Cheesy Bacon Breakfast Pizza Recipe

You've heard of breakfast, and you've heard of pizza, but have you ever heard of — wait for it — breakfast pizza? Yes, you can enjoy pizza as a morning fare, and you can load it up with lots of cheese, bacon, and even some sunny-side up eggs! Recipe developer Jessica Morone has crafted this cheesy bacon breakfast pizza recipe, and she loves all of the savory goodness it has to offer. "My favorite thing about this dish is the way the soft egg yolks break open and turn into a delicious sauce," Morone describes. "With the crispy bacon on the pizza, it's a wonderful combination."

Not only is this breakfast pizza a great option for a family weekend breakfast, but it works well for serving a crowd, too. The recipe yields six servings, though you could easily make several pies and bake them at the same time. Then it's easy to dive right in, no silverware needed — heck, no plates needed, either. Not only will you relish in the cheesy, savory goodness of the pizza, but you'll love the hint of spicy sweetness that comes from Morone's special ingredient: hot honey. "It gives this breakfast pizza a nice little bit of sweetness and heat," she explains. So we've got cheesy, savory, sweet, and spicy — with a flavor combo this stacked, you know this pizza is going to be good!

Gather the ingredients to make cheesy bacon breakfast pizza

To make this pizza, you'll need a crust, but don't worry about making one from scratch. Instead, you'll simply need a pre-made, refrigerated pizza crust ... you know, the one that comes in a tube. You'll also need some olive oil, bacon slices, cheddar jack cheese, sliced green onions, eggs, salt, pepper, hot sauce and honey (which you'll mix together to make the hot honey), and finally some fresh chopped parsley. 

"You could definitely make this breakfast pizza your own by swapping out different ingredients," Morone notes. She suggests trying a different kind of cheese, or swapping out bacon in favor of sausage — just be sure that it's cooked before you put it on the pizza. 

Prep the pizza dough

Preheat your oven to 400 F, then grease a baking sheet with nonstick spray. Roll the dough out onto the sheet, then prick it all over with a fork. The little holes will help steam escape from underneath the crust while baking, so you won't be left with a puffed-up mess of a pizza. Finally, brush the olive oil on top of the dough, then set it aside for the time being.

Cook the bacon

Now, it's time to fry up some bacon. Place a skillet on the stovetop over medium-high heat. Then, cut the bacon into chunks, roughly an inch long, and add said chunks to the pan. Cook the bacon for 5-6 minutes, until it cooks through and turns golden. At that point, remove the bacon from the heat and set the chunks onto a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil. 

Assemble the pizza and bake

Grab that rolled out crust that you set aside and sprinkle on the cheese, followed by the cooked bacon, then the sliced green onions. Pop the pizza into the oven to bake for 7-10 minutes, until the cheese melts and the crust starts to turn golden.  

Crack the eggs onto the pizza and mix the hot honey

With the pizza semi-baked, it's time to add the eggs. First, crack a single egg into a bowl, then carefully slide the egg onto the pizza. Be careful to keep its yolk intact! Repeat the process with the remaining 2 eggs, then sprinkle a little bit of salt and pepper onto the pizza. Return the pizza to the oven for another 10-12 minutes, until the egg whites have set and the crust is nice and golden.

Meanwhile, mix the hot sauce and honey together in a small bowl. Microwave the mixture for 20 seconds, then stir once more.

Drizzle on the hot honey and serve

Once the pizza is out of the oven, drizzle that hot honey across the top of it. Sprinkle on the chopped parsley, then cut the pizza into squares and serve. This pizza is a full meal on its own, but it would pair well with some lighter breakfast fare, like fresh fruit or a cup of coffee. 

If you happen to have leftovers, you're in luck. "Leftovers can be kept wrapped in the fridge for up to 3 days," Morone says. "You can microwave to reheat them quickly, or put them in the toaster oven at 350 F for about 10 minutes." 

Cheesy Bacon Breakfast Pizza Recipe
4.9 from 10 ratings
Anytime of day is a great time for pizza, and you'll be adding pizza to your regular breakfast routine after you try this cheesy bacon breakfast pizza recipe.
Prep Time
20
minutes
Cook Time
22
minutes
Servings
6
Servings
breakfast pizza slices
Total time: 42 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 13.8-ounce can refrigerated pizza crust
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 bacon slices
  • 1 8-ounce package cheddar jack cheese
  • 1 tablespoon sliced green onions
  • 3 large eggs
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Lightly grease a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  2. Roll out the pizza dough evenly onto the prepared baking sheet. Use a fork to prick the dough all over, then brush the top with olive oil, and set aside.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cut the bacon into inch-long pieces and add them to the skillet. Cook the bacon until it becomes golden, about 5-6 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  4. Add the cheese, cooked bacon, and sliced green onions to the top of the pizza dough. Bake in the preheated oven for 7-10 minutes, until the cheese melts and the edges of the dough begin to turn golden.
  5. Remove the pizza from the oven. One by one, crack each egg into a separate bowl, and then gently slide the cracked egg onto the pizza, trying to keep the egg yolk intact. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the pizza, as desired.
  6. Place the baking sheet back in the oven and bake for another 10-12 minutes, until the edges of the egg whites are set and the crust is golden.
  7. In a small bowl, combine the hot sauce and honey. Microwave for about 20 seconds, then stir.
  8. Drizzle the hot honey over the pizza, as desired, then sprinkle the top of the pizza with parsley. Cut and serve immediately.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 558
Total Fat 33.7 g
Saturated Fat 14.0 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 152.2 mg
Total Carbohydrates 39.8 g
Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
Total Sugars 7.0 g
Sodium 980.8 mg
Protein 23.1 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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