Loading Video...
Recipe courtesy of Jimmy Dean

Mediterranean Sausage Pitas with Tzatziki Sauce

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 serving
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

Pitas:

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 (9.6-ounce) package Jimmy Dean(R) Hearty Turkey Sausage Crumbles

1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano

2 cloves garlic, minced (2 teaspoons)

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

2 cups baby spinach leaves (about 3 ounces), coarsely chopped

3 plum tomatoes, seeded, chopped

1/3 cup chopped kalamata olives (about 15 olives)

1 (4-ounce) package crumbled feta cheese

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

4 pita bread rounds (with pockets), cut in half

Red onion, thinly sliced, optional

Tzatziki Sauce:

1 cup sour cream

1 cup chopped English cucumber

2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. For the pitas: Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add Jimmy Dean(R) Hearty Original Sausage Crumbles, oregano, and garlic and cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until sausage is hot, stirring frequently. Stir in lemon juice.
  2. Combine spinach, tomatoes, cheese, olives, and pepper in large bowl. 
  3. For the tzatziki sauce: Mix the sour cream, cucumber, mint, lemon juice, and salt until well blended; cover. Refrigerate until ready to serve. 
  4. To assemble: Fill pita halves with sausage mixture, then spinach mixture. Add onion slices, if desired and drizzle with tzatziki sauce.

Fudge Factor

Over-the-Top-Delicious Treats to Satisfy Your Food Obsession

Are you infatuated with ice cream? Do you lust over lobster? Swoon at the sight of chocolate? Here's the best recipe for each food …

Train Frontman Pat Monahan's Dark Chocolate Obsession Feb 11, 2013

By: Cameron Curtis

Train frontman Pat Monahan, an avid chocolate lover, shared with us his top five reasons for eating dark chocolate.

The Craziest Chocolate Creations for American Chocolate Week Mar 17, 2013

It’s officially American Chocolate Week. Check out photos of mind-blowing chocolate creations.

Review: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's Chocolate Bar Nov 16, 2012

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have teamed up with master chocolatier Christopher Curtin to create the "Good & Evil" chocolate b …

Sifted: Plan-Ahead Valentine's Day Desserts Feb 6, 2013

By: Lauren Miyashiro

Get our take on the best in food news, recipes and more from around the web, including the best Valentine's Day recipes.

Chocolate Desserts

Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.

Essentials: Chocolate Basics Sep 1, 2016

Satisfy that chocolate craving in your very own kitchen. All you need is baking chocolate and a little know-how. It also helps to …

How to Chop and Melt Chocolate

Lots of recipes call for melted chocolate. Follow these step-by-step instructions to do it properly.