Breakfast Pizza in a skillet while camping.
Those seven little words made me the Greatest Mom Ever last weekend when we were camping out at the lake. This recipe was born as a result of a mistake to be perfectly honest, when my Dad brought the wrong kind of frozen hash browns camping.
I had wanted diced hash browns for a recipe and when I pulled the shredded out of the freezer when prepping breakfast I realized that I had a cooking conundrum.
Another confession: I had no intention of this being a “Breakfast Pizza”. Oh, how I would love to claim that I am just so brilliant that I think of all sorts of amazing recipes before they happen, carefully selecting the ingredients I need to craft my food art, writing down steps before I attempt them because I am a master at recipe planning.
Not so much.
The end result of the hash browns on the bottom mixed with egg was a lovely, solid crust that actually held up like a pizza. Instead of falling apart, the shredded hash browns melded together in a beauteous brown, crispy crust that cradled the eggy, cheesy bacon wonder on top.
Then when I started to cut it and it sliced up looking like a pizza, I knew what it was going to be called.
The kids bought it hook, line and sinker.
While I used a breakfast casserole idea as the base for this, it is so much better than a hash brown casserole because it doesn’t fall apart.
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Camping Recipes: Breakfast Pizza
- Prep Time
- 15 minutes
- Cook Time
- 40 minutes
- Total Time
- 55 minutes
- Karlynn Johnston
- 4 cups frozen shredded hashbrowns
- 8 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
- 1 cup diced ham or cooked bacon
- 1/4 cup green onions or diced white onions; your preference
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese, extra for topping at end if preferred
- Take the still frozen shredded hashbrowns and make sure they are broken apart by banging the bag with your hand.
- Place the hashbrowns in a bowl and mix in two eggs, making sure you coat the hashbrowns as evenly as possible.
- Mix in one tsp of seasoning salt.
- Slice your bacon up and throw it into a frying pan to sizzle.
- While your bacon is cooking, press your hashbrown mixture into a well seasoned 12 inch cast iron skillet.
- Bake at 400 degrees in your BBQ or trailer oven for about 20 minutes, until it's beautifully browned. You can attempt this on the fire if you have mad fire cooking skills!
- Slice the mushrooms.
- Drain your now done bacon.
- Mix the mushrooms, bacon and green onions in a large bowl.
- Crack in 6 eggs, the milk and add the shredded cheese, mix together.
- Pour the egg mixture on top of the crust.
- Bake for about 15- 20 minutes in the 400 degree BBQ or trailer oven, until the eggs are cooked. Again, try over the campfire if your skills are up to it! If you like, place shredded cheese on top of the pizza about 5 minutes before it comes out, to really make it extra cheesy!
- Slice in triangle wedges and it comes out like pizza!
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.
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Just looking at this picture makes me drool.
Oh man alive.
I think I would even put MORE cheese on top of it, right at the end!
Gooey, melted cheese..eggs….bacon…hash brown crust….with a side of coffee…
Lord love a duck, this is how every camping morning needs to start.
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Around the World in 80 Cupcakes says
Absolutely saved this! I’m thinking I’m going to give this a wingding on the backyard fire pit when temps reach around 0 again. I’ve often used my enamel covered cast iron pan, but it’s about time I ventured into a couple of well seasoned, real deal, pans. This will be fun, I think \U0001f601
No reservations 4 Lunch says
Happy accidents sometimes make the best recipes :) Looks good.
No reservations 4 Lunch Yes, love when it turns out ok!
Karlynn Johnston says
Oh course Ida 😉
Karlynn Johnston says
It was pretty tasty! I swear that everything tastes better outside!
Rambling Tart says
Oh my gosh that looks amazing!! I haven’t had a good breakfast pizza since I left the States. And it must’ve been even more amazing over the fire. YUM! 🙂 Way to turn an accident into a REAL recipe. 🙂
@Rambling Tart It was pretty yummy!
Ida Pence Waterous says
Can I eat this if I DON’T go camping, this girl was not made to rough it.
@Ida Pence Waterous Yes you can eat this at home too 😉
Jill MacLachlan says
This reminds me of Breakfast in a pan, from Girl Guide Camp!
@Jill MacLachlan I’ never had that at Girl guides, but I remember hot iced tea and banana boats….