Bacon Breakfast Pizza Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Total Time
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
Pizza for breakfast is a delicious idea, especially when it's a savory breakfast pizza topped with eggs, bacon and melted cheese.

Updated: Feb. 28, 2024

Pizza for breakfast is the best! And we’re not talking about tough, cold slices from last night’s takeout dinner. This breakfast pizza is loaded with savory, filling breakfast ingredients and freshly baked. Enjoy it as a family fun meal, for your kids’ next sleepover or as a new pick for breakfast-for-dinner.

What is breakfast pizza made of?

Traditional pizza is transformed into the stuff breakfast is made of with the addition of go-to breakfast favorites. In this recipe, a premade pizza crust is topped with scrambled eggs and bacon bits, then covered with cheese. Breakfast pizza is a unique morning treat that’s ready in just 30 minutes.

Ingredients for Breakfast Pizza

  • Pizza crust: Our recipe keeps things simple with refrigerated pizza dough from a tube. If you like to make your own pizza dough, you can do that, too.
  • Eggs: It’s just not breakfast without eggs! Soft scrambled eggs are spread over the crust before the other toppings are added.
  • Shredded cheese: A blend of cheddar (sharp or mild) and Monterey jack cheeses melt beautifully together for this breakfast pizza.

Directions

Step 1: Prepare the crust

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Preheat the oven to 400°F. Unroll the pizza crust, and press it into a 10×15-inch baking pan so that it covers the bottom with a 1/2-inch high edge on all sides. Prick the crust all over with a fork, and brush it with 1 tablespoon oil. Bake for seven to eight minutes, until it’s puffed and lightly browned.

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Step 2: Make the eggs

Whisk the eggs with a little water until they’re blended and frothy. Cook the eggs in a skillet in 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat, stirring often, until they’re thick with soft curds.

Editor’s Tip: If you want to add any seasonings to the eggs—salt, pepper or herbs—now’s the time!

Step 3: Assemble the pizza

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Spoon the scrambled eggs over the baked pizza crust to make an even layer. Sprinkle bacon bits and cheeses over the top.

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Step 4: Bake!

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Slide the pizza into the oven, and bake for five to seven minutes, until the cheese is melted and gooey. Slice the pie, and it’s ready to serve.

Breakfast Pizza Variations

  • Add other toppings: Try this pizza with other savory morning foods, like crumbled breakfast sausage, chopped ham, freshly cooked maple bacon (instead of the bacon bits) or corned beef hash.
  • Go veg: It’s easy to make a vegetarian or vegan breakfast pizza. Skip the bacon, swap the eggs and cheese out for plant-based versions, and add toppings like cubed tofu, sliced mushrooms, diced peppers and spinach.
  • Spice it up: Turn this recipe into a spicy, Mexican-inspired breakfast pizza. Add taco seasoning to the whisked eggs, use spicy chorizo instead of bacon, and add sliced jalapenos to the top before baking. Once the pizza comes out of the oven, top with diced avocado and chopped cilantro.
  • Add taters: For an even heartier breakfast treat, add crispy cooked hash browns or home fries to the pizza before baking.

How to Store Breakfast Pizza

Cover cooled pizza slices with plastic wrap, and store them in the fridge for up to five days.

Can you make breakfast pizza ahead of time?

This pizza can be baked in advance for an easy dinner or snack later in the week. Allow the pie to cool, then wrap it well in plastic wrap and hold it in the fridge for up to five days. To reheat it, place the pizza on a baking sheet. Place it in a 350° oven for five to ten minutes, until it’s heated through completely.

How to Freeze Breakfast Pizza

Bake the breakfast pizza as directed, then let it cool completely. Slide the pie into a freezer-proof resealable bag, and store in the freezer for up to three months. To reheat, place the frozen pizza on a baking at 350° until it’s completely warmed through.

Breakfast Pizza Tips

Should bacon be cooked before putting it on pizza?

Our recipe uses precooked bacon bits, but if you decide to use any fresh type of bacon, yes, definitely cook it first. The pizza has a very short baking time, and raw bacon won’t cook through in time. Also, uncooked bacon will make the pizza unappealingly greasy.

Which is the best cheese for breakfast pizza?

The best cheese for pizza is one that has great meltability and elasticity. Mozzarella is an obvious choice, but other options include provolone, cheddar, Colby, Edam and Gruyere. Blending cheeses is a great way to get flavor and a melty texture.

What can I serve with breakfast pizza?

Breakfast pizza is a complete meal all on its own, perfect for either busy or relaxed mornings. However, a fresh fruit salad is a good side dish. Also, if you don’t add them to the top of your breakfast pizza, hash browns and home fries would make tasty sides.

Want more breakfast pizza options? Check out our arugula and mushroom breakfast pizza.

Watch how to Make Bacon Breakfast Pizza

Bacon Breakfast Pizza

Prep Time 30 min
Yield 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 package (3 ounces) bacon bits
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Unroll and press dough onto bottom and 1/2 in. up sides of a greased 15x10x1-in. pan. Prick thoroughly with a fork; brush with 1 tablespoon oil. Bake until lightly browned, 7-8 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together eggs and water. In a nonstick skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add eggs; cook and stir just until thickened and no liquid egg remains. Spoon over crust. Sprinkle with bacon bits and cheeses.
  3. Bake until cheese is melted, 5-7 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 352 calories, 20g fat (8g saturated fat), 169mg cholesterol, 842mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein.

I used to make this bacon breakfast pizza for my morning drivers when I worked at a delivery place. And they just loved it. Breakfast pizza is a quick and easy eye-opener that appeals to all ages. —Cathy Shortall, Easton, Maryland
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