Deep Dish Breakfast Pizza

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Baking Time: 50 minutes
Yield: 8 slices
Freezing: not recommended


  • Pizza Dough:
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) ) warm water (110°F-115°F/43°C-46°C)
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) active dry yeast
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) sugar, divided
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) salt
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) Gay Lea® Spreadables® (Regular or Light), melted
  • 1 can (354 mL) Carnation® Fat Free Evaporated Skim Milk
  • 4 cups (1 L) Robin Hood® Original All Purpose Flour
  • Filling:
  • 1 ½ cups (375 mL) Egg Creations™ Original, well shaken
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) dried Italian herbs
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) garlic salt
  • ½ cup (125 mL) roasted red peppers, sliced
  • 3 Maple Leaf® Fully Cooked Sausage Links, sliced
  • 1 cup (250 mL) mozzarella cheese, shredded, divided
  • Fresh Basil for garnish (optional)


  1. Combine water, yeast and 1 tsp (5 mL) sugar in bowl of electric mixer. Mix to combine. Let sit 5 minutes, or until yeast starts to froth. Add remaining sugar, salt, butter and milk and mix on medium speed. Gradually add flour, 1 cup (250 mL) at a time, until a smooth ball forms. Remove to a lightly floured surface and knead gently, about 2 minutes. Place in greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and tea towel, and let rise in warm place, until doubled, about 1 hour. Remove to lightly floured board, divide dough in two and set one half aside for another use or freeze. Roll dough into a 12” (30 cm) round.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°F (205°C). Grease an 11” (27.5 cm) round oven-proof skillet. Fit dough into and up the sides of the skillet. Prick all over with a fork to prevent puffing while baking. Bake in preheated oven 15-20 minutes, until dough begins to brown.
  3. Meanwhile, combine filling ingredients, reserving ½ cup (125 mL) of cheese for topping. Pour into partially baked crust and top with remaining ½ cup (125 mL) cheese. Cover tightly with foil and bake 25-30 minutes longer, or until filling is set. Remove, let sit for 5 minutes, garnish with basil, if using and serve immediately.
  4. Serve with a pot of freshly brewed Folgers® Black Silk Coffee.


  1. Dough made with Carnation Evaporated Milk has a richer, crispier texture, almost like a biscuit dough and browns faster than non-milk dough.
  2. Freeze remaining ball of dough in a freezer bag. To thaw, place in fridge overnight. Or make two pizzas!