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Pizza Patties Recipe

Pizza Patties Recipe

To cut preparation at mealtime, mix and shape these patties the night before and refrigerate. If you like lots of sauce, you may want to serve extra spaghetti sauce on the side for dipping.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound Johnsonville® Mild Ground Italian Sausage
  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce
  • 4 sandwich buns, split
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the green pepper, onion and Parmesan cheese. Crumble sausage over mixture and mix just until combined. Shape into four patties.
  • 2. In a large skillet, cook patties over medium heat for 7-8 minutes on each side or until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • 3. Add the spaghetti sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 7-8 minutes or until heated through. Place a patty on the bottom of each bun; drizzle with spaghetti sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese; replace tops. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 720 calories, 46 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 100 mg cholesterol, 1,645 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 31 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.