Sausage Bread

This morning I realized I didn't have anything planned to write today- EEP!  But then I remembered that during the whole Pinterest-pretzel-bite ordeal when I was also cooking supper, I had taken a bunch of photos of the sausage bread I made so I could eventually share that with you.  Well, eventually is now, so here goes!  This is one of our all-time favorites, though I don't make too often it for the obvious reasons (hello, pound of sausage!).  It's great for supper with soup, which is now we do it most often, but it has also been requested at family parties as an appetizer many times as well.  This recipe comes from my oldest friend's mom, who passed it to us as we moved into our own apartment together so many years ago.

Sausage Bread

1 lb. sweet sausage (though you could use hot as well)
Chopped onion (1 medium) and garlic
1 T. olive oil
1 package fresh baby spinach
Grated Parmesan cheese
Pizza dough

In a large skillet, sautee onion, garlic, and sausage in olive oil until brown.  Add fresh spinach and cook, turning until slightly wilted.

Roll out pizza dough.  I make mine from scratch in the food processor, but you can find the pre-made stuff usually at the deli and the bakery at the grocery store.  Spread the filling evenly over the dough like topping a pizza.  Sprinkle with the cheese.  Roll like a jelly roll, starting from one side and tucking the ends under.  Slit the top several times.  Place onto a foil-lined and well-sprayed cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about an hour.

Made the dough a little too big!

Cut into desired-sized slices.  I lined my pan with Reynolds Release foil, and I sprayed it with cooking spray as well because this bread tends to stick, and the last thing you want to do is pull the bread apart trying to get it off the pan.



  1. I think this would send my hubby into a completely orgasmic state. Just sayin'...

  2. This could be really good as an appetizer, smaller with maybe some marinara sauce to dip--I'm hungry now!