Pizza Breakfast Toast is loaded with hearty flavor. Easy to make with simple ingredients. A delicious meal for children and adults. Perfect recipe for extra sliced bread.
Pairs well with avocados, hash browns, tater tots and sliced fresh tomatoes.
I have always coated both sides of sliced bread in melted butter before toasting both sides in a skillet on top of the stove. Depending on my mood, sometimes the toast is dark brown (semi-charred) or lightly toasted as pictured. This method works for me because the toast is soft. Using the broiler or a toaster oven is good if you like crispy toast.
After flipping the skillet toast, sprinkle on shredded cheddar cheese It quickly melts while the bottom is browning. Placing shredded cheddar cheese on buttered/toasted bread tastes MUCH better than “un-toasted” in my opinion.
Who else LOVES chunky meat on pizza? For this recipe, I sprinkled chopped smoky bratwurst on top of the cheddar cheese and eggs. If you prefer smaller chunks, make it your way and enjoy every bite.
Who invented pizza?
According to wonderopolis.org, baker Raffaele Esposito from Naples is often given credit for making the first pizza pie. However, historians claim street vendors in Naples sold flatbreads with toppings many years before then.
Whatever the case, I’m delighted someone invented pizza!!
Italian King Umberto I and Queen Margherita visited Naples in 1889 and asked Esposito to make them a pizza. He topped the pizza with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil. Today, that pizza is still known as Pizza Margherita.
Gennaro Lombardi opened G. Lombardi’s, the first United States pizzeria, in 1905. He opened his restaurant at 53 1/3 Spring Street in New York City. It is still open today using its original oven.
Serve with bottled water or any of the following over crushed ice: apple juice, mango juice, orange juice, peach juice, lemonade, ginger ale or your favorite soda.
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Pizza Breakfast Toast
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter or margarine melted
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 4 slices bread, whole wheat or white or preferred
- 2 cups low-moisture mozzarella cheese, shredded Use more or less as preferred.
- 4 medium eggs, scrambled seasoned with salt and pepper
- 1-1/2 cup sausage, cooked and crumbled Pork or turkey. I used bratwurst.
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese Use more or less as preferred.
- red pepper flakes for garnish optional
- parmesan cheese, grated optional
- In medium bowl, combine melted butter, garlic powder (if using), onion powder (if using) and Italian seasoning. Melt butter or margarine in a large cast iron skillet or pan over low-medium heat.
- Brush both sides of sliced bread with butter mixture. You will have 4 slices of "buttered" bread. Coat 4 slices of bread on both sides with melted butter.
- Place four slices in a large pan on top of stove. "Lightly" brown over low-medium heat.
- Flip over. Toast until "light" golden brown (about 1 minute). Turn OFF heat.
- Sprinkle about 1/4 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese over top of each slice of bread.
- Top with scrambled eggs.
- Top with about 3 tablespoons of cooked/scrambled sausage. Add more or less if desired.
- Sprinkle with remaining shredded mozzarella cheese. Add more or less if desired.
- Carefully place 4 slices of pizza toast in an ungreased cookie sheet or use an ungreased baking pan.
- Place under broiler for 1 minute or until cheese is melted. Watch closely to prevent edges of toast from burning.
- Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese (optional) and sprinkle with red pepper flakes (optional). Serve hot.