I’ve heard a lot about the breakfast pizza at Chef Mickey’s… Next to Mickey Waffles and Dole Whips, the breakfast pizza is one of the most talked about “must have” foods at Walt Disney World.
While certainly most commonly attached to Chef Mickey’s, I can say that I’ve also seen it in various forms at Tusker House, Crystal Palace, and other breakfast buffets.
That said, I can’t say I’ve ever tried it… I don’t know, I like eggs (but they’re not my favorite) and I enjoy pizza, but something about it just didn’t seem to pair well. Clearly, I didn’t get what the fascination was and I was OK with that.
My son, however, talks about when he went to Chef Mickey’s and had breakfast pizza with the same enthusiasm that people reserved for when they met The Beatles.
There were three things he could share about his trip… He went to Animal Kingdom Lodge, he saw lots of animals, and he had breakfast pizza with Mickey at Chef Mickey’s.
Could he remember what rides he did? Nope. Did he remember which parks he saw? Nope. The characters he saw? Kind of. Where he ate? To listen to him talk, it was Chef Mickey’s and breakfast pizza the whole trip.
Considering how wild he was about the pizza and that yesterday was the first day of school (we start after labor day in our area… Don’t be too jealous, we go to school until about July), I figured it’d be a nice treat for him.
This really was a “the kids will like it, just make it” recipe. Even my husband was kind of “yeah, I’ll try it” but overall not to excited to eat it.
I realized that this wasn’t exactly what I thought it was as I was putting it together. It’s more of a really thin, cheesy quiche than scrambled eggs baked with cheese on a pizza crust, which is what I thought it was.
Putting it together was super easy and fast (big plus) and it didn’t create a lot of dishes (super big plus). When I served it, the kids went nuts! I didn’t get half as much fanfare for doing a full Thanksgiving dinner as I did for this pizza.
Everybody had at least 2 slices… Obviously this means this passes the kid test with flying colors. It also got the thumbs up from my husband who also had more than just a couple slices.
After eating it, I have to say that I’ve judged breakfast pizza wrong for all these years. It’s actually really, really good! You can really taste the different cheeses and there is an undertone of quiche-like eggyness to it that’s not dominating or overwhelming.
Personally, I think copious amounts of bacon or sausage would make this the perfect meal (isn’t that how it’s served at Tusker House? I think it is, actually), but it’s really good just with the cheese and eggs. Something fast, kid-pleasing, and easy to put together? For sure my dinner table will be seeing this meal again.
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As is served at Chef Mickey’s, Disney’s Contemporary Resort
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 cup provolone cheese, shredded
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
12-inch pizza shell, precooked
Preheat oven to 375.
Combine eggs and cream. Beat using a fork until eggs are well blended into the cream. Add salt and pepper and stir. Toss in cheeses and stir until cheese is well mixed and coated with the egg mixture.
Pour into the pizza crust (for best results, put pizza crust on foil lined baking sheet or pizza stone). Bake for 12-15 minutes in preheated oven until the center of the cheese mixture is set (it won’t jiggle while being moved), cheese is melted and starting to turn golden.
Cut and serve immediately.