Southwest Vegetarian Breakfast Pizza: A Brizza Recipe
If you are a fan of breakfast, and a love of pizza, then breakfast pizza, or Brizza is going to tantalize your taste buds. I had a dish similar to this on a road trip through Kansas, and couldn’t wait to recreate my own version. While I am making this brizza a vegetarian option, I’ll also offer ingredient combinations to those who don’t follow a vegetarian lifestyle.
We start with a Boboli store-bought pizza crust. I prefer the thin crust but you can use whichever style you like. Then, we brush the crust with butter and toast it a bit before piling it high with a combination of plant-based chorizo, peppers, and onions, scrambled eggs, and a drizzle of tomatillo sauce.
Dollops of goat cheese and a lime crema help douse the heat from the faux-chorizo, and fresh avocado add a level of creaminess. Oh dear goodness, this Brizza is delicious and addictive! It is easy to make (though does have a couple of steps to get there) and one pizza can easily feed four to six people.
The Brizza reheats well and can be made from a variety of toppings, or whatever you have on hand. I’m a firm believer in using up the things in the refrigerator and this recipe is perfect for doing just that.
More Brizza Combinations
Other Brizza ideas include:
- Crumbled bacon, shredded Swiss cheese, diced tomatoes
- Sautéed diced onion, mushrooms, and spinach, Canadian Bacon, and feta cheese
- Roasted red peppers, diced chicken, pico de Gallo, Cotija cheese
- Asparagus, diced mushrooms, Gruyère cheese
- Diced Spam, Colby-Jack Cheese, cherry tomatoes, chives for garnish
- Maple Sausage links, diced yellow onion and sweet potatoes, shredded Cheddar cheese
Southwest Vegetarian Breakfast Pizza= Brizza
Brizza, breakfast pizza, is a delicious alternative to typical breakfast ideas using a variety of tasty ingredients or whatever you have on hand. Can be served piping hot or at room temperature; perfect for inviting guests or a special occasion.
Save time by using a store-bought pizza crust, and shave off calories by packing your Brizza with hearty vegetables or plant-based foods.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 6 slices 1x
- Category: breakfast
- Cuisine: American
- Boboli Thin Pizza Crust 10 oz.
- 2 oz. light butter, melted
- 6 eggs, scrambled
- 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1/2 cup diced yellow or orange pepper
- 1 avocado
- 1/2 cup tomatillo sauce
- 1/2 cup light sour cream
- juice of 1/2 lime, plus zest
- 2 cups plant-based meat, I used Morningstar Farms Chorizo Crumbles
- 4 oz. goat cheese
- Crack eggs into a medium-sized bowl. Season with salt, 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt, and pepper. Stir rapidly with a fork. Pour into hot, greased (or sprayed with Pam) skillet and scrambled to desired consistency. Set aside to cool.
- In a skillet over medium high heat, drizzle with olive oil and cook onions and peppers five minutes. Season with salt and pepper as they cook. Reduce heat to medium, add the plant based meat product (Chorizo crumbles) to the peppers and onions, and cook until done, adding more olive oil if necessary.
- Place pizza crust on a baking pan. Brush with melted butter. Bake on 350 degrees (preheated oven) for seven minutes. Remove from oven.
- Top pizza crust with peppers/onions/Chorizo crumbles, scattering to cover the entire crust. Add the scrambled eggs. Drizzle with tomatillo sauce. Drop tiny bits of goat cheese across the pizza. Bake five to seven minutes, or until desired doneness. Note: the cheese will not melt, but it will soften it up a bit.
- Meanwhile, stir together lime zest, juice of half a lime, and sour cream. Add a Tablespoon or two of water to make it drizzling consistency, a trick I learned from Hello Fresh.
- Remove Brizza from oven. Allow to rest two minutes before transferring to a serving plate. Cut into either four or six pieces. Serve with a dish of avocado pieces and the lime crema, or you can put them on the entire Brizza after resting from the oven.
You can easily sub the yellow or orange pepper for whatever color you happen to have. You can also sub the vegetarian faux-meat for the real thing, should you choose.
Morningstar Farms Chorizo Crumbles are really spicy. This dish really needs the lime crema and goat cheese to tame the heat.
I used a round baking pan, which made transferring the Brizza to a serving plate quite the challenge. I recommend using a standard rectangular one.
This dish tastes just as good at room temperature as it does piping hot. This makes it great for challenging meal preps when you have guests.
I purposely left out the amount of salt and pepper to use, as this will be based on your personal taste.
I recommend serving the avocado and lime crema on the side unless you know that everyone eating it likes those ingredients. If not, more for you!
- Serving Size: 1 slice
- Calories: 408
- Sugar: 3mg
- Sodium: 495mg
- Fat: 20g
- Carbohydrates: 16g
- Protein: 17g
Keywords: breakfast, pizza, brunch, brizza
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