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Sep 5, 2008

Mushroom-Sausage Pockets

From Everyday with Rachael Ray Magazine

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
3/4 pound hot Italian sausages (about 3), casings removed
1/2 pound white mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
Salt and pepper
8 sheets phyllo dough, thawed
6 tablespoons butter, melted

1. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 8 minutes; push the onions to the side and add the sausages. Cook, breaking up the meat, until browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in the mushrooms and remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil; cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the parsley, remove from the heat and let cool for 10 minutes. Stir in the ricotta. Season with salt and pepper.

2. Preheat the oven to 375°. Lay 1 phyllo sheet on a work surface and cover the remaining sheets with a damp kitchen towel. Brush the sheet with butter, then set another sheet on top. With a sharp knife, trim the phyllo to make a square. Brush with butter, place a quarter of the filling in the center and spread into a 4-inch square. Fold the flaps of phyllo over the filling to form a pocket; brush with butter; repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 3 more pockets.

3. Brush a baking sheet with butter and place the pockets on top. Bake until golden, 25 to 30 minutes

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