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Easy Sausage-Stuffed Loaf

"This cheese-, spinach- and sausage-filled bread is a real crowd-pleaser," assures Suzanne Hansen of Arlington Heights, Illinois. "Tasty slices are great as a snack, served with a bowl of soup or as a fun appetizer at your next pizza party," she suggests.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 loaves

Ingredients

  • 2 loaves (1 pound each) frozen bread dough
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

Directions

  • Thaw bread dough on a greased baking sheet according to package directions; let rise until doubled. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage until no longer pink. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Add the spinach, cheeses, oregano and garlic powder; set side.
  • Roll each loaf of bread into a 14x12-in. rectangle. Spread sausage mixture lengthwise down the center of each rectangle. Gently press the filling down; dot with butter. Bring edges of dough to the center over filling; pinch to seal. Return to the baking sheet, placing seam side down; tuck ends under and form into a crescent shape. Brush with egg.
  • Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for 5-10 minutes before cutting. If desired, cool one loaf on a wire rack; wrap in foil and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • To use frozen loaf: Thaw at room temperature for 2 hours. Unwrap and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 185 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 360mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.
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