Sausage Bread for Secret Recipe Club

Time sure does fly, doesn't it? It seems we just made some Cuban Pork in our slow cooker for February's Secret Recipe Club, and here we are already with Reveal Day upon us. By the way, participants in Secret Recipe Club are assigned another food blogger and choose one of their (always amazing) recipes to make and post. This month we were assigned Jamie who writes Cookin' with Moxie.

Jamie is Italian, and many (but certainly not all) of her recipes are as well. We love her "Random Recipe" tab which, when clicked, brings you to one of her recipes. Randomly. So very fun! We clicked on it, and voila! Sausage Bread appeared.

It may have seemed random, but in actuality, it was pure destiny. You see, Amy had just last weekend taken a cooking class featuring stuffed breads (we will be posting about it soon, promise), and Jamie's Sausage Bread version seemed both tasty and simple. Plus, Jamie calls this recipe a "family tradition." One of the things we love most about Secret Recipe Club is connecting with other food bloggers and sharing those food stories and traditions. And finally, this recipe that featured sausage as a main ingredient gave us a reason to use this beautiful Green Valley Farm Berkshire Pork Hot Italian Sausage we found at the final winter Ellington Farmers Market

We made the sausage bread according to Jamie's instructions and brought it to dinner at the neighbors to enjoy as an appetizer. Everyone pounced on it and not only was it gone very quickly, but all pronounced it tasty, delicious, and yummy. It just may become a tradition of our own! Next time, though, we will be more careful about shaping the bread. Ours got a little bulky in the middle. 

Sausage Bread


1 lb. store-bought pizza dough
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 lb. ground Italian sausage (hot or sweet)
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg, slightly beaten
freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. spread a tablespoon of the olive oil onto a cookie sheet. Stretch out and form pizza dough to fit the size of the cookie sheet and set aside. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet and cook the sausage until crumbled and cooked through. Place sausage, both cheeses, egg and pepper in a large bowl and fold together. Top the center of the dough with the sausage mixture. Fold sides of dough to cover completely and overlap to form a seam. Turn the bread over so the seam side is down. Rub the dough with the remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, turning over halfway through cooking, until dough is golden brown. Cut into 1-inch slices and serve at room temperature (slightly cooled).

Take a look at our pizza sauce made by The Texan New Yorker and more Secret Recipe Club posts from Group C:


Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice said...

Whoa - my husband would love love this - I've made pepperoni bread like this but have never seen a sausage bread recipe.

Melissa said...

This bread looks amazing! It could be breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Erin said...

Oh my heck! Sausage INSIDE? I'm in! I'd eat about half od it myself. Great SRC pick!

Gloria Baker said...

Look amazing!!

Jamie said...

I am so glad you made this - it's so great, right?!

Stephanie said...

This sausage bread looks great. My fiance would love this packed in his lunchbox.

Unknown said...

When I had Cookin with Moxie I loved the Random recipe finder too! So fun! And Sausage bread my word, great pick!

Feast on the Cheap said...

Wow, so delicious! Totally elevates bread from accompaniment to main event!

Unknown said...

So fun that you found your recipe via a random recipe generator! I've seen breads like this before and have always wanted to give it a shot.

Unknown said...

I have been making this for 20 years-I used to own 2-deli's and it was a big seller there. I love to add musrooms and peppers too-it goes over big-time with everyone i know.

jck said...

I [heart] sausage.