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Egg and Greens Pizza
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Vibrant greens, just-set eggs, and creamy mozzarella atop a thin but chewy pizza crust make this egg and greens pizza the perfect early spring recipe.
Recipe Type: Dinner
Keyword: egg and greens pizza
Makes: 4 servings
Author: Elizabeth Stark
  • 1 pound basic pizza dough, homemade or store-bought
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1/4 cup minced shallot
  • 8 ounces chopped greens, (about 4 cups packed), note: double amount if using spinach
  • Pinch sea salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, plus more for finishing
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, torn into 2-inch pieces
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • Red chili flakes or aleppo pepper
  1. If dough's been refrigerated set it on the counter for 1 - 2 hours to come to room temperature.
  2. When ready to make pizzas, preheat oven to 475 degrees F.
  3. Set a large skillet over medium heat. When hot, add 2 tablespoons olive oil and the shallots. Cook a couple minutes or until shallots are fragrant. Fold in half the greens and a pinch of sea salt and pepper (take care not to add too much as the greens cook down considerably). When the greens have cooked down, add the remaining greens. Cook until the greens are nice and tender, 10 - 15 minutes. Add sea salt and pepper to taste. Set aside to cool.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, divide dough in half. Stretch and roll the dough into a thin 12 - 14-inch round. Let the dough rest if it gets tough to work with – I often stretch my dough into an 8-inch round, let it rest for 5 minutes, and then stretch it into it's final shape.
  5. Place dough on a lightly floured pizza pan. Add a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of sea salt. Bake for 4 minutes. Remove pizza from oven, scatter half the greens and half the mozzarella. Leave three spaces for the eggs and kind of build up the ingredients around that so the eggs don't run too far. Working quickly, crack 3 eggs, sprinkling each with sea salt, and add half the Parm. Cook pizza 7 - 10 minutes, until the eggs have just a little bit of jiggle (they'll continue the set outside the oven).
  6. Repeat for the second pizza.
  7. Sprinkle hot pizzas with chili flakes, pepper, and olive oil to taste, then slice and serve.