Honestly, who doesn’t love pizza? Similarly, who doesn’t love breakfast? Why not marry the two and have Breakfast Pizza for a quick dinner tonight?
We have a local Deli and Convenient Store that has been independently owned for decades. We used to skip class in High School and walk there to get their pizza. Their Breakfast Pizza is stellar! This one is modeled after theirs. Although, I opted to add apples. They added a nice sweetness and paired beautifully with the cheese and the ham!
Origins of Pizza
As with many food stories, it is not an easy question to answer definitively. It really depends on your definition. The pizza that we are most farmiliar with today, cover with tomato sauce and cheese, was, in fact, born in Naples, Italy. But if you think of pizza as a flatbread, of course, those date back to the Middle East. Also, focaccia that is topped with olive oil and other ingredients dates back to the Greek and Roman Empires. The first pizza shop in the US was in NYC and opened in 1905!
How to Make Deep Dish Breakfast Pizza
You can easily make homemade dough but when you are short on time a store bought dough is your best friend! Preheat oven to 450°F or 500°F if your oven will go that high.
- Since we’re making deep dish, spread the dough into an oiled cast or ovenproof pan.
- Cover and let it rise/ rest for about 5 minutes.
- Pour eggs into the center of the dough. Spread it out with a spoon so it covers evenly. Cover the eggs with a few slices of deli ham.
- Core and thinly slice an apple. Add to top of pizza.
- Add 3 slices of torn american cheese. My hubby insists on American!!
Bake for 15- 20 minutes, depending on the maximum temperature your oven reaches, until cheese and crust is nice and brown and filling is bubbly. Let rest 5 minutes before cutting.
Other delicious pizzas
- Sourdough Pizza Crust
- Chicken Florentine Pizza
- Lobster Pizza
- Thin Crust Grilled Chicken Pizza
- Tuna Pizza
- Deep Dish Breakfast Pizza
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Deep Dish Breakfast Pizza
- olive oil to coat pan.
- 1 Pizza dough
- 3 Eggs
- 1 Apple
- 3 slices Deli Ham
- 3 slices American Cheese
- 1 cup Mozzarella
- Preheat oven to 450°F
- Coat cast iron or other ovenproof pan with olive oil.
- Stretch dough and push into edges of the pan.
- Cover with a kitchen towel and let dough rest for about 5 minutes.
- Scramble eggs in a small bowl.
- Core and slice apple.
- Once dough has rested, pour eggs into the middle of the dough and spread toward the edges with a spoon so the dough is evenly covered.
- Tear the ham and place on top of the egg. Place apple slices on top of ham.
- Tear American cheese into smaller pieces and top the apple.
- Cover everything with mozzarella.
- Bake about 30 minutes until filling is bubbly and cheese and dough are evenly browned.
Reheat in microwave or, in 350°F oven for about 10 minutes, until hot.
Do not freeze.
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Originally Published 3/1/2016