Pizza recipe – This morning I wanted something special to share with my husband, Adam, and one-year old daughter, Zoey. I took ideas from a recipe off of the Pillsbury website that I thought looked interesting, Bacon and Eggs Breakfast Pizzas. Of course, I made a few minor variations to the recipe because 1) I didn’t have all the ingredients and 2) I was catering to a one-year old.
I liked the fact that biscuits were used for the “crust” of the pizza. I didn’t have any spaghetti or pizza sauce on hand so instead i purred a 1/2 can of Italian recipe tomatoes to use as the sauce. For the meat, I used lean maple bacon and some turkey breakfast sausages. I also cooked up some diced hash browns to golden brown. Finally, I mixed four eggs with 2 tablespoons of milk and added some diced green onions, minced fresh basil, salt and pepper and scrambled those in a small frying pan.
To assemble, I pressed the center of the biscuits leaving the edges thicker just as the Pillsbury recipe instructed. I then added a spoonful of the pureed tomatoes and topped it with a tablespoon of the crumbled bacon. I layered a few hash browns on top of that and a large spoonful of the scrambled eggs. I sliced the cooked sausage and added that to my pizzas like pepperoni. A sprinkling of my Italian Seasoning and then I popped them in a 375 degree oven for 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes, the biscuits were brown and the flavors of the toppings had melded together. I didn’t have any mozzarella so I shredded a little Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese blend and topped each pizza. I added a slice of Roma tomato to each pizza and a little more cheese and put the pizza under the broiler for 4 minutes. To finish, I topped the pizzas with fresh minced basil and the diced green onions. A few fresh strawberries and grapes on the side and we were in business. Zoey, Daddy and I ate every last bite. I had made six portions (and just baked the last two Pillsbury biscuits), so I called Mike and Carol to join us. Carol drove across the neighborhood and picked up her and Michael’s portions so they could eat at their house. Adam even made her a café au lait for Carol’s morning coffee fix. A short while later I received a text message and a phone call from the Long’s that they loved it. Even their one-year old Ben said that Brandy’s Breakfast Pizzas were “Mmm”.