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Pizzazzy Sausage Crescent Sandwiches

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  • 25 min prep time
  • 45 min total time
  • 6 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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An easy-to-assemble version of Italian calzones, these flavorful sandwiches are a great soup go-along or game-time snack.

Bake-Off® Contest 26, 1975
Cecilia Lagerak
Westminster, Colorado

Ingredients

1
lb bulk Italian or pork sausage
1/2
cup chopped green bell pepper (1/2 medium)
1/3
cup chopped onion
1
can (15 oz) pizza sauce
2
cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 2 cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury™ refrigerated Crescent Dough Sheet
4
slices (3/4 oz each) mozzarella cheese, cut in half crosswise, folded

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In 10-inch skillet, cook sausage, bell pepper and onion over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until sausage is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; drain. Stir in 3 tablespoons of the pizza sauce.
  • 2 If using crescent rolls: Unroll both cans of dough; separate into 8 rectangles. Firmly press perforations to seal. If using dough sheets: Unroll both cans of dough; cut into total of 8 rectangles.
  • 3 Place about 1/4 cup sausage mixture and folded 1/2 slice of cheese on one end of each rectangle. Fold dough in half over filling; press edges with fork to seal. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 4 Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, heat remaining pizza sauce. Immediately remove sandwiches from cookie sheet. Serve warm with warm pizza sauce.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In 10-inch skillet, cook sausage, bell pepper and onion over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until sausage is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; drain. Stir in 3 tablespoons of the pizza sauce.
  • 2 If using crescent rolls: Unroll both cans of dough; separate into 8 rectangles. Firmly press perforations to seal. If using dough sheets: Unroll both cans of dough; cut into total of 8 rectangles.
  • 3 Place about 1/4 cup sausage mixture and folded 1/2 slice of cheese on one end of each rectangle. Fold dough in half over filling; press edges with fork to seal. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 4 Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, heat remaining pizza sauce. Immediately remove sandwiches from cookie sheet. Serve warm with warm pizza sauce.

Expert Tips

A Caesar salad and your favorite ice cream complement these pizza sandwiches.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
200
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
34%
Saturated Fat
8g
40%
Trans Fat
3g
3%
Cholesterol
30mg
9%
Sodium
790mg
33%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
7g
7%
Protein
13g
13%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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