Today is a friend’s birthday and since she’s staying here with us, Aurora bean and I decided to let her in on a longstanding birthday tradition of being woken up with a really bad “Happy Birthday” song and a candle-lit breakfast cupcake. It was well received. Better than all two of Unakin’s birthdays I have done it where I have been slapped in the face and I had to practically prop her up just so she could blow her candles. Anyway, we made someone really happy today. And I love it.
Lovely (birthdayer) asked what she can bring for breakfast to share with coworkers. She originally thought of pancakes. Pancakes don’t really travel well so I suggested why not a breakfast pizza? “breakfast Pizza?” So she apparently never have heard of it so she decided to go for it. A little wary about the eggs on top but it was “ahhhhhmazing” according to her. I think I left out an “h” somewhere but you get the point. And the truth is, I haven’t actually tried a breakfast pizza yet. I tried to play it cool and hoped that it turns out ok. I wasn’t even able to taste the pizza because I didn’t want to ruin it.
The Birthday Breakfast Pizza (or Breakfast Birthday Pizza…whatevs)
- 1 Pillsbury Thin Crust Pizza Dough
- 3 tbs. traditional spaghetti sauce
- 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup red bell pepper, julienned
- 1/2 cup green bell pepper, julienned
- 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 cup italian sausage
- 3 large eggs or 4-6 medium eggs, room temperature
- 1/3 cup chives, chopped
- S&P to taste
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- Preheat oven to 425 F.
- Prepare pizza dough according to package instructions.
- Spread tomato sauce evenly. Layer about half of the required amount of shredded mozzarella evenly.
- Evenly distribute bell pepper and onions leaving some for final topping, same with the sausage.
- Carefully place eggs on top. S&P to taste but this is optional.
- Add remaining mozzarella cheese except on eggs. Add remaining bell peppers, onions and sausage.
- Sprinkle parmesan evenly and drizzle pizza with olive oil. Place in the oven and cook for another 15-20 minutes. (You can start lowering the heat when the crust begins to brown and the eggs aren’t cooked yet)
So there, easy peasy. You can go crazy with the toppings and choice of cheese. You can use spinach and asiago cheese. Bacon and mushrooms. Your options are endless. I just had to try to stay mainstream because I wasn’t sure how they would take it. You know, a pizza with an egg on top. But it was a hit and everyone loved it.
Anyway, I’m happy to help make someone’s day special in my own little way. Happy birthday, Lovely!