Pizza Sticks



8 ounces turkey Italian sausage links
2 cups whole fresh mushrooms
2 cups cherry tomatoes
1 medium onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 large green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
30 slices turkey pepperoni (2 ounces)
1 tube (10 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
1½ cups (6 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1¼ cups pizza sauce, warmed


1. In a large nonstick skillet, brown the sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. When cool enough to handle, cut sausage into 20 pieces.

2. On 10 metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread sausage, vegetables, and pepperoni.

3. Unroll the pizza dough onto a lightly floured surface; cut widthwise into ten 1-inch wide strips. Starting at the pointed end of a prepared skewer, pierce skewer through one end of dough strip and press dough against last ingredient on the skewer. Spiral-wrap dough strip around skewer, allowing vegetables and meat to peek through. Wrap the remaining end of dough strip around skewer above the first ingredient. Repeat with remaining dough strips and prepared skewers.

4. Arrange the kabobs on a baking sheet coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 400°F for 10 to 12 minutes or until the vegetables are tender and pizza crust is golden. Immediately sprinkle with cheese. Serve with pizza sauce.

Serves 5

Per serving
Calories 400
Total Fat 13g
Sat 5g
Protein 28g
Carb 42g
Fiber 4g
Cholesterol 58mg
Sodium 1,208mg

Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 fat

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