Tonight, this season's top 10 will sing the songs of Billy Joel. So how did Sarah get inspired for tonight's snack recipe? "When I think of Billy Joel, I think of one of his biggest hits, 'New York State Of Mind,'" she says. "So when I was coming up with this recipe, I was thinking food vendors--hot dogs, food you could get in a 'New York minute,' things like that. This recipe is a homage to the busy NYC lifestyle: It's quick, delicious, and incredibly easy!"
Yields 24 pinwheels
▪ 10oz reduced-fat sausage, ground
▪ 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
▪ 1/4 tsp dried thyme
▪ 1 garlic clove, minced
▪ 2 tbsp shredded Parmesan
▪ 2 tbsp yellow onion, diced
▪ 1 container thin-crust pizza dough
Preheat oven to 375.
In a large bowl, mix together the sausage and the next 5 ingredients, through the pizza dough. Unroll dough onto a lightly floured work space and gently spread the sausage mixture onto the dough.
Starting at the bottom, roll into a log. Cool in the refrigerator until firm (this will help it slice better).
Cut the log into 1/2" pinwheels and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until the dough is golden-brown and the sausage is cooked through, around 25-30 minutes.
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- American Idol
- Billy Joel