I give this breakfast pizza recipe a Mediterranean twist with za’atar and a whole wheat pita bread crust. Quick, easy, and nutritious, this is the perfect 10-minute healthy lunch or savory breakfast recipe to add to your rotation.  

a slice of pita breakfast pizza being lifted away from an entire breakfast pizza on a wooden serving platter.
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This breakfast pizza recipe is living proof that a half-empty fridge is a blessing in disguise! Like my zucchini feta skewers, the idea came to me when I found myself hungry and digging through my fridge. It’s these simple, quick meals that always become my go-tos, and this breakfast pizza is my most recent “I could eat this every day” situation.

There are two secrets to a delicious 10-minute breakfast pizza. The first is a store-bought pita. The thin bread crisps up so nicely, just like a thin-crust pizza but with a fraction of the effort. The second is za’atar, which adds so much bright, savory, nutty flavor, and all you need to do is open a jar.

I chose whole wheat pita for this breakfast pizza recipe because the nutty flavor is a lovely complement to the melty cheese, bright tomatoes, grated hard boiled eggs, and aromatic za’atar. That said, you can swap with any flatbread you have on hand, gluten-free pita bread, or even make the pita yourself

This breakfast pizza recipe is also super versatile. It’s perfectly simple and delicious as-is, but you can always dress it up a little if you like. Throw on any thinly sliced quick-cooking vegetables you have on hand. Or, add roasted peppers, finish with tahini sauce or romesco, or even olive oil fried lemon rings.

Bookmark this recipe to turn to time and time again. Play with variations if you, like me, feel inspired by a half-empty fridge (and stomach!). 

Table of Contents
  1. What You'll Need
  2. How to Make Breakfast Pizza
  3. What to Serve with Breakfast Pizza
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  5. Pita Breakfast Pizza with Za’atar Recipe
ingredients for breakfast pizza including a large whole wheat pita, olive oil, grated mozzarella, za'atar, red pepper flakes, 1 shallot, 1 roma tomato, and 2 hard boiled eggs.

What You'll Need

This breakfast pizza recipe came together with ingredients, like hard-boiled eggs and za’atar, that I like to keep stocked for quick and satisfying lunches. You’ll need: 

  • Flatbread: I used whole wheat pita, but any flatbread, gluten-free pita, or classic pita works here. 
  • Extra-virgin olive oil: A brush of olive oil helps the cheese melt into the pita bread. Any high-quality extra virgin variety works well. You can find my favorites at our shop.
  • Mozzarella: Use a low moisture whole milk mozzarella for the best flavor. A milky, creamy mozzarella is great in something like caprese salad, but tends to get soggy as it melts.
  • Seasoning: The seasonings are what bring this breakfast pizza recipe from basic to delicious, with Mediterranean staples like za’atar and red pepper flakes, and kosher salt to enhance the flavor. Za’atar is an aromatic spice blend made from herbs, sesame seeds, and sumac. You can read all about it in our guide: What Is Za'atar And How To Use It, and order our favorite Za’atar from our shop
  • Shallot: A milder onion, shallot cooks quickly and doesn’t dominate the flavor. You can substitute with ½ to ¼ of a red onion. 
  • Tomato: Use a small, sweet variety, like Roma or cherry tomatoes. 
  • Hard-boiled eggs: You’ll grate the eggs, so they should be fully cooked through but not dry. See our favorite method in our guide on How To Boil Eggs
overhead photo of a baked pita breakfast pizza on a wooden serving platter.

How to Make Breakfast Pizza

To meal prep for quick lunches all week, keep unpeeled hard-boiled eggs in a tupperware in your fridge. The pizza will be ready to go in your oven by the time it’s hot! From there, it only takes 5 minutes to get crispy, melted, and delicious. To make this breakfast pizza recipe:

  • Prepare the oven: Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 375°F.
  • Oil the pita: Place 1 large or 2 medium pitas (or flatbread) on a sheet pan and brush the top with olive oil.a whole wheat pita brushed with olive oil on a sheet pan.
  • Season: Sprinkle on ½ cup of grated mozzarella, 1 teaspoon of za’atar, and, optionally, 1 pinch of red pepper flakes.
  • Add the toppings: Thinly slice a shallot and slice a small tomato and spread over top. Grate one hard-boiled egg over top. Season with a small pinch of kosher salt. an unbaked pita breakfast pizza on a sheet pan.
  • Bake: Bake until the cheese has melted and the pita is slightly crispy, about 5 minutes. 
  • Serve: Finish with a final sprinkle of za’atar if you’d like. Slice and eat it while it’s hot! close up of a baked pita breakfast pizza on a wooden serving platter next to bowls of za'atar and red pepper flakes.

What to Serve with Breakfast Pizza

This is a casual and satisfying lunch or breakfast recipe. It’s filling enough for two on its own, so you really don’t need to make a side dish. 

You can play with dips for the crust, like tahini sauce, romesco, or salsa brava. Even creamy feta dressing would be great. It’s what I like to think of as the cheeky Mediterranean diet version of ranch and pepperoni pizza! 

I also like to keep a big pitcher of refreshing Karkade (Egyptian hibiscus tea) to serve at lunch, which makes the most under appreciated meal of the day feel a bit more special.

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Pita Breakfast Pizza with Za’atar

Suzy Karadsheh
overhead photo of a baked pita breakfast pizza on a wooden serving platter.
This breakfast pizza recipe gets a Mediterranean twist with aromatic za’atar–a beloved Middle Eastern spice blend–and a whole wheat pita bread crust. Quick, easy, and nutritious, this is the perfect 10-minute healthy lunch or savory breakfast recipe to add to your rotation.  Feel free to swap in any flatbread you have on hand, or use gluten-free pita.
Prep – 5 minutes
Cook – 5 minutes
Total – 10 minutes
Cuisine:
Middle Eastern
Serves – 6 Slices
Course:
Breakfast

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large whole wheat pita bread or 2 medium pitas (or your favorite flatbread)
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup grated mozzarella, more to your liking
  • 1 teaspoon za’atar, more to your liking
  • Pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced into rounds
  • 1 Roma tomato or a handful of cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, peeled and grated or chopped
  • Kosher salt

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the oven: Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 375°F.
  • Oil the pita: Place the pita (or flatbread) on a sheet pan and brush the top with olive oil.
  • Top the pita: Sprinkle on the mozzarella, za’atar, and red pepper flakes, if using. Spread the shallots, tomatoes, and grated egg on top. Season with a small pinch of kosher salt.
  • Bake: Bake until the cheese has melted and the pita is slightly crispy, about 5 minutes.
  • Serve: Finish with a final sprinkle of za’atar if you’d like. Slice and eat it while it’s hot!

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Notes

  • Because the eggs are grated, they should be fully cooked through but not dry. See our favorite method in our guide on How To Boil Eggs. If you don't have a cheese grater to grate the eggs just roughly chop them with a knife.
  • Use a low moisture whole milk mozzarella for the best flavor. A milky, creamy mozzarella is great in something like caprese salad, but tends to get soggy as it melts.
  • Za’atar is an aromatic spice blend made from herbs, sesame seeds, and sumac. You can read all about it in our guide: What Is Za'atar And How To Use It, and order our favorite Za’atar from our shop.
  • Visit our shop to browse quality Mediterranean ingredients including olive oils, honey, jams, and spices.

Nutrition

Calories: 83.6kcalCarbohydrates: 6.8gProtein: 5.3gFat: 4.1gSaturated Fat: 1.8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1.3gCholesterol: 69.5mgSodium: 119.6mgPotassium: 83.7mgFiber: 0.9gSugar: 1.2gVitamin A: 242.3IUVitamin C: 1.8mgCalcium: 62.6mgIron: 0.8mg
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  1. 5 stars
    This was a hit. Used scrambled eggs and fresh mozzarella instead. I like the more Mediterranean style pizza much better than the greasy American stuff!