Paleo and Gluten-Free Breakfast Pizza

Mamma-mia, who wants pizza for breakfast?

No I’m not talking morning afters from a greasy pizza box – this one is made fresh and hot from healthy ingredients that will wake up your sleepy taste buds like nothing else.

Believe me I know how easy it is to get stuck in a boring breakfast rut. Well here’s an easy way out of your morning routine – whip out your pizza pan and surprise everyone with this awesome breakfast pizza recipe.

I better mention right now that’s not a wheat flour crust you’re looking at – that’s actually a grated white-fleshed sweet potato with a little egg in there to bind it together, and a few simple seasonings for flavor. This potato pizza dough may seem a little crazy, but it’s really good and works like a charm.

So here’s how this breakfast pizza comes together. It’s actually a two-step process, but really simple…

The first thing you do is combine the ingredients and form the crust. Spread it out on a metal pizza pan or a baking sheet, whatever you’ve got handy. Then you slide just the crust into the oven (with nothing on it) for about 20 minutes or so — just enough to cook the potatoes through and stiffen up the pizza shell. Easy so far right?

Then you cook up a few things on the stovetop – these are your pizza’s toppings. When those are done after a few minutes, you load them on the pizza crust, crack some eggs, and slide the breakfast pizza back in your hot oven for a few to heat everything through and cook the eggs. That’s it. Get out your pizza cutter and breakfast is served.

What’s really great about this breakfast pizza too is you can get as creative as you want with it. Choose your own favorite veggie toppings – I happened to have some extra cherry tomatoes and broccoli florets in the fridge, so on they went.

Remember to grease your metal pan. I actually forgot to do this, but luckily mine came out okay after I ran my spatula under the crust to loosen it up a bit. If you forget, this little trick should work for you too.

Give this delicious paleo and gluten-free breakfast pizza a try sometime when you’ve got a little extra time. I think you’ll really like it!

Paleo and Gluten-Free Breakfast Pizza Recipe

Yield: Serves 4

Paleo and Gluten-Free Breakfast Pizza Recipe


  • 3 cups shredded sweet potato
  • 2 eggs, whisked (for binding crust)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/3 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 1/3 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup broccoli
  • 1/2 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 4 fresh eggs (for topping pizza)


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly grease a pizza pan.
  2. Mix eggs, potatoes, and the seasonings (garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, and a little salt and pepper) together in a small bowl. Use the mixture to form a "crust" by spreading it out by hand in the center of the pizza pan to create a flat round shape about 9"-10" in diameter and around 1/4" thick.
  3. First just bake the crust by itself in the oven at 350ºF for 20-25 minutes.
  4. While the crust is baking, sauté the onions in a stovetop skillet over medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Next add the sausage to the same skillet with the onion and cook until sausage is browned.
  5. Remove pan with the crust from the oven after 20-25 minutes and top with the onion/sausage mixture. Next add the tomatoes and broccoli. Finally crack one fresh egg on top of each quarter section of the breakfast pizza.
  6. Slide breakfast pizza into the 350ºF oven and bake about 15 minutes, or just until eggs on top are cooked through – avoid overcooking the eggs! Slice, plate and enjoy! Serves 4.

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  1. So just to clarify…you don’t cook the sweet potatoes first before you shred them for the crust??

    1. No, they start off raw. Don’t forget to grease your sheet pan. :)

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