This brunch pizza with its silky eggs, savory toppings, and a carby crust can help you remember New Year’s Eve the next morning. Let’s be real, Whole 30 is going to start January 2...
I am taking a page out of Sandra Lee’s “book” and doing a slightly semi-homemade recipe for my New Year’s Day brunch! I watched Sandra Lee who was back to back with the OG food network stars Giada & Rachael Ray. Sandra Lee specialized in taking things out of the box and jazzing them up with a few easy steps. Oh, and she always has a cocktail, http://bit.ly/1Hbo4UB! You, too, can make this pizza with a mimosa in hand. I guarantee it!
So this delicious pizza uses a pre-made dough (shoutout to Trader Joe’s) and already pre-cooked sausage and leftover brussel sprouts that you may have from a holiday dinner. If you do not have these ingredients, check out the substitutions section below.
This pizza is also topped with fried eggs. Why fried eggs instead of baking them on the pizza?
I want the toppings to get golden brown and maximize the surface area of cheese browning. Also, you can make a fried egg per person depending on how many people you share with!
Extra virgin olive oil
Pre-made pizza dough
1 sausage link, chicken apple, sliced
1 cup of roasted brussel sprouts
⅔ cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 cup of Mushrooms, sliced or whole depending on type
Salt, pepper, chili flakes to taste
Metal baking sheet
Total: 45min, In-active: 25min, Active: 20min
Preheat the oven to 450F. Prepare the metal baking sheet by lining it with foil and spraying with nonstick cooking spray.
Remove the dough from the package and follow the instructions to ensure the dough rises. Note, the Trader Joe’s dough needs to sit out on a floured baking sheet for 25 minutes. Afterwards, use a floured rolling pin or hands to roll out the pizza dough to fit the size of the large metal baking sheet.
Carefully transfer the dough to the baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil onto the dough and spread out with a silicone brush or the back of the metal spoon. Coat the entire pizza dough (this is what gets the crust crispy!) Crack salt and pepper to taste on the olive oil.
Evenly distribute the mozzarella and parmesan over the dough. Place the sausage, brussel sprouts, and mushrooms over the cheese. Sprinkle lightly with a small handful of parmesan and chili flakes (optional).
Bake at 450F for 12-15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling and the crust is lightly browned. Remove from the oven.
While the pizza is in the oven, prepare the fried eggs in a non-stick pan. You can do either sunny-side up by cracking eggs into a few teaspoons of melted butter over medium heat and covering the pan with a lid for a few minutes, or over-easy, flipping them after a minute or two to have both sides of the egg crispy. Cook the eggs to your liking.
Place the eggs on to the pizza and cut into slices! Happy brunching :)
*Instead of sausage, you could used chopped bacon or ham! Or you can go vegetarian!
*Don’t have brussel sprouts--that’s fine! You can use any roasted vegetable or sub in your favorite topping, like tomatoes.
*Premade pizza dough: The easiest pre-made dough that I have worked with is Trader Joe’s garlic & herb. It rolls out very easily and does not retract like the plain Trader Joe’s pizza dough I have worked with.
Happy New Year's Eve! See you in the 2017 with more recipes!