Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sausage Spinach Loaf

This is so yummy!! We made a Sausage Spinach one and a Pepperoni and Cheese one. These are like a stromboli. You can use any combination of meats, cheeses, and veggies you want!! I made these with my Calzone Crust found here. Or you can use a loaf of frozen bread thawed out. It is way better when you make everything from scratch but if you don't have time or you don't feel comfortable making yeast bread/pizza crust than take the easy way out!!

Sausage Spinach Loaf
1 recipe calzone dough or 1 loaf thawed, frozen bread dough
1 onion chopped
2 T. minced garlic
1 pound ground sausage~like jimmy deans
10-16 oz. chopped fresh spinach (I used 16 oz but if you don't want that much use less)
1-3 cups mozzarella cheese
Butter, melted with a little garlic salt to brush over top of dough before putting into the oven.

Make the Calzone crust. Set aside covered in a greased bowl and let raise for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, Brown the sausage in a skillet until almost done then add the onion and garlic and saute until onions are tender. Add the chopped spinach and saute until spinach starts to wilt. Take off heat. Roll dough out on counter sprinkled with cornmeal or flour into a reactangle. Dump sausage spinach mixture on the dough and sprinkle with as much cheese as you like. Wrap the dough together and place seam side down on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for aout 30 minutes or until golden brown and dough is cooked.

Not the best picture but you get the idea!! So yummy!!

You can also make this with pepperoni, ham and cheese. If you are making more than one you will probably want 2 loaves of frozen dough or double the recipe of the Calzone dough!!

Serve with pizza or marinara sauce and ranch!!!


Coleen's Recipes said...

Don't apologize for he really shows just how delicious this is with its gooey cheese...oh my goodness, it looks good. I'm posting my variation of your struesel bars on my blog today.

Andrea said...

Dang that looks good.

Anonymous said...

Looks so yummy with the melty cheese oozing out!