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Sausage Broccoli Bread

"My husband is in the Air Force, so we move often," relates Kelly Praska of Bellevue, Nebraska. "This lifestyle lets me make friends - and share wonderful recipes like this one - with people from all over the United States."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 loaves

Ingredients

  • 2 loaves (1 pound each) frozen bread dough
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 2-1/2 cups chopped fresh broccoli
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 large egg, beaten

Directions

  • Thaw dough and let rise according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a skillet over medium heat, cook sausage until no longer pink. Remove sausage with a slotted spoon and set aside. In the drippings, saute the broccoli, tomatoes and onion until crisp-tender; drain and cool.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll each loaf of dough into a 12x10-in. rectangle. Spread sausage lengthwise down the center third of each rectangle. Top with broccoli mixture and cheese. Fold the short sides in 1 in.; pinch to seal. Fold long sides over filling; pinch to seal.
  • Place seam side down on a greased baking sheet. Brush egg over top and sides of each loaf. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 167 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 365mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.
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