You know it's the holiday season when you are running on 4 hours of sleep a night and STILL not making a dent in that To-Do list. Anyone else? Just me? Don't answer that.
Now this recipe is something that would pain me if I'm not making a dent in it. In this month's edition of the Secret Recipe Club, I was paired up with Michaela from An Affair from the Heart. Michaela is a mom of a lovely family. She has 4 kids and 2 of them are twins! I'm a twin too (fraternal sister) so I feel an instant connection! Michaela uses cooking and baking as a creative outlet. I totally support that because that's the reason I started this little blog here!
Michaela has a ton of drool-worthy recipes on her site. I was sorely tempted by the Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies, the Chocolate Espresso Cake, and the Glazed Pumpkin Donuts. But in the end, breakfast won out. Breakfast usually wins. I was blown away by the idea of a Hashbrown Pizza! And you eat this pizza for breakfast! Done.
I didn't have all the ingredients that Michaela did, so I customized the toppings but the overall recipe is the same. Michaela is a genius! This pizza was absolutely amazing! It was all the breakfast things all at once. This would be a perfect easy breakfast for Christmas morning. I'm just saying...
Breakfast Hashbrown Pizza
adapted from An Affair from the Heart
- 3 cups hashbrowns (if using frozen, thaw first)
- 2 cups soy-rizo (or chorizo)
- 1/4 medium onion, diced
- 1 cup bacon, cooked and crumbled (about 6 slices)
- 3/4 cup chopped bell peppers
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese, any kind
- 2 green onions, sliced (optional)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Kosher salt & freshly cracked black pepper
- Red pepper flakes, optional
- Cooking spray
1) Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a pizza stone or sheet pan with cooking spray.
2) Place the hashbrowns in a circle on the stone or the pan, making sure the potatoes touch each other or overlap. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
3) Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
4) Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the soy-rizo (or the chorizo) and cook the meat for 2-3 minutes.
5) Stir in the onions and add 1 tablespoon of water to the pan. Allow the mixture to cook for 8-10 minutes, or until it reached the desired level of done-ness.
6) When the hashbrowns are ready, assemble the pizza. Layer on the chorizo, bacon, bell peppers, and cheese. (Note: This is the way I wanted my pizza to be layered. You can layer it as you see fit.) Sprinkle the entire pizza with salt and pepper and red pepper flakes, if using.
7) Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
8) Serve immediately.