This quick and easy breakfast pizza recipe was born one morning when the kids couldn’t decide between bacon and sausage. They were also tired of our basic scrambled eggs and veggies. I decided to use the same basic breakfast ingredients but serve them in a more fun way.
Since then, this has become a Saturday morning favorite that never gets old. There are endless ways to reinvent and mix it up.
Pizza for Breakfast? If It’s Paleo, Yes!
This “pizza” is of course, paleo, like most of my other recipes. It’s grain-free and dairy optional. So instead of a typical pizza crust, I had to improvise. This recipe gets its pizza factor more from its presentation than its ingredients. It’s just a fun, alternative (and slightly less intimidating) way to build a healthy omelet!
Step 1: Make the “Crust”
Make it out of bulk sausage or sausage links with the casing removed. I use home-seasoned sausage. You can use any type of sausage you like. My crew likes Italian for more of a pizza flavor, but sometimes we mix it up and use breakfast sausage.
Make one large pizza by pressing the sausage into a rectangle on a baking sheet or individual pizzas by dividing the sausage into smaller circles.
Bake the sausage “crust” in the oven until it is cooked.
Step 2: Make the Toppings
While the sausage is cooking, make the toppings. I always saute some veggies first and then set them aside and scramble some eggs in the same skillet. Our most frequent choices include onions, bell pepper, and mushrooms.
Step 3: Assemble the Pizza
I like to spread salsa or pizza sauce on top of the sausage first and then add the vegetables and eggs next. I add just a little shredded cheese to the top and return the pizza to the oven just long enough to melt the cheese.
My favorite breakfast pizza is topped with feta, asparagus, and green onions. I bet a Caprese-style one with tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella would be tasty too.
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 unlike Americans, the healthiest food cultures make breakfast or lunch their most calorie and nutrient-dense meal of the day.
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!
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 superfoods like maca and collagen powder for an even healthier pizza “crust.”
- Meal rotation and meal planning are 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 unusual breakfast food we’ve tried. How about a 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 omelets to grain-free baked goods.
Grain-Free Breakfast Pizza
- 1 lb ground sausage
- 2 cups vegetables
- 6 eggs
- ½ cup pizza sauce (or salsa)
- ½ cup cheese (shredded, optional)
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- Grease a baking sheet.
- Place the sausage into the center of the baking sheet and flatten into a rectangle about ¼ inch thick. If you’d like, you can divide the sausage into 8 equal chunks and flatten into rounds – this may require two baking sheets.
- Place the baking sheet in the oven and cook for approximately 10-15 minutes in the oven or until the sausage is cooked through.
- While the sausage is cooking, chop and saute the veggies if desired and scramble the eggs.
- When sausage is browned and cooked through, remove it from oven.
- Spread the pizza sauce over the top of the sausage, top with the vegetables and scrambled eggs, and sprinkle with shredded cheese if using.
- If using cheese, return the baking sheet to the oven just until the cheese is melted.
- Cut, serve, and enjoy!
What is your favorite creative way to do breakfast? I could always use more ideas! Please share below!
Discussion (13 Comments)
Can you please have more recipes for vegetarians? Your recipes say they are healthy but they are not healthy for the planet or the animals that die. And meat, pork, etc is not healthy no matter how you cook it!
That’s not actually accurate. I’ve written about this before and have interviewed numerous podcast guests on the topic:
I started following Wellness Mama when I was a vegan (was one for 10 years, vegetarian for 10 before that). I loved everything she promoted except for when she would talk about meat, bone broth, etc. That was 2 years ago.
I am now thriving on a heavy meat paleo diet. I suggest you open your mind to the idea that a meatless diet may not be healthy.
This is sounds like a wonderful idea. When you take the casing off the sausage.. isn’t that just ground meat. So can we just use ground meat for the base?
Yup, sure can. Any bulk sausage will work, or another ground meat if you prefer.
How can Bacon be healthy? Are you serious?
Uncured bacon from healthy, pastured pigs can be a very healthy source of fat 🙂
What you said. It’s amazing the number of “misnomers” there are out there about things like GOOD bacon, eggs, butter, full-fat milk, etc when done the right way.
P.S. Tried this recipe tonight. Loved it.
What about cholesterol I am on low cholesterol diet basically cardiac diet
This is fantastic. Thanks for sharing.
Awesome! This might be my new favorite breakfast, too!
I love this idea! We have “meatza” for dinner all the time but I never thought of the breakfast version. I think my kids will give this one a try, which is great because I struggle with coming up with good breakfast ideas.
I do a breakfast meatza around here, its a crowd pleaser. Instead of tomato sauce I buy a garlic white sauce at my farmers market, then top with scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and cheese. We love it!