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Italian Sausage Flatbread with California Grapes

Italian Sausage Flatbread with California GrapesSkip the take-out pizza and take the family on a flavor trip with trendy Italian flatbread pizza. The combination of sausage and grapes is an Italian culinary tradition and pairs deliciously with sprinkles of chard and feta cheese. By using whole-grain flatbread and turkey sausage in this recipe, you can sneak in better nutrition without your family even noticing.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 hot Italian turkey sausage links, casing removed
1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 whole grain flatbreads
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 cup chopped Swiss chard
1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles
1 cup red and green seedless California grapes, sliced

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (205°C).
  2. Cook the sausage over medium-low heat in a nonstick skillet until cooked through. Stir in the Italian seasonings and red pepper flakes.
  3. Gently brush each flatbread with the oil. Layer the flatbread with the sausage, chard, feta and grapes. Bake for 15 minutes. Slice each flatbread into eight even pieces.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 273; Protein 13 g; Carbohydrate 14 g; Fat 20 g (Sat. Fat 8g); 63 percent Calories from Fat; Cholesterol 47 mg; Sodium 699 mg; Potassium 175 mg; Fiber 4 g.

Recipe and photograph provided by California Table Grape Commission via Brandpoint Content; Copyright 1996-2014.