Bacon & Egg Breakfast Pizza

Bacon Egg & Arugula Pizza

For the past year I’ve been really enjoying the whole “Put an Egg on It” trend and pizza is no exception! The first pizza we ordered with egg on top was at A16 for our anniversary dinner. To our dismay, we had to send it back because the pizza was undercooked while the egg was sheer perfection. They made it right on the second attempt but there was something burned into my brain that day: Egg on pizza tastes awesome, but cooking egg on pizza is a challenge. At least that’s what I thought.

Breakfast Pizza!

I checked out a few tasty looking recipes online for Breakfast Pizzas and was confused at the cooking times and how it would fair with my trusted no-knead pizza dough. I also didn’t really know at what point to put the egg on top. So I decided to bite the bullet and put the eggs on after 8 minutes of cooking the crust and it worked! I can’t believe it worked! I totally thought I was going to overcook the eggs.

ooooh yeah

When I have the rare chance to eat pizza for breakfast (we never ever have leftovers), it’s usually cold and I’m standing up against my kitchen counter staring off into space in my pajamas. Now there’s a way for me to eat legitimate pizza for breakfast. It’s got bacon & eggs on it!  That’s totally breakfasty, right? Top it off with a little bit of lemon dressed arugula to cut the fat and you’re ready to start the day right. Pizza for breakfast is a real thing!

And we’re off!

You are going to start with your pizza dough. You can make it the night before like I did. Just let it sit out for a half hour before using.

Grate that cheese.

cheese

Get that dough ready along with your other ingredients. Fry that bacon if you haven’t already.

ingredient party!

Spread the dough out onto a well oiled baking sheet.

spreading out the dough

Toss the cheese, garlic slivers & bacon on top of the pizza.

topping

Finish with salt, pepper & red pepper flakes. Pop it into the oven for 10 minutes.

close up

Now put your eggs on top. I only added three because it was two of us eating.

after 10 minutes of cooking, add eggs

After another 10 minutes you have EGG ON PIZZA.

eggs on pizza!

Arugula + Olive Oil + Lemon= a delicious topping for your pizza.

arugula lemon & olive oil

Hello coffee. Nice of you to join us.

breakfast pizza

Egg running on top of pizza…LOVE.

Bacon & Egg Breakfast Pizza

Makes enough for 4-6 servings

(recipe for dough from My Bread, by Jim Lahey)

  • homemade or store bought pizza dough (I used half of this recipe)
  • 5 pieces cooked bacon, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup aged white cheddar, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • red pepper flakes
  • salt & pepper
  • 3-4 eggs (this is up to you!)
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil, plus more for the baking sheet
  • a squeeze lemon juice

Preheat oven to 500F.

Oil a 13×18 inch rimmed baking sheet liberally with good extra virgin olive oil. Then gently plop the dough on the pan and stretch and press it out to the edges. If it springs back wait five minutes and then proceed. The dough is very thin. If it tears, piece it back together.

Evenly top the pizza dough with bacon, slivers of garlic and cheeses. Add a heavy pinch of red pepper flakes, salt & pepper. Put the pizza in the oven to bake for 10 minutes. Take the pizza out of the oven and top with the eggs. Carefully put the pizza back in the oven and bake for another 10-12 minutes until the edges are nicely brown and the eggs are perfectly cooked. Put the arugula in a small bowl toss with olive oil and a squeeze of lemon. To serve, cut up slices and top with arugula.

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  • September 8, 2011

    whenever i can, i order eggs on pizza! unfortunately, when i do it myself at home i make a mess.

  • September 9, 2011

    Cool idea! Love this!

  • September 9, 2011

    Oh my goodness, totally making this for Sunday brunch this week!! Looks amazing!

  • September 9, 2011

    Looks yummy!
    Eggs on pizza are actually pretty common here in France, I don’t ever oder one that way but your pictures look great! Maybe next time…

  • September 9, 2011

    This looks phenomenal. Bacon and eggs are great but ON pizza? Done and done.

  • Tagati
    September 9, 2011

    Never saw Breakfast Pizza with whole eggs on it before. In Sacramento, Buffalo Pizza has been delivering breakfast pizzas to offices for years, but they scramble the eggs and pour on top of the pizza dough with your other options (like Canadian bacon) fefore baking.

    Yours looks yummy and easy to make at home, so I’ll definitely try it!

  • September 9, 2011

    yes please!!!!

  • September 9, 2011

    love eggs on pizza too! i made one the other night with a bunch of zaatar on top, and my husband almost flipped out about the egg…. until he tried it, and then he took the other piece with the egg on it.

  • September 9, 2011

    I am so sad that I’ve never had an oozy egg on my pizza and that most definitely needs to change. That pizza looks irresistible! I remember making a Barefoot Contessa white pizza topped with arugula dressed in a lemon vinaigrette and you’re right, the acidity cuts right through the cheese. Heaven.

    • September 9, 2011

      You are gonna love it then! I love that barefoot contessa pizza!!

  • September 9, 2011

    That looks so good!!! I’ve been wanting to try a breakfast pizza like that, but to date, mine has been only cold over the sink!

    • September 9, 2011

      haha!! It’s time to change that.

  • September 9, 2011

    I’ve been wanting to try eggs on pizza but wasn’t sure how to get everything cooked. Thanks for the recipe and tips! Now I feel fully-armed to give this a try.

  • September 9, 2011

    Oh goodness. You had me at pizza.

    I’m so trying this next week. I love what you do, Tracy. LOVE.

    -Kasey

  • September 9, 2011

    this is a beautiful thing.

  • September 10, 2011

    This looks unreal. I wish I had this for breakfast instead of my egg white sandwich!

    • September 11, 2011

      There’s always a time & place for egg white sandwiches…maybe the day after you eat this pizza?

  • September 10, 2011

    I need this in my life…

  • September 10, 2011

    YUM!! Well done this is truly perfection!

  • Christina
    September 10, 2011

    This looks absolutely amazing. I’m not usually a runny egg yolk kind of girl but I think I’d make an exception for this!

  • September 10, 2011

    dammit.

  • September 13, 2011

    You know I’m all about putting an egg on it :) I LOVE breakfast pizza..Mmmm, runny egg yolks. LOVE.

  • Stacy
    September 18, 2011

    My friend and I have “Pizza Sunday” every week. Last week we tried your egg pizza. It was a success!

  • Amber Sterling
    October 2, 2011

    For whatever reason I woke up suuupperrr early today. Looks Like breakfast pizza is a go. (=

  • Brenda
    May 10, 2012

    This looks sooooooo good and easy to make.
    That’s it! It’s on my mothers day brunch menu request.
    Easy enough for my kids and husband to do. I can’t wait> Love the yolk running on the dough. YUM!

  • Lindsay
    October 21, 2012

    My and my husband just finished eating this and while good, it was slightly disappointing only because the crust was REALLY crispy and the sides were all burned. I followed the recipe exactly, what did I do wrong?

  • December 30, 2012

    I made this and your Carnival Slaw with much success. I love you!

  • Libby K
    February 13, 2014

    Recipe was great but the temperature was much too high. The crust was burnt on the bottom and sides. I will make this again but definitely lower my temperature.

  • lizanne
    October 14, 2014

    I’m thinking replace the garlic w/carmelized onions (I’m awfully sensitive to garlic), replace the arugula with fresh basil, omit the lemon juice, and add sundried tomatoes & ricotta cheese. Now to me that would be yum!

    • Tracy
      October 14, 2014

      Sounds like you have it figured out!

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