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ADVOCATE-TESTED RECIPE

Pizza Muffins

Serves 6 to 8. Recipe can easily be doubled. Recipe is by Julie Kay.

1 pound Jimmy Dean pork sausage

1 (14-ounce) jar pizza sauce

1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese

1 teaspoon basil

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

3 green onions, chopped

1 (4.25-ounce) can sliced black olives

1 (12-ounce) package English muffins, toasted

¼ cup shaved parmesan cheese

1. Brown sausage in skillet over medium high heat on stove top. Drain grease.

2. Put cooked sausage, pizza sauce, cream cheese, basil, Italian seasoning, green onions and black olives into slow cooker.

3. Cook on low for 4 hours. Spread over toasted English muffins. Sprinkle with shaved parmesan cheese.