This delicious loaf has zesty sausage and melted cheese swirled throughout for a taste that won't disappoint.
I don’t know about you, but I love bread that has delicious tidbits swirled through the loaf. One of my favorites is this Cheddar Garlic Loaf that I created after the bread my grandfather and I used to sample when I visited him at a local bakery. Oh, it is so good. I love how easy Rhodes makes it to create these types of loaves and the possibilities, oh the possibilities, are endless. It’s been awhile since I played with this type of recipe, and I’ve been feeling like I need to make something with sausage and cheese, another favorite flavor combination of mine, and so here we are with this delicious Cheesy Sausage Loaf. It’s a loaf of yummy soft bread dough that has crumbled sausage and melted cheese swirled throughout it. It’s a fun recipe because you can really make it your own depending on the flavors and spice of the sausage and cheese that you use. You can use a more mild sausage, as I’ve done, or spice it up. Mozzarella or Swiss cheese would be amazing, but I used my favorite new farm cut blend here. Yumm! Totally make it your own. You can even add more or less cheese and meat depending on you preference – just remember that the dough will expand so if at first if looks like you’ve got a little more cheese and sausage than bread ratio, after it has risen, there will be more bread. So use a little more than your gut might tell you. Shall we check out the recipe?
I mentioned before that Rhodes makes it easy to make bread with ingredients swirled in. To do this, you actually take some rolls and use chop them all up and mix everything together. You need actually need only a few ingredients and the results taste homemade. So you'll start with a dozen frozen rolls. Set them out to thaw and raise according to package directions. While they are rising, brown and drain you sausage. Set it aside. When your dough is ready. You'll chop them into little pieces, (about 6 pieces per roll) like this.
When you are finished you'll end up with a little mountain of dough bits.
Take those dough bits crack an egg of the top of them and sprinkle them with your sausage crumbles.
Use your knife to chop and stir the mixture. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
Chop and stir some more. It will all end up looking kind of like this.
When it's mixed evenly, place the dough in a prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle the top with some cheese and sausage that you reserved to make it look pretty. Cover the pan loosely with plastic wrap that's been sprayed with cooking spray. Wait until the dough has rises to the top of the pan. You'll bake it for about 20 minutes .
It will be golden brown and sound hollow when you tap on it. Wait a few minutes before carefully turning the bread out. Slice and enjoy!
Isn't that gorgeous? Get in my belly!
Cheesy Sausage LoafServings: 8-12 | Skills: Beginning | Prep Time: 20 min (not including thaw time) | Bake Time: 20-25 min
Cheesy Sausage Loaf
12 Rhodes Frozen Rolls, thawed just until soft but still cold
16 oz tube sausage
2 cups shredded cheese
4 oz. sharp cheddar, chopped into 1/2 inch chunks
Place rolls on a cutting board. Chop into small pieces. Break egg over the pieces. Sprinkle with suasage (reserve a little for the top). Chop and move the dough to coat the pieces with egg and suasage.
Sprinkle shredded cheese reserve a little for the top) onto dough and chop and coat pieces again.
Place into a well sprayed loaf pan. Top with reserved sausage and cheese. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let rise until dough reaches the top of the pan. Remove plastic and bake at 375°F 20-25 minutes until golden brown and the top sounds hollow when tapped. Cover with foil after 15 minutes if needed to prevent over browning. Let cool for a few minute before turning out and slicing. Enjoy!