We all love pizza, but who says it’s just for dinner? Try this Pizza Breakfast Casserole, a delicious, easy, make-ahead recipe the whole family will enjoy.
Liven up your brunch menu with an easy Pizza Breakfast Casserole. Made with eggs, shredded potatoes and your favorite pizza toppings, your family is sure to love this recipe.
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During the week, breakfasts in our home usually involve cold cereal or an occasional frozen waffle. When we have more time on the weekends, we love to create a larger heartier breakfast, like Belgian waffles, cinnamon applesauce pancakes, or egg burritos.
If I’m the one doing the cooking or we’re hosting overnight guests, I gravitate toward hot breakfast recipes you prepare the night before so you don’t have to fuss in the kitchen in the morning.
A Breakfast Recipe You Can Make Ahead of Time
Once a month, I trade recipes with Ashlyn from Belle of the Kitchen. For February, we thought it would be fun to share breakfast recipes you can make ahead of time. While I brought this recipe for Pizza Breakfast Casserole to Belle of the Kitchen a few weeks ago, Ashlyn was here sharing a delicious French Toast Casserole.
Now today I get to bring you the Pizza Breakfast Casserole, so you can see how easy it is to make! It includes shredded hashbrowns and eggs covered with tomato sauce, Italian cheeses and your favorite pizza toppings.
Last summer, we hosted a “Make Your Own Pizza” party at our house where guests could choose from tons of different ingredients to top their pizza just the way they wanted. Afterwards we had small amounts of many of the ingredients leftover, so that’s where the idea for a Pizza Breakfast Casserole was born!
Pizza for Breakfast
We love pizza for dinner, so why not try it for breakfast? Scroll on down for the recipe card at the bottom of the post. Here’s a quick overview of what you’ll need and what to expect. Plus, I’ll answer some questions for you.
Pizza Breakfast Casserole Ingredients
To make this Pizza Breakfast Casserole, you use:
- frozen shredded hashbrowns
- Italian spices
- any of your favorite pizza toppings
That’s it! Sounds way too easy, doesn’t it? That’s the beauty of this recipe, how easy it is.
Some of the pizza toppings we used were:
- Green pepper
How to Make Pizza Breakfast Casserole
This casserole can be made ahead. Then the next morning you just bake it and have a hot breakfast.
To make it ahead of time, pour eggs, milk and Italian spices over the Pizza Breakfast Casserole (the hashbrowns and pizza toppings) and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight.
In the morning, you just make your coffee, pop the Pizza Breakfast Casserole in your oven and you’re ready to start your day. After it’s cooked a while, you add a thin layer of pizza sauce and shredded Italian cheeses to finish off the casserole and let it cook a short while longer.
Pizza Breakfast Casserole: An Easy Make-Ahead Recipe
- 4 cups shredded frozen hashbrowns
- 1/2 cup chopped green pepper optional
- 4 oz diced ham optional
- 1/3 cup chopped pepperoni optional
- 1/3 cup Diced Onion optional
- 6 Eggs
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 3/4 cup pizza sauce
- 1 cup shredded Italian cheeses
- Lightly coat an 8 x 8 or 2 quart baking dish with cooking spray.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- In the morning, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake the Pizza Breakfast Casserole for 50 minutes.
Serving Suggestions for Pizza Breakfast Casserole:
Just as you would order from a menu of pizza options at your favorite restaurant, you can make this casserole with any pizza toppings you choose. Here are a few suggestions to try:
- Add bacon and Italian sausage to turn it into a Meat Lovers Pizza Breakfast Casserole.
- Skip the meat and use sautéed mushrooms, red peppers and onions along with fresh tomatoes and spinach to create a Vegetable Pizza Breakfast Casserole.
- Make it a Taco Pizza Breakfast Casserole and use seasoned beef, black olives, taco sauce and cheddar cheeses.
- If you try it as a Hawaiian Pizza Breakfast Casserole, though, comment below and let me know. I’m curious how it would taste with ham and pineapple.
The options for this Pizza Breakfast Casserole are endless! It does go great with buttered toast, a cup of coffee and some orange juice, though. This Pizza Breakfast Casserole recipe can also be doubled and prepared in a 9 x 13″ baking dish, but may require more cooking time.
What’s your family’s favorite make-ahead breakfast recipe? Please comment below and share. We’re always looking for new ideas to try!
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More Breakfast Ideas
If you loved this casserole, here are some more breakfast ideas you’ll love too.
Originally published February 2015. Updated February 2018.