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Hearty Sausage Loaf Recipe

Finding fun and different breakfast recipes is a real challenge, so I was happy when I stumbled upon this one! Your family and friends will love the meal-in-one appeal of this breakfast loaf.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 30 min. YIELD:16-20 servings


  • 2 loaves (1 pound each) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  • 1. Allow dough to rise until nearly doubled. Meanwhile, brown sausage with garlic and fennel seed in a skillet. Drain and cool. Add eggs and cheeses; mix well.
  • 2. Punch dough down and roll each loaf into a 16-in. x 12-in. rectangle. Place half of the sausage mixture on each rectangle, spreading to within 1 in. of edges. Roll jelly-roll style, starting at the narrow end. Place on a greased baking sheet.
  • 3. Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes. Brush with melted butter while warm. Yield: 16-20 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 160 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 308 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.