OMG. That is all I have to say.
After eating this Sunny Side Up Egg Arugula and Tomato Pizza I couldn’t help, but go for seconds and maybe even a bite of thirds. The flavors here accompany each other so well and with just enough salt and pepper, the egg yolk is PERFECTION. Vegetarians can also rejoice in a cheeseless pizza option, so there’s something for everyone happening here.
World Egg Day is today (BTW!), so that’s pretty much why this happened. You can do one of two things, either be lazy and buy pizza and then top it with an egg and bake it until the white is set, or you can make your own pizza from scratch(ish) like I did. Either way, this egg and pizza thing is a real winner.
Health tip: Eggs are a nutritional powerhouse, with one egg containing six grams of high-quality protein and all 9 essential amino acids, for 70 calories.
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- 1 pre-made pizza crust or dough (ideally whole wheat or sprouted)
- ⅔ cup tomato sauce
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
- 6 oz feta cheese (optional)
- 1 egg
- 1 cup baby arugula
- ½ lemon, squeezed
- 1 tsp olive oil
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 450F.
- Spread the sauce over the dough, leaving a ½ inch border and top with tomatoes and cheese. Bake in the over for 12-15 minutes, or until crust is beginning to golden. Remove from oven and crack an egg over the pizza. Bake for 5 minutes, or until the egg whites set.
- In a separate bowl combine arugula, lemon, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
- Top the pizza with arugula and let the yolk run. Enjoy warm.
This post is brought to you in collaboration with American Egg Board. America’s egg farmers launched the Good Egg Project to educate Americans about where eggs come from and encourage people to eat good and do good every day.
Visit incredibleegg.org/good-egg-project to learn about egg farmers’ products, family-owned and operated businesses and the carefully developed practices for delivering the safest, most nutritious, great-tasting, wholesome eggs to America’s breakfast tables. All content, ideas, and words are my own.