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Pizza Stuffed French Toast

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This is not your average French toast! Pizza Stuffed French Toast is savory and delicious enough to serve for any meal.

Pizza Stuffed French Toast

If you’re anything like me, you can’t turn down a good French toast meal.  Here’s the kicker.  My husband is not a huge sweets eater for breakfast.  It’s a struggle.  I know.

So, what’s a hoor to do when she wants that bread soaked, pan fried breakfast treat?  She makes a savory version!  This is not the first time I’ve turned your typical sweet into a savory dish.  I’ve done this with waffles, French toast, and even macaron!

Pizza Stuffed French Toast

That’s why I immediately went to the savory when Wendy of the Festive Foodies group wanted to host this tribute to National French Toast Day!  Three of the twelve recipes today are savory.  I love it when people go down the non-traditional path with their food and recipes.  It’s gets people thinking, “Hmm… what else can I make savory that’s typically sweet?”

I love it when recipes and events get people thinking outside the refrigerator.  Get it?  Instead of outside the box?  A refrigerator is a large box?  Okay.  Maybe it wasn’t that funny.  It was in my head.

Anyway.

Pizza Stuffed French Toast

In the savory realm, I’ve mixed things up there, too.  Take enchiladas for example.  They’re so cheese and delicious; they lend themselves to being mixed up with ingredients like Thanksgiving leftovers and ingredients for a reuben.  I don’t think I’ve shared a traditional enchilada recipe.  I should remedy that.

I’ve also taken cheesecake down the savory path.  Think about it.  The base of cheesecake is mainly cream cheese and eggs.  Remove the sugar, throw in some herbs and spices.  Change up your cookie crust with a cracker crust.  Voila!  You have Savory Pesto-Swirled Cheesecake!  It’s definitely an eye-opening appetizer to bring to a party.

Pizza Stuffed French Toast

And this French toast is an eye-opening breakfast to serve your holiday guests!  Imagine the puzzled looks on their faces.  “What’s for breakfast?”  “Oh, just some Pizza Stuffed French Toast?”  “Huh?”

They’re probably thinking you’re going to slather it with maple syrup and butter.  I can imagine the looks on their faces as they try to picture how that will taste.  Not good, I’m sure.  Go ahead!  Giggle to yourself as you cook up this delicious recipe.

Pizza Stuffed French Toast

Then the kids will love you for it!  “YES!  Pizza for breakfast!”  I know.  I felt the same way when I thought of this.  And I did have this for breakfast one day.  Best.breakfast.EVER!

Of course, I’m team pepperoni.  If I can sneak it in anywhere, I will.  Salad?  Yup!  Done that.  Macaron?  Yes.  I’ve done that, too.  I’m thinking of a pizza omelet for breakfast here in a minute with all this pizza talk.

Pizza Stuffed French Toast

Seriously.  Just look at all that tomato, cheese, and pepperoni goodness!  I’m drooling.  I know you have to be, too.  Who says French toast must be sweet?  I sure don’t.  And this is the proof.

This recipe is for all those people who have the leftover pizza for breakfast.  I’m totally a charter member of that club. Especially when I was in high school.  I frequently had leftover dinner for breakfast the next day.  Yes.  I was one of THOSE people.  Thanks for asking!

Pizza Stuffed French Toast

Any way you serve it up, this Pizza Stuffed French Toast is perfect for any meal.  Breakfast, of course.  But you could easily serve this up for lunch or dinner!  Simple add a salad or even a bowl of soup to go with this stuffed French toast and you’ve got a scrumptious meal for you and your family.

Or, you could be like me and just have this one all to yourself!

Make sure you see what the rest of the bloggers are serving up for #NationalFrenchToastDay!

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Pizza Stuffed French Toast
Yield: 1 sandwich

Pizza Stuffed French Toast

Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes

This is not your average French toast! Pizza Stuffed French Toast is savory and delicious enough to serve for any meal

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pizza seasoning
  • 2 slices garlic Texas toast
  • 2 tablespoons pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 slices pepperoni

Instructions

  1. Combine the eggs with the milk, garlic salt, and pizza seasoning in a shallow bowl. Place one slice of Texas toast in the egg mixture dipping only one side of the toast in the egg. Remove from the egg mixture and place, egg side down, on a plate. Repeat with second piece of toast.
  2. Spread 1 tablespoon pizza sauce on the undipped side of each piece of toast. Top one slice with cheese, pepperoni, and more cheese. Place the second slice, pizza sauce side down, on top.
  3. Preheat a nonstick skillet on medium heat. Place the French toast egg side down in the skillet. Cook 5 to 7 minutes per side until golden brown and the cheese has melted.
  4. Preheat broiler. Drizzle pizza sauce on top of the French toast and top with the remaining cheese. Broil until the cheese is melted and golden brown then serve.

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  1. Oh I do love pizza for breakfast. Time was, back in college days it was more like cold leftover pizza with the du jour aroma of greasy cardboard still clinging. If I could go back in time and talk to that woman? Yep. I’d tell her to order extra cheese. This reminds me of an Italian grilled cheese I did for brunch week. You know, there is something to be said for having mozz, pizza sauce and pepperoni when the sun comes up. Years from now, we’ll go back in time and talk to our “today selves”. Yep. We’ll tell them: eat these every day. With extra cheese! 😀

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