Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Sausage Bread

This is a great dish that I learned from Jeff's mom and grandfather.
I only make it on special occasions,
and today's special occasion is my wonderful husband's 44th birthday!
(44???is that right? Can we possibly be getting that old?)

Sausage Bread
Makes 2 loaves

1 pound of sweet or hot Italian Sausage
1 pound of Mozzarella Cheese
2 pizza or bread dough
Italian Seasoning
Optional: 1 onion, 1 pepper, mushrooms, black olives

Use Italian Sausage.
If you cannot get it in bulk, use the links,
just slide the sausage out of the casing.
Brown it on medium heat, breaking it up into small pieces.
When it gets almost finished,
add a chopped onion, bell pepper and Italian Seasoning.
You can also add mushrooms.
You will roll your pizza dough (homemade or store bought) out,
you can also use a can of French bread, on a lightly oiled baking pan or counter top.
Sprinkle your meat mixture evenly on the dough.
I also added some black olives.
Add mozzarella cheese on top of the meat mixture.
You can use shredded, I just thinly sliced it here
(cheaper to buy it as a block, not shredded).
Roll it up like a jellyroll.
Bake on a baking pan that has been oiled and sprinkled with a little cornmeal
on 350 for about 20-30 minutes until golden brown on top.
As soon as it comes out of the oven wipe a little butter on it, this will keep the top soft.
Serve with a fresh green salad,
to give this meal some nutritional value! ;o)
This is also good with a pasta dish.


Carmen said...

I have to say that it looks delicious but do you really need a "pond" of sausage? That's an awful lot of cholesterol! Tee hee : ) I made an oops on my blog the other day, too, so that's the only reason I tease here. " )


Kathy, Jeff's wife said...

lol... :o) No you don't NEED a pound, unless you are making 2 loaves, which the recipe is for. I only made one loaf and put the remaining sausage mixture in the refrigerator to make another meal.

This is not the most nutritional meal, that is why it is a treat...a real MAN pleaser! :o) I only make this about twice a year.

Dana said...

Looks VERY yummy! It's enough to make me wish I'd never had the gastric bypass--the bread wouldn't sit well with me now. I can dream though, right? We'd have to leave off the olives around here, but maybe substitue ham and pineapple for the meat and veggies.

Happpy Birthday to Jeff! (I just turned 43 at the beginning of the month...we're all about the same age!)


Campbell's Hope said...

Happy Birthday Jeff...
I hope your feeling better Kat..


Carmen said...


I don't think you caught my "funny". In your recipe listed it says a POND of sausage not a pound. I thought it was funny because I pictured this pond full of sausage...I know, I have a goofy sense of humor! I hope I didn't hurt your feelings. Like I said, I made an oops on my blog, too, that's why I pointed it out.


Kathy, Jeff's wife said...

LOL!!! I didn't even catch that! THANK YOU for pointing that out to me. I sometimes wonder if I have some mild form dyslexia, because I often do not see things like that, and I cannot spell if my life depended on it! When it comes to numbers I consistently invert them...not a good trait when I am the one in charge of the check book.

Anyway...no offense here, that is normal for me. :o) You have to be able to laugh at yourself!

Carmen said...

Glad you could laugh about it! My husband gets numbers mixed up, too. I feel for ya!

Have a great day!

Carmen : )