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Mediterranean Breakfast Buns

Mediterranean Breakfast Buns
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 6

From impressing brunch guests with their pretty spirals, to packing up for a filling breakfast on the go, there isn’t anything these chicken sausage and cheddar cheese breakfast buns can’t do! ...MORE+ LESS-

Bake-Off® Contest 48, 2018
Monroe, Georgia

Ingredients

3
tablespoons butter
1/2
cup diced fresh shiitake mushrooms (1 oz)
2
spinach and feta smoked chicken sausages, chopped (from 12-oz package)
5
eggs, beaten
1/8
teaspoon kosher salt
1/8
teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (6 oz)
1
can (11 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated thin pizza crust
1
cup loosely packed fresh baby spinach, chopped (from 5-oz bag)
6
fresh sage leaves

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2
    In 10-inch nonstick skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium heat. Add mushrooms and sausage; cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until mushrooms are tender and sausage is thoroughly heated. Remove from skillet to plate.
  • 3
    In medium bowl, beat eggs, salt and pepper with whisk until well beaten.
  • 4
    In same skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium heat. Add egg mixture; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until firm but moist. Stir in 3/4 cup of the cheese; remove from heat. Cool 10 minutes.
  • 5
    Lightly sprinkle large cutting board with flour. Unroll pizza dough on board; press into 14x10-inch rectangle. Top evenly with remaining 3/4 cup cheese, the sausage mixture and eggs; press down slightly. Sprinkle chopped spinach evenly over eggs.
  • 6
    Starting at short end, tightly roll up dough, patting sides to retain 10-inch length. Pinch edges to seal; place seam side down on cutting board. With serrated knife, cut into 6 equal slices. Place cut side up 2 inches apart on pan. For even baking, reshape buns; press tops down slightly. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 7
    Meanwhile, in 8-inch nonstick skillet, melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add sage leaves; cook 1 to 2 minutes, turning frequently, until crisp. Remove sage to paper towel; crumble. Reserve butter in skillet.
  • 8
    Remove buns from oven; brush sides of buns with reserved butter. Bake 1 minute longer. Sprinkle each bun with crumbled sage leaves. Serve warm.
  • For best results, work with cold dough directly from refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • To make buns easier to cut, refrigerate filled dough about 20 minutes before cutting into individual buns.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
Calories from Fat
230
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
38%
Saturated Fat
12g
59%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
230mg
77%
Sodium
770mg
32%
Potassium
120mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
3g
Protein
21g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • I have been in the kitchen cooking or just helping my mom or my Gram since I was 10 years old. I love to see smiles on my family’s and friends’ faces when they eat something I have made for them. When someone is ill or sad or just plain mad, a homemade meal or a batch of chocolate brownies can make them feel better, even for a few minutes. Food heals the body and soothes the soul. I created this breakfast bun for the Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest because I like a challenge. We need new ideas for breakfast, and this on-the-go breakfast has been a hit with my friends. It is perfect for a family breakfast, a lunch box treat or an on-the-run alternative to fast food. I am always trying to sneak goodness into foods—especially greens and mushrooms. Hopefully you will enjoy my Mediterranean Breakfast Buns, too!
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