This sandwich is part pizza, and part sandwich, thus the name. It contains a sausage filling nestled inside a crescent dough pocket.
I came across the recipe in a book that is published by Pillsbury called Pillsbury Christmas 2011. I think they put out an edition every year for the Holidays. All the recipes contained in it use a Pillsbury product in some way. Crescent roll dough is extremely popular as a basis for what seemed like “hundreds” of recipes. This is just one of them that I thought sounded good and looked like it would be easy to make. I was correct on one count; they are very tasty and can be eaten with the hands or a knife and fork. While they are not difficult to make, working with perforated crescent dough, that needs to be pinched together can be a bit fiddly. I never seem to be successful at keeping it all together. Even though mine did not turn out looking as perfect as the picture in the book, we enjoyed them non-the-less with a bowl of soup on a very cold evening.
PIZZAZZY SAUSAGE CRESCENT SANDWICH
Yield: Make 8
- 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
- 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
- 1/3 cup chopped onion
- 1 jar pizza sauce
- 2 cans refrigerated Crescent Rolls
- 4 slices mozzarella cheese, each halved crosswise
1. Preheat oven to 375*F. In a skillet, cook the sausage, chopped pepper and onion until the pork is no longer pink and the vegetables are tender. Drain. Stir in 3 Tablespoons pizza sauce. Allow to cool slightly.
2. Unroll crescent dough. Make 8 rectangles, pinching seams together to seal.
3. Put about 2 – 3 tablespoons of sausage mixture at one end of each rectangle.
Take each 1/2 slice of cheese and fold it in half again. Place it on top of the sausage mixture.
Fold the dough over the filling, and press the edges with a fork to seal.
4. Place the sandwiches on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 15 – 18 minutes till golden brown. Serve with additional warmed pizza sauce on the side.
SOURCE: Pillsbury Christmas 2011