Copycat Casey’s Breakfast Pizza

This post is sponsored by Iowa Pork. All opinions are my own. 

I finally did it - I made a copycat recipe for Casey's Breakfast Pizza!!! Why is that a big deal? I'm from Iowa and in Iowa - Casey's Breakfast Pizza is GOLD!! It's what you do every weekend - you stop at Casey's before you go to the game, before you go hunting, before you go boating, before you do ANYTHING - you get breakfast pizza at Casey's!! 

Oh - if you're not familiar - Casey's General Store is a Midwestern gas station/quickie mart chain. It was my first job after college! (While I was looking for my first "real" job.) breakfast pizza recipe with eggs

If you need a review of Casey's breakfast pizza - here you go - it's awesome!!! All of their pizza is so good! You might not expect it from a little gas station - but their specialty is donuts and pizza. Yum! All homemade! (That photo is an authentic slice from Marion, Iowa!) 

Did you know that 1/3 of the nation's pork is grown in Iowa? I know - I live in Cincinnati now - and we call ourselves "Porkopolis" - but who we kiddin? That's Iowa baby!!! Corn, beans and pigs. It's how we do! 


What's on Casey's Breakfast Pizza? 

So they have 3 kinds of breakfast pizza: sausage, bacon and veggie (peppers and onions). You can get either sausage gravy or cheese sauce for your "pizza sauce". Then you pile on scrambled eggs, mozzarella and cheddar cheese. If you're ordering the breakfast pizza - you can choose your sauce and toppings - but most of the time - you just go in and pick it up because it's already made. Yummy! 

I love that their pizzas have bacon or pork - it's such a great source of protein! When you're cooking bacon for this - you should undercook it a touch because it's going to bake and cook a little more. So I would avoid making it crispy. 

How to make breakfast pizza with eggs? 

Making breakfast pizza is super easy and doesn't take much time. First, I use a premade crust - it's just too easy not to - and this is about the toppings! Then you prep your toppings: scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage. (I bake my scrambled eggs!). After that - put them together. You can use either sausage gravy or cheese sauce for your "pizza sauce" - I tried both and they're both delicious. I made a bacon breakfast pizza with gravy and then a sausage breakfast pizza with cheese sauce! After your pizzas are topped, you just bake them until the cheese melts!

A lot of folks question - when is pork done?! If you're cooking ground pork or sausage - it should be 160 degrees - but most other cuts are done at 145 degrees! Here's an easy to check chart for cooking temps for pork!  

This is my sausage and scrambled egg breakfast pizza! Looks good - right? My bestie sent me the photo of the Casey's pizza to make sure mine looked just right - I think I did a pretty good job!

And while this recipe is born in Iowa, I've been to pork farms here in Ohio! I love going for visits - I learned so much from Uncle Squeals and I get to see piglets. Come on - that's too cute! 

Can I make breakfast pizza the night before? 

Sure! Because you're mainly just putting these items together - you can definitely make it the night before. Since you're using a premade crust it's not going to absorb the sauce. 

If you're looking for other delicious breakfast recipes -you have to check out my Breakfast Gumbo - the idea came from a gas station in Alabama! I also just made a bacon and sausage French toast bake - omg - what a revolution that was - it's amazing!!! I can't believe I waited so long to try it! Or if you want something more simple - there's a Farmhouse Breakfast Casserole - it's my baked eggs with a bunch of yummy stuff added to it. 

Copycat Casey’s Breakfast Pizza

Copycat Casey’s Breakfast Pizza

Yield: 4-6
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prep time: 15 Mcook time: 12 Mtotal time: 27 M
Casey’s Breakfast Pizza is an Iowa staple. Every time I go home - I make sure to stop at least once for a slice or two! I couldn’t wait to make my own copycat version and serve it to friends and family! It’s a family favorite!

ingredients:

  • 2 individual pizza crusts
  • 1/2 cup cheese sauce (alfredo sauce, nacho cheese, velveeta - whatever you like)
  • 1/2 cup sausage gravy (I used pre-packaged)
  • 4 large eggs, scrambled
  • 1/3 lb pork sausage, browned
  • 2-3 slices bacon, diced and cooked
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated

instructions:

How to cook Copycat Casey’s Breakfast Pizza

  1. Preheat oven to 450
  2. Brush pizza crust with olive oil
  3. On one crust, cover with sausage gravy and top with bacon, 1/2 eggs, 1/2 mozzarella and 1/2 cheddar
  4. On the other crust, cover with cheese sauce, sausage, 1/2 eggs, 1/2 mozzarella and 1/2 cheddar
  5. Bake at 450 for 8 minutes
  6. Broil on low for 4 minutes until top starts to brown
  7. AIR FRYER TIMING: Air fry at 450 degrees for 5 minutes
  8. Slice & serve

NOTES:

These instructions are to make two small pizzas - one with sausage and one with bacon - and using each of the sauces that Casey's General Store uses on their breakfast pizza. If you want to make a LARGE pizza or just one kind - then double the sauce/ingredients. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to leave a comment and ask! I respond to all questions within 24 hours!

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10 comments

  1. I know I use to work at Casey's there pizza is the best. I really liked the taco pizza.

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  2. I lived in Iowa for 4 years. Casey's pizza and donuts are 2nd to none!
    I don't eat much meat or dairy anymore, but, dang, that looks good.
    I used to make breakfast pizza a lot, and be lying if I said I didn't miss it. But, I can't stand to watch one more video of animals being tortured on farms and know that I'm contributing to that.

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    1. I'm sorry you've had that experience - I have visited many farms in Iowa and Ohio - and have never seen anything but wonderful care of animals. You should check out my post with Uncle Squeals - I visited his pig farm and felt 100% comfortable with everything. https://www.thefoodhussy.com/2017/01/food-hussy-my-visit-with-uncle-squeals.html

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  3. Any way I could bake in a 9x13 then bring to work for my team for a Christmas breakfast?? I have a decently long commute but could reheat in a microwave if needed. Or, I do have a casserole carry bag, too. Main concern is the 9/13 or at least something that would travel well?

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    1. Definitely! Especially if you're using a pizza crust that you make yourself - and spread in the pan - or even a roll out crust - no problem at all!!!!

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  4. so I want to use this dough, its not a premade crust, https://www.weisenberger.com/Weisenberger_Pizza_Crust_Mix_p/4105.5.htm
    should I just follow their directions for baking using your toppings?
    Their directions say bake at 500 lowest rack 10 min till golden brown and toppings are hot.

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  5. So do I need to cook the scrambled egg before adding it? Or just beat eggs together and pour onto crust?

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