How to Easily Craft Delightful Italian Sausage Bread

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Christina Flores

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Healthy Food Recipes: Sausage and Cheese Stuffed Bread

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Additional Time: 1 hour (for dough rising)

Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Servings: 8-10 slices


  • 3 cups (375g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 cup (240ml) warm water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound (450g) Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 cup (100g) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup (25g) grated Parmesan cheese
Egg Wash:
  • 1 egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon water

Steps to Cook:

  1. Make the Dough: a. In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, sugar, and yeast. b. Add the warm water and olive oil, and mix until a shaggy dough forms. c. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes until smooth and elastic. d. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover, and let rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.

  2. Prepare the Filling: a. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the Italian sausage, breaking it up as it cooks, until no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes. b. Add the diced onion and minced garlic, and sauté for an additional 2-3 minutes until the onion is translucent. c. Stir in the dried oregano and red pepper flakes (if using). Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

  3. Assemble the Bread: a. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). b. Punch down the risen dough to release any air bubbles. c. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out into a large rectangle, approximately 12x16 inches. d. Spread the cooked sausage mixture evenly over the dough, leaving a 1-inch border. e. Sprinkle the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses over the sausage mixture. f. Starting from the long side, tightly roll the dough up into a log. g. Pinch the seam and ends to seal. h. Transfer the rolled dough to a parchment-lined baking sheet, seam-side down.

  4. Bake the Bread: a. Brush the top and sides of the dough with the egg wash. b. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. c. Allow the bread to cool for at least 15 minutes before slicing and serving.

Cook’s Note:

  • For a crispier crust, you can brush the dough with the egg wash twice during baking, once at the beginning and again halfway through.
  • Feel free to adjust the amount of red pepper flakes to your desired level of spiciness.
  • If you prefer a softer texture, you can let the dough rise for an additional 30 minutes before assembling and baking.
  • Leftover slices can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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About Christina Flores

Hi, I am Christina Flores, author of I'm passionate about creating delicious and nutritious recipes to help people lead healthier lives. Join me on this culinary journey as we explore the world of healthy eating together!