Turkey Sausage and Egg Puff Pastry Pizza is the a fun way to incorporate eggs into your dinners during the week. Puff pastry is baked and topped with eggs, turkey sausage, red peppers, cheese, chives and green onions. You can set out ingredients for a create-your-own pizza bar so your kids can help make their own pizza!
TURKEY SAUSAGE AND EGG PUFF PASTRY PIZZA
Are you on the hunt for healthy, unique back-to-school recipes?
I know I always am! Today the Ohio Poultry Association and I are sharing this delicious Turkey Sausage and Egg Puff Pastry Pizza. It is a fun recipe that your whole family will love. It works great as a dinner during the week of even lunch or brunch.
For an interactive and fun meal idea with kids I like to set out bowls of ingredients are let them help me make pizzas with different toppings. Today’s pizza uses turkey sausage, red bell pepper, cheese, eggs, chives and green onion. Other toppings I enjoy together are red bell pepper, turkey sausage, goat cheese, eggs and parsley or roasted red peppers, turkey sausage, feta cheese, eggs and green onions.
HOW TO MAKE PUFF PASTRY PIZZA?
When making puff pastry pizza there are some important steps to follow in order to get the pizza to turn out. Some especially important tips are:
- Thaw the puff pastry dough for the recommended time on the packaging. For mine it was about 45 minutes. After you thaw the dough you will want to roll it out.
- Use a paring knife to score a 1″ border on the dough and then use a fork to dock the center surface with a fork. This helps the dough to puff up and become crispy.
- Next you will brush egg wash on dough surface which also helps to brown the puff pastry dough.
- Bake the puff pastry dough for about 7-10 minutes.
- While you brown the puff pastry you will cook the protein, in this cause the turkey sausage.
- You will then remove the dough, let it cool slightly, then add the toppings. In this case the turkey sausage, red peppers, cheese, uncooked eggs.
- Bake for another 5-10 minutes depending on how you like your eggs cooked.
- Remove the pizza from the oven and garnish with chives and green onion.
WHAT TOPPINGS SHOULD I ADD TO MY PIZZA?
VEGETABLES: I love adding vegetables to my pizza recipes. Some that work well are mushrooms, zucchini, bell peppers and onion.
CHEESE: Cheese is something that may of us love on our pizzas. There are a few options that I like the most including goat cheese, sharp cheddar, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
GREENS: Greens are a nice addition to a pizza. I especially love arugula or spinach.
PROTEIN: For today’s recipe I used ground turkey sausage but you could use regular ground sausage, ground turkey or even sliced turkey links.
EGGS: When adding eggs to this pizza you can cook the egg to your liking or you can even add scrambled eggs to the pizza if you prefer that.
TURKEY AND EGG NUTRITION
- Have you heard? According to recently updated Dietary Guidelines, eggs are recommended as an important first food for babies and toddlers AND for new and expecting moms!
- Eggs contain 8 essential nutrients, including choline, which is important for cognition, promotes a healthy memory and will help keep your student focused during the school day.
- When considering what healthy foods to feed your family this back-to-school season, don’t forget to factor protein-packed eggs and turkey into the equation! Eggs and turkey are high-protein, low-fat and low-calorie, and will fit easily into any meal plan.
- There’s no need to break the bank on grocery shopping this back-to-school season! Eggs are the most affordable source of high-quality protein at just 12¢ a serving.
- Wednesday is officially Weggsday! Celebrate every Weggsday with your favorite egg dishes and show us on social media by using #Weggsday. Get dozens of delicious Weggsday recipes from Incredible Egg.
TIPS FOR COOKING TURKEY AND EGGS
- Eggs are nutritious, versatile and easy-to-prepare, making them perfect for breakfast on busy school mornings! The Ohio Poultry Association is sharing its favorite kid-approved breakfast recipes, featuring eggs and turkey, to keep mornings stress-free.
- To destroy bacteria that may be present in the yolk or white, cook eggs to an internal temperature of at least 144°F. Use this handy guide from the Egg Safety Center to be sure you’re properly cooking your favorite egg dishes.
- Learning to work and learn remotely is challenging enough, so keep lunch and dinner simple with a nutritious meal featuring turkey and eggs! Check out these easy-to-make recipes from the Ohio Poultry Association.
TURKEY AND EGG FARMING INFORMATION
- Ohio egg farmers are proud to work hard 365 days a year to ensure that grocery store shelves remain stocked with affordable, nutritious eggs. Meet the Ohio egg farmers who are working round-the-clock to provide eggs for families just like yours.
- Eggs go through numerous steps before reaching your kitchen to ensure they are fresh and safe-to-eat. Follow an egg on its journey from an Ohio farm to your table.
- Ohio is the second largest egg farming state in the nation, producing more than 10 billion eggs each year. The eggs many U.S. families enjoy eating this back-to-school season may come from an Ohio egg farm!
- Ohio turkey farmers produce more than 280 million pounds of turkey each year, which ranks Ohio 9th in the nation for turkey farming. Did you know that most eggs are cleaned and shipped from Ohio egg farms to grocery stores within 48-72 hours of being laid?
TURKEY AND EGG SAFETY
- Before and after handling turkey and eggs in the kitchen, be sure to thoroughly wash hands with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds.
- Do I need to wash the turkey before cooking? No! Washing uncooked turkey could spread bacteria to other surfaces in the kitchen. Bacteria that may be present on the turkey will be destroyed when it is cooked to an internal temperature of 165 °F.
- How long are hard-boiled eggs safe to eat? Hard-boiled eggs will give your student the protein boost they need to finish the school day strong. Keep in mind that hard-boiled eggs spoil faster than fresh eggs, so keep them refrigerated and enjoy within 1 week of cooking. Hard-boiled eggs should be eaten 1-2 days after they’re peeled.
- How long are eggs safe to eat? When properly refrigerated at 45 °F or lower, eggs can be safely eaten 4-5 weeks beyond the carton’s Julian date, which is a 3-digit code found on the side of a carton that indicates the day of the year when the eggs were packed.
- Can you freeze eggs if they won’t be used before the expiration date? Yes! Just crack eggs into a container and beat together until mixed, then tightly seal the container and freeze for up to one year. Egg whites can also be frozen by themselves.
Tip for the eggs- break the egg into a bowl and then gently place the egg on the pizza. This makes it easier then just breaking the eggs straight on the pizza. How to reheat puff pastry breakfast pizza – Place on a baking sheet in a 400°F oven for 7-10 minutes until heated through.
In a small bowl crack two eggs and add 2 Tablespoons water to create an egg wash. Use a brush to brush the egg wash over the dough.
Tip for the eggs- break the egg into a bowl and then gently place the egg on the pizza. This makes it easier then just breaking the eggs straight on the pizza.
How to reheat puff pastry breakfast pizza – Place on a baking sheet in a 400°F oven for 7-10 minutes until heated through.
Today’s post is sponsored by the Ohio Poultry Association. As always, opinions are my own.