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Indulgently cheesy sausage-stuffed braided bread

Meagan Wied is the author of the food and lifestyle blog, A Zesty Bite. She likes to recreate old classics and develop new recipes that the whole family will enjoy. When she isn’t busy in the kitchen, she is playing with her toddler. In...

You can't say no to ooey, gooey braided pizza bread

Bread is a weakness of mine. Bread stuffed with sausage and cheese will make your body go weak in the knees.

I would pick another piece of bread over dessert any day. Bread is my weakness, and I can't help but look at it and all its glory. You can have honey bread, cornbread, pizza bread, wheat bread, sourdough bread, flatbread, ciabatta, and I could go on and on with this list. Don't ask me to pick out my favorite, because that will never happen... I love them all.

Cheesy sausage braided bread

For this recipe I wanted to give a different twist to the traditional bread loaf by adding a braid to it, not to mention stuffing it with sausage and vegetables and then topping it with an oozing, melted cheese. I just might keep this loaf to myself.

Cheesy sausage braided bread

Cheesy sausage-stuffed braided bread recipe

Yields 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 store-bought pizza dough
  • 1 (16 ounce) Italian sausage
  • 1 cup diced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, brown the meat, and then add in the mushrooms and olives. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  3. Roll out the pizza dough on a floured countertop into a rectangular shape. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into 3 even lengthwise pieces.
  4. Spread the meat mixture along the center of each strip, and seal up the dough, piercing it with a fork to secure it.
  5. Repeat until you have 3 long stuffed strips of bread. Braid the bread strips, and then place the braided loaf onto a nonstick baking sheet.
  6. Sprinkle with the cheese, and bake the bread in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes.

Tip: Pierced dough might start to unravel during the braiding process. Leave it unraveled, since the bread will be topped with cheese.

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