Ham and Egg Breakfast Pizza

by | Feb 21, 2015 | All, Breakfast & Brunch

Leftover pizza for breakfast has always been a thing, but this scrumptious Ham and Egg Breakfast Pizza makes pizza in the morning totally legit.

This quick and easy Ham and Egg Breakfast Pizza is proof that pizza for breakfast was totally meant to be.See that egg?

I die.

Seriously, I was so ridiculously excited when I made this. Sometimes I can get all caught up in finding the newest, latest and greatest take on food, only to make meal prep more time consuming and complicated than it needs to be. This Ham and Egg Breakfast Pizza is just another reminder that good food doesn’t have to be fussy and simple ingredients can truly make magic together.

Besides, who can argue with pizza for breakfast?

A few tips for making this killer pizza:

1) Place a pizza stone or overturned sheet pan in the oven while it is preheating. This helps ensure the pizza cooks evenly, especially important with that egg on top. Besides, who likes soggy crust?

2) Use the best ricotta you can find. This one was a real eye opener for me. I admit, I’m not well-versed in ricotta cheese, often settling for whatever is in the dairy section. But since the ricotta was one of the few starring ingredients here, I wandered over to the imported cheese section at my grocery store and picked up some Calabro Whole Milk Ricotta. Holy smokes, I could eat this stuff with a spoon! Smooth (not grainy) with a faint sweetness to it. You may not be able to get Calabro where you live, but seek out something similar. Sooo worth the extra few minutes of shopping.

3) Crack your egg on the pizza AFTER you put it in the oven. This is simply to avoid the cleanup that will inevitably occur when you try to transfer a raw cracked egg from one flat surface to another. Unless you have incredibly balanced hands, then by all means crack the egg before you put the pizza in the oven. (And start charging admission for your performance, because that’s pretty awesome.)

I know some of you might be squeamish about runny eggs, so I offered a range of cooking times in the recipe below. Choose what works for you.

Now go forth and impress the heck out of your family and friends. Because pizza. For Breakfast.

Enough said.

This quick and easy Ham and Egg Breakfast Pizza is proof that pizza for breakfast was totally meant to be.

Ham and Egg Breakfast Pizza on parchment paper with fresh chives for garnish.

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Ham and Egg Breakfast Pizza

Ham and Egg Breakfast Pizza

PIzza for breakfast? Yes! This Ham and Egg Breakfast Pizza will change your brunch menu!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 piece of Naan bread
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons pizza sauce
  • 5 teaspoons ricotta cheese
  • 1 piece ham
  • 2 heaping teaspoons grated Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 1 egg, cracked in a small bowl
  • Fresh basil, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Place a pizza stone or overturned sheet pan in the oven and preheat to 450.
  2. Evenly spread pizza sauce over Naan. Drop teaspoon-size dollops of ricotta on the Naan. Tear ham into pieces and evenly space on Naan. Sprinkle Pecorino cheese on top.
  3. Place Naan in the oven and gently slide the cracked egg out of the bowl and onto the middle of the Naan. Bake for 8-12 minutes, depending on how soft or hard you like your eggs.
  4. Remove from oven. Garnish with fresh basil. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 596Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 290mgSodium: 2062mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 52g

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31 Comments

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      I love eggs on pizza, and have finally gotten a local restaurant to add one for me. I’ve found it easier to have the egg fried separately just to not overcook the egg. Guess your method works as well. Pita is also a good substitute crust.

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        Great tip, Mary! Thanks for sharing!

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    I’m all for pizza for breakfast. This looks so much better than my protein bar!

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      Amen!

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    I love eggs on pizza (well, eggs in general!). Great tips for preparing a good pizza. I strictly adhere to rule #1 and now I must put your rule #2 into practice. I don’t think I’ve ever paid attention to the kind I’ve bought in the past. Thank you!

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      It makes such a difference, Jean. I was surprised myself until I tried it. No turning back now!

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    We absolutely love eggs on pizza. The runny yolk mixes with all the other flavors, yum! Even better I don’t have to make pizza dough. We also have naan in the freezer. My family is going to love you for this one.

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      Yay!

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      Come join us, Anna! Pizza for breakfast is our new weekend tradition!

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    I totally have to try this for hubs. He’ll lose his mind. It looks crazy delicious.

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      It IS crazy delicious. Hope he loves it!

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    I just fainted. Quick! I need smelling salts! Actually, I would rather have this breakfast pizza. The overturned baking sheet in the oven is a great tip. My baking stones were recently broken and I needed a fix till they arrive!

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      Nothing should stand in the way of you making this pizza, Angela!

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    I absolutely adore braekfast pizzas…especially with runny eggs. These look out of this world amazing!

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      Me, too, Heather!

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        Breakfast Pizza Looks Good something Different to eat , I’L make my own Pizza Crust I’m Gluten Free better I make my own and Cheaper !!

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          Hope you enjoy it, Karen!

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    First, I absolutely love that this can easily be either breakfast OR dinner. Second, these photos are gorgeous! And third, so few ingredients makes this an easy weeknight meal that’s not only relatively healthy but also delicious. Pinned, tweeted and yummed!! 🙂

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      You’re so sweet, Kristy. Thanks for all the love!

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    I am totally with you on the joys of pizza for breakfast. And having eaten pizza with egg for dinner once, I can attest that the combination is fabulous. I’m imagining this breakfast and wishing the weekend would come faster so I can try it out.

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      No need to wait for the weekend, Laura. Try it tomorrow!

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    love love love that runny egg on top!! and YES pizza for breakfast wins every time

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      I’m a sucker for a good runny egg, too, Heather. Gets me every time.

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    I’ve never had pizza for breakfast… and think I have been missing out on something seriously great. I have to make this!

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      Do it, Thalia! You’ll love it!

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    Boy, is that stunning! Pizza for breakfast is the best…but even better is some fantastic eggs and scrumptious ham!!!

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      Exactly, Nic!

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    This looks like the most perfect pizza ever! I’m gonna go hunting for good ricotta soon. I always settle for whatever’s cheap but you’ve got me curious now!

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      I was shocked at the difference, Amanda. Happy shopping (and sampling)!

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