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Sloppy Pizza Joes

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 332
  • Protein: 26g
  • Total Fat: 11g
    • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 59mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 30g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
  • Sodium: 525mg
Take Note

Contains Wheat/Gluten

Contains Dairy

Get your pizza fix the healthy way with filling, protein-packed Sloppy Pizza Joes! This yummy dinner promises to become an instant family favorite.

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This recipe makes 6 Servings
  • 2 links Italian turkey sausage (about 8 ounces total)
  • 8 ounces ground turkey (at least 90% lean)
  • 2 cups chopped cremini mushrooms
  • 1 red or green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 eight-ounce cans no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped oregano (or 2 teaspoons dried oregano)
  • 6 whole-grain hamburger buns, split
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat Italian blend cheese
  • 1.5 cups baby spinach

Remove casings from sausage links and discard. In a large nonstick skillet cook sausage, ground turkey, mushrooms, sweet pepper, onion, and garlic over medium heat until turkey is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, stirring to break up turkey as it cooks. Add tomato sauce and oregano. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes to blend flavors and reduce the sauce.

Meanwhile, preheat the broiler. Line a large baking sheet with foil. Place bun halves, cut sides up, on the prepared baking sheet. Broil 3 to 4 inches from the heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until buns are toasted. Remove the bun tops from the baking sheet. Spoon the turkey mixture evenly onto the bun bottoms on the pan. Sprinkle evenly with the cheese. Broil about 1 minute or until cheese is melted.

To serve, divide the spinach among the sandwiches, placing it on top of the cheese. Replace the bun tops.

Serving Size: 1 sandwich (1 bun, 2/3 cup turkey mixture, 2 tablespoons cheese, and 1/4 cup spinach)

Note: If desired, use one, 1.25-pound package of ground turkey (at least 90% lean) in place of the turkey sausage and ground turkey so that you only have to purchase one product.