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Sausage Cheese Olive Loaves

 Sausage Cheese Olive Loaves
A friend once treated us to one of these attractive rings, and it was so good I asked for the recipe. This hearty bread is perfect for any occasion. -Shana Bailey, Tulia, Texas
30 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 loaves (1 pound each) frozen bread dough
  • 1 pound Johnsonville® Hot Ground Sausage
  • 1 pound bulk mild pork sausage
  • 1 pound bulk sage pork sausage
  • 1 pound Johnsonville® Polish Kielbasa Sausage or Polish sausage, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 can (6 ounces) ripe olives, drained and sliced
  • 1 jar (5-3/4 ounces) pimiento-stuffed olives, drained and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions

  • Thaw bread dough on a greased baking sheet according to package
  • directions; let rise until nearly doubled.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook pork sausages until no longer
  • pink; drain. Place in a large bowl. Add kielbasa, cheeses and
  • olives; set aside.
  • Roll each loaf into a 17-in. x 9-in. rectangle. Spread a third of the
  • sausage mixture on each rectangle to within 1 in. of edges. Roll up
  • jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Pinch seams; place seam
  • side down on greased baking sheets. Form each into a circle; pinch
  • ends together to seal.
  • Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with

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Sausage Cheese Olive Loaves (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • butter while warm. Store in the refrigerator or freezer. Yield: 3
  • loaves.
Editor's Note: Bake loaves may be frozen when cooled. Thaw at room temperature for 2 hours. Bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 263 calories, 20 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 716 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 11 g protein.