Your favorite throwback after-school snack gets a healthy makeover courtesy of a whole-grain baguette crust and vitamin A–packed spinach. Use mild sausage to make it kid-friendly.

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Credit: Jennifer Causey

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25 mins
40 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 pieces)


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  • Preheat broiler to high. Scoop out the interior of the baguette and discard. Place hollowed baguette halves, cut sides up, on a baking sheet. Broil until lightly toasted, about 1 minute. Stir together pesto and mayonnaise in a small bowl; spread evenly on baguette halves.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over high. Cook sausage, stirring, until browned and crumbly, about 4 minutes. Add spinach to sausage; cook, stirring often, until wilted and bright green, about 2 minutes. Stir in vinegar. Remove from heat.

  • Transfer toasted baguette halves to a cutting board, and spoon sausage mixture evenly into baguette. Cut each half into 4 equal pieces. Top evenly with cheese. Place on baking sheet; return to oven, and broil until cheese is melted and lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

394 calories; fat 17g; saturated fat 4g; protein 21g; carbohydrates 39g; fiber 6g; sugars 3g; sodium 746mg.