1 pound frozen whole-wheat bread dough, thawed and at room temperature*
¼ cup pizza sauce
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning

Turkey Sausage Filling:
½ pound low-fat turkey smoked sausage, sliced very thin
1 green pepper, sliced
½ onion, sliced thin
1 cup (4 ounces) grated, reduced-fat cheese

Ground Meat Filling:
½ pound extra lean ground beef or ground turkey (7% fat, cooked and crumbled)
1 cup thinly sliced vegetables
1 cup (4 ounces) grated, reduced-fat cheese (mozzarella or cheddar)

*Thaw frozen bread dough in the refrigerator overnight, then set out for about ½ hour at room temperature for easier rolling.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Roll dough into 10-inch by 14-inch rectangle. Place on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.

Spread pizza sauce on half of the dough. Sprinkle with garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Top with filling ingredients.

Fold dough over and press edges together to seal in filling. Bake for 20 minutes. Cut into eight slices.

The recipe using the sausage filling is higher in sodium and should be limited by those on a low-sodium diet.

Makes 8 servings

Each Serving
1 slice

Carb Servings

2 starch
2 lean meat

Nutrient Analysis (Sausage Filling)
Calories 237
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 684mg
Total Carbohydrate 30g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 4g
Protein 15g
Nutrient Analysis (Ground Meat Filling)
Calories 230
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 435mg
Total Carbohydrate 29g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 3g
Protein 17g