Cheesy Sausage Pita Pockets

Cheesy Sausage Pita Pockets

by Marie Romero 1 year ago
4.2 (5)
25 minutes
645.2 kcal
43.6 g carbs
Description

A hearty twist on classic stuffed pita pockets. Combining Classico® tomato sauce, Johnsonville® sausage, and lots of cheese to give you a quick and delicious dinner!

Ingredients
  • 4 pita bread rounds
  • 1 pound mild Italian sausage (such as Johnsonville®)
  • 1 (15 ounce) jar four-cheese pasta sauce (such as Classico®)
  • ¼ cup minced onion
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ½ cups shredded fresh mozzarella cheese
  • ½ teaspoon salt
Directions
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. 2. Trim about 1 inch from one side of each pita pocket and arrange onto prepared sheet.
  3. 3. Roll sausage into 32 small meatballs.
  4. 4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Fry meatballs in skillet until completely browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Drain meatballs on a plate lined with paper towel.
  5. 5. Stir pasta sauce, onion, and cream cheese together in a saucepan over medium heat; cook, stirring regularly until onion is tender, 7 to 10 minutes.
  6. 6. Transfer meatballs to a large mixing bowl; add 1 cup of the pasta sauce mixture and mozzarella cheese. Mix until the meatballs are coated in sauce and cheese.
  7. 7. Gently stuff pita pockets with meatball mixture using a small spoon.
  8. 8. Bake stuffed pita pockets in preheated oven until heated through and the cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.
  9. 9. Serve pockets with remaining sauce for dipping.
Nutrition Facts
serving: 4 pockets
calories: 645.2 kcal
carbohydrates: 43.6 g
protein: 30.2 g
saturated fat: 17.2 g
cholesterol: 96.2 mg
sodium: 1991.3 mg
fiber: 3.9 g
sugar: 7 g