Whether you eat it for breakfast or dinner this Sausage, Apple, and Thyme Breakfast Pizza is sure to cure that pizza craving!
Happy pizza Friday friends! It’s been too long since we celebrated Friday with a pizza recipe. Today’s Sausage, Apple, and Thyme Breakfast Pizza is pretty special because it’s one you can eat for breakfast or dinner a.k.a brinner!
Confession time. I am totally one of those people that will just eat a piece of pizza cold right out of the fridge. Half the time I don’t even have the patience to get a plate out. I just stand there with the refrigerator door open stuffing my face with a cold slice from the night before. Usually I get the craving for cold pizza after I do a long run. I think it’s the mix of carbs, salt, and protein that appeals to me and my body’s need to refuel with all those things after a sweaty run. Are you guys cold pizza lovers like me or are you more civilized like my husband and properly heat yours up and eat it off a plate?
So, breakfast pizza. It totally makes sense. I’m sure many of you have eaten leftover pizza for breakfast, so why not make a pizza full of all the things you love about breakfast?! For me breakfast is all about the eggs. A morning without my eggs is one that messes my day up completely. Along with my eggs I sometimes like either some meat or cheese. Then after eating all those savory things I’ve gotta have a little something sweet to balance everything out, so fruit it is! Do you see where I’m going with all of this? This pizza has everything you might want for breakfast all in one delicious slice!
I made the pizza using a multi-grain pizza dough, but whole wheat or regular dough works just as well. Next I made a little sauce out of dijon mustard and light mayo. The sauce is just a thin coating to give a little bit of zippy mustard flavor and moisture to the crust. Next came the cheese and of course some scrambled eggs. Then it was all about the toppings! I used a thinly sliced chicken apple sausage along with some slices of apple and onion that I had previously sautéed to soften and caramelize for flavor. After another sprinkle of cheese the breakfast pizza went into the oven and baked until the cheese was melted and the crust was golden. After a final addition of some fresh chopped thyme leaves the pizza was ready to devour. And devour we did! Sadly there were no leftovers the next morning for me to stand and eat cold after my run, but that should indicate just how good it was!