Sausage Crescent Cheese Balls

December 19, 2015 at 10:46 PM | Posted in Pillsbury | Leave a comment
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Cold day outside here so I heated up the Kitchen and tried a new recipe, Sausage Crescent Cheese Balls from Pillsbury. Found this recipe in a cooking magazine, sounded good so I thought I would give it a try. I had actually tried this recipe last year about this time but I used Jennie – O Ground Turkey Breakfast Sausage. So this time I’m going with original recipe and using Spicy Sausage, I used Bob Evan’s Zesty Hot Pork Sausage. For my other ingredients I used Pillsbury Reduced Calorie Crescent Rolls and Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Both which cut back on calories, fat, and carbs.

 

 

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To prepare them, heat oven to 375°F. Then line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil; spray with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix sausage, cheese and rosemary; mix well using your hands or spoon. Unroll crescent dough on work surface; coat each side of dough with 1 tablespoon flour. Using pizza cutter or knife, cut dough into about 1/4-inch pieces. Mix crescent dough pieces into bowl of sausage mixture in small amounts until well blended. Shape the mixture into 42 (1 1/4-inch) balls. Place in pan. Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown.

 

 

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You can eat these just as they are or serve them with some French’s Spicy Brown Mustard, which worked well with it. The Sausage Crescent Cheese Balls turned out delicious! They had a really good Spicy flavor, not over powering just right. This will make a perfect Christmas or New Year’s appetizer for your family and friends gatherings! The original recipe and the Pillsbury web link is at the end of the post.

 

 
Sausage Crescent Cheese Balls

Ingredients

1 lb bulk spicy sausage
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)Pillsbury
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, crushed
1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Directions

* Heat oven to 375°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil; spray with cooking spray.
* In large bowl, mix sausage, cheese and rosemary; mix well using hands or spoon.
* Unroll crescent dough on work surface; coat each side of dough with 1 tablespoon flour. Using pizza cutter or knife, cut dough into about 1/4-inch pieces. Mix crescent dough pieces into bowl of sausage mixture in small amounts until well blended.
* Shape mixture into 42 (1 1/4-inch) balls. Place in pan. Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 Cheese Ball Calories60 Calories from Fat40 % Daily Value Total Fat4g6% Saturated Fat2g10% Trans Fat0g0% Cholesterol10mg3% Sodium110mg5% Total Carbohydrate3g1% Dietary Fiber0g0% Sugars0g0% Protein2g2% % Daily Value*: Vitamin A0%0% Vitamin C0%0% Calcium2%2% Iron0%0% Exchanges:0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat; Carbohydrate Choice0 *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

http://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/sausage-crescent-cheese-balls/5548a20d-edd4-4d65-baa2-0b8af2cd21d7

Pepperoni Pizza Bake

December 14, 2015 at 5:48 PM | Posted in Pillsbury | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Pepperoni Pizza Bake

 

 

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Started off with breakfast, workout, and shower. Cooler outside today after 68 degrees yesterday. Rain on and off almost all day. So not much going on outside, stayed inside and cleaned the house today. Had to have the repairman we always use to come and do for work for us today also. We had a kitchen drawer break its slider bracket and we had to have the heating tape for our waterline replaced. It seems lately it’s always something, be it the house or car that needs repaired! For dinner tonight a new recipe, Pepperoni Pizza Bake.

 

 

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Came across this Pillsbury recipe and one other in a cooking magazine and couldn’t wait to give them a try. I’m preparing the Grands Pepperoni Pizza Bake, I’m saving the other recipe for later (Sausage Crescent Cheese Balls). To make this dish I’ll need just 4 ingredients; 1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Homestyle refrigerated original biscuits, 1 can (8 oz) pizza sauce, 2 cups finely shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz), and 16 slices pepperoni (1 1/2 inch). I used Ragu Homestyle Pizza Sauce, Hormel Turkey Pepperoni, and Sargento Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (Traditional Cut).

 

 

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To prepare the dish I started by heating the oven to 375°F. Sprayed 13×9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with Pam with Olive Oil Cooking Spray. Separate the dough into 8 biscuits. Cut each biscuit into 8 pieces. Then in large bowl, toss with biscuit pieces, pizza sauce and 1 cup of the cheese.Top with pepperoni and remaining 1 cup cheese. Baked for 23 minutes, and the biscuits were golden brown. The dish turned out incredible! Just a fantastic combination of 4 ingredients that work together. The Pillsbury Grands Biscuits gives it that Pizza texture and taste. You could add Mushrooms, Sausage or any of your favorite Pizza toppings to the dish. I’ve left the original recipe and web link at the end of the post. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Mousse.

 

 
Grands!® Pepperoni Pizza Bake

Ingredients

1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Homestyle refrigerated original biscuitsPillsbury
1 can (8 oz) pizza sauce
2 cups finely shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
16 slices pepperoni (1 1/2 inch)
Directions

Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13×9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Cut each biscuit into 8 pieces. In large bowl, toss with biscuit pieces, pizza sauce and 1 cup of the cheese.Top with pepperoni and remaining 1 cup cheese.
Bake 20 to 23 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown.

Nutrition InformationPepperoni Pizza Bake 009

Serving Size: 1 Serving Calories440 Calories from Fat220 % Daily Value Total Fat24g37% Saturated Fat11g56% Trans Fat4g4% Cholesterol40mg13% Sodium1420mg59% Total Carbohydrate37g12% Dietary Fiber0g0% Sugars9g9% Protein19g19% % Daily Value*: Vitamin A6%6% Vitamin C0%0% Calcium35%35% Iron15%15% Exchanges:2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choice2 1/2 *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

http://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/grands-pepperoni-pizza-bake/a3d058ba-4746-4ed6-932f-4d7af3d913cd

Cheesy Ravioli in Tomato And Cheese Sauce w/ Baked French Bread

November 13, 2015 at 5:46 PM | Posted in pasta, Pillsbury | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Cheesy Ravioli in Tomato And Cheese Sauce w/ Baked French Bread

 

Woke up ready for Breakfast this morning! I prepared an Egg Beater Egg White Scrambled Egg, 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, 2 slices of toasted Aunt Millie’s Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Fantastic Breakfast to start my day! Not quite as windy as yesterday but there’s still a brisk wind out there. A high only in the 40’s today, partly sunny. After Breakfast I went to Meijer and stopped by Kroger for groceries. From there stopped by the bank for Mom and back home. I had been wanting some Ravioli so tonight that’s what I had. Tonight I prepared Cheesy Ravioli in Tomato And Cheese Sauce w/ Baked French Bread.

 

 

It had been quite a while since I’ve had Ravioli and decided tonight was the night to have some! I used Annie’s Cheesy Ravioli in Tomato And Cheese Sauce w Baked French Bread 005Homegrown, Cheesy Ravioli in Tomato and Cheese Sauce. I used to have a couple of cans of this in the pantry and have it for lunch. Ran out sometime back and bought a few cans of it while at Kroger earlier today. It comes in a can so to prepare it; just empty contents into medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally until hot. And it’s done! Doesn’t get much easier than that. Delicious, easy to prepare, and 1 sauce pan to clean. Nice size Ravioli, good tasting Tomato and Cheese Sauce, and love the Cheese that’s in the Ravioli. Makes a good hot meal. And it’s only 180 calories and 28 net carbs per serving. I topped it with a sprinkle of Basil and Shaved Parmesan Cheese. I’ve left the product info at the end of the post.

 

 

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To go with the Ravioli I baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. Also had a Half and Half Diet Snapple to drink. For dessert later a Skinny Cow Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream Bar.
 

 

 

 
Annie’s Homegrown, Cheesy Ravioli in Tomato And Cheese Sauce

Description
* Certified Organic
* Made with 100% Real Cheese
* USDA Organic
* Rabbit of Approval Organic
* Cheese Ravioli in Tomato & Cheese SauceAnnie's Homegrown, Cheesy Ravioli
* Made With Only Vegetarian Ingredients
* Heat and eat. Easy and cheesy!
Inside this can are cheese-filled “pillows”, as our daughter calls them, floating in a rich palate-pleasing tomato and cheese sauce. They are quick and easy to prepare, delicious, and a healthful alternative to conventional pasta meals.
Bernie’s Cheesy Ravioli is made with premium quality ingredients using our own organic wheat and organic cheddar cheese. It’s a healthier choice for you and your family and a healthier choice for our planet.
Thank you for your enthusiasm for Annie’s products and for your suggestions. Your good wishes come in the form of email, thoughtful letters, photos, and imaginative drawings, and we cherish them all. As always, we are listening and we want to know what you think of our latest comfort food in a can. Peace, All of us at Annie’s.

Suggested Use
Easy To Cook
Stove: Empty contents into medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally until hot. Makes 2 cups.
Microwave: Empty contents into microwave-safe dish. Cover; microwave on high 2 minutes, or until hot. Stir before serving.
Enjoy!
Refrigerate any unused Cheesy Ravioli immediately in a separate container.
Other Ingredients
Water, organic tomato puree (water, organic tomato paste), organic wheat flour, organic cheddar cheese ([organic pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes], water, salt), organic evaporated cane juice, organic brown rice flour, organic rice starch, sea salt, organic mustard flour, organic corn starch, organic onion powder, citric acid, organic garlic powder, organic paprika, organic spice.
Contains wheat, milk.

Serving Size: 1 cup (242 g)
Servings Per Container: about 2
Amount per Serving %Daily Value*
Calories 180
Fat Cal 35
Total Fat 3.5 g 6%
Saturated Fat 1.5 g 8%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 5 mg 2%
Sodium 730 mg 31%
Total Carb. 31 g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3 g 13%
Sugars 9 g
Protein 6 g
Vitamin A 10%
Calcium 8%
Vitamin C 4%
Iron 10%

http://www.annies.com/products/pastas/cheesy-ravioli-tomato-cheese-sauce

Baked Bone-In Whole Chicken Breast w/ Mashed Potatoes and Canned Green Beans

September 22, 2015 at 5:05 PM | Posted in Perdue Chicken Products, Pillsbury | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Bone-In Whole Chicken Breast w/ Mashed Potatoes, Canned Green Beans, and Crescent Rolls

 

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Started my day off with a couple of Egg’s Low Fat Waffles, topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. After my morning workout did a little house cleaning and on to the outside cleaning. A lot of leaves around the car port and driveway. It’s a beautiful Last Day of Summer outside! The first day of Fall is tomorrow. The year has flown by. After I had all the cleaning done I got the cart out and rode around the neighborhood and spent some time down by the lake. For dinner tonight I prepared a Baked Bone-In Whole Chicken Breast w/ Mashed Potatoes, Canned Green Beans, and Crescent Rolls.

 

 

I picked The Perdue Chicken up at Kroger yesterday. My favorite bagged Chicken, the PERDUE® OVEN READY perdue-whole-chicken-breast-002 (1)Whole Seasoned Roaster Bone-In Breast. As it says “Baked Bone-In Whole Chicken Breast Oven Ready”, already seasoned, and little clean-up needed afterwards. To prepare it just preheat the oven to 400ºF. Cut open outer bag and remove Oven Ready Roaster Bone-In Breast, sealed in a cooking bag. Place in a shallow roasting pan, seasoned side up. Cut one small 1″ slit in cooking bag over the breast to vent during cooking. If cooking from Fresh: Place pan with breast (still in cooking bag) on lower shelf of oven and roast for approximately 80-90 minutes, until internal temperature of the breast reaches 180ºF. Comes out piping hot, well seasoned, and delicious! Plenty leftovers for some Chicken Sandwiches or Burritos! Such an easy way to have an excellent Baked Chicken Dinner!

 

 

Home Canned Green Beans

Home Canned Green Beans

For one side I made some of my favorite Mashed Potatoes, Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve. Just as good as homemade, if not better. Then I opened up a Mason Jar of our Canned Green Beans, canned last summer. Love these Beans, they taste just as fresh as the day we bought them. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury Rustic French Bread, Mom’s favorite. For dessert later tonight a Healthy Choice Frozen Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 
PERDUE® OVEN READY Whole Seasoned Roaster Bone-In Breast (3 lbs.)

* No prep work

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* Deliciously seasoned
* Cooks perfectly in bag
* Easy clean-up
* 4-5 servings

Deliciously seasoned and juicy, whole bone-in chicken breast. Oven ready for convenience. Cooks perfectly in the bag for easy clean up. Keep Refrigerated.

INGREDIENTS
*Ingredients: Chicken, water, salt, potassium and sodium phosphates, brown sugar, dextrose, carrageenan, yeast extract, maltodextrin, natural flavor. *Seasoning Ingredients: Dextrose, modified food starch, onion, maltodextrin, natural flavor, garlic, cottonseed oil, dried carrot, xanthan gum, dried parsley, calcium chloride, potassium chloride, carrageenan.

PRODUCT HANDLING
Keep refrigerated or frozen. Thaw in refrigerator or microwave. Cook thoroughly.

COOKING AND PREP
• Preheat oven to 400ºF. Cut open outer bag and remove Oven Ready Roaster Bone-In Breast, sealed in a cooking bag. Place in a shallow roasting pan, seasoned side up. • Cut one small 1″ slit in cooking bag over the breast to vent during cooking. Note: Cooking bag will expand during cooking; allow enough room for the bag to expand without touching oven rack or walls. • Cook from Fresh: Place pan with breast (still in cooking bag) on lower shelf of oven and roast for approximately 80-90 minutes, until internal temperature of the breast reaches 180ºF.** • Cook from Frozen: Place pan with breast (still in cooking bag) on lower shelf of oven and roast for approximately 2-1/3 to 2-1/2 hours until internal temperature of the breast reaches 180ºF.** • Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes. Cut open cooking bag (use care to avoid hot steam and juices) and transfer breast to serving plate or cutting board. Remaining juices in bag can be used for a delicious seasoned gravy. **If breast temperature is below 180ºF, return to oven and continue cooking, checking the temperature every 10 minutes until the temperature reaches 180ºF.

Nutrition:
Serving Size 4oz (112g)
Servings Per Container about 11
Amount Per Serving (* % of Daily Value)
Calories 170
Calories from Fat 80
Total Fat 9g (14%)
Saturated Fat 2.5g (13%)
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 60mg (20%)
Sodium 360mg (15%)
Total Carbohydrate 0g (%)
Dietary Fiber 0g (0%)
Sugars 0g
Protein 20g

http://www.perdue.com/Products/details.asp?id=867&title=PERDUE%C2%AE%20OVEN%20READY%20Whole%20Seasoned%20Roaster%20Bone-In%20Breast%20(3%20lbs.)

Deep Dish Pizza Casserole

August 30, 2015 at 5:02 PM | Posted in Pillsbury, pizza | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Deep Dish Pizza Casserole

 

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We have the hazy, hot, and humid weather back! Awfully humid out there today. Had a bowl of Kroger Brand Bran Flakes for Breakfast. Ran a quick errand for Mom and back home for the day. Finished up some laundry for her and did some outside cleaning before it got too humid out. After that it was “Sofa City” after that, just my easy chair and remote for the afternoon. For dinner tonight I prepared a Deep Dish Pizza Casserole.

 

 

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I had made this a couple of weeks ago and everybody loved it! So I’m preparing it again for dinner tonight. To make this Pizza I’ll need the following: 1 (13 ounce) Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Pizza Crust, 1 1/2 cups Ragu Pizza Sauce, Jennie – O Lean Ground Turkey Breakfast Sausage ( 1 lb. package and precooked) , Sliced Black and Green Olives, Sliced Mushrooms, 2 1/2 cups of your favorite cheese (I like using Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Italian Blend Cheese or Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Mozzarella Cheese), Hormel Turkey Pepperoni, and 1/3 cup Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese.

 
To start I fried the Ground Turkey, till no longer pink, and sliced the Olives. Then to prepare the dish I preheated the oven to 425°F. Greased a 9×13 inch baking dish with Pam Cooking Spray w/ Olive Oil and sprinkled Corn Meal across the bottom of the dish. I like using the Corn Meal when making Pizza, the Corn meal on the bottom of the Deep Dish Pizza Casserole 009crust gives it nice texture and helps keep it from sticking to the dish or pan. I unrolled the Pillsbury Pizza Dough, and pressed it into the bottom and halfway up sides of prepared baking dish. Then spread the dough with the Ragu Pizza Sauce, and then sprinkle the cooked Jennie – O Ground Turkey and Sliced Mushrooms, and the Sliced Olives over the top. Cover the Pizza with Cheese and then top with Turkey Pepperoni. Sprinkle the Parmesan over top. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until crust is golden brown and the Cheese is melted. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with more Parmesan. And we have a Deep Dish Pizza Casserole. I’ll start off by saying this is one of those Keeper Recipes and already a family favorite! The crust came out a perfect golden brown. And all the toppings combined to make it one delicious Pizza. Plus you can use what ever toppings you want for this. Mom and Dad both said it was one of the best Pizzas they had ever had, so it’s Parent Approved! For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 
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Ingredients
1 (13 ounce) Pillsbury™ refrigerated pizza crust
1 1/2 cups pizza sauce
2 1/2 cups of your favorite cheese (I like using a mix of provolone, mozzarella and cheddar)
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, gratedDeep Dish Pizza Casserole 002
12 whole pepperoni (optional)
1/2 pound cooked ground spicy Italian sausage (optional)

 

 
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1 – Preheat oven to 425°F. Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray or olive oil.
2 – Unroll the pizza dough, and press it into the bottom and halfway up sides of prepared baking dish.
3 – Spread the dough with some pizza sauce and, if using, sprinkle the cooked spicy Italian sausage over the top. Cover the pizza with cheese and then top with pepperoni (if using). Sprinkle the Parmesan over top.Deep Dish Pizza Casserole 008
4 – Bake for 15-20 minutes or until crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with more Parmesan if desired. Serve immediately.

http://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/deep-dish-pizza-casserole/51f601a0-2c4c-4147-8473-6c4eb2511086

 

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Deep Dish Pizza Casserole

August 14, 2015 at 4:59 PM | Posted in Hormel, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Pillsbury, pizza | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Deep Dish Pizza Casserole

 

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It was a beautiful Summer Morning here in West Chester. But watching the early morning news it was a bad day out on the inter-states. 3 major wrecks had 2 different interstates shutdown this morning, slow down people and take your time! After a light Breakfast I ventured out to Meijer, went for just a few items and ended up with a cart full! Luckily I didn’t need gas, gas prices shot up over $3 a gallon overnight! Back home finished up a couple of loads of laundry for Mom and did some cleaning around the house. With everything done got the cart out for a while to enjoy the day. For dinner tonight I prepared a new recipe, Deep Dish Pizza Casserole.

 

 
To prepare the dish I preheated the oven to 425°F. Greased a 9×13 inch baking dish with Pam Cooking Spray w/ Deep Dish Pizza Casserole 002Olive Oil. I unrolled the Pillsbury Pizza Dough, and pressed it into the bottom and halfway up sides of prepared baking dish. Then spread the dough with the Ragu Pizza Sauce, and then sprinkle the cooked Jennie – O Lean Italian Seasoned Ground Turkey over the top. Cover the Pizza with Cheese and then top with Turkey Pepperoni. Sprinkle the Parmesan over top. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until crust is golden brown and the Cheese is melted. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with more Parmesan. And we have a Deep Dish Pizza Casserole. I’ll start off by saying this is one of those Keeper Recipes! The crust came out a perfect golden brown. And all the toppings combined to make it one delicious Pizza. Mom and Dad both said it was one of the best Pizzas they had ever had, so it’s Parent Approved!  For dessert later a bowl of Del Monte Sliced Peaches.

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Jennie – O Lean Italian Seasoned Ground Turkey
Conveniently preseasoned ground turkey helps you save on pre time and contains 70 percent less fat than regular ground beef.

Product Features:Jennie O Turkey Lean Italian Seasoned Ground Turkey
* Gluten Free
* Preseasoned
* 70% less fat than regular ground beef
* 20 oz-package (1.25 lbs)
* 16 oz-package (1 lb) 20-oz (1.25 lbs) package

Cooking Instructions:
* STOVETOP METHOD:
* Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
* Preheat skillet over medium-high heat.
* Add ground turkey to hot skillet.
* Stir to crumble, approximately 14 to 16 minutes.
* Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

Nutritional Information
Serving Size 112 g Total Carbohydrates 0 g
Calories 170 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 90 Sugars 2 g
Total Fat 9.0 g Protein 19 g
Saturated Fat 3.0 g Vitamin A 0%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 4%
Cholesterol 80 mg Iron 8%
Sodium 620 mg Calcium 2%

http://www.jennieo.com/products/195-Lean-Italian-Seasoned-Ground-Turkey

 

 

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Ingredients
1 (13 ounce) Pillsbury™ refrigerated pizza crust
1 1/2 cups pizza sauce
2 1/2 cups of your favorite cheese (I like using a mix of provolone, mozzarella and cheddar)
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
12 whole pepperoni (optional)
1/2 pound cooked ground spicy Italian sausage (optional)Deep Dish Pizza Casserole 006

 
Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 425°F. Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray or olive oil.
2 – Unroll the pizza dough, and press it into the bottom and halfway up sides of prepared baking dish.Deep Dish Pizza Casserole 010
3 – Spread the dough with some pizza sauce and, if using, sprinkle the cooked spicy Italian sausage over the top. Cover the pizza with cheese and then top with pepperoni (if using). Sprinkle the Parmesan over top.
4 – Bake for 15-20 minutes or until crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with more Parmesan if desired. Serve immediately.

 

http://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/deep-dish-pizza-casserole/51f601a0-2c4c-4147-8473-6c4eb2511086

Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage w/ Pringle’s Fat Free Chips

April 12, 2015 at 5:04 PM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, Pillsbury | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage w/ Pringle’s Fat Free Chips

 
It’s been one of those long days today. Dad fell again, in the house and he wasn’t hurt thankfully. Then I got a flat on my Hoveround Chair, luckily I had the new chair that I hadn’t used much yet. The new chair can’t even compare to the my old chair. My neighbors came over and changed the tire on my old one for me. So I got my old hoveround back up and running! I had baked several Pillsbury Nut Quick Bread Loaves yesterday and took a couple of them over to my neighbors who are always there to give me a hand. I really get frustrated not to be able to do the little things, because I’m in a wheelchair. For 40 plus years I had both legs and used to do everything for myself, now I need help with a lot of things which is where the frustration sits in. But I guess you have to do what have to do to get things done. Sorry about the ranting! For dinner tonight I prepared a Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage w/ Pringle’s Fat Free Chips.

 

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I used Jennie O Lean Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage. I pan fried it, using Pam Spray and no oil, a total of about 17 minutes. It fried up excellent, as all Jennie – O Products they have real good and fresh taste to them. They have 160 calories and 0 carbs per Sausage. Served it on a Kroger Lite Wheat Hot Dog Bun topped it with French’s Spicy Brown Mustard. To go with my Sausage I had some Pringle’s Fat Free Chips.

 

 

*Note: Camera went on the blink as I was using it, picture shown one of my stock pictures with different chips other than the Pringle’s.

 

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For dessert later a slice of Pillsbury Nut Quick Bread. I had baked a few mini loaves of it yesterday. It comes with a small packet of Walnuts, but I still added some extra Chopped Walnuts to it. I added a small 1 cup serving Sugar Free Vanilla Pudding to it, the pudding gives all cakes an extra kick of moistness. I also used Egg Beater’s and Extra Virgin Olive Oil, replacing the Eggs and Corn Oil. Cut the calories where you can!

 

 

 

 

Jennie O Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage

* Lean Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage
* Lovers of sweet Italian sausage have found a perfect option.Jennie o Sweet Italian
Product Features:
* Gluten Free
* 65% less fat than regular pork sausage

Cooking Instructions:
GRILL METHOD:
Spray grill rack with nonstick cooking spray.
Preheat grill over medium-high heat.
Place dinner sausages on grill rack 4 inches from heat source.
Grill approximately 16 to 18 minutes, turning occasionally.
Always cook to well done, 165 °F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

STOVE TOP METHOD:
Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
Preheat skillet over medium-high heat.
Place dinner sausage in hot skillet.
Cook covered, turning occasionally, 17 – 19 minutes.
Always cook to well-done, 165º F. as measured by a meat thermometer.
Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.
Learn how to safely handle turkey

Nutrition Facts
Jennie O – Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage Lean
Servings: 1
Calories 160 Sodium 670 mg
Total Fat 10 g Potassium 0 mg
Saturated 3 g Total Carbs 0 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 0 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 0 g
Trans 0 g Protein 17 g
Cholesterol 60 mg

 

– See more at: http://www.jennieo.com/products/76-Lean-Sweet-Italian-Turkey-Sausage#sthash.TThC1prC.dpuf

Turkey Sausage Crescent Cheese Balls

December 9, 2014 at 5:03 PM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, Pillsbury, Sargento's Cheese | Leave a comment
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Made an Appetizer/Snack for the family today, Sausage Crescent Cheese Balls. Found this recipe idea on a Pillsbury Recipes Email. Love getting these recipe emails everyday found many a recipe from these.

 

 

 

I changed 3 ingredients from the original recipe to cut back on the Calories, Carbs, and Fat. I’m using Jennie – O Turkey Ground Breakfast Sausage instead of Pork Sausage, Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar instead of regular Cheese, and I used Pillsbury Reduced Fat Crescent Rolls instead of the Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. Cutting Calories, Carbs, and Fat where you can all adds up!

 

 

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I’ll need the following; 1 – lb Jennie – O Turkey Ground Breakfast Sausage, 2 – cups Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar, 1 – can (8 oz) Pillsbury Reduced Fat Crescent Rolls, 1/2 – teaspoon dried rosemary leaves (crushed), and 2 – tablespoons all-purpose flour. To prepare them, Heat the oven to 375°F. Line a 15x10x1-inch pan with foil; spray with Pam Cooking Spray. Unroll crescent dough on work surface; coat each side of dough with 1 tablespoon flour. Using a pizza cutter, cut dough into about 1/4-inch pieces. Mix crescent dough pieces into bowl of sausage mixture in small amounts until well blended. Then shape mixture the into 42 (1 1/4-inch) balls. Place in pan. Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown. They came out golden brown and delicious! The Turkey Sausage, Cheese, Crescent Rolls, and Rosemary are perfect together! The perfect Party Appetizer or just a Snack for the family, thank you Pillsbury! I’ve left the original recipe and web link below.

 

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Sausage Crescent Cheese Balls

A fun twist on the popular sausage cheese balls using crescent dough!
Ingredients

1 – lb bulk spicy sausage
2 – cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
1/2 – teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, crushed
1 – can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
2 – tablespoons all-purpose flour

 

Directions

1 Heat oven to 375°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil; spray with cooking spray.
2 In large bowl, mix sausage, cheese and rosemary; mix well using hands or spoon.
3 Unroll crescent dough on work surface; coat each side of dough with 1 tablespoon flour. Using pizza cutter or knife, cut dough into about 1/4-inch pieces. Mix crescent dough pieces into bowl of sausage mixture in small amounts until well blended.
4 Shape mixture into 42 (1 1/4-inch) balls. Place in pan. Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown.

 

 
Nutrition Information
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Cheese Ball Calories60 ( Calories from Fat40), % Daily Value Total Fat4g4% (Saturated Fat2g,2% Trans Fat0g0% ), Cholesterol10mg10%; Sodium110mg110%; Total Carbohydrate3g3% (Dietary Fiber0g0% Sugars0g0% ), Protein2g2% ; % Daily Value*: Vitamin A0%; Vitamin C0%; Calcium2%; Iron0%;

 

 

Exchanges:0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

 
http://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/sausage-crescent-cheese-balls/5548a20d-edd4-4d65-baa2-0b8af2cd21d7?nicam2=Email&nichn2=Core&niseg2=PBD&nicreatID2=PBD_11_23_2014&utm_source=Email_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=PBD_11_23_2014

Biscuits and Gravy w/ Turkey Sausage Links

November 24, 2014 at 6:15 PM | Posted in Johnsonville Meats, Pillsbury | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Biscuits and Gravy w/ Turkey Sausage Links

 

 
It was our warmest morning in quite sometime, 60 degrees. But the wind started whipping up with gusts up to 50 mph and temperatures dropping through the day into the 40’s. Had some local flooding in areas, a whole lot of rain throughout the night and early morning. Had to take the car in for some repairs. I’ve got a rattle that’s getting louder, so I’ll wait and see how much this will cost. Tonight for Dinner another Breakfast, I prepared Biscuits and Gravy w/ Turkey Sausage Links.

 

 

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The Breakfast I had prepared for Dinner the other night was so good I thought I would whip up another Breakfast for Dinner. This time I made Biscuits and Gravy w/ Turkey Sausage Links. I used Pillsbury Grands JR. Biscuits. They’re about half the size of the Pillsbury Grands Biscuits, but fewer calories. To prepare them just bake them at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes and done. As the Biscuits were baking I got my other 2 items ready.

 

 

 

 

I prepared a packet of Pioneer Peppered White Gravy Mix. For this, just boil 1 1/2 cups of water. Add the mix to a 1/2 cup of cold water, and mix. When the water starts boiling add your Mix and stir until it thickens up and remove from heat and serve. I topped my Biscuits with the Gravy. Now I have some Biscuits and Gravy going on! Then for a side I heated up some Johnsonville Breakfast Turkey Sausage Links. I was out of the Jennie – O Turkey Sausage Links so it was Johnsonville to the rescue! Just heat these for 8 minutes on medium high heat and they’re ready. Excellent tasting Sausage Link, as are all Johnsonville Sausages. Biscuits and Gravy with Turkey Sausage Links, Dinner is served! Starting to like this Breakfast for Dinner Menu! For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip free.

 

 

 

 

 

Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links
Johnsonville Turkey Fully Cooked Breakfast Sausage

Lighten your breakfast with Johnsonville Fully Cooked Turkey Sausage. Ready in 30 seconds and with 70% less fat, these breakfast sausages help you eat smarter without missing the Johnsonville flavor you love. These Fully Cooked Breakfast Sausages are a smart way to save time and lose inches!
COOKING DIRECTIONS

These products are fully cooked and ready to eat out of the package or be prepared to your liking!

1 – Place refrigerated sausage links in a nonstick skillet.
2 – Cover skillet.
3 – Heat for 8-10 minutes over medium heat or until heated through, turning occasionally.
STORAGE

For optimum freshness, keep refrigerated and prepare within 3 days of purchase, otherwise freeze for up to 30 days.
NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 2 links (45g)
Servings per Container: 6
Calories: 70
Calories from Fat: 30
% Daily Value *
Total Fat: 3.5 g 5%
Saturated Fat: 1 g 5%
Trans Fat: 0 g 0%
Total Cholesterol: 30 mg 11%
Sodium: 340 mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates: 2 g 1%
http://www.johnsonville.com/lines/fully-cooked-breakfast-sausage.html?gclid=CjwKEAiAqMajBRCdjejki6yjuDwSJACQeVukVY-2cTjg3FBjb7gkw7gKW6d7q28DHbtqe8yrQbPkBRoCIErw_wcB

 

 

 

 

 

Pillsbury Grands! Jr Golden Layers Buttermilk Biscuits:Pillsbury Grands JR Biscuits
* Grands! taste, junior size
* Makes 5 flaky biscuits
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 34 G
Servings Per Container 5
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100
Calories From Fat 35
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4 G 6
Saturated Fat 1.5 G 7
Trans Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg 0
Sodium 360 Mg 15
Total Carboydrate 14 G 5
Dietary Fiber <1 G 2
Sugars 2 G
Protein 2 G
http://www.pillsbury.com/products/biscuits/grands-jr-biscuits

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta w/ Baked Sourdough Mini Boule

October 22, 2014 at 4:54 PM | Posted in chicken, Jennie-O Turkey Products, pasta, Pillsbury | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta w/ Baked Sourdough Mini Boule

 

 

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta 007

A chill in the air this morning, about 38 degrees. Tried a new item for Breakfast this morning, Egg Beater’s Egg Whites. Scrambled a serving of it up and served it on a Healthy Choice Whole Grain English Muffin with a couple of Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links.Love the Egg Whites! Ran a couple of errands for Mom and stopped by Kroger for her. For dinner tonight it’s a Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta w/ Baked Sourdough Mini Boule.

 

 

 

Found this recipe on a Pillsbury recipe email the other day. Another one of those can’t wait to make it recipes! The original version is very high in calories and carbs so I had to reduce both. So I used Ronzoni Smart Taste Rotini, Kroger Deli Rotisserie Whole Chicken, Kraft Lite Classic Ranch Dressing, Jennie – O Turkey Bacon, and Sargento Shredded Reduced Fat 4 Cheese Italian. The original recipe and ingredients is at the end of the post.

 

 

 
To prepare it start by preheating the oven on 400 degrees. The recipe calls to microwave the dish but I prefer to bake it instead. Cook and drain the pasta as directed on package. Then in a large bowl, mix pasta and remaining ingredients. Put everything in a casserole dish and bake until heated throughout the mix. Then get ready to enjoy! I love my Pasta and I love my Chicken so this dish was perfect for me! Any dish with Bacon in it has to be good and the Cheese and ranch Dressing worked perfect with the other ingredients. Plus I saved a lot of the calories and carbs from the original recipe. Another keeper recipe! I also baked a Mini Boule of Sourdough Bread. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

Make-Ahead Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta
Make-Ahead Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta
Need to cook from the pantry tonight? This pasta gets dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes and is packed with flavors your family will love.

 
Ingredients

1 lb uncooked rotini pasta
3 cups shredded or pulled deli rotisserie chicken
1 bottle (16 oz) ranch dressing
1 cup crisply cooked and crumbled bacon (9 to 11 slices)
2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend (8 oz)

 
Steps
1 – Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
2 -In large microwavable bowl, mix pasta and remaining ingredients.
3 – Microwave uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted and mixture is hot and steaming.
4 – To freeze: Spray 2 (8-inch) disposable foil cake pans with cooking spray. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. In large bowl, mix pasta, chicken, dressing and bacon. Divide mixture between pans. Top with cheese. Spray pieces of foil large enough to cover pans with cooking spray. Cover pans with foil, sprayed side down. Place foil-covered pans in gallon-size resealable freezer plastic bags, or wrap in double layer of plastic wrap. Label and freeze. To bake: Thaw pan(s) overnight in refrigerator. Heat oven to 350°F. Remove from plastic, and place foil-covered pan(s) on cookie sheet. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until instant-read thermometer inserted in center of mixture reads 165°F. If baking from frozen, bake 60 to 75 minutes.
Use whatever shape pasta you’d like for this recipe, from macaroni to rigatoni!

If you don’t have cooked bacon hanging around, the packaged precooked variety makes a nice stand-in.

 
Nutrition Facts

 

Serving Size: 1 Serving

 

Calories760 Calories from Fat 410
Total Fat 46g
Saturated Fat 12g, Trans Fat 1/2g, Cholesterol 100mg, Sodium 1310m g, Total Carbohydrate 53g
Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 3g, Protein 34g% Daily Value*

 
http://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/make-ahead-chicken-bacon-ranch-pasta/80d39497-ff60-49fa-92f1-3b1248b3139b?nicam2=Email%26nichn2%3DCore%26niseg2%3DPBD%26nicreatID2%3DPBD_10_21_2014

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