English Muffin Breakfast Pizzas

As made by Laurie.

The recipe is from ourbestbites.com with some additional ideas and suggestions.

As much as I like pizza at any time of day, I think of this recipe as less a pizza and more an "open-faced breakfast sandwich".  And, actually, we had two each for dinner, not breakfast.

One neat thing about this recipe is that it does not appear to have eggs, a staple for breakfast fare. You will not notice any eggs in the images. Yet they are there!

We chose ham, peppers, and mushrooms for the first toppings. 
Tomatoes and cheese come next.

The secret is to soak both sides of the English muffins in a pie plate with a mix of eggs, milk, salt, and Tabasco sauce.  This reminds me of making French toast.  I should point out that though the recipe prescribes Tabasco sauce, Laurie did omit this ingredient in deference to me and my sensitivity to spicy food. Even without this ingredient, we both agree that these make excellent breakfast... or dinner... food.

Tomatoes were added to half of them.  (It's a long story.)
The cheese is shredded non-fat cheddar cheese.

Out of the oven

Onto the plate for dinner with some left over steamed broccoli.  
"Breakfast at Dinner".

English Muffin Breakfast Pizzas

What is needed:

  • 6 English muffins.
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • About 10 dashes Tabasco sauce
  • 12 thin deli slices of ham or 10-12 cooked slices of bacon, crumbled
  • 3/4-1 cup shredded cheddar or pepper jack cheese
  • Optional: chopped veggies such as tomatoes, onions, sliced olives, mushrooms, green peppers

What to do:

The recipe instructions are at ourbestbites.com, at the url found here.

Ideas and suggestions:

  • We did not use the Tabasco sauce.
  • Because the melted cheese sticks a bit to the aluminum foil even if sprayed with cooking spray, it might be helpful to use something like Reynolds Wrap non-stick foil.
  • We used shredded non-fat cheddar cheese.  We worried it would not melt, but it did just fine.
  • Note in the photos how the ham was prepared in little curls or wheels. To look like that, each slice of ham was rolled up, then cut in 1/4" slices. (Try this technique for chief's salads too.)
  • Chopped chives were sprinkled over the top of the cheese.