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Surprise Sausage Bundles

 Surprise Sausage Bundles
Kielbasa and sauerkraut star in a tasty filling for these scrumptious stuffed rolls, which make a great dinner with soup or salad. My family also loves leftover bundles right out of the refrigerator for a quick lunch. -Barb Ruis, Grandville, Michigan
16 ServingsPrep: 45 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.


  • 6 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (16 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 1/2 pound Johnsonville® Polish Kielbasa Sausage or Polish sausage, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (16 ounces) hot roll mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup warm water (120° to 130°)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • Poppy seeds


  • In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp; remove to paper towels.
  • Reserve 2 tablespoons drippings. Saute onion in drippings until
  • tender. Stir in the sauerkraut, sausage, brown sugar, garlic salt,
  • caraway and pepper. Cook and stir for 5 minutes. Remove from the
  • heat; add bacon. Set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine contents of the roll mix and its yeast
  • packet. Stir in one egg, water and butter to form a soft dough. Turn
  • onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 5
  • minutes. Cover dough with a large bowl; let stand for 5 minutes.

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Surprise Sausage Bundles (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Divide dough into 16 pieces. On a floured surface, roll out each
  • piece into a 4-in. circle. Top each with 1/4 cup filling. Fold dough
  • around filling, forming a ball; pinch edges to seal. Place seam side
  • down on greased baking sheets. Cover loosely with plastic wrap that
  • has been coated with cooking spray. Let rise in a warm place for 15
  • minutes.
  • Beat remaining egg; brush over bundles. Sprinkle with poppy seeds.
  • Bake at 350° for 16-17 minutes or until golden brown. Serve
  • warm. Yield: 16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 233 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 671 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.