A hearty twist on classic stuffed pita pockets. Combining Classico® tomato sauce, Johnsonville® sausage, and lots of cheese to give you a quick and delicious dinner!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 pockets
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

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  • Trim about 1 inch from one side of each pita pocket and arrange onto prepared sheet.

  • Roll sausage into 32 small meatballs.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Fry meatballs in skillet until completely browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Drain meatballs on a plate lined with paper towel.

  • Stir pasta sauce, onion, and cream cheese together in a saucepan over medium heat; cook, stirring regularly until onion is tender, 7 to 10 minutes.

  • Transfer meatballs to a large mixing bowl; add 1 cup of the pasta sauce mixture and mozzarella cheese. Mix until the meatballs are coated in sauce and cheese.

  • Gently stuff pita pockets with meatball mixture using a small spoon.

  • Bake stuffed pita pockets in preheated oven until heated through and the cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.

  • Serve pockets with remaining sauce for dipping.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the pita bread. The actual amount of the bread consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

645 calories; protein 30.2g 60% DV; carbohydrates 43.6g 14% DV; fat 38g 58% DV; cholesterol 96.2mg 32% DV; sodium 1991.3mg 80% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2015
We enjoyed this recipe. Easy to make for a quick dinner and was very tasty. I accidentally added the whole amount of sauce to the meatballs so after fishing them out with a spoon to stuff the pita I used the cheesy sauce for dipping instead of plain sauce. It was a nice addition! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/16/2019
Had difficult task of obtaining pita bread so used a flat bread. Didn't make meat balls. just brown Turkey Italian sausage which turned out to be a bit bland so going with spicy version may be a improvement. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2015
We enjoyed this recipe. Easy to make for a quick dinner and was very tasty. I accidentally added the whole amount of sauce to the meatballs so after fishing them out with a spoon to stuff the pita I used the cheesy sauce for dipping instead of plain sauce. It was a nice addition! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/16/2020
this wasn't bad, just not awesome. thanks for sharing Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/15/2019
Had difficult task of obtaining pita bread so used a flat bread. Didn't make meat balls. just brown Turkey Italian sausage which turned out to be a bit bland so going with spicy version may be a improvement. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2017
These were delightful. I used spicy italian turkey sausage and made it all in one pan. After frying the meatballs I removed to a plate deglazed the pan with 1/2 c of water and added cream cheese and sauce. Put the balls back in to simmer a bit. Spooned out into pita halves added mozzarella and baked. I'll make these again. Easy and really good. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2016
Love it Read More