by Leslie Watson Harris
Chef Mickeyâ€™s is one of my boysâ€™ favorite destinations when weâ€™re visiting Walt Disney World. Â From the fascination of riding a monorail right into the Contemporary Resort, to the characters, itâ€™s always a winner. Â While we arenâ€™t big buffet fans, there is something wonderful about a breakfast buffet, and Chef Mickeyâ€™s never disappoints. Â We love to recreate this breakfast pizza at home and relive the memories, and with a little preparation the night before, it is possible to do this on a school morning!
Hereâ€™s what youâ€™ll need:
1 pre-made multi-grain pizza crust (though you can certainly make your own, and we will do that on Cooking Up Some Magic in the coming weeks!)
Â½ cup ricotta cheese
Â½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
Â½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Â¼ cup half & half
2 eggs, scrambled and cooled
4 strips of bacon, pre-cooked and chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Â Preheat your oven to 350Â°F.
2. Â Scramble 2 eggs. Â Once cooked they can be put in the freezer to cool down quickly. Â After cooling, place them in a bowl with salt and pepper, and then add the Â½ and Â½ and stir it up, then set it aside.
3. Â Put the ricotta cheese in a small bowl and add salt and pepper to taste. Â One mixed, spread the cheese over the crust, then sprinkle on the cheddar and mozzarella cheeses. Â Next, sprinkle the scrambled egg/half and half mixture, then top with chopped bacon. Â (If there is extra Â½ and Â½ in the egg mixture, just discard it.)
4. Â Bake directly on your ovenâ€™s rack in the center of the oven for 10-15 minutes, until the cheese is melted and beginning to brown up nicely. Â Remove from oven, and allow to cool slightly before slicing. Â I like to serve this with a little fresh fruit, like a couple of orange slices, or some grapes.
This recipe gets three thumbs on our house – all 3 boys loved it, and it disappeared fast!
- When a recipe calls for crumbled bacon, I like to slice it before cooking. Â Simply pull all 4 slices off the slab together and slice through into Â½ to 1 inch slices. Â Separate the slices before tossing them all into a hot frying pan together. This allows you to just stir it with a wooden spoon while frying, then lift out the bacon bits with a slotted spoon and put them on a plate that has been lined with a paper towel to drain. Â Once they cool, youâ€™re ready to go.
- Using a store-bought crust is convenient, but they tend to look a little…anemic…to me. I would probably brush the crust with an egg wash or a little melted butter before baking to get it to brown up next time we try this one.
- This recipe can easily be made on a school morning with a little prep work the night before. Â If you fry up the bacon and scramble the eggs, both can be stored overnight in the refrigerator so theyâ€™re ready to go in the morning. Â It then takes less than 5 minutes to prepare the pizza, and then youâ€™re ready to bake as soon as your oven is hot. Â Nothing says â€œI love youâ€ like a warm breakfast!
Leslie is a long-time Disney fan, having marched down Main Street USA with her high school marching band and honeymooned there as well.Â A busy working mother of 3 boys, Leslie is a foodie who also has run several half marathons to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.