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Sausage & Gravy Breakfast Pizza

    sausage and gravy breakfast pizza on a pizza board

    You may have heard of Margherita, Hawaiian, and buffalo, but have you heard of a sausage and gravy breakfast pizza? This fun breakfast dish made from slow-cooking sausages—using the drippings to make a gravy—is a full, cheesy meal in every bite.

    sausage and gravy breakfast pizza

    One way to elevate the dish is to use fresh dough. Though it is common to use a premade canned croissant or bread dough, using fresh dough creates a really crispy and fluffy crust that is perfect for absorbing the gravy and cheese. 

    One key component to note is to keep an eye on the thickness of the gravy. This recipe looks for a really nice and thick gravy, almost on the pasty end. This is because as the sausages bake in the oven, the oils will thin out the gravy. 

    What You Need to Make Sausage and Gravy Breakfast Pizza

    The ingredients in this recipe are really accessible and easy to find. Breakfast sausages can be swapped for plant-based alternatives if you are looking for a vegetarian or just a low-calorie option. 

    ingredients for sausage and gravy breakfast pizza

    Ingredients: 

    • Pizza dough
    • Breakfast sausages 
    • Mozzarella cheese
    • Green onions
    • Eggs 
    • Butter
    • Flour
    • Salt and pepper 

    How To Make Sausage and Gravy Breakfast Pizza

    Prepare your pizza dough: Take your pizza dough and roll it out on a floured surface until it fits the size of your baking pan or skillet. Then you will bake until slightly crispy but still undercooked. This will serve as a base to add your sausages and gravy. 

    rolled out pizza dough

    Cook the breakfast sausages: Heat a saucepan and add breakfast sausages. Break apart the sausages with a spatula. Cook until golden brown.

    sausages cooking in a pan

    Make the Gravy: Once the sausages are golden brown, add the flour, butter, salt, pepper, and mix until a gravy forms. If it is too dry, add more butter. When a thick gravy forms, remove it from heat.

    cooked sausages with flour, butter, salt, and pepper

    Add your Toppings: Pour gravy over pizza dough and follow that with mozzarella cheese and eggs.

    assembled sausage and gravy breakfast pizza to be placed in oven

    Bake and serve:  Place the pizza in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until fully cooked and eggs have solidified. Once ready, garnish with green onions and serve.

    sausage and gravy breakfast pizza

    Recipe FAQs

    Is breakfast pizza a thing? 

    Yes! It is a fun, tasty option for a filling brunch that will keep you going until the evening.

    What ingredients make a breakfast pizza? 

    Common toppings of a breakfast pizza are cheese sauce, sausage, eggs, and green onions. Sausage and gravy pizza is a little twist on breakfast pizza with the gravy serving as the cheese sauce. 

    sausage and gravy breakfast pizza on a pizza board

    Sausage and Gravy Breakfast Pizza

    Matthew Chin
    This sausage and gravy breakfast pizza is a hearty brunch recipe that will keep you full till evening. Made with slow-cooked sausages, freshly baked dough, and gooey cheese, this recipe is sure to leave you wanting more. Try it yourself!
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    Prep Time 20 mins
    Cook Time 30 mins
    Course Breakfast
    Cuisine American
    Servings 8
    Calories 478 kcal

    Ingredients
      

    • 1 12” premade pizza dough
    • 8-10 breakfast sausages
    • ¼ cup butter
    • ½ cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
    • 2 tsp salt and pepper
    • 3 eggs
    • ¼ cup green onions to garnish

    Instructions
     

    • Preheat oven to 425˚F and prepare a pizza baking pan or cast iron skillet and set aside.
    • Roll out the pizza dough and place it into the skillet.
    • Bake for 5-10 minutes or until lightly toasted and holds its shape, and set aside.
    • In a saucepan, add breakfast sausages, crumble with a spatula, and sear until golden.
    • Once golden, add flour, butter, salt, and pepper, and mix until a thick gravy forms.
    • Pour gravy over the pizza dough.
    • Top pizza dough with mozzarella cheese and eggs, and bake for 15-20 minutes until fully cooked.
    • Garnish with sliced green onions and serve.

    Notes

    One way to elevate the dish is to use fresh dough. Though it is common to use a premade canned croissant or bread dough, using fresh dough creates a really crispy and fluffy crust that is perfect for absorbing the gravy and cheese.
    Keep an eye on the thickness of the gravy. This recipe looks for a really nice and thick gravy, almost on the pasty end. This is because as the sausages bake in the oven, the oils will thin out the gravy.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 478kcalCarbohydrates: 32.7gProtein: 13.5gFat: 34.7gSaturated Fat: 12.8gFiber: 2.8gSugar: 1.1g
    Keyword gravy, pizza, sausage
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    Matthew is a recipe developer and food photographer based in Canada. He enjoys all things food, drink and makes his best decisions with a mimosa in hand.

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