kubota do? The journalist adds leftover pizza to the morning's scrambled eggs. 

In principle, it's all there: sausage or other salty meats, cheese, and a zesty tomato sauce. Eating eggs with bread isn't that odd either — just think eggs and toast or a breakfast sandwich. Somehow, though, the combination just doesn't leave our mouths watering. Kubota said she's met this resistance before. After forcing a bite or two on her unwilling mother, she quickly gained a convert, asking, "Why don't more people do this?"

As we've said with Mountain Dew Pickles, we'll try just about anything once. A quick Google search will reveal that others have been similarly inspired, as there's actually more than one recipe for leftover pizza scrambled eggs. 

Pizza scrambled eggs is simple to make

Chef Gordon Ramsay reminds us that you can make an egg scramble with almost any added ingredients (via Taste of Home). "I did scrambled eggs with beautiful crawfish. When I was in Guyana, I did scrambled eggs with the most amazing black piranhas. When I was in India, I did the most amazing acorn squash scrambled eggs." To be fair, Ramsay suggests fresh ingredients, not leftovers, but the preparation principles remain similar. 

Kubota suggests cutting up your pizza, bread and all, into tiny bites, and sauteing. Others suggest scraping off all the pizza toppings and tossing the stale bread parts (via One Country). Mix the toppings with some milk and warm over low heat until the mixture reaches a smooth consistency. Either way, the point is to start cooking our eggs separate from the toppings. Once your eggs are ready, add the topping mix and scramble until done. 

Whether going with a bread salad egg style, or a sauce pizza scramble, you now have a new way to enjoy some leftovers. Whether it's truly delicious or simply a budget-saving innovation, we'll let you decide.