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Sausage, Mushroom & Spinach Pizza Braid

sausage, mushroom & spinach pizza braid Italian
Sausage, Mushroom & Spinach Pizza Braid
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 8

An Italian-inspired pizza braid is elevated with a delicious combination of sausage, mushrooms, spinach and a little mozzarella cheese. This dinner is made extra easy with help from Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dough sheet. MORE+ LESS-

March 22, 2018
Pillsbury Crescents
Make with
Pillsbury Crescents

Ingredients

1/2
lb bulk mild Italian sausage
1
package (8 oz) sliced baby bella mushrooms
2
cups chopped fresh spinach leaves (from 8-oz package)
1/2
cup pizza sauce (from 14-oz jar)
1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dough sheet
1
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
1
tablespoon butter
1/4
teaspoon Italian seasoning

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray large cookie sheet with cooking spray, or line with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2
    In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook Italian sausage 6 to 8 minutes over medium heat, until no longer pink; drain. Stir in mushrooms; cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are lightly browned and tender. Stir in spinach leaves; cook until just starting to wilt. Remove from heat; stir in pizza sauce.
  • 3
    Unroll dough on cookie sheet to 13x8-inch rectangle. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the cheese in 3 1/2-inch-wide strip lengthwise down center of dough all the way to ends; top cheese with sausage mixture. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
  • 4
    Make cuts 1 inch apart on each side of rectangle just to edge of filling. Alternating from side to side, fold cut strips of dough at an angle halfway across filling, slightly overlapping ends.
  • 5
    In small microwavable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High 20 to 30 seconds or until melted; stir in Italian seasoning. Brush butter mixture on top of braided crescent dough.
  • 6
    Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until deep golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Serve with additional pizza sauce, if desired.

Expert Tips

  • For additional cheesy flavor, sprinkle crescent dough with 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese before baking.
  • Spicy Italian sausage may be substituted for the mild, if you prefer.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
6g
29%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
550mg
23%
Potassium
290mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
6%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
4g
Protein
10g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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