Get ready for the breakfast of champions with this Breakfast Pizza by Danielle Cochran, thesaltycooker! This Breakfast Pizza is a great choice for large families or meal planning, and it’s such a breeze to make on a busy morning. If you have a large family or planning a brunch with friends, this pizza is a serious contender for taking off the stress of planning the meal.
The History of Breakfast Pizza is fuzzy at best. Marietta John, the owner of Bucketcake, claims to have invented the dish in Perwick, Pennsylvania in the mid-90s. Whether Marietta is the true inventor or not, the breakfast pizza is undeniably popular. Countless chains across the country have their own take on it. Perhaps the most famous breakfast pizza is Casey’s General Store, this midwest convenience store is famous for its breakfast pizza.
What’s the Best Cheese for this dish?
We used cream cheese which melts and becomes perfectly gooey and pulls apart but you could use mozzarella, provolone, cheddar, edam, or even Gruyere if you wanted to change things up and get some flavor.
Should the bacon be cooked before putting it on the pizza?
Yes, you should cook the bacon to your liking before putting it on the pizza. The pizza has a short bake time, so it wouldn't cook properly if you threw it on raw. Plus if you did throw it on raw, it would make the pizza awfully grease while it cooked.
Can you make this ahead of time?
Breakfast Pizza is great meal prep, you can make it on Monday and have pizza for breakfast all week long! Just store leftovers in air-tight containers in the fridge. You could wrap up individual slices and freeze them but we’d recommend using them within a month or two.