This quick and easy breakfast pizza recipe was born one morning when the kids couldn’t decide if they’d rather have bacon or sausage, and they were tired of our basic scrambled eggs and veggies.
Since then this has become a Saturday morning favorite that never gets old, since there are endless ways to reinvent and mix it up.
Breakfast Pizza? If It’s Paleo, Yes!
This “pizza” is of course paleo like most of my other recipes (grain free and dairy optional), so instead of a typical crust I had to improvise. This recipe gets its pizza factor more from its presentation than its ingredients. Really, it’s just a fun, alternative (and slightly less intimidating) way to build a healthy omelette!
First, make a “crust” out of home-seasoned sausage (from a quality source … jump here to see my own personal breakfast sausage recipe) and then top with eggs and ingredients of choice. The ones I usually make are just basic sausage, eggs, and bacon, but you could put salsa on top of the sausage before the eggs for a “sauce” or add cheese on the top for a more “pizza” look.
Don’t forget to serve with a side of healthy veggies (yes, even at breakfast!) or use the veggies as “pizza” toppings. I’m envisioning one topped with feta, asparagus, and green onions. Or try black olives and chopped green peppers.
But Is Meat and Eggs Pizza Really Healthy?
If it’s pasture-raised meat and eggs, and served with veggies, definitely.
If you’re not used to the Paleo approach to food, this breakfast could seem heavy on calories and fat. But actually the healthiest food cultures make breakfast or lunch their most calorie and nutrient dense meal of the day (unlike the more American tendency to eat diet cereal for breakfast and a huge dinner at night).
We don’t need to be afraid of saturated fat … in fact, we actually need it … if it comes from quality sources and isn’t accompanied by highly processed ingredients.
This recipe will keep blood sugar stable first thing in the morning and keep your family nourished and full much longer than a bowl of cereal!
Grain-Free Breakfast Pizza
Yield 4 -6
This protein-packed breakfast pizza provides a boost of nutrients for all-day energy!
- 1 pound of ground sausage (pastured pork if possible)
- 6 eggs
- 4 slices of bacon
- other optional toppings: salsa, cheese, sliced green onions, finely diced onions, mushrooms, etc.
- Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Divide the pound of sausage into 8 even parts and use a rolling pin or the side of a glass to flatten to about 1/4 inch and place on baking sheet. (You can do this on the baking sheet to make things easier.) Put the bacon slices on the baking sheet as well (one pan when you can!) and place the baking sheet in the oven.
- The meat will cook for approximately 10-15 minutes in the oven, so while that is cooking, prepare any additional toppings and scramble the eggs in a pan.
- When sausage and bacon are browned and cooked through, remove from oven.
- Place one sausage "crust" on a plate, top with salsa (if using for sauce), scrambled eggs, chopped bacon, veggies, and any other toppings.
- Serve and enjoy!
Other Easy Nourishing Breakfast Ideas:
- Grain-free but in a baking mood? Try this Grain-Free Flatbread made with alternative flours for a more traditional pizza crust, and top as you would a breakfast pizza.
- Try this beefed-up Breakfast Burger recipe with the addition of superfood like maca and collagen powder for an even healthier pizza “crust.”
- Meal rotation and meal planning is important when it comes to managing food allergies, plus it’s just more interesting to keep things varied. How about an egg- and meat-free breakfast recipe? This Chia Seed Pudding can be prepped the night before and topped with fresh fruit of choice.
- Breakfast pizza isn’t the only usual breakfast food we’ve tried. How about Grain-Free Berry Cobbler for breakfast? (I promise it’s healthy but your kids will think they’re getting away with something.)
- Don’t forget to check out the breakfast section of The Wellness Mama Cookbook for our family’s very favorite recipes, from smoothies to omelettes to grain-free baked goods.
What is your favorite creative way to do breakfast? I could always use more ideas! Please share below!