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Stuffed Spinach Loaf

My mom made this recipe years ago and I always remembered how good it tasted! So I made it myself from memory, and it was a success, even with folks who thought they didn't like spinach. Try it for a tasty surprise.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 1 pound bulk 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 shredded mozzarella cheese


  • 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 13x10-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° until crust is golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 270 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 688mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 15g protein.
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  • Mrs.Elayna Collins
    Jul 3, 2017

    The only reason that I gave this recipe a 4 out of 5 is due to the fact that I had to modify the recipe in order to get it right in my preparation. I made this twice and the first time it ended up coming unsealed due to the wrong measurements of filling. I love the taste and my husband asks for this now when asking what he wants me to cook him for dinner.

  • jamiefish
    Mar 17, 2011

    When my husband and I met, he raved about his mother's "spinach loaf", I had no clue what he was talking about, so I had to ask her for the recipe. This is almost the same recipe, the entire family LOVES when it's o the menu for dinner!

  • 5617thst
    Jan 10, 2011

    This is the best ever! I always brush the dough with beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds before baking. Or poppy seeds, caraway seeds and more......