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Sunday Brunch: Breakfast Pizza with Ham and Egg Recipe

Roll out of bed and wish really hard that someone special will bring you this brunch-y pizza topped off with melty mozzarella, ham, and mini sunny side up quail eggs.

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I’m obsessed with mini things. I want everything mini. Mike even bought a Mini Cooper because he knows I love mini things. I can’t help it, I just think everything mini is better! Just this morning, Mike and I were chatting about how I want to make breakfast grilled cheese and I said, what about MINI breakfast grilled cheese sliders? He straight up shot me down because according to him: mini does not taste better.

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AHEM! I beg to differ, especially when it comes to quail eggs, which are the cutest mini food out there. I love the rich yolk to white ratio, the outside speckle-y shells, the pale baby blue of the inside shells, and the way they look like a regular sized egg, but mini.

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Anyway, this pizza was delicious – so delicious I had to make it twice, but not for the reasons you suspect. See, for some reason on the first go round, I forgot to lightly oil my pizza pan. Maybe it was because instead of my usual morning shot of espresso, I just had pour over? Whatever the reason, instead of doing my usual (light coating of oil and a dusting of cornmeal) I just lightly dusted it with semolina, as one does. Of course, after it came out and I was ready to cut in and eat it, I discovered that the pizza basically glued itself to the pan. TRAGEDY! Luckily, I had a second pall of no-knead dough hanging out in the fridge so I was able to make another pizza. Crisis averted :)

Wishing you a pizza-filled Sunday!
xoxo steph

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Breakfast Pizza with Ham and Egg Recipe
makes 1 pizza


  • oil for the pan
  • 12 quail eggs
  • 1 ball no-knead pizza dough or pizza dough of choice
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup pizza sauce, depending on how saucy you like your pizza
  • 1 – 1.5 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 6-8 slices thin deli ham
  • fresh basil, if desired
  • red pepper flakes, if desired

Arrange a rack in middle of oven and preheat to its hottest setting, 500°–550°.

In a non-stick pan, fry quail eggs sunny side up in a touch of oil, 1-2 minutes on medium heat. Set aside.

Lightly oil a cast iron pan and dust lightly with cornmeal, if desired. Or, lightly oil and dust a baking sheet. Shape dough into a circle, pushing gently until fairly thin. Spread on the sauce almost to the edges. Top generously with the shredded mozzarella and a sprinkling of red pepper flakes. Top with ham and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the crust is puffy, crisp and slightly blistered. Remove and top with the quail eggs and freshly torn basil. Enjoy immediately with extra red pepper flakes, if desired.

It’s Sunday! You know what that means: it’s time for Sunday Brunch. Why don’t you skip the line and make brunch at home this week? The coffee’s truly bottomless, the booze doesn’t have a crazy markup and you can chill out in your pajamas. Every Sunday I’ll post a brunch recipe. Soon you won’t be asking, where should we go for brunch – instead it’ll be, what should we make for brunch today?

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9 Comments

  1. This pizza looks insane! Omg, YES!

  2. Alana says:

    eeepp! breakfast pizza ftw!

  3. Anna says:

    It’s look likes egg in hell (this is cuisine). I like pizza and egg. So I think the two things look well together. I’m hungry..😂

  4. Daniel says:

    OMG! Look so delicious!
    Pizza is always correct.
    If I will eat this pizza in the morning, It seems like I’m full allday.

  5. Raina says:

    It’s so cute!I like mini things too because mini things are easy to eat.
    In addition, I think it’ll be better in the morning. Anyway l really want to eat this pizza😭

  6. Olivia says:

    It is imaginative that eggs are on top of pizza. So cute😸

  7. cheon ho says:

    I like pizza and ham
    Look so good :) ~♥~

  8. cheon ho says:

    I like pizza and ham
    Look so good :) ~♥~

  9. Paul says:

    It’s look so very delicious and thr combination of egg and ham looks good in harmony!!

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