How to Easily Craft Savory Sausage Cheese Bread

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Christina Flores

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Sausage Cheese Bread

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes

Additional Time

1 hour (proofing)

Total Time

1 hour 50 minutes


8 slices


  • 2 1/4 teaspoons (1 standard packet) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110°F-115°F)
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 pound Italian or breakfast sausage, cooked and crumbled

Steps to Cook

  1. In a large bowl, combine the warm water and yeast. Let sit for 5-10 minutes until frothy.
  2. Add the flour, salt, sugar, and softened butter to the yeast mixture. Using a wooden spoon or your hands, mix until a shaggy dough forms.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes, until the dough becomes smooth and elastic.
  4. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and let rise for 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  5. Punch down the dough to release any air bubbles. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a rectangle, approximately 12x8 inches.
  6. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese and crumbled sausage evenly over the dough, leaving a 1-inch border.
  7. Starting from the short side, tightly roll the dough into a log. Pinch the seam and the ends to seal.
  8. Place the rolled dough, seam-side down, in a lightly greased 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  9. Cover the loaf with a clean kitchen towel and let rise for an additional 30 minutes.
  10. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  11. Bake the loaf for 30-35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.
  12. Remove the loaf from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  13. Transfer the loaf to a wire rack and let cool completely before slicing.

Cook’s Note

  • For best results, use a meat thermometer to ensure the sausage is cooked through before adding it to the dough.
  • If you prefer a more pronounced sausage flavor, you can increase the amount of sausage to 3/4 pound.
  • Experiment with different types of cheese, such as Pepper Jack or Provolone, for a twist on the classic cheddar.
  • Serve slices of the sausage cheese bread warm, or at room temperature, as a delicious accompaniment to soups, stews, or as a snack.

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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!