Take eggs from basic breakfast staple to crave-worthy dish with this Turkey Sausage Sheet Pan Eggs recipe.
As an Ambassador for the National Turkey Federation, I was compensate for this post.
When my family started asking what I wanted them to cook me for breakfast on Mother's Day, I knew immediately what my answer was going to be.
Don't get me wrong, I had every intention of eating breakfast. But the idea of my husband and boys trying to navigate their way in my kitchen and cook together did not give me a warm-and-fuzzy feeling. It gave me the "somebody is either gonna make an awful mess or be totally stressed out in the process" feeling. And who wants that as a Mother's Day present?
God-love all you ladies and gents who are a cooking couple. My husband and I aren't like you. We're good people, but the kitchen is mine and mine alone around here. And while I am *gradually* bringing my boys in the kitchen, a major holiday isn't when I want that education to happen.
I asked if we could take a leisurely morning out together to get coffee and muffins. They all agreed and so peace (and a clean kitchen) were preserved.
The irony in not having a homecooked breakfast is that breakfast is OUR THING. If you follow me on Instagram you know that I'm a threat to whip up a batch of Cookie Butter French Toast Cups on a Monday.
My breakfast game is strong.
That's one of the reasons I pitched the idea of these Sheet Pan Eggs to my friends at National Turkey Federation.
I've been seeing "sheet pan eggs" pop up everywhere and I love the idea! You could get all fancy and call these a sheet pan frittata...
You know, like on a Mother's Day when you're cooking for someone else or if you have a spouse who is actually allowed to cook in your kitchen (unlike mine.)
...but I'm keeping it simple and straight to the point -- eggs made in a sheet pan... with turkey sausage.
'Cause as much as I love me some eggs, a little savory seasoning takes them from basic breakfast staple to a dish that's share-worthy. I prefer turkey sausage (in general), but I especially prefer it in these sheet pan eggs. Other types of sausage, while tasty in their own right, just seem too heavy for a dish like this. Since turkey is naturally low in fat and packed with lean protein it's the perfect addition to this dish -- all the hearty and satisfying flavor of sausage without the greasy taste and feel of other types of sausage.
While I think this dish makes the perfect meal for family and friends you might be entertaining over the summer, it's also just a good make-ahead breakfast option for any day of the week. Make a batch on Sunday and cut off a slice to eat whenever you're ready. You could easily turn this into a brunch by simply adding a Honey Panzanella Fruit Salad and some freshly baked Kefir Cream Biscuits. Who knows, by next Mother's Day, maybe I'll be ready for my own family to try their hand at it.
No promises though.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy this recipe!
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Turkey Sausage Sheet Pan Eggs
- 4 sweet Italian lean turkey sausage links
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped
- 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
- 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
- 12 eggs
- 2 tablespoons water (or milk)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 cup feta cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 9x13 inch baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
Remove casings from turkey sausage. In a large sauté pan over medium high heat, cook sausage and break up with a wooden spoon to create a sausage crumble. Cook for about 8 minutes, until sausage has cooked through, browned, and no longer pink.
Turn off heat and stir in baby spinach, tomatoes, and mushrooms, just to let the spinach slightly wilt.
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, water, salt and pepper. (The water helps the eggs stay fluffy, preventing a dense texture.)
Evenly spread the sausage and vegetables in the sheet pan. Gently pour eggs over mixture, making sure eggs are evenly distributed. Sprinkle evenly with feta cheese.
Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until eggs are cooked through and top begins to brown.