Heather Berryhill shares a recipe for an Italian Sausage Appetizer.
1 package (16 ounce) Italian Ground Sausage
1 loaf (1 pound) frozen white bread dough, thawed
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 jar (7 ounce) roasted red peppers, well drained and sliced
1/3 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
2 cups (8 ounces) Swiss cheese, shredded
1 teaspoon poppy seeds
In a skillet, brown sausage until no longer pink; drain.
On a lightly floured surface, roll bread dough to a 16 x 12 inch rectangle.
Transfer dough to a greased baking sheet.
Combine cream cheese and garlic, spread lengthwise over center third of dough.
Top with the sausage, peppers, olives and cheese.
Fold dough over filling, pinching seam to seal.
Make slits across top of dough every 2 inches. Brush lightly with water and
sprinkle with poppy seeds.
Bake at 400ºF for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 25 min
Total time: 40 min