August 5, 2016

Ellio’s Breakfast Bonanza Pizza

We adore hearing from our fans, especially on Twitter and Facebook! Some people stop by to tell us how much they’ve enjoyed our pizza over the years, and how they’re teaching their younger children to cook by having them prepare their own slices in the toaster oven. So, we decided to start offering fun recipes to take your Ellio’s Pizza game to the next level.

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and pizza is always a favorite, so why not combine the two? In this edition of Ellio’s Pizza Hacks, we’ll be showing you how to make the perfect Ellio’s Breakfast Bonanza Pizza.

Our goal is to keep the recipe simple, but you can add as many ingredients as you dare. We also mostly use store-brand ingredients, and the results are always tasty. The following recipe is based on any of our varieties that have a nine-slice serving. Let’s play!

- What you’ll need & suggested portions:
1 box of Ellio’s Pizza
3 large eggs
4 slices of bacon
1 cup of finely shredded cheddar cheese
Dash of salt
Dash of pepper

- How the magic happens:
1. Start by cooking your bacon. We fried ours in a nonstick skillet on medium heat. Once it’s as crispy or chewy as you like, place the bacon to the side on a paper towel.
2. Break 3 large eggs into a mixing bowl.
3. Add a dash of salt and pepper. We also added 1-4 drops of water to the eggs to make sure they’d be nice and fluffy.
4. Hand-whisk the eggs vigorously for about 1 minute, until the whites and yolks are completely blended. The mix should look a little frothy.
5. Coat your nonstick skillet with butter, cooking oil or spray cooking oil. You can also just drain the grease from the skillet used for bacon and let the remaining grease serve as a lubricant to keep the eggs from burning. That’s what we did, and it adds even more flavor!
6. Set the lubricated, nonstick skillet on medium heat, and allow a few minutes for the skillet to heat up.
7. Now’s a good time to heat your toaster oven to 425°F.
8. Once the toaster oven is warm, place your desired amount of Ellio’s Pizza slices on the middle rack. Allow the slices to cook for 7 minutes.
9. While your pizza is cooking, pour the blended egg mix into the skillet.
10. Allow the eggs to begin firming up for about 1-2 minutes.
11. Use a spatula to gently pull, lift and fold the eggs. Once the egg mix begins gathering together, allow the eggs to continue to cook until completely thickened. Then remove them from the heat. MAKE SURE NO VISIBLE LIQUID EGG REMAINS.
12. Chop your bacon into small pieces.
13. Remove the Ellio’s Pizza slices from the toaster oven, but keep the oven turned on.
14. Pile the scrambled eggs over the slices, concentrating on the middle.
15. Evenly distribute the bacon pieces.
16. Sprinkle your desired amount of cheese over the top — the cheese will help hold everything together.
17. Place your Ellio’s Breakfast Bonanza Pizza back in the toaster oven for 3-4 additional minutes, allowing the cheese to melt and pizza to crisp.
18. Serve and enjoy! Wash it down with a glass of orange juice.

We hope you’ve had as much fun playing with your food as we did. If you followed along at home, we’d love to see the finished product. Follow us on Instagram @OfficialElliosPizza, and when you tag #ElliosGram in your photos, we just might regram your Ellio’s creations. Keep checking back with us for more Ellio’s Pizza Hacks.

May 18, 2017

Time Travel with a Rad 80's Pizza Party

Some kids visualize hitting a 9th inning home run with the count full to win the World Series in walk off fashion. I longed to tend lovingly to the needs of my guests during a busy fall foliage season. That’s right, as a young boy growing up in the 80s, my life’s dream was to run a charming B&B.

May 18, 2017

I Wanna Rock and Roll All Night, and Eat Pizza Everyday - #80sPizzaParty

I love sharing all the cool aspects of my childhood with my son. The movies and music I watched/listened to are at the core of who I am, so it really makes me smile to see my son enjoy the same things I did as a little kid. That goes for Ellio’s too, because there is no better way to bond, or party, with someone than over some good food.

May 19, 2017

A Night At The Movies

Up until a few weeks ago, I had been making two dinners a night. I’d make one for the kids and simultaneously, one for my wife and me. We’d give the kids a bath, read stories and get them in bed. After they were zonked, she and I would sit down and revel in the opportunity to actually taste our food and carry on a conversation without the wildlings heaving food at us or instigating contests to see who could scream the loudest and longest.