Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Sausage Bread

Easter Sausage Bread
     Since it is Easter time, some of my family get together for an Easter Brunch.  This year it was my turn to host in my little apartment.  There was a total of 17 people at my house for brunch today.  I cooked the standard scrambled eggs, bacon, and some toast. Everyone else brought different dishes ranging from French toast to cake and fruit.  I also made a very good "breakfast in one" bread that now has become a tradition in its own right.  Sausage Bread.  This bread is so simple to make and only requires a few easy ingredients.  I used store bought pizza dough from the roll, some Italian sausage, fresh spinach, egg, and cheese.  That is it.  Quick, simple, and very delicious.  Sausage Bread will definitely start to show up on your brunch or breakfast table in the near future. 


  • Pizza dough in the roll
  • 1/2 lb Italian Sausage
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 bag fresh spinach
  • 1/2 bag fresh shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 15oz ricotta
  • Oregano

      Preheat oven to 425F.  In a sauté pan over high heat brown the Italian sausage.  Before it starts to finish its cooking mix in the fresh spinach and wilt.  In a side bowl scramble the eggs together and toss into the sausage mixture.  Cook by scrambling just until they are almost completely done as they will finish in the oven.  Remove from heat.  Meanwhile spread the pizza dough out on a greased baking sheet to make a rectangle. Spread the ricotta over the dough evenly leaving a little room around the edge. Sprinkle with some oregano.  Next sprinkle the shredded mozzarella over the ricotta.  Now spread the sausage and egg mixture over the cheeses.  Fold in all four sides of the pizza dough in one inch.  Now bring one long side halfway in to the center then the other side on top of it until you have a loaf shape.  Quickly and carefully flip over so the seems are side down.  Bake for 25 minutes.  Slice and serve warm or cold the next day.  Breakfast in one bite!  Enjoy this delicious Sausage Bread.