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Hearty Sausage Loaf

Finding fun and different breakfast recipes is a real challenge, so I was happy when I stumbled upon this one! Your family and friends will love the meal-in-one appeal of this breakfast loaf.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    16-20 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 loaves (1 pound each) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Directions

  • Allow dough to rise until nearly doubled. Meanwhile, brown sausage with garlic and fennel seed in a skillet. Drain and cool. Add eggs and cheeses; mix well.
  • Punch dough down and roll each loaf into a 16-in. x 12-in. rectangle. Place half of the sausage mixture on each rectangle, spreading to within 1 in. of edges. Roll jelly-roll style, starting at the narrow end. Place on a greased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes. Brush with melted butter while warm.
Nutrition Facts
3 each: 160 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 308mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.
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