3Cheese Italian Chicken Hand Pies

3Cheese Italian Chicken Hand Pies
3Cheese Italian Chicken Hand Pies
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Ready in
35 m

Cheesy, savory hand pies full of sweet Italian chicken sausage and sun-dried tomatoes wrapped in a flaky crust. Serve with a side of homemade pizza sauce or your favorite marinara. 

868
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
12

Notes

Be sure to drain the ricotta. Filling may be made ahead of time. Substitute homemade pie crust. 

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 8 Ounces sweet Italian chicken sausage, casing removed
  • 2 Tablespoons finely diced sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 Teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 Teaspoon red pepper flake
  • 1 Cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 Cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 Cup ricotta cheese, drained
  • 2 refrigerated pie crusts (1 box contains 2)
  • 1 egg

Directions

 

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats, set aside.
  2. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil, onion, garlic and sausage. Break up sausage into fine pieces; cook 5-6 minutes. Stir in sundried tomatoes, Italian seasoning and red pepper flake; cook 3-4 minutes. Remove mixture from skillet and drain on a paper towel lined plate.
  3. In a medium bowl stir together mozzarella, Parmesan, ricotta cheese and sausage mixture until well blended. Set aside.
  4. Roll 1 piecrust out on a lightly floured surface to ⅛ inch thick. Use a 3 inch biscuit cutter or glass to cut out 12 circles of dough. Roll out scraps if needed to get 12 rounds. Repeat with second piecrust.
  5. Place 6 rounds on each baking sheet. Evenly divide sausage and cheese mixture between pies, approximately 2-3 tablespoons each. Place remaining dough on each pie, crimp edges with a fork to seal. Cut a slit in each hand pie.
  6. In a small bowl whisk egg with 1 tablespoon water, brush each pie with egg wash. Bake 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Serve warm with a side of marinara or pizza sauce.

Cheese Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Cheese Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
57g
88%
Sugar
2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
21g
100%
Cholesterol
132mg
44%
Protein
24g
49%
Carbs
65g
22%
Vitamin A
111µg
12%
Vitamin B12
0.7µg
12.4%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
15.1%
Vitamin C
2mg
4%
Vitamin D
0.7µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
1mg
7%
Vitamin K
10µg
13%
Calcium
349mg
35%
Fiber
3g
12%
Folate (food)
25µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
62µg
15%
Folic acid
22µg
N/A
Iron
3mg
15%
Magnesium
38mg
10%
Monounsaturated
23g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
21%
Phosphorus
367mg
52%
Polyunsaturated
7g
N/A
Potassium
347mg
10%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
23.5%
Sodium
1227mg
51%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
9.5%
Zinc
2mg
14%

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