A flaky crust loaded with fluffy eggs, crispy bacon, savory sausage and gooey cheese is what makes this sheet pan Breakfast Pizza incredible. Topped with all those iconic breakfast flavors, this pizza is perfect for serving at both breakfast and dinner.
Do you love to eat leftover pizza for breakfast the next morning? You are in luck, because this recipe totally takes "Pizza for Breakfast" to a whole new level!
We love an easy hot breakfast around here! Some of our favorite hot breakfasts include German Pancakes, these tasty Buttermilk Waffles and this Baked Oatmeal Casserole. But most of all we love a delicious savory breakfast like this sheet pan pizza!
Is Breakfast Pizza a thing?
YES it is a very real thing! Breakfast pizza is both filling and tasty, it is a fun way to start off any day. It is especially perfect for holidays like Christmas morning or Father's Day breakfast.
It will easily become a family favorite with of how easy it is to both make and cleanup! This makes it ideal for lazy weekends and all your brunch needs.
What is Breakfast Pizza Made of?
With a flaky crescent dough crust, creamy eggs, and all your favorite breakfast food flavors like hash browns, bacon and sausage this pizza has got it all!
Ingredients for Sheet Pan Breakfast Pizza
- Crescent Dough - could be substituted for a pre-cooked pizza crust if wanted
- Crispy Tater Tots - you could substitute these for frozen hash browns if preferred
- Crumbled Sausage - any flavor will work, we went with maple to add a hint of sweetness
- Shredded Cheese - stick with a cheddar, colby jack or mozzarella here
- Crumbled Bacon - I keep it easy here so instead of cooking up bacon I just use bacon bits
How to Make Sheet Pan Breakfast Pizza
Step 1 - Prepare Tater Tots
Lay tater tots on a baking sheet and allow them to cook in the oven while you prepare all the other toppings. This will give your tater tots time to get a nice crispy texture before adding to the pizza.
Step 2 - Prepare the Egg Mixture
Once you've got those going in the oven it is time to prepare the egg mixture. Crack all of your eggs into a bowl and season with salt and pepper as desired.
For extra fluffy eggs you can add about a tablespoon of milk to the mixture. When ready scramble the eggs by mixing them together.
This Christmas my sister blessed me with, what is now probably one of my FAVORITE kitchen gadgets, a dough whisk. I use it for mixing everything!
Step 3 - Press out the Crescent Dough
Place your crescent dough on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Pinch the dough along the edges of the pan to create a crust edge.
If worried about the crust not cooking through the center you could choose to place it in the oven before adding any of the toppings and allow it to pre-bake for 5 minutes.
It will not be entirely cooked but remove from oven, add all of the pizza toppings and place back in the oven to finish cooking.
If you wanted to use a pre-made pizza crust you definitely can. You would just need to soft-cook your eggs to a runny scramble. This just means you need to stop before your eggs are done. They will finish cooking in the oven while all the other toppings warm up and the cheese gets nice and melty.
Step 4 - Begin Layering all the Toppings
Add tater tots and then cooked sausage to crescent crust. Pour egg mixture evenly over the pan and sprinkle shredded cheese and bacon crumbles over the top.
What cheese is best for pizza?
When it comes to pizza you want a cheese that is nice and melty when cooked. Mozzarella is definitely at the top of the melty cheeses and is most typically used for pizzas. You could also use colby jack, gruyere, provolone or a cheddar.
Do you cook bacon before putting in the oven?
All meats should definitely be fully cooked before adding to a pizza. Pizza doesn’t have a cook time long enough to ensure that meats are cooked appropriately. Adding uncooked meat could also add excess unwanted grease to your pizza.
Step 5 - Bake, Cut and Serve
Once all your toppings are added place the pizza in the oven to cook. Once eggs appear cooked and cheese is melted, pull the pizza from the oven and let cool for a minute before cutting to serve.
Make it Your Own
When choosing what exactly you want to add to your pizza don't be afraid, go wild. There are so many flavor pairings and options when it comes to breakfast pizza. Have fun with it and enjoy! Here are some fun suggestions to get you started:
- Bell Pepper
- Diced Tomatoes
- Cubed Ham
- Canadian Bacon
And if you are up for it don't forget that you can totally add a thin layer of sauce before you go and add the tater tots. Traditional pizza sauce, salsa or sausage gravy would all be delicious options.
And it doesn't end there, customize your pizza even more by finishing it off with a drizzle of hot sauce, crema, or barbecue before serving.
Is Breakfast Pizza Healthy?
The great thing about pizza is that when it comes to toppings it is totally up to you! Which means you can customize how healthy or indulgent you'd like it to be.
Load it with veggies and egg whites if looking for a lower fat slice. Then serve your pizza with fruit or a favorite fresh smoothie and you’ve got a well-balanced breakfast!
Or if choosing to enjoy this recipe as is, this savory and filling breakfast is PACKED with protein making it the perfect start to any day.
How to Serve Sheet Pan Breakfast Pizza
This pizza is the perfect weekend brunch recipe for feeding a crowd quickly. Easy to customize, it is a super fun way to serve up breakfast for dinner to the family!
Due to it's pizza nature this dish is fairly portable making it great for breakfast on the go! So if you happen to have a real busy week you can definitely make this pizza ahead.
Once baked allow it to cool and then wrap tightly to store for breakfasts later in the week.
- 3 cans crescent dough
- 32 ounces frozen tater tots
- 12 eggs
- 1 pound sausage (regular or maple)
- 2 cups shredded cheese
- 1 cup bacon crumbles
- Pre-heat oven to 350° F. Spread frozen tater tots on a cookie sheet. Place in the oven to get crispy while you prepare the other toppings for the pizza.
- In a large pan brown the sausage and set aside.
- Prepare eggs by whisking together and seasoning with salt and pepper in a bowl.
- Grease a large cookie pan. Roll sheets of crescent dough flat along the pan. Pinch the dough along the edges of the pan to create a crust edge.
- Remove the tater tots from the oven and place as evenly as possible over the crescent dough.
- Pour the egg mixture over the dough and tater tots. Add layer of sausage, shredded cheese and bacon bits over the top of the pan.
- Once all layers are added place the pan in the oven and turn the temperature down to 325°F and allow to cook for 30 minutes or until the egg is set.
- For a thinner crust use only 2 cans of crescent dough.
- Add other favorite toppings as desired. Suggestions of some we love can be found in the post above.
- If worried about the crust not cooking through the center you could choose to place it in the oven before adding any of the toppings and allow it to pre-bake for 5 minutes. It will not be entirely cooked but remove from oven, add all of the pizza toppings and place back in the oven to finish cooking.