How to Easily Prepare Sausage and Bread Recipe

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Christina Flores

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Sausage and Bread Recipe

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes

Additional Time

1 hour (for dough rising)

Total Time

1 hour 45 minutes




  • 3 cups (375g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 package (2 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup (240ml) warm water
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) olive oil
  • 1 pound (454g) Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup (120g) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) water

Steps to Cook

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, sugar, and yeast. Add the warm water and olive oil, and stir until a shaggy dough forms.

  2. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes, until the dough becomes smooth and elastic. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover, and let rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.

  3. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage, breaking it up as it cooks, until browned and cooked through, about 8-10 minutes. Drain any excess fat.

  4. Add the onion and garlic to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes, until the onion is translucent.

  5. Punch down the risen dough and divide it in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll or stretch one half of the dough into a rectangle, approximately 12x8 inches.

  6. Spread half of the sausage mixture over the dough, leaving a 1-inch border. Sprinkle with half of the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.

  7. Starting from the long side, tightly roll up the dough, jelly-roll style. Pinch the seam to seal.

  8. Place the roll, seam-side down, on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough and filling.

  9. Cover the rolls and let them rise for an additional 30 minutes.

  10. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

  11. In a small bowl, whisk together the beaten egg and 1 tablespoon of water to create an egg wash.

  12. Brush the tops of the rolls with the egg wash.

  13. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown.

  14. Allow the rolls to cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Cook’s Note

  • You can use any type of sausage you prefer, such as Italian, breakfast, or even chorizo.
  • For a spicier version, add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the sausage mixture.
  • Serve the sausage and bread rolls warm, with additional Parmesan cheese or marinara sauce on the side for dipping.
  • The unbaked rolls can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before baking.

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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!