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Pizza Breakfast Casserole: An Easy Make-Ahead Recipe

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.

Who says pizza is just for dinner? Try this Pizza Breakfast Casserole, a delicious, easy, make-ahead recipe the whole family will enjoy.

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Breakfast Ideas

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!

Great idea! Host a party with a make your own pizza bar, then use the leftovers to make a Pizza Breakfast Casserole.

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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

These are the ingredients you’ll need. All the exact amounts are in the printable card at the bottom of this post.

To make this Pizza Breakfast Casserole, you use:

  • frozen shredded hashbrowns
  • eggs
  • 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:

Kitchen Tools Needed:

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.

Who says pizza is just for dinner? Try this Pizza Breakfast Casserole, a delicious, easy, make-ahead recipe the whole family will enjoy.
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Pizza Breakfast Casserole: An Easy Make-Ahead Recipe

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.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, breakfast casserole, pizza breakfast casserole
Servings: 6
Calories: 323kcal
Author: Carrie Ypma

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Lightly coat an 8 x 8 or 2 quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Spread the shredded potatoes evenly in the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Sprinkle with your favorite pizza toppings.
  • Whisk together eggs, milk, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, pepper and salt. Pour the egg mixture over the Pizza Breakfast Casserole.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • In the morning, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake the Pizza Breakfast Casserole for 50 minutes.
  • Remove the casserole from the oven and spread pizza sauce across the top. Sprinkle with Italian cheeses.
  • Return it to the oven for 10-15 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 187mg | Sodium: 757mg | Potassium: 654mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 466IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 3mg
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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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Originally published February 2015. Updated February 2018 and updated with nutritional information in March 2020..

30 Comments

  1. This looks so good, I can’t wait to try it! It also seems like it could work as a freezer meal too! I’ll try it out and let you know 🙂

    1. i just made the breakfast pizza, I always .make breakfast on the weekends. My son said this was the best breakfast Ever!
      Thank you
      Todd, Sheboygan, WI

      1. Hooray! Hooray! I love that your son thinks this is the best breakfast ever. Thank you so much for taking the time to circle back and let us know how the breakfast casserole turned out. Have a great Saturday, Todd!

        Best wishes,
        Carrie

  2. Can’t wait to try this recipe the next time we have family over for a visit. Thanks for sharing at the This Is How We Roll Link Party on Organized 31.

  3. I love make ahead meals, especially breakfast. Your recipe looks yummy! Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

    1. Hi Hannah, great question. I’ve often used eggs whites in place of regular eggs in baking or as scrambled eggs. I can’t see any reason why it wouldn’t work in this recipe too, though I haven’t tried it. I bet it would be delicious. If you try it, please come back and comment to let us know how it turned out. 🙂

  4. Instead of the red pizza sauce, I have used either cheese sauce or sausage gravy like a typical breakfast pizza would use!!!! It turned out fantastic. Thanks for the breakfast pizza casserole idea!!

    1. Cheese sauce or sausage gravy both sound like incredibly delicious ways to make the pizza breakfast casserole. I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe, Jennifer.

  5. I think I can pull this off. I used to be a chef at an IHOP so I’ve always enjoyed cooking breakfast items and I like trying new things.

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    1. Hi Todd, yes, I would bake this uncovered. If it starts to brown up at the end and isn’t quite done baking in the center or something you could always cover it with foil then. Enjoy!

      Best wishes,
      Carrie

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