These bite-size quiches are loaded with sausage and cheese, plus their crescent roll bases make preparation a snap. Serve these cute "muffinettes" at any brunch or potluck gathering. —Jan Mead, Milford, Connecticut
Prepare polenta through step 2 up to two days ahead. Before serving, let the dish stand at room temperature one hour, cut polenta into triangles, and toast them at mealtime. Pork sausage gives them a wonderfully familiar, stuffing-like flavoring.
A quick sauce made with ripe summer tomatoes and fresh herbs does double duty: It's in the savory filling and spooned over the golden-brown crust once baked. If freezing some of the calzones, you can either freeze the remaining sauce in a small zip-top plastic freezer bag, thaw in the microwave, and reheat or serve with your favorite lower-sodium marinara (we recommend Dell'Amore).
While it's fun to try more advanced recipes in the kitchen sometimes, I love a good simple meal. You know, the ones that can be whipped up in about 15 minutes on a busy weeknight?This sausage pasta is that. The cooked sausage makes for a super flavorful sauce and the peas give it a yummy and light sweetness.See more frugal recipes!