Italian Breakfast Pizza
  • ½ pound ground breakfast sausage (I used reduced-fat)
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • a big handful of sliced mushrooms, about ½ cup
  • ½ cup diced red onion
  • ½ bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • approximately half a loaf of Italian bread, cubed
  • ⅓ cup pepperoni (I used turkey)
  • 1 small can sliced black olives
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese, divided
  • 4 eggs
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  1. Combine sausage, red pepper flakes and veggies (including your garlic) in a large skillet, cooking until sausage is brown and crumbly. Drain, and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, place half of your bread cubes in an 8x8 baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Top with sausage mixture, pepperoni, and olives. Sprinkle with half of the cheeses; then top with remaining bread cubes and cheeses.
  3. Whisk eggs in a medium bowl until smooth; add milk and whisk again to combine. Pour egg mixture over casserole, and sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours, or overnight. Before baking, allow the dish to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  5. Uncover casserole, and bake at 350 for 45 to 55 minutes (this took 50 minutes in my oven), or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
adapted from Deen Bros Family Holidays, 2011
Recipe by Kitchen Meets Girl at