Grilled Breakfast Pizza With Turkey Sausage and Scrambled Eggs

Day PartBreakfast
Menu PartEntree
Cuisine TypeItalian

Chef-instructor Bill Briwa
Culinary Institute of America
St. Helena, Calif.

Breakfast pizzas are becoming an increasingly popular way to start the day. Chef Bill Briwa of the Culinary Institute of America showcases a hearty version topped with boursin cheese, scrambled eggs and sausage. There’s even a serving of veggies in the form of arugula salad with homemade potato croutons.


Prepared pizza dough
2 lb. Yukon Gold potatoes
Salt, as needed
1 qt. canola oil, for frying
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 lb. boursin cheese
3/4 cup sliced turkey breakfast sausage
15 eggs, beaten
2 lb. arugula
1 1/2 cups sun-dried tomatoes
3/4 cup vinaigrette
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


1. Prepare favorite pizza dough recipe. Roll out into circles and grill; set aside.

2. For potato croutons: Cook potatoes in boiling salted water until tender; drain. Tap each potato with a mallet or bottom of small saucepan until the potato cracks. Tear each potato into 1/2- to 3/4-inch chunks with craggy irregular shape. Set aside to cool and steam dry.

3. In medium saucepot, heat oil to 375 F. Fry potato pieces in batches in hot oil until deep golden brown and crispy, about 3 minutes. Drain potatoes on absorbent paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

4. Spread grilled pizzas lightly with boursin. Place pizza in oven to melt cheese.

5. Saute sliced turkey sausage until browned and crispy. Add beaten eggs and scramble.

6. In large bowl, mix arugula, sun-dried tomatoes, torn potato croutons, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.

7. Top pizza with scrambled eggs and turkey sausage mixture. Add arugula salad and dust with grated Parmesan cheese.

Photo courtesy of National Turkey Federation

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