This is one of those family traditions that I am so thankful it is simple enough to vegan-ize. Sausage bread is something my father and grandfather make for many family get togethers, it is practically demanded! You can really put anything you like inside them, sausage, pepperoni, vegetables, anything! It’s kind of like a calzone or stromboli. It requires very minimal ingredients, making it a great appetizer to bring to a potluck or party. This is enough for two breads.
- 1 prepackaged non frozen pizza dough. I used multi grain from whole foods. Or make your own dough!
- 1 package of Field Roast Italian style sausages, or your favorite crumbly vegan sausage.
- 1 package Daiya Mozzarella Shreds.
- Olive Oil
- Garlic Powder
- Dried Oregano
Prep the packaged dough as instructed. This required me to put it in a lightly oiled bowl and let it rise for 2 hours. Cut your dough ball in half, and roll out on a floured surface. Get it to be about 1/4 inch thick, it doesn’t have to be a round shape, more rectangular. Lightly sprinkle some olive oil and spread it to coat the surface of the dough. A thin layer! Sprinkle on the oregano and garlic powder, as much as you like. Remember, the sausages also have seasoning in them so you don’t need too much. Now sprinkle a layer of the cheese, making sure it is even.
Open your sausages up and crumble them into a lightly oiled pan and cook for a few minutes until warmed through. Sprinkle the crumbles onto the dough, evenly. If you want, cook 2 sausages at a time, this is about how much you will need per bread.
Now comes the rolling. You can do it two ways, fold it on the side burrito style and roll it, sealing it on the bottom. This will be like a loaf. Or you can roll it this way and then coil it like a snail shape, for a round bread.
Get out a cookie sheet and lightly spray it with cooking spray. Place the breads, seam side down on the pans. Bake in a 375 degree oven until golden brown, about 25-30 minutes. Let them cook on a wire rack. Enjoy warm. They reheat very easily, wrapped in foil in a toaster oven or conventional oven!