Turkey Sausage Patties

much tastier than I thought they’d be

Turkey Sausage Patties
1 pound lean ground turkey

1 tablespoon dried parsley
2 teaspoons sage
1 teaspoon fennel seed
dash garlic powder
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, reduced fat

Combine all ingredients and roll into 12 balls. Flatten balls into patties and cook in skillet on medium heat. Brown each side.
Yield: 12 patties. Per patty=65 Calories; 3g Fat (44.6% calories from fat); 8g Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 27mg Cholesterol; 65mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 0 Fat.

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Baked Potato Dip

It should really be called Baked Potato Toppings Dip, but regardless, it is tasty!

Baked Potato Dip

4 ounces light cream cheese, Weight Watchers block
1/4 cup cheese, reduced fat Sargento Mexican blend, shredded
1 cup light sour cream
2 tablespoons dried chives
2 tablespoons ranch-style dressing mix
2 slices bacon, cooked and finely diced

Mix all together and serve with crackers or veggies.

Yield: 8 servings. Per serving (about ¼ cup)= 70 Calories; 5g Fat (55.5% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 14mg Cholesterol; 365mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

Bacon & Ranch Bread Bites

You just can’t go wrong with bacon!

Bacon Ranch Bread Bites

11 oz Pillsbury French bread
3 slices bacon, cooked, drained & diced
1/3 c. shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese
2 TB ranch salad dressing mix

Roll bread dough into ½ inch thick rectangle. Cut dough with sharp knife into 1 inch pieces. Toss bread dough pieces, bacon, cheese and salad dressing mix in large bowl sprayed with cooking spray. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Shape bread into loaf. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Yield: 8 servings. Per serving= 127 Calories; 3g Fat (25.1% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 20g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 5mg Cholesterol; 563mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Fat.

Bacon & Cheese Pinwheels

Delicious!!  You could also add some sliced green onions…

Bacon & Cheese Pinwheels

Cooking spray
8 oz reduced fat crescent rolls
2 slices cooked bacon, chopped
2 TB light ranch dressing
1/3 c. reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 375^. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Unroll crescent rolls; press perforations to seal and create one large rectangle. Spread dressing over dough. Sprinkle with bacon and cheese. Roll up long side; cut into 16 slices. Place cut side down and bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Yield: 16 pinwheels. Per pinwheel= 67 Calories; 4g Fat (51.8% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 7g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 3mg Cholesterol; 173mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Lean Meat; 0 Fat.

Shrimp Dip

Easy and delicious!

Shrimp Dip

4 ounces light cream cheese, Weight Watchers block
1 cup light sour cream
1 ounce italian dressing powder
4 1/4 ounces can tiny boiled shrimp, drained

Combine cream cheese, sour cream and Italian dressing powder. Fold in shrimp. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with sliced zucchini dippers.

Yield: 8 servings. Per serving (1/4 cup)= 55 Calories; 3g Fat (48.1% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 39mg Cholesterol; 81mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

Pizza Pasta Salad

This made me think up the Pizza wonton recipe…  good, good, good!

Pizza Pasta Salad

5 ounces rotini pasta, Smart taste (little over 2 cups)
3 ounces turkey pepperoni
1 cup tomato
1/2 cup mozzarella, 2%, reduced fat
1 tablespoon parmesan cheese
1/4 cup Lite Northern Italian dressing w/ basil & romano
2 1/2 ounces sliced black olives
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Cook pasta in boiling water. Meanwhile, combine diced pepperoni, seeded & chopped tomato, cheeses, olives and red pepper. Cool cooked pasta and add. Pour dressing in and toss to combine.

Yield: 8 servings. Per serving= 131 Calories; 5g Fat (32.0% calories from fat); 8g Protein; 15g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 18mg Cholesterol; 422mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 0 Fat.

Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

For Teresa and myself, who love all things Buffalo Chicken!  I thought this one up the other day.

Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

2/3 cup shredded carrots
1 cup roasted chicken, diced
4 ounces light cream cheese, Weight Watchers block
3/4 cup finely chopped celery
3 tablespoons wing Sauce, Frank’s Red Hot
8 tortilla, Mission Carb balance, medium
2 tablespoons fat free blue cheese salad dressing

Combine all carrots, chicken, cream cheese, celery, wing sauce and blue cheese dressing. Spread onto tortillas and roll up. Place rolled tortillas on a plate and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight. Slice ends off and slice the remaining into pinwheel slices.

Yield: 28 servings. Per serving (2 pinwheels)= 56 Calories; 2g Fat (30.7% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 7g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 6mg Cholesterol; 167mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.