Sausage Bread Rounds

Nancy A.

By
@HometownCreativeCook

This recipe originates from my sausage bread which I would always make for special occasions and give as gifts during the holidays. I realized, and so did my kids, that this is just too good not to have more than a few times a year. So that is how my sausage bread rounds as a delicious anytime appetizer came about!


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Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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Serves:
16
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The aroma in the Test Kitchen, while these were baking was awesome! I knew they were going to be good. The sweet Italian sausage with the cheese and garlic stuffing is so flavorful. I love that these are smaller... you can eat even more!

Ingredients

1 lb
loaf of frozen bread dough, defrosted according to package directions
1 lb
sweet Italian sausage, removed from casing
1/2 tsp
pepper
2
chopped garlic cloves
1 Tbsp
oregano
1/4 c
plus 2 teaspoons, Parmesan cheese
1
large egg, divided
1 c
shredded mozarella cheese
4 tsp
garlic powder

Step-By-Step

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1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray one 12 cup and one 6 cup (or 3 six cup, using 16 cups) muffin/cupcake pans with cooking spray and set aside.

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2In large skillet over medium heat, cook sausage almost completely(leaving slightly pink). crumbling into pieces with spatula, drain.

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3Add into sausage, 1 teaspoon pepper, 2 chopped garlic cloves, and 1 tablespoon oregano, cook until brown.

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4Turn off heat, and add in 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese and egg yolk, stir completely.

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5Cut bread dough loaf into quarters, then cut each quarter again in quarters. Roll each piece into a ball, then stretch ball into a round, as if making a pizza crust.

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6Sprinkle each round with 1/2 teaspoon parmesan cheese, then spoon on approximately 1 1/2 teaspoons of sausage mixture, top each with 1 teaspoon shredded mozzarella cheese. Bring dough up around filling and pinch together. Place seam side down into each cup of prepared pans.

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7Brush each round with reserved egg white, and sprinkle top of each with 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder. Bake for 20-22 minutes, until golden brown.
Serve with your favorite marinara sauce for dipping.
Makes approximately 16 rounds.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Meat Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: Italian
Recipe For: The Best Sausage
Hashtag: #sausage