Pizza for Breakfast

Pizza eggs are super easy and super tasty. They are basically eggs smothered in cheese and marinara. In other words, they are an amazing way to spice up breakfast. They are also a great way to use up extra marinara sauce that you may happen to have lying around from dinner the night before.

There’s definitely room to play around in this recipe. Instead of using shredded mozzarella you can use slices of fresh or even smoked mozzarella. You can also trade the mozzarella for Fontina or Gouda. You can swap in basil for oregano, and you can use any kind of marinara sauce you like, even (or perhaps especially) vodka or spicy ones. You can cook the eggs in olive oil or butter or even poach them, if you want. I personally cook my pizza eggs in olive oil because I happen to own Pickle Creek Herbs and make Greek Oregano and Garlic infused olive oil, which I think is amazing on anything pizza related.

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Even if I didn’t happen to be the maker of oregano and garlic infused olive oil, I would still go with plain extra-virgin olive oil to enhance the Italian flair of this dish. Another nice touch is a hunk of warm, crusty Italian bread. Not feeling like Italian? Substitute feta for the mozzarella and Parmesan and top the dish with black olives. Now you’re Greek! Here’s the recipe.

Pizza Eggs

pizza eggs

1-2 Tbsp Pickle Creek Greek Oregano and Garlic Olive Oil

2 eggs

1/4 c shredded mozzarella

1/2 c marinara sauce

2 Tbsp freshly grated Parmesan

1 tsp or so of dried or fresh oregano

Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Add marinara sauce to a small saucepan. Heat the sauce at a medium-low temperature to slowly warm through. Meanwhile, heat a wide skillet over medium-high heat and drizzle in the olive oil (a couple of swirls around the edge of the pan). Pick up the pan and tip it this way and that so the olive oil coats the bottom of the pan evenly. Return the skillet to the heat. In a small bowl, crack open 2 eggs and add a pinch of sea salt and a dash of black pepper. When the skillet is uniformly warm (but before the olive oil begins smoking), add the eggs. You can break open the yolks if you prefer your eggs hard fried, or you can leave the yolks intact and prepare the eggs over-easy style (my preference for this dish). When the eggs are cooked, remove them from the pan and place them on a large plate or in a wide, shallow bowl. Spread mozzarella cheese evenly over the eggs, and then cover with gently simmering marinara sauce. Sprinkle on Parmesan cheese and oregano. Add sea salt and black pepper to taste. This dish is most excellent when paired with a piece of warm or lightly toasted Italian bread. Enjoy!