Toddler Meal: Breakfast Pizza

Cynthia Dermody

breakfast pizza recipeMoms were trading some pretty breakfast pizza recipe ideas -- a brainstorm idea in the picky-eating toddler realm -- in The CafeMom Newcomer's Club the other day. They talked about making them with real pizza dough, Bisquick or Pillsbury dough, with lots of gravy, sausage and cheese.

I'm on an exercise kick and went on a cyber-hunt for something a little less gooey and meaty for my tots and I.

Little did I know this is a tall order. I didn't want the uber-healthy pizza that's essentially salsa and a smattering of cheese and egg whites on a pita, nor did I want the meat and cheese laden tin of fat and calories.

So I decided on this breakfast pizza recipe from Taste of Home. At 330 calories and 24 grams of fat a slice, it's not exactly low cal, but a bit closer when I adapted it with my own additions and subtractions. Or you can stick to the plan and just serve smaller slices.

Breakfast Pizza (from Taste of Home)

Prep time: 10 mins.

Bake time: 30 mins. + standing

You'll need:

1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls

1 pound bulk pork sausage (I subbed turkey sausage)

1 cup frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed

1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese (I subbed 2% fat)

3 eggs (I subbed 4 eggs minus two yolks)

1/4 cup milk

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Make it:

1. Unroll crescent dough and place on a greased 12-in. pizza pan; press seams together and press up sides of pan to form a crust.

2. In a skillet, brown sausage over medium heat; drain and cool slightly. Sprinkle sausage, hash browns and cheddar cheese over crust.

3. In a bowl, beat eggs, milk and pepper; pour over pizza. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 375° for 28-30 minutes or until golden brown.

4. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

C'mon, don't make me come up with these toddler recipes all on my own. I want to know what YOU feed your toddler's for lunch and dinner. Send me a PM and share your recipes so I can feature them here!

Past Toddler Meals:

Peanut Noodles and Broccoli

Savory Cheddar Bread

Whatever's-in-the-Fridge Smoothies

Israeli Couscous Salad

Oscar's Gross Green Popsicles

Turkey Burgers with Sneaky Veggies

Red Noodles from the Hillbilly Housewife

Confetti Potatoes

Mini Meatloaves

Alex Guarnaschelli's Homemade Granola

Happy Face Baked Pancakes

Yogurt Fruit Salad

Vegetarian Chili

Fruit Salsa With Cinnamon Crisps

Taco Cups

Sweet-and-Sour Chicken

Italian Goulash

Parmesan Risotto

Chicken Sausages

Easy Quesadillas

Barbecue Cups

Healthy Ketchup

Cinnamon Raisin Roll-Ups

Hot Dogs with Mashed Potatoes

Leftover Baby Food Idea

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