How to make breakfast pizza with tomatoes, goat cheese, basil and eggs. Jump to the Breakfast Pizza Recipe with Tomatoes and Eggs or read on to see our tips for making it.
A few months ago, my parents came back from a trip to The Cayman Islands (I know, I’m jealous, too). When they came back, we were excited to hear about the sun and sand — which were obviously amazing. We were also surprised when they couldn’t stop talking about a pizza they had while there. It was a breakfast pizza and ever since they started talking about it, we’ve been trying to replicate it in our own kitchen.
To make breakfast pizza, instead of marinara sauce, we brush pizza dough with olive oil and then season with salt, pepper and lemon zest. Next comes sliced tomatoes, crumbled goat cheese, fresh basil and three eggs. Slide the pizza into the oven and bake for about 10 minutes.
I probably don’t need to say this but, you can add so many toppings to this pizza — cooked bacon, sausage, veggies, anything!
Recipe updated, originally posted September 2009. Since posting this in 2009, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne
Breakfast Pizza Recipe with Tomatoes and Eggs
Add your favorite breakfast meats or vegetables to this pizza. Crumbled cooked bacon or sausage are excellent.
You Will Need
12 ounces store-bought pizza dough
1 tablespoon olive oil plus more for serving
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon lemon zest
3/4 cup sliced plum tomatoes
3 ounces crumbled goat cheese
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
3 large eggs
Salt and fresh ground black pepper
Remove the pizza dough from the refrigerator and set aside for about 20 minutes. Place a pizza stone in the oven and heat the oven to 500 degrees F.
On a lightly floured countertop, pat the dough into a disc with your fingertips, then shape it into a 12-inch circle. Dust the surface of a pizza peel or large inverted sheet pan with flour and place the shaped dough on it.
Brush pizza with olive oil then sprinkle the dough with garlic, lemon zest, and season with salt and pepper. Arrange tomatoes, goat cheese and half of the basil over dough. Crack 3 eggs over the top and season with salt and pepper.
Shake the pizza peel or baking sheet slightly to make sure the dough is not sticking. Carefully lift any areas that are and sprinkle a bit more flour underneath, then slide the pizza directly onto the preheated baking stone. Bake for 6 to 10 minutes. When the crust is golden, the cheese is melted and the egg whites are cooked, transfer the pizza to a cutting board.
Scatter remaining basil on top and drizzle with a small amount of olive oil. Cut into slices and serve.
Adam and Joanne's Tips
- If you do not own a pizza stone, heat the oven to 500 degrees F. Then assemble the pizza on a pizza baking pan with holes, this will help with a crispier crust.