We love our pizza around here, but sometimes we really need to switch things up and try something a little different. So what make a pizza a pizza? In my house, it’s a crust (dough, cauliflower or even chicken), with a sauce or soft cheese, ingredients (meat and/or veggies) topped with more cheese. And by this definition, this BEC Pizza is definitely pizza. The Bacon Egg and Cheese classic flavor profile lends itself perfectly to a quick weeknight pizza.
I have included my recipe for homemade pizza dough below the pizza recipe, in case you have the time to make it fresh for this meal. If you don’t, the refrigerator type is just fine. Or if you are lucky and your grocery sells bags of fresh pizza dough, you can use that! We are lucky to have a local grocery that makes their own pizza (sells it by the slice) and so they portion out the dough and sell that fresh too. So yum!
When you are putting on ingredients, make sure to least space for the eggs. By laying out the bacon and cheese to make small wells on the top you can make a great space for the eggs. If you don’t do this, the eggs sort of run all over and it’s hard to slice up and serve with a baked egg on each slice. Our family likes their eggs over medium, so the white is cooked through but the yolk is still runny. That’s the timing I gave on this recipe. If you prefer your eggs a little more cooked, you can put them on sooner or leave them in longer. Just be cautious not to let the bottom of the crust get too done.
Since this recipe makes two pizzas – you should be able to make it as a standalone meal – with 2 slices for everyone. If you are trying to spread it out or just want to add something else to the mix, fresh fruit would be my first suggestion. You could also do a simple green salad with a light vinaigrette, maybe some walnuts, spinach, arugula, and red onions.
Now Let’s Get Cookin’!
- 2 Pizza Dough Crust refrigerated
- 2 tbsp Oil
- 8 oz Cream Cheese softened, divided
- 3 tbsp Everything Seasoning
- 1 lb Cheddar Cheese cut in ½-inch chunks
- 1 lb Thick-Cut Bacon cut in ½-in piece
- 12 Large Eggs
- 4 Green Onions sliced
- Preheat oven as directed by Pizza Dough instructions.
- **This recipe is to make TWO pizzas**
- Cover to large baking sheets with parchment paper. Spray with cooking oil.
- Spread one recipe of pizza dough onto each baking sheets. Spray with cooking oil. Place in oven for 8 minutes.
- In a frying pan over medium-high heat, add bacon and cook until crispy. Remove to a paper towel covered plate.
- Remove from oven and spread half of cream cheese onto each pizza crust. Sprinkle each crust with 1 tablespoon of everything seasoning each (pay special attention to the edge.)
- Add cooked bacon and cheese chunks so as to leave 6 small wells (for the eggs). Place in oven for 8 minutes more.
- Remove from oven and gently break on egg into each of the 12 wells. Add back to oven and bake another 8 minutes (this will produce medium eggs – go 5 minutes if you want easy eggs and 10 minutes if you want hard eggs).
- Remove from oven and sprinkle each pizza with green onions and remaining everything seasoning. Let rest for 5 minutes before cutting each pizza into 6 slices.
- 4 cups Flour
- 1 tbsp Yeast instant
- ⅓ cup Avocado Oil
- 1½ cup Warm Water
- 2 tbsp Sugar
- 2 tsp Salt
- 2 tbsp Avocado Oil for bowl
- Prepare all of the ingredients
- In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and yeast. Pour in water while stirring. Then add olive oil and continue to mix by hand. Mix until a sticky dough forms.
- Brush the insides of a second bowl with avocado oil and transfer ball of dough. Cover with towel or plastic wrap and let rise at least 1 hour. Dough should approximately double in size.
- Once risen, place dough on a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper. Stretch and press it out until you cover the baking sheet with ¼ inch thick crust.
- Place in 400 deg oven for 15 minutes.
- Continue to pizza recipe directions.
- If making for focaccia – brush with oil and add desired seasoning. Then bake for 15 minutes in 425 deg oven.
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Oh my goodness! We love breakfast for dinner and we love pizza! I’m going to have to try your recipe! I’d love for you to come link up at my weekly link party for a chance to be featured next week!