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Breakfast Pizza Sandwich

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breakfast pizza sandwich 12I am definitely a pizza kind of girl.

breakfast pizza sandwich 9And I am definitely a breakfast pizza kind of girl.

Breakfast pizza is somewhat of a staple here in the Midwest.  And if you grew up eating breakfast pizza like I did, you know that the best places to buy it from are gas stations, especially Casey’s General Store.  I do not know what they put on their pizzas, but they are seriously heavenly.

It has been quite awhile since I have actually eaten breakfast pizza from Casey’s, but from what I remember, there are two main staples that must be included on every breakfast pizza: eggs and cheese.  And back when I ate meat, I normally enjoyed the slices that contained sausage.  Whenever I wanted to eat my eggs, cheese, and sausage all in one bite, breakfast pizza was the way to go.

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Since I am now a vegetarian who follows a mostly plant-based diet, it is a little bit trickier to find breakfast pizza that does not contain meat or cheese.  As a result, I have had to improvise a bit when making my breakfast pizzas.  And I must say that I have done pretty well so far.

But what happens when I do not have pizza crust on hand, or even a tortilla?  Well, I turn my breakfast pizza craving into a sandwich, of course!

breakfast pizza sandwich 15Crust: Check!
Pizza sauce: Check!
Eggs: Check!
Cheese: Check!

It looks like I have all of my “must-haves” for breakfast pizza covered in this sandwich!

breakfast pizza sandwich 5Breakfast Pizza Sandwich

Servings: Makes 1 sandwich


2 small or 1 large vegan “meatballs” (I used Amy’s brand)
2 slices whole wheat bread (I used Ezekiel brand)
2 TB pizza sauce
a couple sprinkles of pizza seasoning (optional)
1 TB diced red bell pepper
2 TB sauerkraut (or other favorite vegetables/pizza toppings)
1 slice vegan “cheese” (I used Daiya brand)
1 large egg


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Cook “meatballs” according to package directions.  Set aside.

3. While the “meatballs” are cooking, lightly toast one slice of bread until just barely golden brown.

4. Separate the “meatballs” into smaller pieces to resemble sausage.  Top the toasted slice of bread with pizza sauce, pizza seasoning, bell peppers, sauerkraut, and “meatball” pieces.

5. Add vegan “cheese” to the toppings.  You can use pre-shredded varieties or tear a slice into smaller pieces.  I prefer the slices because they melt better than the shreds.

6. Place the slice of bread with toppings onto a baking sheet.  Bake for approximately 3 minutes, or until the toppings are warm.  Turn the broiler on low and broil for approximately 2 to 3 additional minutes, or until the “cheese” has melted.  Be sure to watch the bread and toppings carefully to ensure that they do not burn.

7. While the bread and toppings are being heated, toast the second slice of bread until it is golden brown and fry the egg sunny-side up in a small skillet.

8. Remove the bread and toppings from the oven, top them with the dippy egg, and place the second toasted slice of bread on top.

breakfast pizza sandwich 11While this may not be the most traditional breakfast, it sure is a tasty one.  Plus, everyone knows that pizza (of the breakfast variety or not) is delicious first thing in the morning.

breakfast pizza sandwich 16You are going to want to make sure that you cut into the yolk of the egg before digging in.  Of course for those of you out there who do not like runny eggs (sorry, but that is just wrong), scrambled eggs will work just as well!  In fact, the majority of breakfast pizzas out there are actually topped with eggs that have been scrambled.  Though if it were up to me, they would all be made with dippy eggs!

breakfast pizza sandwich 13Are you a breakfast pizza fan?

Do you enjoy eating “traditional” pizza for breakfast?

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  • meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles May 29, 2014, 5:32 am
    I can't do the savory thing at breakfast. On rare occasion that I crave it (once every few years) I feel weird like it's the middle of the day or something lol. It's amazing how different our country is- I don't think we have a gas station anywhere over here selling pizza. And if they do, no one would touch it. I really need to drive cross country to experience of these regional foodie goodies! meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles recently posted...Thinking Out Loud – Dating After DivorceMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 30, 2014, 4:45 pm
      Haha that is so funny! Here in the Midwest gas station pizza (especially Casey's) is GOOD!!
  • Linz @ Itz Linz May 29, 2014, 7:35 am
    i'm all about pizza any time! and breakfast sandwiches are the best! Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted...7 weeks babyMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 30, 2014, 4:52 pm
      Agreed!! Which is exactly what I thought it would be a great idea to combine the two! ;)
  • Joanna @Makingmine May 29, 2014, 9:14 am
    Yum! I've been craving eggs lately and YES pizza is good anytime :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 30, 2014, 4:52 pm
      Eggs are definitely one of the reasons why I do not eat completely vegan! I love them :)
  • Alisha @ Alisha's Appetite May 29, 2014, 3:24 pm
    omgomgomg- casey's breakfast pizza was practically GOLD growing up! Our lunch ladies even recreated it for our breakfasts at school. Take me back! Alisha @ Alisha's Appetite recently posted...Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget {Part 2}My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 30, 2014, 4:53 pm
      Isn't it SO good?? The Midwest is good for a lot of things, and that is most definitely one of them!
  • lindsay May 29, 2014, 7:14 pm
    coveting that yolk!!! YUM
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 30, 2014, 4:54 pm
      Runny yolks are definitely one of my favorite things! I need to have them to dip my toast in!
  • Jessie May 29, 2014, 8:14 pm
    I do love me a breakfast pizza... just without a runny egg. I'm not sure what it is, but I've never been a fan. I think its really just more mental than anything Haha. As usual, great recipe though :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 30, 2014, 4:54 pm
      Haha, you are funny :) But at least you like breakfast pizza! That is the most important part :)
  • Kathy @ Olives and Garlic May 29, 2014, 8:24 pm
    What?! breakfast pizza, genius!!!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 30, 2014, 4:55 pm
      YES!! It is a staple here in the Midwest!
  • GiGi Eats May 29, 2014, 10:10 pm
    OMG YUM!!!! I cannot even remember the last time I had pizza, but MAN if I could, I would totally crack an egg on top!!!! GiGi Eats recently posted...The Ryan Jolie SmoothieMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 30, 2014, 4:56 pm
      Eggs are pizza are one of the greatest things ever... seriously. Do it!
  • Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut May 30, 2014, 4:18 pm
    I've heard of people eating pizza for breakfast...but definitely not like this! So creative! Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut recently posted...On My Brain 5-30-14My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 30, 2014, 4:57 pm
      Haha, yup!! This is actually MADE for breakfast. Though I am totally for eating actual pizza for breakfast too ;)
  • Elizabeth June 1, 2014, 9:49 am
    So fun! I have never had a breakfast pizza, but maybe it is time for something new! Your pictures are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!! Elizabeth recently posted...Faith: My Heart GrowsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 3, 2014, 5:34 pm
      Thank you Elizabeth! I really appreciate your comment :) And yes, EVERYONE should try breakfast pizza at least once in their life!
  • Isadora @ she likes food June 2, 2014, 1:22 pm
    My husband is a midwestern boy and he just happens to really love pizza and breakfast sandwiches! I will get some major points if I make this for him :) I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog and this recipe!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 3, 2014, 5:35 pm
      Thank you, Isadora! I hope you make this for him and he enjoys it!! Us Midwesterners definitely love our pizza, especially breakfast pizza!
  • Liz March 13, 2015, 10:49 am
    Thanks for the recipe! The only "pizza" I've had for breakfast before is cold pizza in college, but this recipe looks delicious and much tastier. Liz recently posted...Why Cook with Cast IronMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 13, 2015, 12:10 pm
      Ahh, can't go wrong wtih cold pizza!! That definitely takes me back to my college days too ;) I guess we shall call this sandwich the more sophisticated/adult version ;)

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