14 June 2012

I suddenly realized that the last four recipes I have shared with you have all been sweets.  I think it's time for some savory!  Here is a great meal idea for you, especially if you have kids.  It's not so much a recipe as a method.  Think sloppy joe, but instead of ground beef and a slightly sweet tomato sauce, think Italian sausage and pizza sauce.  If you think you can get away with it, sneak some common pizza veggies in there too: onion, mushroom, peppers, etc.  Then top it off with melty mozzarella cheese and it's a pizza on a bun!

Sausage Pizza Joes

Olive oil
½ large onion, chopped
4 oz. mushrooms, chopped
Any other pizza veggies you like
1 lb. ground Italian sausage
14 oz. jar pizza sauce
Mozzarella cheese, shredded
Hamburger buns

In a large skillet, heat olive oil and sauté onions, mushrooms, and any other veggies you like on your pizza.  When soft, add sausage and break up with a spoon.  Cook until sausage is completely cooked through.  Drain off grease.  Pour in pizza sauce and stir to combine.  

Place sausage mixture on buns and top with shredded mozzarella cheese.  Serve warm.

Makes 6 servings.

Couldn't be easier.  It has all the convenience of a sloppy joe meal, but with a super fun twist.  This was a huge hit with my family.  My two-year-old asked for thirds and ended up eating more of it than I did!  She ate one and a half sandwiches.  I served them with Baked Zucchini Fries, which were also a huge hit.  My kids couldn't shove them in fast enough, and I have photographic proof!  That recipe coming soon.

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  1. Jaimie-Leigh JonkerJune 15, 2012 at 7:11 AM

    Hi there! I'm one of your new followers from the CCC and I wanted to pass the Kreativ Blogger Award on to you, because your smoothie was amazing! It's a chain letter thing, google it to find the logo and the rules or see 

  2. Wow! Thanks Jaimie-Leigh! How kind of you! Thanks for following and thanks for the award!