Snappy Joes on Texas Toast

Preparation time
35 mins
Cooking time
45 mins
Easy Recipes
6 people

Snappy Joes on Texas Toast.

Make sloppy joes with pizzazz — sweet-hot additions served open-faced on fresh-baked bread make them anything but ordinary.


Snappy Joes on Texas Toast


  • 3 teaspoons Crisco® 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 lb bulk sweet Italian sausage
  • 4 cups pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 can Jr. Golden Layers® refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 20 fresh mozzarella ciliegine (cherry-size) cheese balls (from 8 oz container)
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (1 oz)


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. In 12-inch skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of the oil over medium heat. Add sausage; cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until browned. Stir in pizza sauce, 1/4 cup water, and 1/4 cup of the basil leaves; cook over medium-low heat, 2 to 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
  2. Meanwhile, separate dough into 10 biscuits; separate each biscuit into 2 layers to create 20 biscuits. Place 1 cheese ball in center of each biscuit. Carefully stretch dough around cheese; pinch edges to seal completely.
  3. Pour meat sauce into ungreased 13×9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Place biscuits, seam sides down, on top of sauce. Brush tops of biscuits with remaining oil. Bake 13 to 20 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown and sauce is bubbly. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and remaining 1/4 cup basil.

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