After opening gifts on Christmas morning, most children would rather skip breakfast and check out the candy dish to see if Santa left their favorite chocolates, peanut brittle or other sweet treat. However, if breakfast included one of their other favorites, perhaps they would be more eager to forego the sweets, and sit down to a piece of Breakfast Pizza.

This easy-to-make, all-in-one meal includes meat, eggs, hash browns, mushrooms, onions and cheese, so kids can enjoy a slice and get a complete breakfast.

The recipe not only tastes great, but it freezes well, so you can make it well ahead of Christmas Day, throw it in the freezer and then pop it in the oven to bake Christmas morning. If you don’t use it all the first day, the leftovers taste just as yummy the next.

Merry Christmas!

BREAKFAST PIZZA

1 thin pizza crust or 1 can of crescent rolls

3/4 pound pork sausage (mild or spicy)

3/4 pound bacon slices

2 cups frozen hash browns

2 cups mild cheddar cheese (shredded)

1 medium onion

1 can sliced mushrooms

5 eggs

1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Dice onion and cook it with the sausage until the sausage is no longer pink; drain. Cook bacon and blot with paper towels.

Spread out the dough or crescent rolls on a buttered pizza pan, covering it completely. Spread the sausage and onions over the dough and then crumble the bacon and spread it over the sausage/onion mixture.

Sprinkle mushroom slices over all. Place the hash browns on top of the meat and mushrooms.

Sprinkle all but 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese over the pizza. Beat the eggs and spoon them over the entire pizza.

Bake the pizza in the preheated oven for 25 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and the dough is crispy around the edges. Remove the pizza from the oven and sprinkle it with the Parmesan and remaining 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese.

Return the pizza to the oven a few more minutes just until the cheese has melted. Remove it from oven and cut into slices and serve hot.

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