Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Open-faced Turkey Joes

Ya'll these are good!!

As usual I changed this a bit cause I never have everything at home....didn't have fresh garlic or tomato paste....used Sargento's reduced-fat provolone slices (50 calories) instead of I used Jennie-O turkey sausage instead of Italian turkey sausage. We really liked this concept and will make it the right way next time, although it tasted yum, yum, yummy!!

Prep: 20 min., Cook: 35 min., Bake: 13 min. If you are watching your sodium intake, substitute ground turkey breast for Italian turkey sausage.

Makes 6 servings

1 (19 1/2-oz.) package Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
1 (8-oz.) package fresh mushrooms, quartered
1/2 green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 (15 1/2-oz.) jar spaghetti sauce
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 (12-oz.) French bread loaf
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup (1 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheese

1. Cook sausage in a Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring often, 10 minutes or until meat crumbles and is no longer pink; drain. Add mushrooms and bell pepper; cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, 5 minutes. Stir in next 5 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes.

2. Preheat oven to 400°. Cut bread in half lengthwise. Place bread, cut side up, on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet. Bake 5 to 6 minutes until toasted.

3. Spoon sausage mixture onto toasted bread, and sprinkle with cheeses. Bake at 400° for 5 to 7 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Jennie-O Sweet Lean Italian Turkey Sausage.

Nutritional Information
Calories:360 (0.0% from fat)
Fat:13.3g (sat 4.4g,mono 1.1g,poly 1g)
Stephanie Nolan, Bradenton, Florida, Southern Living, JUNE 2008

Dick and I turned down the lights and pretended we were at at a cozy Italian restaurant....


nanatrish said...

These look yummy! I love your idea about the little Italian restaurant. I pray things are going good in your new place. I'd love to hear details. luv ya, Trish

Pink Slippers said...

Sounds good to me..
The recipe and the dimmed lights.

Jodee Leader said...

These look soooo delicious! How fun to dim the lights too!

Lorie said...

These look wonderful!!!
Hope all is well with you!
Be blessed!

vintagewindow said...

Thanks for the recipe. Looks yummy.

Enjoy your day


TheRoosterChick said...

We're having Joe's tonight with herb roasted red potatoe wedges, maybe I'll give this recipe a try.