Monday, December 29, 2008

Recipe for: Italian Sausage & Spinach Roll

Italian Sausage & Spinach Roll

By: John Lueckenotte (A Viewer in Columbia, MO)


½ pound mild Italian sausage – cooked, drained, and chopped

½ pound ground beef

1 cup canned mushrooms – chopped

10 oz. frozen, chopped spinach, thawed and patted dry

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1 egg, separated

2 garlic cloves, pressed

2 pkg. of pizza crust – 10 oz each


Preheat oven to 400°. Chop cooked sausage and mushrooms, add spinach and cheese to the mix. Separate egg, add yolk to the spinach mix, reserve the egg white for the crust. Press garlic over the spinach mixture and mix in. Roll one pizza crust into a 12 x 9 rectangle. Spoon half of spinach mix over dough to within ½ inch of edges, jelly-roll fashion; press seam together to seal. Repeat with remaining pizza crust and filling. Place rolls, seam sides down, join ends of rolls to form one large ring; pinch together to seal. Lightly beat egg white, and brush onto dough. Bake 25- 30 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. You can serve with or without pizza/spaghetti sauce.

(Lauren's Tip: I might use turkey sausage and ground turkey to be a little healthier and you could also use fresh mushrooms. For a little heat, add some of Happy Hal's Jalapeño Relish. )

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