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Cold pizza in the morning is hard to beat. After all, that tasty pizza you ordered last night isn’t going to finish itself. But some versions (meat lovers and buffalo chicken come to mind) don’t exactly gel with our breakfast palate. Thankfully, some enterprising food bloggers have concocted surprisingly healthy recipes that take all of our favorite breakfast staples—from eggs to bacon to smoked salmon—and turn them into pizzas for a super portable and delicious morning meal.
Move over green smoothies. We’ve found a new—and dare we say, more delicious—way to add kale to our morning meal. Start with a thin pizza crust and top it with a protein triple threat (ricotta cheese, turkey bacon, and a hard-boiled egg) plus the antioxidant-rich leafy green. And best of all: You only have to wait 15 minutes for this healthy treat to be ready to scarf down.
Now you can live out the Bagel Bites’ dream of the ’90s: pizza in the morning, pizza in the evening, pizza at supper time. Luckily this recipe is way healthier than anything you’ll find in the frozen food aisle—and it’s easy enough to whip up before you have your first cup of coffee. Just spread tomato sauce on a bagel of your choosing, top with mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, and sliced jalapeño, crack an egg in the bagel’s oh-so-convenient hole, and bake.
Take avocado toast to the next level with this delicious breakfast. This dish packs protein thanks to the fried egg plus plenty of fiber and healthy fats with the smashed avocado. Instead of spending time rolling out and cooking personal-pan pizzas, opt for naan, which happens to be the perfect size for this meal.
Sure, we’re used to pizza with tomato sauce and cheese. But we’ve already turned the culinary world upside down with the idea of breakfast pizza, so why stick to conventions? This berry pizza comes starts with a flatbread base (we recommend opting for whole grain) that’s topped with a delectable orange marmalade and cheese spread before adding a heaping scoop of raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries. The recipe calls for mascarpone cheese, but if you don’t have that on hand, you can mix eight-parts cream cheese with two-parts heavy cream and one-part sour cream.
If you like runny eggs, this breakfast pizza is for you. Start by rolling out pizza dough—it’s totally fine to opt for store-bought—and add mozzarella cheese and creamed spinach. In this form, the leafy green is slightly less healthy than what you’d find in a salad, but it still comes with a major dose of vitamin A and calcium. The recipe calls for preheating a pizza stone in the oven for a half hour, but if you’re pressed for time, skip that step. Just be warned that the final product won’t be as crisp.
The BLT will always be a classic sandwich, but we’ve discovered it’s even better as a pizza (topped with an egg, of course). And just because you’ve given up most grains on the Paleo diet doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the wonderful culinary creation that is pizza. You’ll just have to add a few more steps and ingredients. This recipe makes the crust from coconut milk and flour, plus garlic powder, onion, powder, and Italian seasoning.
As loyal New Yorkers, we’re firm believers that bagels taste infinitely better with a generous serving of cream cheese and lox. So we practically jumped for joy when we came across this smoked salmon pizza. While the lox takes center stage in this showstopper dish, the pesto and ricotta base also add great flavor. The recipe says you can top it with any type of finely grated cheese, but we’re partial to the varieties that come with an extra bite, like pepper jack or sharp cheddar.
From breakfast burritos to huevos rancheros, there’s just something about Mexican food in the morning that makes it even more finger-lickin’ good. And this recipe is no exception. The pizza matches spicy green chiles, pepper jack cheese, and salsa with savory scrambled eggs. Make sure to have a glass of milk nearby if the burn becomes too much.
This breakfast pizza is basically a yogurt parfait on steroids. Start off by making a giant, pizza-sized oatmeal cookie, top it with peanut butter yogurt frosting, and then add strawberries, blueberries, and bananas in a beautiful pattern that’ll impress all of your friends. This recipe is also super easy to make gluten-free. Just swap the oats and wheat flour for gluten-free oats and oat flour.