Sweet and Savory Breakfast Pizza: A little sweet, a little savory. This is the perfect go-to breakfast any day of the week–it is quick and filling.
If your family is anything like my family, you love breakfast!! There is something about classic breakfast foods. Pancakes, waffles, quiche, omelets, bacon, sausage…come on, I know you are drooling right now. I could go on and on about my love for breakfast food. But let me instead share with you a wonderful breakfast creation we had this past week at my house.
Notice the title “Sweet and Savory Breakfast Pizzas.” That is key–sweet and savory! The sweet flavor of maple lends so well to the savory flavor of cheese, eggs, and sausage. In this simple “pizza,” the flavors unite to satisfy any craving you may have, while starting your day strong with a hefty dose of protein, whole grains, and healthy fats to keep you energized and sharp to face your day.
So let’s build this “pizza.” I started with one of my favorites–a whole wheat cinnamon raisin English muffin. The sweet burst of the raisin, paired with eggs and cheese is out of this world. However, any whole wheat English muffin will do. That is topped with chicken apple sausage–but you can use whatever breakfast sausage you prefer. Finished with a slice of sharp cheddar cheese (or shredded Gruyere works as well) and broiled to perfection. Simple, easy, and satisfying on so many levels.
- 4 whole wheat cinnamon raisin English muffins
- 4 chicken & apple sausage links
- ½ teaspoon butter
- 4 eggs
- 2 tablespoons milk
- salt and pepper to taste
- 8 slices sharp cheddar cheese, or 4 ounces grated Grueye cheese
- Start by heating your broiler to high.
- While the broiler is heating, melt the butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add in sausage and brown on both sides, remove sausge from skillet and slice into ½" slices.
- Whisk together the eggs with milk and a bit of salt and pepper. Add the eggs to the same sklllet you browned sausage in and cook, stirring lightly as the eggs set up. Cook the eggs for about 5 minutes, until set but slightly under cooked.
- While the eggs are cooking, toast the muffins lightly (about a minute or two) in the broiler.
- Now to assemble: Lay out the English muffins halves. Top each half with one link of sausage, sliced. After the sausage, evenly divide the eggs among the 8 halves. Then top or sprinkle each half with the cheese. Broil the pizzas until the cheese is melted and slightly golden--anywhere from 2-5 minutes depending on the power of your broiler.