Pizza is not just for Dinner - Try my Breakfast Hash Brown Pizza - a crispy golden hash brown base with all your favourite breakfast toppings.
I can't quite remember how this first came about.
I think I had grated some potato to make some hash to go with my eggs for breakfast, but then shaping the potato into patties on the tray, I thought hey why don't I just make one big hash brown that I can put everything on top off, which then of course popped the idea into my head for a pizza base and well as it was for breakfast - It just had to be a Breakfast Hash Brown Pizza.
They became a regular meal, especially at the weekend. Because who doesn't love all a crispy hash brown, topped with all the delicious parts of a breakfast?
For toppings - I like mix them up whenever I make this, my favourite being fried egg of course because fried eggs and hashbrowns go perfectly together. Occasionally though scrambled eggs are my preferred choice of topping. I do like the topping to include egg though because it just would not feel like a breakfast hash brown pizza without egg.
There really isn't a right or wrong, just, You could vary this Breakfast Hash Brown Pizza with so many other toppings. Add some chopped tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, sausage whatever takes your fancy.
For the perfect hash brown base, I parboil the potatoes first, it's my preferred way to make hash browns because doing that step helps they go super crispy, just like a hash brown should be.
It's exactly how I make these Syn Free Crispy Golden Hash Browns.
Another quick way instead of parboiling is to microwave the potato for about 3 mins, let it cool slightly and then you can remove the skin and grate.
Season well with salt and black pepper, then shape on a baking tray into your pizza base. Traditionally pizza's tend to be round, but you really can make it any shape you like. I'm picturing heart-shaped breakfast hash browns pizza for Valentines Day for your loved one or christmas tree shaped for the kids at Christmas.
The base needs to be baked in the oven on its own first, to crisp up, so you could actually prep that part the night before to save some time, the bases once cooked to the crispy golden stage freeze really well too, so make a few bases in advance and freeze them.
Next is the tomato pizza sauce, you can make this Breakfast Hash Brown Pizza without, I just mix passata (crushed tomatoes) with tomato paste, garlic powder and onion powder, keeping it nice quick and simple.
For vegetable toppings, I tend to go for peppers and onion and of course some yummy bacon but have also added sausage in the past too. Lean bacon is syn free, so if you want to keep this syn free then that is a better option.
I add only a little bit of cheese - 10g to be exact, as part of my healthy extra a choice or you can choose to syn that if you want to keep your healthy extra a choice for something else.
If you are a sandwich at lunchtime kind of person, this Breakfast Hash Brown Pizza will free up your Healthy Extra B for later.
What yummy toppings will you add to your Breakfast Hash Brown Pizza?
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- 250g/9oz potato (floury potato)
- 1 egg
- chopped red pepper,
- chopped green pepper
- chopped red onion
- 1 spring onion, sliced
- 2 slices of lean bacon, chopped
- 10g of cheddar
- salt and pepper
- 3 tbs of passata (crushed tomatoes
- ½ tbs of tomato puree
- pinch of garlic powder
- pinch of onion powder
- Cooking oil spray
- Peel potatoes (cut in half if large)
- Add to a saucepan and just cover with water.
- Bring to a bubbling boil, then take off heat, and leave in the hot water for 5 mins
- Run under a cold tap to cool down. Pat completely dry.
- Preheat oven to 200c or 400f
- Grate the potato, and season with salt
- Place on a clean kitchen towel and blot just to remove any excess moisture.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper
- Add the grated potato and flatten into a round and press down firmly to get the potato to form together.
- Spray over the top with spray oil
- Place in the oven and bake for approx 30 mins until nice and golden.
- When hash brown base is almost cooked.
- Spray a frying pan with cooking oil spray add the bacon, onion and peppers and cook for about 3-4 mins.
- Mix the passata, tomato paste, onion and garlic powder together.
- Spray this over the cooked hash brown base.
- Sprinkle the outside of the hash brown (leaving a small clear circle in the middle with the peppers and onion.
- Crack the egg into the centre and top with the grated cheese.
- Place back in the oven until eggs is cooked to your liking and cheese is melted (approx 7 minutes)
- Season with salt and black pepper
Alternatively, microwave medium sized potatoes in the skin for 3 minutes, allow to slightly cool and then you can remove skin, and grate skipping the parboiling step.
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Nutrition InformationYield 1 Serving Size 1 pizza
Amount Per Serving Calories 413Total Fat 12.3gSaturated Fat 5.3gCholesterol 196mgSodium 1013mgCarbohydrates 47.8gFiber 7.4gSugar 5.6gProtein 29.2g