Pickled Pepper Pitas

Serves 4


12 small pitas (white or whole wheat)

1 jar (16 ounces) mild pickled peppers, chopped (about 1/2 cup)

1 pound sausage meat, cooked and crumbled

2 cups grated mozzarella or provolone cheese (8 ounces)

1 can (10 ounces) pizza sauce


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. With scissors, cut about a 3-inch opening along the edge of each pita; set aside. In large bowl, combine pickled peppers, sausage, cheese and pizza sauce. With a spoon, fill each pita with an equal amount of the pickled pepper mixture. Lay pitas flat on a baking sheet and bake 10 minutes or until pita is crisp and heated through.

Tips: Kids will love this “inside out” pizza; for “stroganoff” style, substitute 1 cup low-fat sour cream for the pizza sauce; these sandwiches can be assembled in advance and heated up at the last minute.

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