Egg-In-A-Hole Breakfast Pizza With A Cheesy Stuffed Crust

Pizza crust can be polarizing and the debate is a heated one – thin crust, thick crust, plain crust, stuffed crust... the possibilities are endless. But what if we took the concept of deep-dish pizza and combined it with a classic breakfast technique, the egg-in-a-hole? We're merging the best of 2 very different culinary worlds to bring you a deep-dish egg-in-the hole breakfast pizza, jam-packed with delicious toppings. Did we mention that the crust is absolutely stuffed with mozzarella AND you get to have pizza for breakfast? It's every kid's dream come true!

Yield: 6 servings
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 3½–4½ hours
Difficulty Level: Moderate

You'll Need:

For the pizza dough:

  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp dry yeast
  • 1¼ cup lukewarm water
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp salt

For the filling:

  • 3 mozzarella balls
  • ⅓ cup tomato sauce
  • 3 oz potato sticks
  • 3 oz bacon, cooked & diced
  • ¾ cup shredded mozzarella
  • melted butter
  • crushed red pepper
  • oregano
  • grated parmesan
  • 6 eggs

Here's How:

1. Press the mozzarella balls into an ice cube tray and use a piece of parchment paper to smooth out the surface until it's even. Freeze the ice cube tray for 23 hours.

2. Knead the ingredients for the pizza dough by hand until a smooth dough forms. Transfer the dough to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let the dough rest in a warm place for about 1 hour. Once the pizza dough has rested, preheat the oven to 400°F. Roll out  of the dough into a circle and transfer to a skillet. The dough should be rolled out enough so that it is slightly larger than the skillet.

3. Spread tomato sauce over the dough in the bottom of the skillet, leaving some space around the edge. Sprinkle potato sticks, diced bacon, and shredded mozzarella on top.

4. Roll out the rest of the pizza dough into a circle about the same size as the skillet. Use a glass to cut 6 evenly-spaced holes out of the dough. Cover the pizza in the skillet with the perforated dough.

5. Remove the frozen mozzarella cubes from the ice cube tray and arrange them around the inner edge of the skillet. Flip the excess pizza dough over the mozzarella cubes and seal the dough to create the mozzarella-stuffed crust.

6. Brush melted butter over the pizza dough and sprinkle crushed red pepper, oregano, and grated parmesan on top. Crack an egg into each hole in the dough, transfer the skillet to the oven, and bake at 400°F for 40 minutes until golden brown.

What could possibly be better than pizza for breakfast, or breakfast pizza for dinner? This just might be the culinary twist you've been waiting for! Feel free to customize this delicious dish any way you want – no matter the toppings, no matter the time of day, this pizza is guaranteed to taste amazing!

Get the recipe for the Stuffed Crust Burger Pizza featured in the bonus video.

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