Monday, August 15, 2011

Breakfast Pizza

And I don't mean mean left over pizza served cold in the morning! Even though that is delicious as well.  This recipe comes from my mom's cookbook, "Going to Carole's", I live by it!  It has a great deal of the recipes that I grew up enjoying from my mom's kitchen.  My mom created this cookbook at the request of my cousins (her nieces) but as I've grown up I have realized just how important this cookbook is, always providing a taste of home.  As I mentioned in a previous post, we had a lot of family gatherings at our house growing up and that is where she got the title, "Going to Carole's" and she continued that theme with each section "Going for Eggs", "Going for Salads", "Going for Meats", "Going for Desserts",etc.- you get the picture! With each recipe my mom would add a few notes about why this was one of the family's favorites or if it was passed down from a friend.  One anecdote that my mom included with the breakfast pizza was, "Brittany had me make this for her sixth grade math team that met at 6:15 in the morning.  It was loved so much that Mrs. Nelson almost let her join the sixth grade math team the next year just to get breakfast pizza!"    If it can get me on the sixth grade math team in the seventh grade it must be true that this breakfast pizza really is loved by everyone! I have made it most recently for an office breakfast and again for the Pi Phis during their recruitment practice.
A Few Helpful Tips
* It usually spills over while baking so if you put a baking sheet under the pizza pan or even on the shelf below  to catch any of the spills.
* When putting the crescent rolls down you won't be able to lay them right next to each other.  You will have to space them out and spread the dough so it covers the entire pan.  Make sure there are no holes in the dough!
* I get the disposable round pizza pans that way you can cook it and serve it and then throw it away!
* If you are taking it to an early breakfast (for example a 6:15 math team meeting) you can do a few things the night before- brown the sausage, spread the rolls (and cover with saran wrap and place in the refrigerator), and mix the eggs and milk (again cover them and place in the fridge)
On to the Recipe
1 package of original crescent rolls
1 pound ground sausage, browned
1 cup frozen hash browns, uncooked
5 eggs
1/2 cup milk
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cups grated cheese

1) Spread crescent rolls on pizza pan for the crust.
2) Spread browned sausage on crust.
3) Spread hash browns.
4) Beat eggs together and add milk, salt and pepper.
5) Pour eggs over hash browns.
6) Sprinkle cheese on top.
7) Bake at 425 for 30 minutes.

The photo doesn't really show you much of the pizza but it is ready to eat!


  1. this is genius! pizza is my favorite food ever and now i can have it for breakfast!!!!! and allison was bragging about how good it was so now i cant wait to try and make it myself :)

    thanks for sharing it!

  2. Let me know how it goes, I'm so glad you are going to try it out! :) Also, thanks for following me, hopefully I can add more recipes that you will love!