Not sure why it’s called an Aussie egg and bacon pizza, but this re-creation of a family favorite hits the spot!

Not sure why it's called an Aussie egg and bacon pizza, but this re-creation of a family favorite hits the spot! #pizza

Growing up we didn’t really have pizza very often.  I’m not sure why (Mum and Dad?) but I think it was mostly because Mum didn’t really like cooked tomatoes.  When I moved out of home, and got married, Grant and I would think nothing of buying a pizza and eating it for dinner one night, and then cold for breakfast the following day.  Just out of curiosity, did anyone else do that?  

Usually when I ordered pizza I would get a supreme – you know, the pizza with everything on it because I loved the veggies, as well as the meats.  Sometimes I’d just have a veggie pizza and love it.  And then Grant and his family introduced me to the Aussie egg and bacon pizza.  Now I’ve spoken a little about my lack of enthusiasm for eggs growing up, as well as bacon, but looking at this combination on a regular basis (because the kids and Grant’s dad really liked this flavor) made me think there was something to having bacon and eggs on a pizza.

Enter my gluten and dairy-intolerances just as I discover that I actually like bacon and eggs.  Normally pizza would be totally off–limits to me – the main ingredients being wheat in the crust and cheese on the top.  However, me being the ever-resourceful person that I am, and loving to try recreating things at home, I took up the challenge.  Using my coconut flour pizza crust, and homemade BBQ sauce, here’s the result … I am now one of the big fans of the Aussie egg and bacon pizza … although if someone could tell me why it’s called an Aussie pizza, that would be greatly appreciated!

Aussie egg and bacon pizza

(Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 9" pizza crust homemade or bought
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 6 rashers bacon chopped
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tbs pizza seasoning
  • shredded dairy-free cheese (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F and line a pizza tray with parchment paper.  Place the pre-cooked pizza crust on the parchment paper.

  2. In a medium sized frying pan, fry the bacon pieces until crispy, then set aside on paper towel to drain some of the fat.

  3. Using the same frying pan, saute the onions until just barely softened and becoming opaque.  Do not overcook as they will continue to cook in the oven.  Remove onions from pan and set aside.

  4. Crack eggs into the same frying pan and allow to cook a little before stirring and combining.  Once the eggs are cooked enough to hold their shape but still runny, turn the heat off and allow to sit.

  5. Assemble the pizza by spreading the BBQ sauce on the pizza crust, followed by adding the bacon, onion and eggs.  If using the cheese, be frugal with the amount as this is an egg and bacon pizza, not a cheese pizza with egg and bacon!  

  6. Sprinkle the pizza seasoning on top and bake for 9 minutes.

Not sure why it's called an Aussie egg and bacon pizza, but this re-creation of a family favorite hits the spot! #pizzaNot sure why it's called an Aussie egg and bacon pizza, but this re-creation of a family favorite hits the spot! #pizza #cookathome #glutenfree #dairyfree