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Stuffed Spinach Loaf

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.

Makes

10 servings

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.
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Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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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