Friday, November 2, 2012

Pizza Night! {with homemade turkey sausage}

We looovveee pizza around here, and we often have homemade pizza on Fridays.  The perfect meal to kick off the weekend!  My 'go-to' homemade crust is this one, and if I use a store-bought crust, it is usually this one.

Many times we have plain.cheese. (because my kids are such adventurous eaters <--sarcasm 2="" a="" and="" b="" bacon="" bits="" canadian="" cheese.="" cheese="" combination="" healthier="" homemade="" i="" it="" just="" like="" little="" made="" make="" meat-lovers="" mozzarella="" night="" of="" on="" parmesan="" particular="" pepperoni="" pizza="" said="" sausage="" sprinkle="" this="" to="" turkey="" used="" with="">little
tiny smidge healthier!

Turkey sausage is very tasty, less fattening, and super easy to make.  I usually buy ground turkey in bulk from Sam's Club. I have been using a recipe from allrecipes.com, which I couldn't find online again when getting ready to do this post (but it was adapted from Judy Culbertson @ allrecipes.com)

Turkey Sausage 

1 pound lean ground turkey
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon ginger
*fennel seeds (optional) Sometimes I will add in a sprinkle of fennel seeds if I am making the sausage to put on pizza. I leave it out if making breakfast sausage.

Crumble turkey in a large bowl. Mix in the salt, sage, pepper and ginger. Shape into patties if desired. In a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook meat over medium heat for 6-8 minutes on each side (if doing patties) or until no longer pink (and 165 degrees F).

I added some onions, red pepper and fresh basil to my pizza!

What's your favorite pizza?  Do you have any Friday 'traditions'?!

14 comments:

  1. I love Party Pizza Friday! I wish my husband loved pizza as much as I do!

    Fennel seeds are amazing - I bought a big jar at Sam's Club for like $4. I add it to pasta sauce, pizza sauce, sausage - you reminded me I need to make my apple chicken sausage again - so good!

    Happy Friday Chica!

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    1. My oldest daughter is not a huge pizza fan either (she hates sauce)...I just don't understand it! I love apple chicken sausage too!

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  2. mmm, pizza is sounding really good right now! I've never tried making my own sausage though. I try to sneak health into the sauce for my kids...zucchini, carrots, mushrooms.
    Thanks for linking to Foodie Friday!

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    1. I need to start adding more veggies to the sauce!

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  3. Yum! I love home made pizza and don't make it enough.

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    1. I probably make it too much, but it is so good!

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  4. We have been having a ton of homemade pizza lately - and yes, I usually have a second pizza with just cheese for the picky kids!! I love that you make your own turkey sausage. I've never done that before, but I definitely want to try now!! Thanks again for linking up to Taste and Tell Thursdays.

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  5. OH my this looks fabulous! Pizza is the perfect friday night meal!

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  6. The pizza looks fantastic, and the turkey breakfast sausage is a great idea. Thank you so much for sharing this at Foodie Friends Friday.

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  7. Your pizza looks so good! Love your idea of using the turkey breakfast sausage! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. Please come back to VOTE on Sunday! Following you now!

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  8. Oh, that looks soooo good! I need to try my hand at making my own sausage.

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  9. Homemade pizza is the best! I really need to make pizza Fridays a weekly thing around here.

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  10. Wow, that really looks good! Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays linky party.

    Virna from Craftmates

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