A whole-grain English muffin, topped with marinara sauce, fresh melted mozzarella and basil strips. Wake up for breakfast with this delicious Mozzarella & Basil Breakfast Pizza! 

Mozzarella & Basil Breakfast Pizza | Healthy breakfast recipe | Breakfast idea | Basil | Tomato sauce | Fresh mozzarella


Today I’m sharing a tasty breakfast recipe for Recipe Redux! Every month on the 22nd, our group of food bloggers are given a recipe challenge. Here’s this month’s challenge: 

Break Out of Breakfast Boredom

Cooks aren’t always pressed for time in the mornings – they just need new ideas. Think mug cakes, smoothie bowls, breakfast cookies and more. Show us the healthy way you wake up your breakfast – or wake up just for breakfast!

Mozzarella & Basil Breakfast Pizza | Healthy breakfast recipe | Breakfast idea | Basil | Tomato sauce | Fresh mozzarella

My mom used to let us make breakfast “pizzas” all the time when we were little. They were English muffins or bagels with pizza sauce and cheese, melted in the microwave. They were DELICIOUS and I never, ever got sick of them. When the prompt this month was to “wake up your breakfast” — I remembered those tasty breakfast pizzas. They’re a great way to break up the usual monotony of breakfast foods and spark your taste buds for the day. 

Think of this as an “Adults” breakfast pizza– your favorite marinara sauce, fresh mozzarella, and fresh basil cut into strips. The perfect goey combination along with a crispy toasted English muffin. I’ve got these lined up to eat every day this week for breakfast– bring the week on! 

These are so easy to make, you only need four ingredients. Here’s how to make the breakfast pizza: 

 Mozzarella & Basil Breakfast Pizza
Yields 1
  1. 1 English muffin, halved
  2. 2 Tbsp your favorite marinara sauce
  3. fresh mozzarella slices
  4. fresh basil, julienned
  1. Spoon the marinara sauce into the center of each English muffin half, top with a slice of fresh mozzarella. Place in a toaster oven and toast for about 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
  2. Remove from toaster oven and top with freshly julienned basil strips.
  1. You can also cook this in the microwave, but your "crust" won't be as toasty.
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  1. Breakfast pizza?! I’m all over it!

    1. who doesn’t love pizza for breakfast!

  2. Ooh yes. I used to love making english muffin pizzas and should totally start doing it again with this recipe!

    1. Once you start eating them you’ll be wondering why you stopped haha!

  3. I love this “pizza for breakfast” take! Great flavors anytime of the day!

    1. thanks, Dianna!

  4. Love the idea of breakfast pizza!

  5. pizza for breakfast – count me in!

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