Breakfast Sausage Cheese Bread
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5 from 6 votes

Easy Sausage Cheese Bread - A Three Ingredient Wonder

My delicious three-ingredient wonder, Sausage Cheese Bread, is the height of bread perfection and will appeal to bread and cheese lovers of all ages. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Resting time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Appetizer, Bread, Breakfast/Brunch, Main Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: breakfast, brunch, comfort food
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 470kcal
Author: Sharon Rigsby

Ingredients

  • 1 can refrigerated French bread dough I used Pillsbury
  • 1 lb ground pork sausage I used Jimmy Deans Regular
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir frequently and break it up into small crumbles. Cook for about ten minutes or until the sausage is no longer pink. Use a slotted spoon to remove the sausage and drain well on paper towels. Set aside. 
  • Open the can of dough and remove it from the packaging. Find the seam in the dough. Once you have the seam, use your fingers and carefully unroll the dough on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. You should have a nice rectangle.
  • Spread the cooked sausage evenly over the dough, then top with the shredded mozzarella cheese. 
  • Starting at one end, on the longer side, very carefully roll up the bread dough jelly-roll style as tight as you can. Pinch the ends slightly to keep the filling from oozing out. Also, make sure that the seam is under your bread log and use a knife to cut a few shallow slits on the top.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until the bread is browned and crusty.
  • Once the bread is done, let it sit for about five to ten minutes Cut it into about one to one and one-half inch slices and serve immediately.

Notes

To partially make this dish ahead, you can cook the sausage, cover, and refrigerate it for up to 48 hours in a covered container or until you are ready to bake the bread. 
I use a potato masher to crumble up the sausage while it is cooking. 
If you like spicy food, use hot sausage, if not stick with regular. 
Feel free to add a few sprinkles of Italian seasoning, some parmesan or romano cheese, or your favorite herbs to the bread before you roll it up. 

Nutrition

Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 900mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Calcium: 590mg | Iron: 1.4mg