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Jimmy Dean Mediterranean Sausage Pita

Yield 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package Regular Flavor Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3 ripe Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 3 ounces pre-washed spinach, chopped coarsely
  • 4 ounces Feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/3 cup pitted, chopped Greek olives (about 15)
  • 4 pita bread rounds, cut in half
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper (optional)
  • Thinly sliced red onion (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium high heat, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked and no longer pink. Stir in garlic and oregano; cover and cook 1 minute; remove from heat. Stir in ricotta and lemon juice. In a separate bowl, combine tomatoes, spinach, feta cheese, olives and optional black pepper; stir well. Spread sausage mixture evenly inside each pita half, dividing mix evenly among the eight halves; spread 1/4 cup tomato-spinach mixture evenly across sausage mixture. Add red onion slices if desired. Serve immediately.