Even though the exact amount of time it takes to prepare a meal and still have it qualify as speedy differs for each person, 30 minutes usually meets the criteria. It would certainly explain why Domino’s implemented its promise to have pizza on your doorstep in under a half hour in 1984. The pledge ended in 1993 after a St. Louis woman struck by a frenzied delivery driver was awarded $78 million, but the hope of getting dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes lives on.
While anybody can throw together a sandwich or scramble some eggs in this amount of time, pizza sounds undeniably more delicious. Good news — it’s completely doable if you make it yourself. These seven delectable recipes will show you how.
1. Fried Egg and Sausage Ciabatta Breakfast Pizzas
French bread pizzas were all the rage a few decades ago, then they pretty much vanished. It’s too bad, because using a crusty loaf as the base for a pizza is a genius way to make the meal really fast. Bon Appétit revived the idea with a version topped with sausage and egg. Though the recipe is intended to be for breakfast, it’s delicious any time of day.
- 1 (1-pound) loaf ciabatta bread
- 1 cup chopped green onions
- 8 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 8 ounces sliced pepper Jack cheese
- 1 pound spicy or sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
- 8 large eggs
Directions: Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut bread in half horizontally and transfer each half to a baking sheet. Mix onions and 6 tablespoons oil in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper. Reserve 2 tablespoons oil, then spread remaining oil over bread halves. Top with cheese.
Cook sausage over medium-high heat, breaking up with a spoon, until cooked through, about 7 minutes. Divide among bread halves. Transfer to oven and bake until cheese melts and bread begins to crisp, about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon oil in each of two large skillet over medium-high heat. Crack four eggs into each. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand in skillets as pizza bakes.
Arrange four eggs over each pizza then top with remaining onion oil. Cut pizza between each egg into four pieces. Serve.