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Breakfast Veggie Pita Pizza

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I mentioned awhile back in one of my What I Ate Wednesday posts that my co-workers and I enjoyed breakfast pizza one morning at work.  Growing up in the Midwest, breakfast pizza was a favorite breakfast treat for both my friends and me.  And anyone who knows anything about breakfast pizza knows that the best slice can be found at Casey’s General Store gas station.  So, imagine my shock when SO many of you commented on my WIAW post asking what breakfast pizza is and what it tastes like.  Seriously you guys, I was so surprised!  Now, you will never know what truly great breakfast pizza tastes like until you get it from a restaurant or from a gas station in the Midwest, but I will do my best to help you recreate and experience it within the comfort of your home (wherever that may be in the world!).

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Breakfast Veggie Pita Pizza

Servings: 1

Ingredients

olive oil cooking spray
water, for cooking
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 small red onion, diced
1/4 cup diced bell pepper (I used red and orange)
1/2 cup sliced baby bella mushrooms
1 cup spinach, roughly chopped
1 egg, beaten
hot sauce, to taste
black pepper, to taste
2 TB plain Greek yogurt
1 to 2 tsp sriracha sauce
1 whole wheat pita
1/4 cup shredded cheese (I used sharp cheddar)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray a small baking sheet with cooking spray.  Set aside.

2. Line a small skillet with a thin layer of water.  Heat over medium-high heat until very hot.  Once hot, lower the heat to medium and cook garlic, onions, peppers, and mushrooms for approximately 6 to 8 minutes, or until softened.  Add additional water, as necessary.

3. Add spinach and cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes, or until the spinach has wilted.

4. Beat together 1 egg, hot sauce, and black pepper.  Add to the skillet of vegetables and cook over medium heat until the egg is scrambled and almost fully cooked.

5. Meanwhile, as the vegetables and eggs are cooking, bake the pita for 3 to 5 minutes, or until it begins to brown a bit.

6. Remove pita from the oven.  Combine Greek yogurt and sriracha sauce.  Stir until well-combined.

7. Top the pita with the yogurt sauce, the vegetable and egg mixture, and with cheese.

8. Broil in the oven for approximately 3 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.

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9. Cut the pita pizza into four individual slices…

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…because this makes the pizza easier to eat, plus the mini slices are just too darn cute! 😉

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And my taste verdict?  This individual breakfast pizza is pretty darn tasty, if I do say so myself!  The crispness of the pizza combined with the crunchy vegetables, creamy and spicy sauce, fluffy eggs, and melted cheese makes for a delicious combination.  Now, does this taste as good as gas station breakfast pizza?  Unfortunately, no.  But honestly, I was not expecting it too!  I am not a professional chef, by any means.  Even still, I was incredibly satisfied and happy with the results.  Oh, and did I mention how easy this is to make?  If you can dedicate 15 to 20 minutes of your time to this recipe then you are all set!

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Now I am sure that it comes as no surprise that my version of breakfast pizza contains vegetables.  However, you could certainly add meat to yours, or use vegetarian “bacon” or “sausage.”  Also, if you are not a fan of spice, you could certainly use traditional pizza sauce or cover the pita in more cheese in place of the sriracha yogurt sauce.  Customize this pizza to your liking!  That is, after all, one of the best things about making homemade pizza, am I right?

Have you ever eaten breakfast pizza?  Where is your favorite place to buy it from?

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  • chasingchels April 8, 2013, 5:53 pm
    I <3 breakfast pizza. My brothers and i make it together whenever we all get together for the weekend...always a delicious highlight :)
  • kaityscooking April 8, 2013, 5:57 pm
    this looks amazing! such a good way to switch up my usually breakfasts, cant wait to try!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl April 8, 2013, 6:04 pm
      It really is the perfect way to switch up your breakfast...or dinners! I actually ate mine for dinner :).
  • forthesakeofcake April 8, 2013, 5:58 pm
    Love this idea! I don't think I've ever had breakfast pizza, but this looks like something my husband and I would like!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl April 8, 2013, 6:04 pm
      It is pretty much fool proof! If you like breakfast food and you like pizza then you should definitely enjoy a good breakfast pizza :).
  • A Runnaroundd Life April 8, 2013, 6:12 pm
    YUM!! I've never done a breakfast pizza, but you convinced me.
  • Makenzie Ann April 8, 2013, 6:14 pm
    Yes I always add siracha to my eggs, so good :) I've never ever had a breakfast pizza but I'm visiting one of my best guy friends in a month and I know he would be all over this so I will have to try it!!
  • Ang @ Nutty for Life April 8, 2013, 6:25 pm
    Yum! That sounds almost like a breakfast burrito-esque dish (or maybe I just associate savory breakfasts with bfast burritos...).
  • olivesanwine April 8, 2013, 7:05 pm
    Girl, you had me at Casey's pizza!! Their breakfast pizza (and their Doritos taco pizza!) is the best thing EVER! Thanks for creating a recipe that will remind me of my childhood :)
  • Leigha April 8, 2013, 7:53 pm
    This looks awesome girl! I totally know what breakfast pizza is. How can't you?!
  • Alex @ therunwithin April 8, 2013, 7:56 pm
    love breakfast meals like this, eggs are my jam
  • Giselle@myhealthyhappyhome April 8, 2013, 8:01 pm
    I've always wanted to try a veggie pizza! Sounds delicious!
  • Alexis April 8, 2013, 8:18 pm
    This looks divine! The greek yogurt and siracha combo sounds killer :) I love breakfast pizzas with drippy yolks on top. Mmmmmm!
  • Kim @ Cooking in the City April 8, 2013, 8:28 pm
    Yes! Definitely remember breakfast pizza from growing up. We used to order frozen ones from Schwan's (familiar anyone?) and recently I thought about making one, but didn't know what to use for that creamy sauce... I like the Greek yogurt idea!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl April 9, 2013, 9:21 am
      Yes, the sauce was tricking me for a bit too, but I ended up deciding on that. It turned out pretty darn good! :)
  • stacyann6 April 8, 2013, 10:43 pm
    Casey's breakfast pizza is the best! I'll have to try this though!
  • makingthymeforhealth April 8, 2013, 11:17 pm
    Oh my, this sounds so good! I see you are letting the dairy back in too! :)
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl April 9, 2013, 9:21 am
      Well, I technically made this before my vegan week...but yes, I have been letting dairy back in, especially in the form of eggs and Greek yogurt!
  • sugartoothfish April 8, 2013, 11:24 pm
    This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!
  • jessielovestorun April 8, 2013, 11:37 pm
    How did you know I was looking for a good breakfast recipe to have as brinner this week? :)
  • Khushboo Thadani (@KhushbooThadani) April 9, 2013, 4:00 am
    I love leftover pizza for breakfast so I love that it breakfast pizza actually exists in the Midwest! Thanks for sharing- looks yummy!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl April 9, 2013, 9:23 am
      Yes. Pizza for breakfast is amazing, so why not make breakfast pizza? It sure makes sense to me!
  • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats April 9, 2013, 5:46 am
    I love Pita pizza but have never thought of doing a breakfast version. Love it!
  • Nicole @ Fruit N Fitness April 9, 2013, 7:12 am
    I have never had breakfast pizza, I am going to have to add this to my list of amazing foods you post that I want to try!
  • swissfitchick April 9, 2013, 7:48 am
    Yogurt and eggs on a Pizza? That only can be a winner!! I never had breakfast pizza, need to give that a try!
  • Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie April 9, 2013, 8:19 am
    I love breakfast pizza, it's one of my favorite meals! Throw in some veggies, and I am in heaven!
  • Kelly @ HIdden Fruits and Veggies April 9, 2013, 8:35 am
    I love making breakfast pizza, but I never knew places actually sold it! I'm not sure I would trust breakfast pizza from a gas station, but I'm glad you did because your version sounds pretty amazing. I never would've thought to make a yogurt siracha sauce! Yummmmm!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl April 9, 2013, 9:24 am
      Yes, it sounds a bit scary, but if you are ever at a Casey's gas station then you NEED to get a slice of the breakfast pizza!
  • robynstar21 April 9, 2013, 9:21 am
    oh this looks so good! I love breakfast pizzas, but I'm from MN and have had the Casey's version and when I was a kid had the Red Baron personal breakfast pizzas...so so good!
  • Sarah April 9, 2013, 9:54 am
    breakfast pizza sounds awesome!! i've never had it but am sure i'd love it!
  • Lisa April 9, 2013, 10:26 am
    Yum! This looks super tasty! Pizza for Breakfast sounds mighty delicious to me, although, I'm typically a sweet lover for my morning meal. I never would've though of adding yogurt to it, but it sounds unreal!
  • cookingfortheotherhalf April 9, 2013, 10:56 am
    That looks awesome. I love eating breakfast for dinner all the time so this seems like a great way to do it!
  • The Cookie ChRUNicles April 9, 2013, 11:43 am
    I never eat savory foods for breakfast- I am all about sweet in the morning. But my son would love that breakfast pizza!
  • Brittany Trentham (@batrentham) April 9, 2013, 12:46 pm
    This sounds terrific! I love the idea of pizza for breakfast!
  • Dietitian Debbie April 9, 2013, 1:27 pm
    I haven't tried pizza for breakfast before - but this looks great! Looks like a great way to incorporate more veggies into your day! :-)
  • Slim Sanity (@Slim_Sanity) April 9, 2013, 1:29 pm
    I haven't had pitas on the grocery list lately . I need to pick them up again!
  • Rach @ This Italian Family April 9, 2013, 1:37 pm
    Pizza is one of my favorite foods, but for some reason I just can't add breakfast items to it. Sort of like how I enjoy burritos, but don't like breakfast burritos. Not sure why, haha! But it does look like it'd be tasty!
  • Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen April 9, 2013, 1:46 pm
    This looks so good! I love sriracha and never would have thought to put it on pizza.
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl April 9, 2013, 8:13 pm
      I love adding spice to pretty much anything, so adding it to pizza just makes sense to me :).
  • Life's a Bowl April 9, 2013, 1:56 pm
    I love making breakfast pita pizzas! One of my favorite toppings is guacamole - a perfect creamy addition with the eggs :)
  • Carol @ Lucky Zucca April 9, 2013, 2:08 pm
    Oh my goodness.. i love pita pizza but never thought to do it for breakfast! You are a genius!
  • Anna Smith-James (@AnnaTheApple88) April 9, 2013, 2:34 pm
    I love making pita pizzas, they're so easy but so yummy. I never thougt to use Greek yogurt and egg though in the sauce. Sounds really good. I'm usually really boring and just go for tomato sauce and cheese...time to liven things up I think!
  • Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes April 9, 2013, 5:01 pm
    Breakfast pizza is seriously one of my favorite foods ever! This reminds me how long it's been since I've had one. I like that you made this on whole wheat pitas...never thought of doing that before. Bookmarking!
  • Lillian @ Seize the Latte April 9, 2013, 5:11 pm
    Oh WOW, this sounds awesome! I've never heard of breakfast pizza, but I'd be totally on board with this. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
  • Oh My Veggies (@ohmyveggies) April 9, 2013, 5:25 pm
    I love that you added sriracha--that is definitely a good way to start the morning! :D
  • Kelly @ Vegan Iowan April 10, 2013, 9:31 am
    Casey's Pizza: So wrong, but so right.
  • Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen April 10, 2013, 6:49 pm
    Very creative on the sauce there, m'dear. I have not had breakfast pizza, but I imagine it is regional the way that migas or breakfast tacos are "so Texas," which I had to learn when I moved there. :)
  • Jen @ EatRunLove April 10, 2013, 7:47 pm
    Breakfast pizza is definitely on my list of new dishes to bake! I love your idea of using greek yogurt with hot sauce!
  • Skinny Mommy April 12, 2013, 4:00 pm
    I love making breakfast pizzas like this-yum!

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