Everything seems to make its way back around, especially the 80’s. No matter how much I wanted the decade of acid washed jeans and New Kids on the Block to remain in my rear view mirror forever, alas, it’s back. But like most reincarnations the heart and soul is in tact, but with a little different look.
So in honor of tonight’s 80’s themed American Idol episode I’m doing a little recreating of my own. As an 80’s baby one of my favorite after school snacks was pizza bites. I had some extra wonton wrappers left over from my Lasagna Cups recipe so I thought I would make a healthier version of the old school classic.
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 yellow onion, diced (around 1/2 cup)
- 1 8oz package cremini mushrooms, sliced
- 1 tsp italian seasoning
- 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
- 2 sweet italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
- 1 jar pizza sauce
- kosher salt and pepper
- 1 cup part skim mozzarella, shredded
- 24 wonton wrappers
- cooking spray
- 1 tbsp parmesan, shredded
Preheat the oven to 375.
In a large dutch oven heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Saute the onions until translucent.
Add the mushrooms and cook down until the liquid has evaporated.
Stir in the Italian seasoning, red pepper, and turkey sausage. Crumble and cook until no longer pink.
Add the pizza sauce and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Taste and adjust seasoning accordingly. Remove from the heat and stir in the cheese.
Get your assembly line prepared for filling the wontons. Water, filling, and wontons.
Place around a tablespoon of the filling in the center of the wonton wrapper.
Make sure you don’t overfill or it will ooze out the seams. Dab your finger with water and wet the edges of the wonton.
Close up in a triangular shape, sealing the edges shut. Repeat with the remaining filling and wrappers.
Place the wontons on a parchment lined baking sheet and spray with the cooking spray. Sprinkle with the Parmesan.
Bake in the oven until the cheese has melted and they are golden brown (around 10-15 minutes).