The is my BFF Jen's family recipe that is traditionally served Thanksgiving and Xmas mornings - look at all that sausage! Yes, it is packed full - not particularly good for you but delicious and I love a good food tradition.
Frozen bread loaf thawed and allowed to rise in a buttered bread pan (the brand is Bridgford). I also have used Trader Joe's pizza dough or I've made my own pizza dough.
1lb spicy italian sausage (remove from casing and crumble)
1lb mild italian sausage (remove from casing and crumble)
Cook fully, remove from heat and drain off grease
1 to1.5 cups cubed cheddar
1 to 1.5 cups cubed monterey jack
A bunch of parsley chopped
2 eggs beaten
Roll out the dough into an oval. Place the sausage mixture on one half of the dough leaving 1 in at the rim. Fold the dough over the mixture and create a seal (starting at one side twist the dough together to create a pretty edge - or just pull up from the bottom to the top to create a seal). It will look like a big calzone.
Bake on a sheet at 350 oven for 20 minutes, pull out and brush with olive oil and then finish for another 10 minutes or until the bread is nice and brown.
Jen cooked it ahead of time and we just reheated the day after thanksgiving at my house.