Monday, July 11, 2011

Breakfast Sausage & Gravy Pizza

Breakfast Sausage and Gravy Pizza
Recipe adapted from Real Mom Kitchen
Makes 4 Servings

1 package Trader Joe’s pizza dough
2.5 servings Jimmy Dean reduced fat crumbles
1 envelope country gravy mix, prepared (takes 4 minutes, 1 pot and 1 cup water)
4 eggs
1 tbsp fat-free milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 oz. 75% reduced fat cheddar cheese (Cabot)
2 green onions, diced

Preheat oven to 500. Remove pizza dough from refrigerator, open bag and let stand at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.Coat pizza pan lightly with cooking spray. Spread dough on pan. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper. In a large skillet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray over medium heat, add egg mixture; cook and stir until just solid, not set. Spread prepared gravy mixture over dough. Top with sausage, eggs and cheese. Bake for 6 minutes, until eggs are set and cheese is melted. If needed, bake in additional 1 minute increments but watch carefully. When complete, into sprinkle with green onion. Wait 5 minutes before serving (the heat from the pizza will 'cook' the onions).

Nutritional Information: 466 calories, 56 carbs, 15 fat grams and 19 protein grams.

Review: A-mazing. This is one of my higher calorie breakfasts but well worth it. It was SO filling with the eggs, gravy and sausage, and I loved how it all meshed together with cheese on top. The green onions added a nice crunch, but if you're not a big green onion fan I wouldn't worry - it would be great without them! This was my first time cooking with gravy and won't be my last - it added a nice country kick and made the breakfast recipe more traditional. If you wanted to lower the calories on this, I think you could take the cheese down by an ounce, and sub 1 of the eggs for egg substitute! This reheated well and will be made again for SURE.

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