Pizza Egg Skillet

When I get cravings for pizza – there is absolutely no stopping me until that craving is satisfied. I rarely crave the crust portion of pizza (frankly, there really isn’t any good gluten-free pizza crust out there) but melted cheese, tomatoey goodness, and spicy meats? GIVE ME.

I’ve been craving pizza for weeeeks now and nothing seems to satisfy the craving. So last night, I went out with the specific purpose of buying pizza components – cheese, pepperoni, sauce, etc. I had planned on maybe experimenting with some pizza dough recipes and making this glorious homemade pizza…but then foam rolling and relaxing with a glass of wine sounded much more appealing. This morning however, I decided that I REALLY wanted pizza and concocted what is surely my new favorite breakfast.

Meet the pizza egg skillet. All the components of pizza – minus the crust – in a fast and easy egg dish that is equally good for breakfast and dinner. I’ve made similar “baked egg” dishes before but this is one of the easiest and can even be made pre-caffeine. I’ve included instructions for baking the dish without cheese and with cheese – just a note though, getting the timing right for melted cheese + runny egg yolks is an art. Which just means you have to practice…and eat more pizza egg skillets. Damn.

Pizza Egg Skillet

Ingredients

  • 2oz pork sausage or seasoned ground pork (pre-cooked or raw is fine)
  • 2 large slices uncured pepperoni or 4-5 small slices
  • 1/4 cup marinara sauce (homemade or jarred)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese (mozzarella or cheddar are excellent)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350F (if not using cheese). Heat a small skillet over medium high heat. If you need to cook the sausage, do so now. Once sausage is cooked, drain a bit of fat from the pan (leave about 1 Tbsp in the pan).
2. Add marinara sauce, cooked sausage, and sliced (or small) pepperoni to skillet. Once sauce begins to simmer, clear a small area in the middle of the skillet for the eggs.
3. Carefully crack two eggs into the skillet. If you're not going to be using cheese, or want your eggs not at all runny, place skillet in 350F oven for about 5-7 minutes until whites are set and yolk is set to your liking.
4. If you're using cheese and like your eggs a little runny, place eggs in oven under the broiler for 2-3 minutes until whites are just nearly set. Carefully remove skillet, sprinkle cheese over the top, and place back under the broiler until cheese is melted and slightly browned.

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Comments: 4

  1. Meg @ A Dash of Meg March 7, 2014 at 3:58 pm Reply

    wowza girl friend i am going to loooooove this oh yes

  2. Purely Twins March 7, 2014 at 5:33 pm Reply

    looks amazing!!!

  3. Danielle @ It's a Harleyyy Life March 8, 2014 at 7:19 am Reply

    I love pizza and crave it every week but hate how bad it is for you (when you are stuffing 5 pieces down your throat (: ) So this would be a great substitute!

  4. Lauren March 8, 2014 at 10:53 pm Reply

    I am always craving pizza. This sounds amazing!

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