Italian Sausage Bread

Recipe by Faux Chef Lael
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
YIELD: 2 loaves


  • 1
    lb ground sweet Italian sausage (links are fine, just take them out of the casings)
  • 1
    tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 14
  • 1
    teaspoon dried parsley
  • 2
    medium onions, coarsely chopped (white or yellow)
  • salt and pepper
  • 4
    cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2
    pizza dough, balls
  • 1
    egg white
  • 2
    cups marinara sauce (for dipping)


  • Line a cookie sheet with non-stick foil, set aside.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet, add onions, salt, pepper and parsley. Cook onions until they are translucent, then add the garlic. Cook the onions until they are carmelized.
  • Remove the onions to a bowl, leaving the extra butter in the pan.
  • Put the sausage into pan and chop it into bite sized chunks. Cook the sausage until it is browned.
  • Add the onions back to the pan with the sausage and cover with a lid. Simmer on low heat for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. DO NOT let it burn.
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350.
  • Flour a surface and roll out one dough ball with a rolling pin until it is the size of a large pizza. Try not to let it get any thin spots or holes.
  • When the sausage mixture is finished, use a slotted spoon to scoop half of it onto the dough and spread it evenly over the surface. You will save the other half for the second dough. Cover with a layer of half the shredded mozzarella.
  • Roll the dough up like a cinnamon roll, but tuck in the ends like a burrito before you get to the end of the roll.
  • Lay it with the flap down on the cookie sheet and brush with the egg white.
  • Bake in the oven until golden brown, approximately 25-30 minutes. After baking, let the bread rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Repeat process for second loaf.
  • Slice and serve with marinara sauce for dipping.