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Savory Breakfast Pastry

savory breakfast pastry
  • (13.8 oz. can) refrigerated pizza crust dough
  • (1 Tbsp.) olive oil
  • (1/4 cup) onion, chopped
  • (4 oz.) chicken sausage w/jalapeño peppers, chopped
  • (2 large) eggs, lightly beaten
  • (1/2 cup) Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • (1/4 cup) cheddar cheese, shredded
  • (1/4 cup) jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped
  • (1 large) egg white, lightly beaten

Savory Breakfast Pastry

This impressive braided pastry is filled with spicy chicken sausage, two kinds of cheese and scrambled eggs.

Preparation Time
About 25 minutes
Cook Time
About 15 minutes


  1. 1Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. 2Form dough into a 15x10 in. rectangle on greased baking sheet. Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil.
  3. 3When hot, add onion and sausage, cook 9 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Add eggs, cook another 1 1/2 minutes or until eggs are set. Set aside off heat.

  4. 4Spread a layer of Monterey Jack, eggs, cheddar and jalapeno peppers lengthwise down the center of the dough, leaving a 2 1/2 in. border on both sides.

  5. 5Make 2 inch angled slits, 1 inch apart along both sides of the dough. Gently pull strips over the filling, crossing over each other.
  6. 6When done, the dough will look braided. Use a pastry brush to brush the top with the egg white.
  7. 7Bake 15 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy. Let cool 5 minutes, then slice.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/6 of pastry

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 323
  • Total Fat 15.1 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 32.3 g
  • Protein 15 g
  • Cholesterol 98 mg
  • Sodium 643 mg
  • Fiber 1.2 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Breakfast

Recipe Subcategory: Pastries and Pies

Recipe Ethnicity: N/A

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Poultry, Eggs, Dairy

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.