Breakfast English Muffin Pizzas

Hearty Breakfast English Muffin Pizzas topped with scrambled eggs, tomato sauce, and melted cheese. Easy to make, full of flavor, and and can be customized with all your favorite toppings.

320 CALORIES31g CARBS15g FAT24g PROTEIN
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Who doesn’t love pizza for breakfast? With these Breakfast English Muffin Pizzas, you don’t have to feel guilty about it. Made with just four key ingredients, these kid-friendly miniature pizzas make for the ultimate breakfast recipe.

If you’re looking for a healthy breakfast recipe that will have your kids leaping out of bed in the morning, this is the one. Wholesome, easy to make, and beyond satisfying, Breakfast English Muffin Pizzas are the perfect way to start your day.

The first time I made this dish, I was thinking of a childhood friend of mine whose mom used to make the absolute best English muffin pizzas. I’m not even kidding when I say that my mouth watered at the thought of them. As a scrappy second grader, I never believed another breakfast dish could compete with it. I mean, it was pizza for breakfast.

Fast forward to now… As a mother of two who doesn’t always have the best luck getting the girls to finish their breakfast, I knew I had to recreate the infamous recipe. These Breakfast English Muffin Pizzas take just 10 minutes to whip up and are a huge hit with the whole family. They are made with the classic tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese combo, then topped with scrambled eggs for a hearty dose of protein.

Imagine if your favorite breakfast sandwich and your favorite pizza had a baby. This is like that. This hearty breakfast recipe is perfect for mornings when you are short on time or weekends when you want to spice things up. It’s also a great breakfast on the go like these Breakfast Burritos and Breakfast Tacos.

 

Two English muffins topped with scrambled eggs, tomato sauce, and melted cheese for breakfast pizzas on a plate with basil.

Key Ingredients

To make these healthy breakfast pizzas, you will need the following key ingredients:

  • English muffin: You can toast the English muffin to your personal preference. Personally, I like it a little crispy and brown around the edges. Yum. Regular, light, whole wheat, or gluten-free English muffins all work and you can also swap in bagels, toast, and low carb bread options.
  • Eggs: The beauty of this recipe is that it’s super customizable. I prefer to scramble my eggs, but you could fry them or cook them sunnyside up, too. For an even lighter version, you could always opt for scrambled egg whites.
  • Tomato Sauce: Feel free to use any kind of tomato sauce (or store-bought pizza sauce) that you like. If using a store-bought pizza sauce, you may not need as much Italian seasoning. Sliced tomatoes also work.
  • Mozzarella: I prefer to use skim shredded mozzarella cheese, but you can use any kind of cheese you like. Cheddar works great, too!

Recipe Ideas and Ways to Personalize

Here are some of my top tips and tricks to help you make this dish really shine:

  • Add a protein boost. Eggs are plenty of protein for me most mornings, but I do share a roof with a carnivore (my husband). You can easily top these pizzas with sausage or bacon if you’re looking for an extra boost of protein.
  • Add veggies. Looking to clean out the fridge and add extra nutrients? No problem. You can cook some veggies with the eggs or add fresh veggies on top of the pizzas. Some of my top choices include spinach, bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms.
  • Add some butter. I am a firm believer that you can never go wrong with a little butter. Try spreading some over the English muffins before adding the rest of your ingredients. You won’t be disappointed! Pesto is also really tasty.
  • Sprinkle with basil. This might be my favorite part. A sprinkle of fresh basil over the top (or even cooked into the eggs) adds a ton of fresh, delicious flavor that most definitely belongs on a breakfast pizza.

What to Serve with Breakfast English Muffin Pizzas

I’ve always found these Breakfast English Muffin Pizzas to be pretty filling, especially if you load them up with extra eggs or veggies. However, if you’re serving this dish as the star of a larger breakfast or brunch, you can pair it with just about anything. Some of my favorite breakfast side dishes include hash brown potatoes, yogurt bowls, smoothies, and arugula salad.

Most mornings, I like to enjoy my breakfast pizzas with a big ol’ cup of joe, but you could also try it with one of my delicious Healthy Oatmeal Smoothies & Protein Shakes. That way, you have the perfect balance of sweet and savory to start off your morning.

Breakfast pizzas with English muffins topped with scrambled eggs, sauce, and cheese with orange juice on the side,

Storage and Leftovers

Looking for the perfect healthy on-the-go breakfast? I’ve got you covered. These breakfast pizzas are fantastic for tossing into a plastic bag and running out the door. I always recommend doubling up on the recipe and saving some for later.

  • To store: Seal pizzas in an airtight storage container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Of course, only if you can keep your family’s hands off of them for that long.
  • To freeze: Make sure they’ve cooled completely, then place them in an airtight storage container or a plastic bag.
  • To reheat: Simply place on a microwave-safe plate and reheat for 1-1½ minutes at a time, until heated through.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you can find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about this healthy breakfast recipe:

In my opinion, breakfast pizzas are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven. However, if you want to plan ahead, you can freeze the leftover pizzas and reheat them as needed.

Nope! You can customize this recipe however you want, which means cooking the eggs to your liking. This recipe tastes just as delicious with scrambled eggs as it does with a fried egg on top. You can also mix up the toppings (add protein, veggies, and/or cheese) to suit your flavor preferences.

In a small bowl, beat the eggs with salt and a little bit of water. Add the mixture to a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat and gently push around the eggs from the outsides to the center using a spatula. Large, fluffy curds will begin to form. If you want your eggs even creamier, add milk to the egg mixture in place of water.

Absolutely! These delicious breakfast pizzas will work with bagels, sandwich things, toast, French bread, or you could turn it into a breakfast quesadilla with a flour or low carb tortilla. 

Scrambled egg breakfast pizzas on English muffins with melted mozzarella cheese and basil.
The Recipe
Breakfast English muffin pizzas with eggs, tomato sauce, basil, and melted cheese on a plate with English muffins on the side.

Breakfast English Muffin Pizzas

PREP TIME: 5 Min
COOK TIME: 5 Min
TOTAL TIME: 10 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 1 light English muffin
  • 3 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 tbsp. part skim shredded mozzarella cheese

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Instructions

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Lightly toast the English muffin. Meanwhile, scramble the eggs and season with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.

Scrambled eggs in a skillet with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
2

Assemble the pizzas by layering the sauce, eggs, and cheese on the English muffin halves. Melt the cheese in a toaster oven (or oven) until bubbling.

Toasted English muffin with tomato sauce and scrambled eggs on a baking sheet.
3

Melt the cheese in a toaster oven (or oven) until bubbling.

English muffin breakfast pizza in the oven with melted cheese.
Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 2 pizzas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 320
Calories from Fat 134
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g
24%
Saturated Fat 5g
28%
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 386mg
129%
Sodium 710mg
31%
Total Carbohydrate 31g
11%
Dietary Fiber 9g
36%
Sugars 3g
Protein 24g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

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On Breakfast English Muffin Pizzas
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Sharon D'Arcy
July 1, 2017 - 21:59
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This has become my every day breakfast. Cooks in 5 mins, tasty and easily transportable if I need to eat on the run.
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Katie Martinson
April 11, 2017 - 07:02
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A favorite weekday breakfast. I think I have an old version of this recipe saved with no basil and some and sprinkle of red pepper flakes instead of basil but it's still a good one
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Megan Eaton
January 18, 2016 - 14:36
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There was great protein packed into these little pizzas but next time I'm going to kick up the flavor with a spread of some sort on the muffin.
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