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Sausage and Ricotta Hand Pies

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  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 12
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Pie for dinner? Sure! These simple, savory hand pies are filled with Italian sausage and cheese.
By Inspired Taste
Updated Apr 28, 2021
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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 lb bulk mild Italian pork sausage
  • 1/3 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 2 cans (11 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Thin Crust Pizza Crust
  • 1 egg, beaten


  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Line large cookie sheet with foil or cooking parchment paper.
  • 2
    In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook sausage in oil 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally until no longer pink. Remove from heat; stir in cheeses.
  • 3
    Unroll dough on lightly floured work surface. Using 4-inch round cookie cutter, cut 6 rounds from each crust. (Reroll scraps and cut additional rounds, if desired). Lightly brush rounds with egg.
  • 4
    Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon sausage mixture on half of each round. Fold other half over filling; press edges with fingers or fork to seal. Lightly brush tops with egg.
  • 5
    Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    If you can’t find bulk Italian sausage, use links; remove the casings and crumble when cooking.
  • tip 2
    Try different cheeses in this recipe—cottage cheese can be used in place of the ricotta, or Cheddar, mozzarella or fontina in place of the Italian cheese blend.

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