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*). But on this night I made a ‘meat lovers’ pizza with homemade turkey sausage. Turkey sausage is very tasty, less fattening, and super easy to make.  I usually buy ground turkey in bulk from Sam’s Club and have been using a recipe from I couldn’t find it online again when getting ready to do this post (but it was adapted from Judy Culbertson @

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 thoughts on “Pizza Night! {with homemade turkey sausage}

  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!

  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!

  3. 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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