Sausage bread is a popular appetizer in Sicily, and if you’ve never tried it, you’re missing out! Simple sausage bread is truly something that everyone has to try at least once. However, there are many variations of the Italian staple – some that may make Italian traditionalists cringe – but they are all incredibly tasty. Whether you’re looking to try sausage bread for the first time or take a shot at modernizing it, you’re sure to enjoy the following best sausage bread recipes.
1. Traditional Sicilian Sausage Bread
This is the recipe to start with if you’ve never experienced the joy that is sausage bread. You’ll make traditional pizza dough to start, letting it rise for 2 hours. While you wait, you’ll cook up thinly sliced onions until golden, and add in mild or hot Italian sausage (or a blend of the two) until thoroughly browned.
That’s pretty much it for the ingredients. Once you flatten the dough, you’ll evenly spread the sausage and onion mixture before rolling everything into a nice tight tube. After a one-hour rest and 40 minutes in the oven, you’re ready to slice and enjoy this sausage bread the way it was meant to be eaten!
You can always add more ingredients to suit your tastes, but if you’ve never had sausage bread before, we highly recommend following this method so you can see what the hype is all about.
Get the full recipe and directions at Mangia Bedda.
2. Easy Sausage Bread
This is another take on traditional sausage bread using pre-made ingredients, so it’s good for those on a tight schedule. Instead of making your own dough, you’ll use packaged French bread dough. Instead of onions, you’ll add shredded mozzarella cheese. It calls for pre-shredded cheese, but we always recommend grating it yourself. It hardly adds any time and has much better flavor, texture, and “meltability.”
Again, you can use hot or mild sausage or a blend of the two. If you can find Barese sausage, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the authentic Italian flavor that you can get out of this quick recipe. Once you’ve browned the meat, all you have to do is roll all the ingredients together and put this in the oven for 30-35 minutes. You’ll know you’ve made the right choice within 5 minutes when the savory aroma fills your home.
Get the full recipe and directions at Pudge Factor.
3. Pizza Dough Sausage Bread
Whether you buy the pre-made pizza dough or have some leftovers from your last pizza party, this is a quick and easy way to enjoy tasty sausage bread. The process is similar to the last recipe but using pizza dough instead of French bread makes for a firmer, crispier texture. This is another recipe that is more of a blueprint than a strict recipe. If you follow it without any alterations, you’ll get delicious sausage bread, but it’s incredibly easy to customize. It’s an excellent way to get familiar with the process of making sausage bread.
Get the full recipe and directions at Love Bakes Good Cakes.
4. Breakfast Sausage Bread
There’s nothing wrong with starting your morning with a savory, amazing roll. If you love egg, sausage, and cheese sandwiches, this is sure to float your boat. It isn’t exactly traditional, but it more than makes up for that with so many flavors. This recipe uses thawed out frozen white bread loaves, but feel free to substitute any pastry or pizza dough that prefer.
Eggs and sausage are a classic combination and using them to make sausage bread is a fun and tasty way to improve your morning. Add in mushrooms, onions, basil, parsley, and rosemary, and you’ve got one of the most satisfying breakfasts you’ll ever have. You don’t have to limit yourself to the herbs in the recipe, either. Chives, oregano, or even sage would be wonderful in this decadent breakfast roll.
Get the full recipe and directions at Taste of Home.
5. Pull-Apart Cheesy Sausage Bread
Purists may not love the addition of cheese to sausage bread, but casual eaters are usually pretty happy with it. This modern adaptation of sausage bread is meaty, cheesy, gooey, and wonderful. It’s not as rigid as some of the previous recipes, so you can easily pull a piece off and enjoy it, no matter where you are. This makes it a great option for parties.
With three different slices of cheese and a basil pesto spread, there is plenty of flavor in every bite. This is a fun, easy, and communal recipe that is sure to impress your guests.
Get the full recipe and directions at Better Homes & Gardens.
6. Cheesy Sausage Spinach Bread
Sausage bread might not be healthy food, but at least you can keep up some healthy appearances with this cheesy sausage spinach bread. The robust, acidic flavor of the cooked spinach mixes nicely with the salty mozzarella and parmesan cheeses and the fatty, savory sausage.
Garlic and pepper help the flavors pop even more, and using pre-made dough mean this is another quick, easy recipe. However, as with any of these sausage bread, you can make your own bread dough if you have the time. You’ll definitely notice the difference if you go the homemade route. But either way, you are going to get a product that is far greater than the sum of its parts.
Get the full recipe and directions at Family Fresh Meals.
7. Savory Sausage and Cheddar Bread Pudding
This bread pudding takes the classic sausage roll and turns it into a delicious casserole. This is an easy breakfast dish that will satisfy a crowd and doesn’t require a whole lot of preparation. While you may think of bread pudding as a sweet dish, the savory flavors work very nicely here, and you can always substitute spicy Italian sausage for the sweet sausage if you want something with a little more of a kick. What’s nice about this one is that you can make it a day ahead of time and will still be excellent the next morning.
Get the full recipe and directions at Once Upon a Chef.
Sausage bread is my go-to for appetizers or even for lunch cause they are so portable. The versatility and flavor combinations are endless, making it a perfect quick and easy go-to recipe. How many of these are you wanting to try out?
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