I teamed up with Serve Turkey and created these turkey sausage breakfast pockets for a couple of reasons:

>> Getting creative with crescent rolls seemed like a fun idea.

>> I REALLY needed some breakfast in my life!

>> Sweet stuff in the morning just doesn’t do it for me

>> What’s better than sausage, spices, egg, and cheese rolled into a crescent roll?  But a HEALTHIER version?

Serve Turkey is all about adding fun twists to turkey recipes!  I highly recommend trying these nuggets out if you are in need of a quick breakfast, because they’re easy to make and they have GREAT flavor.  Of course, they’re awesome right out of the oven, but you can store them in the refrigerator for a few days, too.  

turkey sausage breakfast pockets | a flavor journalTurkey is a seriously wonderful alternative to make almost any meal healthier.  The flavor of these turkey sausage breakfast pockets is amazing, in my opinion, and I literally wake up craving them every morning!  If you want some inspiration for other turkey recipes, you should check out the Facebook page for Serve Turkey!  They also have an awesome Twitter feed, and it can come in REALLY handy for turkey recipe inspirations!

turkey sausage breakfast pockets | a flavor journalThe hardest part of making this is creatively wrapping up the crescent rolls!  There’s no secret way to do it, nor is there a perfect method.  Load the sausage and egg filling in the middle, then top it with cheese.  Then get creative!  Try to form a “pocket” by closing the contents in.  It’s almost like creative a pouch.  Wrap the longer part of the crescent roll over any small openings of your pouch, as if you’re sealing it up, and then wrap the excess dough around to hold it all together.  It’s truly a creative process, but it’s part of the fun.  🙂 

turkey sausage breakfast pockets | a flavor journalNot only are these easy to make, but they’re super quick!  You could easily make a quick batch of them on a Sunday night and have them for breakfast the entire week!  Grab one on your way out the door, and you’ve got yourself a good start to the day.  Don’t forget your salsa packet on your way.  I LIVE for salsa.  Especially at breakfast.  🙂

turkey sausage breakfast pockets | a flavor journal
I reheated the turkey sausage breakfast pockets in the microwave for about twenty seconds, and they still tasted great!  They may require a fork once they’ve been reheated, but it’s still totally worth it.

Here’s the bonus part : the turkey sausage and mozzarella contain fewer calories than your typical sausage and cheese breakfast options.  For each of these, you’re looking about 200 calories, but plenty of nutrition (especially with the eggs).  For more information, fun facts, and recipes – check out the Serve Turkey website!

Enjoy!

[my additional tips!]:

Actual Prep / cook time:  25 minutes

Clean-up difficulty:  2

Overall difficulty to make:  3

Overall satisfaction:  9

Price range?  This dish is under $5 for 8 croissant pockets

What I would change next time?  Nothing!

For your own version, I recommend:.

  • Do your best to seal the contents in, then wrap the longer part of the croissant around the pocket. 
  • I do plan on re-creating this very soon, and showing a step-by-step process of wrapping! 

© 2016 : a flavor journal : by sara alvord
turkey sausage breakfast pockets
Serves 4
turkey sausage, farm fresh eggs, spices and cheese wrapped in a croissant are my new go-to for breakfast on the go!
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Prep Time
13 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
13 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 8 ounces turkey sausage
  2. 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  3. 1 Tbsp. jalapeno, minced
  4. 3 eggs
  5. pinch salt
  6. pinch pepper
  7. pinch garlic powder
  8. 1 tube crescent rolls
Instructions
  1. In a large sauté pan over medium heat, cook the turkey sausage until fully browned. Remove the sausage from pan, and place onto plate to set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together three eggs.
  3. Melt butter in same sauté pan that you used to cook the turkey, then add jalapeño. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the jalapeño starts to become translucent
  4. Add eggs, and also add a pinch of salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Scramble eggs until they are about halfway cooked, then add the turkey sausage back into the pan to finish scrambling the eggs.
  5. Roll out the crescent rolls onto a flat surface. Divide each one into it's own individual crescent roll.
  6. On the largest part of the crescent roll, spoon 1-2 tablespoons of the turkey and egg mixture. Top each mound of turkey and egg with a sliver of mozzarella; just enough to cover the turkey and egg.
  7. This is where you have to get creative! Rather than rolling it up like a crescent, you're going to make a pocket!
  8. Pinch the sides together to seal in the meat, eggs, and cheese. Use the longer part of the crescent roll to wrap around the entire pocket and seal any small openings.
  9. Truly, this is a work of art. Just do it a couple of times and you'll get the hang of it!
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