Italian Sausage Bread

Angela (Grammy) Derby

@Angela_Derby Italian staple, right next to pasta. Now take that bread, add sausage, mozzarella, parmesan, seasonings, and you've got something extra special.

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20 Min
30 Min


1 lb
hot or sweet italian sausage (loose, or removed from links and broken up)
1 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1 Tbsp
garlic, minced
1 tsp
dried parsley
small onion diced
4 c
mozzarella cheese, shredded
3 Tbsp
grated parmesan (to taste really, add more if you like)
2 pkg
bread dough, 1 lb. each (or make my easy peasy pizza crust dough. works great!)
egg white (save in a bowl to brush top with before baking)


1Line a cookie sheet with non-stick foil, set aside
2Heat olive oil in a large skillet, add onions, salt, pepper and parsley. Cook onions until they are translucent, then add the garlic. Cook the onions until they are caramelized.
3Remove the onions to a bowl, leaving extra oil in the pan.
4Put the loose sausage into pan and cook until browned, being sure to break it up into small chunks.
5Add the onion mixture back into pan with the sausage and cover. Simmer on low heat for a few minutes, stirring occasionally. Watch carefully as not to burn.
6Preheat oven to 350'F.
7Roll out one ball of dough onto a floured surface until it's a 8x14" rectangle. Not to thin or you'll get holes in the dough.
8When the sausage mixture is finished, use a slotted spoon to scoop half of it onto the dough and spread it evenly over the surface. Save the other half for the second dough. Cover with a layer of half the shredded mozzarella.
9Roll the dough up lengthwise, like a cinnamon roll, and tuck in the ends before you get to the end of the roll, like a burrito. Pinch the ends together to seal.
10Lay it with the flap down on the cookie sheet and brush with egg white. Cut slits in the top to let steam escape.
11Bake in the oven until golden brown, approximately 25-30 minutes. Let bread rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
12Repeat with second bread dough or refrigerate it in a plastic bag for later use.

Use your favorite Marinara Sauce for dipping.

About Italian Sausage Bread

Course/Dish: Savory Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: Italian