Beer for Breakfast

by Holly on April 11, 2012

in breakfast,recipes,silliness,vegetarian

Beer for breakfast.

Some may say alcoholic…I just say smart.

No judgment here (I mean, as long as beer drinking isn’t an every morning kind of occurrence. If so, then please put the beer down and call this number. Seriously).

However, something I will judge you on? Whether or not you eat pizza crust.

You see…our world is filled with two types of people: those who eat the crust & those who don’t.

I strongly advise to you be in the former.

It is only right to be suspicious of people who turn their nose up at the best part of the pizza. And we all know I’m talking about the crust. BECAUSE THE CRUST MAKES THE PIZZA! Without a good crispy-on-the-outside yet chewy-on-the-inside crust, what are you eating? A messy pile of tomato sauce, cheese, vegetables and perhaps some pepperoni slices? Lame. And slightly gross.

While it can be beneficial to surround yourself with crust-loathing friends in order to snag all the carb-laden remnants of a shared pie for yourself, I still say be highly wary of those who don’t eat crust. Although, perhaps these haters would change their mind if they knew they could put beer in their pizza crust?

It’s a totally legitimate way to rationalize eating beer AND pizza…even for breakfast!

I’m telling you…the crust is where it’s at.

And as someone who hits snooze on their alarm clock approximately 25 times every morning and as of late, has been going to work sans make-up and shower in order to catch a mere extra 15 minutes of sleep, let me just iterate that these breakfast pizzas are totally worth getting up an extra half hour early for. This recipe has single-handedly given me a reason to get out of bed in the morning again.

It has all my favorite things in one single-serving pie: breakfast, beer, crust, cheese, runny eggs and squash…although not necessarily in that order.

Suddenly, my Thursday morning is looking a whole lot brighter.

Just don’t let me forget the coffee, mmmkay?

Butternut Squash Breakfast Pizza
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 10-15 minutes

1 small butternut squash, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (approximately 2 cups)
1 T canola oil
4-Ingredient Pizza Dough*
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 t fresh thyme
1 t minced garlic
1 large leek, sliced
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
4 eggs
salt + pepper

*I recommend using a light beer (i.e. Miller Lite) and spelt flour in this recipe

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Toss squash cubes with 1/2 T oil and salt + pepper. Roast for 20 minutes or until fork tender.

While the squash is roasting, make your 4-Ingredient Pizza Dough. Divide into four pieces. On a heavily-floured surface (dough will be sticky), roll out each piece into a thin circle. Place on a greased baking stone or sheet and brush with remaining oil.

In a food processor or blender, puree squash, coconut milk, thyme, garlic and salt + pepper until smooth. Spread 1/4 of the squash mixture on each pizza. Top with leeks, 1/4 cup parmesan and crack one egg in the center of the pizza. Sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt or thyme, if desired.

Cook pizzas for 10 to 15 minutes or until egg is set.

Makes 4 pizzas


glidingcalm April 11, 2012 at 11:21 pm

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm that looks incredible!

MacKensie Gibson April 11, 2012 at 11:24 pm

I want to pull this out of my computer screen and eat it so bad!!!!!

Brooke April 11, 2012 at 11:31 pm

srsly. gtfo. THIS LOOKS INSANE.

Kathryn April 12, 2012 at 3:34 am

Ooh breakfast pizza! That’s an even better idea than eating cold leftover pizza for breakfast!

Lauren April 12, 2012 at 5:50 am

My husband’s family is Russian and I will never forget the time I went to my first big breakfast party at my in-laws and everyone was taking shots of vodka at 9am. LoL, to each their own! :) The pizza looks amazing though!!

Amy B @ Second City Randomness April 12, 2012 at 5:55 am

I love that pizza dough and have used it more times than I can count. It makes it dangerously easy to make a pizza at any given time of the week…

chelsey @ clean eating chelsey April 12, 2012 at 6:12 am

oh i love you. that is all.

Hillary April 12, 2012 at 6:16 am

Wait a second. Why have I never seen this crust recipe before? Why am I messing around with yeast and rising and waiting when all I need is a can of Miller Light?

I’m on it. You’re brilliant.

Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner April 12, 2012 at 6:55 am

The crust is where it’s at! I’m always a little suspicious of people who won’t eat theirs–bunch of crazies. I’m still on a Peanut Butter & Mozzarella Pizza kick, but this looks like the next best pizza for breakfast. Great idea!

Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon April 12, 2012 at 6:58 am

Beer in pizza crust!!!!!! Genius.
The crust is where it’s at. I’m the girl who eats a slice of pizza and then proceeds to tear the rim off of the rest of it and leave the innards behind!

Lindsay @ Lindsay's List April 12, 2012 at 7:24 am

crying over here…when will I get to meet you? and eat your pizza?

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table April 12, 2012 at 7:27 am

Any excuse for beer in the morning! ;)

This looks soooo good. Egg on pizza is one of life’s most enjoyable pleasures.

emily (a nutritionist eats) April 12, 2012 at 9:05 am

YUM! Have you ever heard of a Manmosa? Beer + OJ? I think it might be the perfect accompaniment to the pizza!

Annie @ Naturally Sweet Recipes April 12, 2012 at 9:23 am

yum!! I always eat the crust!

Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning April 12, 2012 at 10:02 am

I think… I’m in love. Oh my GAWD! This is AWESOME! And the recipe for the crust!!
Friday night is pizza night at my house…. looks like I’m going to be trying out a new crust recipe! :)

Megan (Braise the Roof) April 12, 2012 at 10:25 am

I love that you’re a Miller Lite girl, not a Bud Light girl. I realize that this is most likely largely because of geography, but still- I have this fight with Amy frequently and I still maintain that it’s Miller over Bud any day. :) And shoot, now I want a pizza!

Katie April 12, 2012 at 10:56 am

It’s really a shame you won’t be here for BLEND (and staying at my house for a day) because I would undoubtedly force you to make these for me. I’m soooo sad.

Dawn (HealthySDLiving) April 12, 2012 at 2:09 pm

This looks amazing and I am sooooooooo a crust girl!

Christine @ Savoury Traveller April 12, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Thank you for reminding me of my ongoing mental note – runny egg on pizza! MUST MAKE. Also, breakfast beer seems to make you even wittier and cuter. Me not so much!

mindy - clueless nut April 12, 2012 at 5:32 pm

I still haven’t tried the peanut butter on a pizza. So. many. ideas. I love eggs any-way, all day so I am sure this taste great! Come cook me dinna woman.

Mackenzie April 14, 2012 at 6:51 pm

have i told you lately that you are my favorite. because you are.

janetha @ meals & moves April 16, 2012 at 1:03 pm

EGG ON PIZZA. i love it.

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