Monday, October 15, 2012

Breakfast Pizza

I enjoy making breakfast on a weekend morning, but I'm usually not a fan of making eggs.  I enjoy eggs, but if that's what's headed to the table, I usually have Dave make them.  Leave the pancakes, waffles, and muffins to me.  Or, something a bit more exciting.  Like this breakfast pizza of a crescent roll crust topped with sausage, cheese, hash browns and eggs.  Now this is a breakfast dish I'm happy to get up and make.  Which is exactly what happened last week when I got out of bed before everyone else and put this together for a hearty morning meal.  Filling and delicious, there is no doubt I'll get requests for this in the future

Time for another Secret Recipe Club reveal day!  By now, you probably know what that means.  Each Monday a group of bloggers post a recipe they've made from another blogger's repertoire.  Nobody knows who's featuring their blog until that day and it's a fun chance to visit new blogs and try something different. Visit some of the other bloggers in my group by checking out the blog hop at the bottom of this post.  To learn more about Secret Recipe Club, click here.

This month, I had the opportunity to enjoy Jen's blog at Jen's Journey.  Jen has a lot going on with writing, homeschooling her two children, cooking and a lot more.  Be sure to visit and tell her I said hi!  When scouring Jen's recipes, I had trouble.  When my assignment first came through, I convinced myself I was going to find a cookie to make no matter who's blog I had.  But then I looked and got distracted by Jen's Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirls and her Candy Snack Cake.  Then I stumbled into her breakfast world and really wanted to make the Baked Breakfast Taquitos.  But instead I went with this Breakfast Pizza and I'm so glad at the choice.  A few minor alterations include making a bigger pizza by using an extra half can of crescent rolls (I couldn't get one can to make a traditional circle and then thought it looked too small as a rectangle on my pizza stone), cutting down some of the sausage and adding scallions.  Perfect and delicious.  We had three pieces left over and Dave warmed them in the toaster oven and enjoyed them the next day, completely satisfied with a full belly to start the day.  So go ahead and get up a few minutes early and surprise your family with pizza for breakfast. It's worth it.

Breakfast Pizza


1 1/2 - 2 cans crescent rolls
1/2 - 1 pound bulk sausage
2 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
2 cup shredded cheddar
3 eggs
2 scallions (not pictured)
salt & pepper, to taste

Separate crescent rolls and arrange on a baking pan with raised sides to form a crust pinching seams together. Note: You can use the full 2 cans at your discretion, I just couldn't fit the extras on my pan.

Cook sausage, crumbling as it cooks, and drain excess fat.  Blot with paper towels.

Sprinkle sausage, shredded potatoes and cheese evenly over the crescent crust.

Lightly beat eggs and season with salt and pepper.  Pour evenly over layered ingredients.

Chop scallions over top of eggs.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-22 minutes or until eggs are set and crust is golden brown.

Makes 12 slices.

Happy Baking,
The Cookie Princess

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  1. Oh my goodness, breakfast pizza using crescent dough? That sounds like such a decadently delicious breakfast treat. YUM. Awesome choice this month.

    1. Soooo flaky and yummy. The buttery crust is the perfect canvass for the eggs, sausage, cheese and potatoes

  2. I love breakfast pizza, it's one of my favorite weekend breakfasts.

  3. I'm not going to lie-the school that I teach at makes breakfast pizza and it's probably my second favorite day of the month. I love that I can make it at home now, this looks awesome!

  4. Hi Colleen,
    What a great Breakfast Pizza to serve a weekend crowd. Great selection for the SRC.
    Miz Helen

  5. Ah, you minx, combining two of my favorite things: breakfast and pizza! I can't take it.

  6. love breakfast pizza! tried once with the cracked egg on the top but i didn't put enough cornmeal under the dough and ended up frying the egg on the bottom of the oven... scrambled eggs sound much more practical for clumsy me! looks great, lady!

  7. What a fun idea, and lots tastier than cold leftover pizza for an easy breakfast. Great choice this month.

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