Written By:  Kaiti George

We’ve long been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Yeah, yeah…you know this, right? Well, you might know it, but I hear grown adults all of the time admitting to me that they don’t eat breakfast! BIG SIGH…………..as a registered dietitian, it frustrates me!

Why do you need breakfast?? In layman’s terms, imagine you’re a car. After a long night of sleeping, your fuel tank is empty. Breakfast is the fuel that gets you going so you can hit the road! I personally think breakfast is one of the tastiest meals of the day…and after sleeping and not eating for 8 plus hours, I’m starving in the morning! 

But I hear time and time again…’I don’t have time to eat breakfast” – “I’m trying to lose weight so I skip breakfast”… – “I’m just not hungry in the morning.” Well, here is a recipe that will put these excuses to rest. You won’t be able to pass this one up! Beef Breakfast Pizza Ole is a fun twist on a popular delivery option. As a bonus it uses items you might already have in your fridge and pantry (ground beef, salsa, and common spices). Your family will be amazed at what you can whip up in about 40 minutes! You’ve never had pizza like this before.

Beef Breakfast Pizza Oleʹ

Total Recipe Time:  40 to 45 minutes

1 recipe Basic Country Beef Breakfast Sausage (recipe follows)
1/2 cup salsa verde
1 package (11 ounces) thin-crust refrigerated pizza dough
3/4 cup diced seeded tomatoes
1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded Mexican blend cheese
4 eggs
2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
Salsa verde


1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Prepare Basic Country Beef Breakfast Sausage. Stir in salsa verde.

2. Meanwhile, unroll dough on greased baking sheet. Pat or roll evenly to 14 X 10-inch rectangle, pinching together any tears, if necessary. Bake 8 minutes. Remove from oven and top evenly with beef mixture, tomatoes and cheese. Make four “wells” in beef mixture and crack one egg in each “well.” (Note: If you are not a fan of over easy eggs, you can scramble your eggs and evenly distribute on top of the pizza instead.)

3. Continue to bake in 425°F oven 13 to 18 minutes or until desired doneness of egg is reached. Remove from oven; sprinkle with green onion. Cut into four wedges. Serve with additional salsa, as desired.

Basic Country Beef Sausage: Combine 1 pound ground beef (96% lean), 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage or 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium high heat until hot. Add beef mixture; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. (Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed beef sausage. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.) Makes 4 servings

 In honor of National Breakfast Month this September, break the rules!!! Enjoy this “breakfast” recipes any time of the day. It’s so delicious it deserves a spot on your lunch or dinner table!

 Here’s to switching things up!!!

Kaiti George

Kaiti George is a Registered Dietitian and fitness enthusiast with over 10 years of experience in both fields. She is a Registered Dietitian at Hy-Vee in Kearney and also teaches a variety of group exercise classes at the Kearney YMCA. Kaiti is the proud mom of twins, Jenna and Collin. Kaiti is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is a Licensed Medical Nutrition therapist through the State of Nebraska. She and her husband Tom live in Kearney with their two dogs, Joe and Murphy. Kaiti prides herself on living an active healthy lifestyle and hopes to give readers great tips and recipes to do the same!