Turkey Pocket Sandwiches
- 1/2 pound hot or sweet italian
turkey sausage, sliced
- 1 chopped onions
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 1 cup sliced fresh mushroom
- 1 cup diced green bell pepper
- 1/2 cup diced celery
- fresh ground black pepper
- 2 6-inch pita breads, sliced in half
- 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat
Monterey jack cheese
Hint: you can get a neater cut if you chill or semi-freeze sausages first.
Saute sausage slices in a 12-inch nonstick skillet until browned. Add onion, garlic, mushrooms, green pepper, and celery. Saute until vegetables are tender and sausage is done. Season to taste with pepper. Cool slightly and drain excess liquid (or pita pockets WILL be soggy).
Open pockets and stuff with sausage filling. Sprinkle filling with cheese. Fit sandwiches snugly upright in a baking pan and bake at 400 for 4 to 5 minutes, or until cheese begins to melt. Serve at once.
Note: instead of turkey sausage, use diced cooked chicken, or regular italian sausage (drained of cooking oil before adding vegetables)
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 513 - Calories from Fat 209
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 41%, Protein 31%, Carbohydrate 28%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 23g, Saturated Fat 9g, Cholesterol 93mg, Sodium 1159mg, Total Carbohydrate 36g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Protein 40g, Vitamin A 357 units, Vitamin C 55 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 3 units