“Mom, can we have egg pizza for breakfast!?”, Lily asks with a smile.
Of course I said yes. 🙂 What better way to start the day, than with a breakfast pizza!?
The first time I ever made breakfast pizza, was when Bryan was home on leave from Iraq. It was perfect because I could prep ahead of time and freeze it. I wanted to fill our freezer with home-cooked meals so I could spend more time with him and less in the kitchen while he was home.
Every time I made breakfast pizza I kept tweaking it, to get it just right. Now, it’s a family favorite. I love this recipe because it’s simple and easily customizable. I’ll often swap out turkey sausage for diced ham or even bacon occasionally. I like mine with diced tomatoes, mushroom, onions and spinach. You could even turn it into a Mexican/Ranchero breakfast pizza. So many possibilities! 🙂
If prepping it for the freezer, I seal it with cling wrap then wrap again with freezer paper. You might have a better way, but this does the trick too. When I was pregnant, I made a handful of these to have in our chest freezer for when the baby (or babies) arrived.
Let’s talk about the crust. Before kids, I use to make the pizza crust from scratch. Now, I just don’t have as much time, so I typically purchase a premade whole grain crust. If I have a little extra time on the weekends, I will mix up some pizza dough in the bread machine, but that isn’t as often as I’d like. So choose the crust you and your family prefer best or what you have time for.
To get started, here is a list of supplies you will need:
- Pizza pan
- Pizza cutter or kid-safe pizza cutter
- Medium saute pan
- Measuring spoons and cups
- Plastic knife or kid-safe knife
AGE APPROPRIATE COOKING TASKS
Every child’s ability varies depending on maturity or cognitive and physical ability. Parents need to use their own discretion when assigning tasks. These are general guidelines for Egg and Turkey Sausage Breakfast Pizza.
18 months – 3 years old
- Name and count ingredients with child
- Scoop ingredients onto pizza crust
Ages 3 – 5 years old
- All of tasks from younger than 3 years old
- Cut or break apart sausage into a crumble using a kid safe knife, if applicable
- Break apart large junks of cooked scrambled eggs in bowl (not in hot frying pan)
Ages 6 – 7 years old
- All of the younger tasks
- Crack eggs into a bowl
- Beat eggs with a whisk
Ages 8 – 9 years old
- All of the younger tasks
- If you purchase brick cheese, grate cheese with reminders to watch their fingers and knuckles
Age 10 – 12 years old
- Should be able to complete all tasks to this recipe with adult supervision
- Wash everyone’s hands!
- Clean all work surfaces before starting.
- Leave tasting until the end. Your child(ren) might not understand the difference between a ready-to-eat ingredient and a raw unsafe ingredient.
- It is okay for your kitchen to get a little messy.
- Keep in mind that your child is learning, so patience is key!
Egg and Turkey Sausage Breakfast Pizza
- 1 pizza crust
- 8 eggs
- 1/2 Tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup turkey sausage crumbled
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
- 1 cup cheese blend shredded (co-jack and mozzarella)
- 1 tsp italian seasoning
- Preheat oven to 450 F
- In a medium fry pan, cook scrambled eggs in butter or desired oil.
- Prepare turkey sausage according to package and crumble enough to make 1/2 cup. I will buy the precooked turkey sausage crumbles, which greatly cuts back on cook time and easier when cooking with younger kids.
- Place pizza crust on pizza pan. If you are using pizza dough, try sprinkling cornmeal on the bottom to prevent sticking to the pan.
- Start assembling the pizza by spreading the scrambled eggs evenly across the pizza crust, followed by the breakfast sausage. Scatter the Parmesan cheese over the egg and sausage, followed by the cheese blend. Finally, sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes at 450 F or until cheese is completely melted.