breakfast pizza :: wolfgang puck express copycat

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The Wolfgang Puck Express restaurant in Downtown Disney has been a family favorite since the very first time we visited Walt Disney World.  We’ve enjoyed several lunch and dinner meals there, but never made it up early enough to try breakfast.  Until our most recent family trip, that is.  Back in March, we stopped by WPE for a quick breakfast before heading to Typhoon Lagoon.  The meal was delicious.  So much so, in fact, that we added a second WPE breakfast to our schedule so that we could try another of the mouth-watering breakfast options.  It was on that second visit that I discovered breakfast pizza.  I kept telling myself that I wouldn’t eat the whole thing, but, well, I ate the entire thing.  Which is why it is a darn good thing calories don’t count on vacation.  In any case, I loved the breakfast pizza so much that I decided to duplicate it at home.  It may have taken me until August to get it done, but in this case good things most definitely come to those who wait.  Try this pizza.  You’re welcome and I’m sorry.

breakfast pizza :: wolfgang puck express copycat

breakfast pizza :: wolfgang puck express copycat

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe of your favorite homemade pizza dough
  • 8 oz. grated mozzarella cheese
  • 4 oz. grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 slices of cooked, crumbled bacon
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 2 T. diced chives

Instructions

  1. Roll your pizza crust out to desired thickness. Set aside in a warm, moist place to let rise. Meanwhile, caramelize the onion by preheating a saute pan over medium high heat. Add about one teaspoon of olive oil after the pan is hot. Reduce heat to low. Add the onion slices and stir to coat the onion with the oil. Spread the onion slices over the pan and cook for thirty minutes to an hour, stirring occasionally. Add more oil as needed to keep the onions from burning. They are fully caramelized when they are a rich, deep brown color. While your onion is caramelizing, scramble the eggs. Cover with foil and set aside.
  2. Preheat a grill to high heat. Place your crust on the grill and cook until the bottom is golden brown. Remove crust from grill to a nearby workspace. Flip crust so that the cooked side is facing up. Sprinkle grated mozzarella cheese evenly over the cooked side of the crust. Continue assembling pizza by sprinkling on cheddar cheese and evenly spreading scrambled eggs, caramelized onions, crumbled bacon and diced tomatoes over the cheese. Using a pizza skin or cutting board and spatula, return pizza to grill and cook over medium flames until the crust is nicely crisped and the cheese is bubbly and melted. Be careful not to char the crust. Sprinkle with chives and serve immediately.

5 thoughts on “breakfast pizza :: wolfgang puck express copycat”

  1. Possibly a stupid question but I confess I have never grilled a pizza before…what keeps the soft dough from falling through the grate when you cook it?

    Sounds yummy. Will have to try this on a weekend morning – I don’t do much on weekdays, unfortunately.

    1. Jeff is the grill master ’round these parts. I asked him, and he said that the dough easily stays put where it belongs. He mentioned that the slats on our (gas) grill are relatively close together, too. You really should give it a try. Grilled pizza is the closest I’ve ever tasted to real brick-fired pizza.

    1. Hmmm. When I enjoyed it last March there was definitely no white sauce on top. If I had to guess, I would say they might have gone all indulgent with a cream gravy? I hope you enjoy it, Aimee. It is absolutely delicious when cooked on a grill.

      1. Maybe it was just the melted cheese I’m remembering. It’s been quite a while since the restaurant in nyc closed, and I came across your post because I was craving it! I can’t wait to try it out.

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