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Nana’s Sausage Bread

  • Author: Julianne Dell
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12 slices


Nana’s Sausage bread is a pizza dough stuffed with spicy sausage, ricotta, parmesan and egg filling. Serve with a warm with pizza sauce. Perfect for parties or even breakfast!


  • 1 loaf refrigerated pizza dough (13.8oz)
  • 1 lb ground spicy Italian sausage
  • 8 ounces ricotta cheese, drained
  • 4 large eggs, scrambled
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Garlic Salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Roll the pizza dough flat onto parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Use a rolling pin to thin the dough out, especially near the edges. The dough should group about 1.5x the original size.
  3. Cook the sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat until browned and slightly crispy on the edges, chopping into smaller pieces as it cooks. Drain excess grease and set aside to cool.
  4. Drain the ricotta and cook in a large skillet over medium-high heat, allowing the excess water to evaporate.
  5. As the ricotta is cooking, add the scrambled eggs, mixing with the ricotta and continue heating until the eggs are cooked and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Finally, add the mozzarella and parmesan cheese and stir until the cheese is melted. Spread the mixture over the pizza dough and then sprinkle with the cooked sausage.
  7. Starting on the outside edge, fold the edge of the pizza dough over and start to roll the dough into a log, using your hands to keep the roll tight.
  8. Transfer the parchment paper with the pizza dough onto a baking sheet . Brush the top of the dough with the melted butter and sprinkle with garlic salt. Sprinkle with additional parmesan cheese.
  9. Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes. After 20 minutes, your dough will start to brown. Cover with aluminum foil. About 2-3 minutes prior to pulling out of the oven, sprinkle the top with about 1 tablespoons of parmesan cheese.
  10. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before slicing. Serve warm. This goes great with pizza or spaghetti sauce.


  • Don’t over roll the dough: If you start to see thin spots or any tearing, do not roll it out anymore, this will make it difficult to roll the final dough once you add the toppings.
  • Add veggies. Feel free to customize this recipe a bit and add whatever veggies you like to the filling. Try with diced peppers, onions or mushrooms.
  • To Reheat: It is best to reheat this bread in an oven that’s been preheated to 400°F. While the oven is preheating, take your dough out of the fridge. Heat for 10-15 minutes until the filling is warm. You can cover with foil to help prevent the crust from cooking again. 
Nutrition Information:
1 slice
0.6 g
537.4 mg
17.9 g
3.7 g
0.5 g
17.2 g
108.7 mg
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Sausage Bread, Pizza Bread