Save Breakfast with These Mouthwatering Leftover Pizza IdeasDecember 16, 2015 by Buck's Pizza | Comments Off on Save Breakfast with These Mouthwatering Leftover Pizza Ideas
Cold pizza for breakfast is an American tradition, and we’re just not going to mess with that. But did you know there are other ways to eat pizza for breakfast? Sure, they take a bit more effort than simply popping the box lid and grabbing that refrigerated slice, but everybody loves options. Right? Plus, nothing warms up cold winter mornings quite like these awesome leftover-pizza breakfast tips. We linked to recipes for the more complicated treats.
You say you want easy? We’ve got easy! Take a slice, fold it in half and trim away any exposed topping. Tuck it in the waffle iron until toasty, and, voila! Add taste to this treat by topping your waffled slice with leftover marinara, extra cheese, whatever! This is a twist on recipes that call for making waffle pizza from scratch, like FoodNetwork.com’s Waffled Margherita Pizza.
Okay, this is sheer genius, a beautiful-yet-uncomplicated way to get your breakfast protein and your pizza, too. All you need per serving are a couple eggs and half a slice. Tear the slice apart, dump the pieces in with the eggs. Now add cheese, about a tablespoon of milk, and a soupçon of salt. Toss the everything into a heated skillet and cook until the eggs are done. If you want to get classy with it, top each serving with a sprinkle of fresh herbs before serving. Food.com has a recipe like this for “pizza eggs” on its site, but don’t be scared by the 120 hour cook time—this takes almost no time at all!
Speaking of classy, why not try a leftover pizza quiche on for size? Yes, it does take a bit more time, but, trust us, you’ll be glad you made the effort. Brown about a quarter pound of ground turkey with garlic and green onions. Mix three leftover slices in a bowl with eggs, spinach, and grated cheddar-jack cheese. Scoop all of the above on a thawed frozen pie crust, bake at 350, and in about 45 minutes, you’ve got a breakfast fit for the gods. See a version of this recipe on TastyKitchen.com.
Leftover Pizza Breakfast Casserole
In a nutshell, you cut three leftover slices into three-quarter-inch squares, lay them out in a baking dish, and top them with a mixture of eggs, mozzarella, onion, butter, garlic, oregano, and salt. Top it off with Parmesan and red pepper flakes and bake at 350. Does this sound yummy, or what? See the recipe at AllRecipes.com.
Leftover Pizza Frittata
If you’ve only got two slices left the morning after, this is the recipe for you! Chop them up in half-inch cubes, add them to a couple cups of sautéed baby spinach and garlic. Next you add five eggs, some sharp cheddar cheese, a bit of Italian seasoning, and a sprinkle of Parmesan. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes, and chow down! You can see a version of this recipe on Food.com.
Pizza Potato Cakes
Talk about a whole lot of goodness wrapped up in one leftover pizza recipe! Scrape off the toppings and cut the crust off four slices and cube what’s left. Cook up a cubed potato, mash it with some oil and milk. Mix in the pizza toppings, some cooked onion, salt, pepper, garlic powder and tomato paste—okay, there’s a bit more to it, but trust us when we say this is one recipe you won’t want to miss! These go great with scrambled eggs. See the recipe on Veg with an Edge.
Warm up a couple leftover slices in the microwave or toaster oven at 350. Ditch the crusts, cut the rest into bite-sized cubes. In a bowl mix up your eggs, a splash of milk, and a dash of salt and pepper. Pour your eggs in a heated pan, cook until they’re almost set, then add the pizza pieces. Fold your creation in half and cook for another 30 seconds on each side. Top with shredded cheddar, and you’re done! If you don’t like the crusts, you can just use the toppings like in this recipe from thekitchn.com.
The next time someone tells you cold pizza is the only way to enjoy it leftover in the morning, make sure to mention you found some great ideas to get more bang for your Buck’s!