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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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)

How to Make Italian Sausage Bread


  • 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.

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About Italian Sausage Bread

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

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