Pockets of Goodness Recipe
Posted in Recipes on September 17, 2012 |Comments
Ever had a recipe that you knew everyone would just love (Yes! Yes, we do!!! Pick me, pick me! We call them ‘Pockets of Goodness’!)?
One that was your go to finger food for any party?
Well this one comes from our Project Coordinator, Sarah, here at Envirocon.
We loved this recipe and felt the need to share.
Here’s her story on how the ‘pockets’ got their name!
This recipe is my most requested from my husband’s guy friends. At a super bowl party we were hosting at our house, I served these in massive quantities. I made at least one hundred. Everyone was raving about them and asked me what they were called. Unsure of what to call them, I blurted out, “Pockets of Goodness!!!” The name stuck, and everyone loved them. Anytime I see my friends at a social gathering, they ask, “Did you make Pockets of Goodness?” I even had a friend request that we serve them at our wedding! I hope this recipe brings you as much joy as it has our friends and family!
1- pound raw breakfast sausage (Flavor of your choice. Often I opt for spicy or low fat. When doubling or tripling the recipe, I sometimes blend several types of sausage).
1-8oz block of cream cheese
1- 4oz can diced green chilies or diced jalapenos
3- 8 roll ct. can of Crescent Rolls
Pre-heat the oven to crescent roll package directions.
In a large frying pan, brown the breakfast sausage. Drain excess grease. Reduce heat to medium low. Add the diced green chilies and 1’’ cubes of cream cheese to the cooked sausage.
When the sausage, cream cheese and chilies have become well blended, reduce heat to low or simmer.
Unroll the crescent roll dough and tear the triangles at the perforations.
Using on triangle at a time, stretch the triangle as much as possible without tearing. If possible, morph the triangle into a shape more reminiscent of a square. This will give a larger base for your pocket.
Using a dinner spoon, scoop some of the sausage mixture into the crescent roll.
Bring the sides of the dough up and close the dough into a pocket or ball. Pockets of Goodness here we come!
Place on a baking sheet and continue with the rest of the dough and sausage.
Bake the pocket according to the crescent roll instructions, or until golden brown.
Woo Hoo! Tah-Dah! Pockets of Goodness we have!
Recipe yields approximately 24 pockets.
Serve with salsa, dips or eat it alone!