Texas Southern Sausage Bread

Do you ever have one of those types of foods that just brings you back to the Holidays and the sound of family and friends among you? You know, the type of food that gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling inside?

Sausage bread is one of those foods to me. A nostalgic favorite. My Mom used to make sausage bread on Holiday mornings, and my family and I loved every bite. It was always something to look forward to when my Mom made Sausage Bread. Now, my Mom has even managed to get my husband hooked on Sausage bread, as it is requested quite often at our house. We just love sausage bread, and it’s a Texas family tradition.

This Texas Southern Sausage Bread is brought to you with a twist. I decided to top the bread with Jalapenos, crispy-crumbled bacon, and shredded sharp cheddar cheese. And, man, oh man, is it good!

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my Texas family does.

Enjoy!

TEXAS SOUTHERN SAUSAGE BREAD
After cooking and draining the sausage, mix with cream cheese until combined. Set aside.

Begin by covering your surface used to roll out the dough in flour. Also dust a rolling pin with flour.

Bread 1

Next, using one thawed loaf, roll out dough until it is very thin.

Bread 2

Then, evenly spread sausage and cream cheese filling in the center of the dough (lengthwise).

Bread 3

Gently roll up dough beginning in the center and working to the ends. Pinch ends of dough together.

Bread 4

Next, lay out a large square piece of heavy-duty foil. Spray with non-stick cooking spray and lightly sprinkle with flour. Then, carefully place the sausage bread onto the foil, seam-side down.

Bread 5

Next, make an egg wash by beating one medium egg in a bowl. Then brush a thin layer of the egg wash over the top of the sausage bread.

Bread 6

Place sliced Jalapeno halves and crumbled bacon evenly on top of the sausage bread.

Bread 7

Then sprinkle with shredded cheese. Roll foil together tightly together over sausage bread and place in the fridge or freezer.

When youโ€™re ready to cook the sausage bread:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Set sausage bread out to thaw to room temperature.

Bake at uncovered on a baking sheet at 350 degrees for 30 โ€“ 35 minutes.

Let sausage bread cool for 15 โ€“ 20 minutes before serving.

Texas Southern Sausage Bread

Ingredients:
1 lb. ground pork sausage (Hot)
1 loaf White Bread dough (thawed)
1 8 oz. Cream Cheese (softened)
4 pieces of cooked bacon (crumbled)
2 small jalapenos
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)

Toppings: (optional)
Salsa
Sour Cream

You’ll also need:
Flour
Cooking Spray Oil
Heavy-Duty Foil

Instructions:
Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
Brown sausage and drain well. Then, mix cooked sausage and cream cheese together; set aside in a large bowl.
Place bacon on a deep baking pan covered with heavy duty foil. Place in pre-heated oven for 20 – 25 minutes until crispy and cooked. Once cooked, remove from oven and place on a paper towel to drain fat.
Next, with a rolling pin and flour, roll out thawed bread dough into a large rectangle. Be sure to roll the dough very thin.
Next, spoon and even layer of the sausage/cheese mixture onto dough lengthwise in the center of the dough.
Then with floured hands roll up dough around mixture ending with seam. Pinch ends together. (if there is too much dough left on the ends, cut it away then pinch ends together).
Thinly slice, then halve jalapenos, discarding the ends.
Brush a thin layer of beaten egg (wash) onto the top of the sausage bread dough. Lay halved Jalapeno slices along the top of the dough bread. Next, sprinkle crumbled bacon on the top of the bread dough, over the jalapenos. Lastly, top the bread dough with shredded cheese.
Tear off a large sheet of heavy-duty foil, spray with spray oil, and sprinkle with a light coating of flour. Gently lay sausage bread, seam-side down on foil. Seal and refrigerate/freeze.
To Cook: Let the sausage bread thaw to room temperature. Bake, thawed and uncovered on a baking pan, at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow bread to cool for 15-20 minutes after baking. Serve with salsa and sour cream (optional).
Enjoy!

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Amanda is a Texas native (born and raised) and a food blogger at Fun In The Oven Blog (http://www.funintheovenblog.com). She is a proud graduate of Tarleton State University with a degree in psychology, but has a passion for food and cooking. She and her husband live on Cedar Creek Lake in East Texas and enjoy spending time on their property. Amanda has been blogging at Fun In The Oven Blog for a little over a year and enjoys sharing deliciously simple recipes.

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