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Sausage meatball-melt loaded pittas recipe

Sausage meatball-melt loaded pittas recipe

22 ratings

Pork and caramelised onion sausage meat adds a touch of meaty sweetness to these moreish pizza-style pittas. Loaded with mozzarella, black olives, pasta and pepper, they're a quick and easy dinner for all the family. Try serving with a mixed leaf salad or a handful of peppery rocket leaves. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 10 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 560 calories / serving


  • 3 Tesco Finest pork & caramelised onion sausages
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 150ml tomato passata with garlic & herbs
  • 2 white pitta breads
  • 60g grated mozzarella
  • 10g pitted black olives, sliced
  • 2 sprigs fresh basil
  • mixed leaf salad, to serve (optional)

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    27g 39%
  • Saturates

    11g 55%
  • Sugars

    13g 15%
  • Salt

    2.2g 37%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 49.5g Protein 26.9g Fibre 7g


  1. Remove the meat from the sausage casings and divide each sausage into 2 large meatballs.
  2. Heat the oil over a high heat in a large, nonstick frying pan and cook the meatballs for 5 mins, until browned. Add the sliced onion and pepper and cook for another 2-3 mins, until beginning to soften. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C.
  3. Pour in the passata, bring to a simmer, and reduce the heat. Season and cook for 5-10 mins or until the meatballs are cooked through and the sauce has reduced.
  4. Meanwhile, warm the pitta in the oven for a couple of mins until soft, then remove and split open.
  5. Arrange the pitta on a couple of baking trays lined with foil and spoon in the meatball and veg mixture. Top with the grated mozzarella and bake until the cheese has melted, about 5-8 mins.
  6. Top with the sliced black olives and tear over a few basil leaves before serving. Serve with a mixed leaf salad, if you like.

See more Recipes to serve 2

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