Roasted Broccoli Pizza with Feta Cheese and Eggs

It’s been much too long since we’ve had a pizza recipe on this site.  Weeks!  I hope that you’ve been carrying on with your weekly homemade pizza night–do you have one of those?  If not, do you have another special meal that you serve on a regular basis?

Whether homemade pizza is an occasional or regular indulgence for you, here’s a recent favorite of mine.  Roasty-toasty broccoli, creamy-salty feta, perfect saucy egg on top.  You might have to work on the timing to get your egg cooked perfectly to your liking, but in my setup (long-preheated 550 oven, hot pizza stone, thin homemade crust) the egg is still just perfectly runny at the moment that my crust crisps up, after about 5 minutes in the oven.  Now that’s good fast food.

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Roasted Broccoli Pizza with Feta Cheese and Eggs: Preheat your oven as hot as it goes.  Thinly stretch a homemade or store-bought crust.  Brush on a thin layer of olive oil and sprinkle lightly with mozzarella cheese.  Top with piles of roasted broccoli (toss in olive oil and salt; roast at 450, stirring occasionally, until crispy in spots) and big chunks of feta, then nestle some fresh eggs down into little nests in the broccoli.  Bake for 4-5 minutes on a hot pizza stone, or a bit longer on a hot cookie sheet, until the crust begins to brown underneath and the eggs are cooked to your liking.  Serve with a salad, of course, maybe this one with lemon vinaigrette or this one with smoked salmon and creme fraiche dressing?

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12 thoughts on “Roasted Broccoli Pizza with Feta Cheese and Eggs

    1. emmycooks Post author

      Ok, that’s inspiring. This is the summer I’m going to try that. It’s the “throw the dough right on the grill” part that scares me!

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      1. tinykitchenstories

        Don’t be scared! It’s not as hard as it seems. Use the cornmeal so you can slide it on from a cutting board. Once it’s cooked a little bit it’s nice and stiff and easy to manage. It’s getting the toppings on quickly once you turn it that’s tough! But totally worth it. :)

  1. Michelle

    That’s a good combination! Lately (in a trick I learned from some local restaurant friends), I’ve been very lightly poaching the eggs for about 3 minutes, then throwing them on top for just the last couple of minutes of baking.

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      1. emmycooks Post author

        Great idea is right! I am pretty confident about the timing in my oven, but I’m definitely going to try the poaching thing next time I try this trick in someone else’s kitchen. :)

  2. baconbiscuit212

    This looks amazing, Emmy! I love eggs on pizza. By far one of my favorite things. Especially when the yolk is nice and runny. Good for you for training your kids to like good food cooked well!

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    1. emmycooks Post author

      I like mine runny too. Did I tell you I had a whole internal dilemma about it when I saw the quail eggs in that Jim Lahey pizza book? Because they were so darn cute. But no way were they runny after even a few minutes of baking!

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    1. emmycooks Post author

      It’s true that it looks better if you can keep the yolks whole, and it helps them achieve the perfect consistency. But the good thing about making a mistake of this kind is that it will still be very, very tasty!

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