If you live in Iowa, you know about Casey's breakfast pizza. For some reason, this gas station chain is our go-to pizza place....when we get a craving for some 'za, we don't call Pizza Hut or Godfather's, we call the gas station. And when you want breakfast pizza, it's the only place to be. I've only had better breakfast pizza one place, and that's in Montezuma so it's a pretty long drive from home. Sounds odd, but don't knock it till you've tried it...I'm telling ya! I've been searching for a way to make it at home for quite some time, and the elusive ingredient is the nice cheese sauce they use instead of regular pizza sauce (10 points if anyone reading works for Casey's and can snag me that recipe). I've looked on Pinterest (it's the new google when it comes to recipes) and couldn't find anything but people simply using shredded cheese instead of sauce. Then it hit me...I saw a can of Cheddar cheese soup in the grocery store, and figured I could give it a shot! Oh, did it work...the soup is the perfect consistency for pizza sauce and I seriously surprised myself at how good this homemade pizza was!
I made 2 of them to freeze and take to the lake for Memorial day weekend, so we wouldn't have to worry about breakfast each morning. I also wanted to "skinny up" the standard breakfast pizza a bit. Although this is not exactly diet food, if you're going to have breakfast pizza, it's better than your other options. Here's what you need for 2 pizzas:
2 whole wheat thin crusts
2 cans cheddar cheese soup
1 lb breakfast sausage, browned (I plan to use turkey in the future but this was deer sausage given to me by a friend)
12 eggs, scrambled (I used 6 eggs and 6 egg whites)
6 pieces bacon, cooked and crumbled (use turkey for even less calories)
1 package canadian bacon
2% shredded colby jack cheese
From here, it's pretty self-explanatory, but I'll take you through the steps. Spread your cheese sauce on the crust. I didn't quite use a whole can on each crust, but I used 3/4 of it.
Add the eggs and sausage, top with bacon and canadian bacon.
Top with shredded cheese...
Bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes from frozen (do not thaw). If you don't freeze it, I would start watching at 15 minutes.
And here is the lake breakfast of champions....coffee and skinnier breakfast pizza. My oven there is gas, not electric, so it wasn't exceptionally cooked since the oven didn't get as hot as I would like, but I brought leftovers home and crisped them up in a pizza oven and it took the pizza to a whole new level. Me thinks this stuff is going to be a common freezer item at the Casa de Stensland Numero Dos...and I wonder why my wedding dress still doesn't fit like it should? When Main Man asks "Did you really make this?" I suppose it means I did something right though. Happy Thursday, all!