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Stuffed Spinach Loaf

 Stuffed Spinach Loaf
My mom made this recipe once years ago and I always remembered how good it tasted! So I made it myself from memory, and it was a big hit! Folks who think they don't like spinach are in for a surprise when they try it.
10 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Johnsonville® Mild Ground Italian Sausage
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen spinach, thawed and well-drained
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer
  • pink; drain. Sprinkle with salt and basil. Roll out bread dough to a
  • 13-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Sprinkle with meat mixture. Top with
  • spinach; sprinkle with cheese. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting
  • with a long side; pinch seams to seal and tuck ends under.
  • Place seam side down on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for
  • 25-30 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Serve warm.
  • Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 270 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 688 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 15 g protein.