Italian Sausage Appetizer Bread

Italian Sausage Appetizer Bread

The Kitchen at Johnsonville Sausage 0

"So flavorful and comforting . . . perfect anytime!"

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 255 cals

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Original recipe yields 16 servings



Amount per serving ({{servings}} total)

  • Calories:
  • 255 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 14.8 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.1g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 12.3 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 539 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a skillet, brown sausage until no longer pink; drain.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll bread dough to a 16-inch 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.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.
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Wendy H

I found this easy to do. I'm thinking I would like mozzarella better than the Swiss cheese and I might want to add a little marinara sauce to the mixture. Will definitely make again for appetizer or evening snack. I'd like to try making and freezing ahead.


Fabulous! Not just as an appetizer but also as a light meal. Did not squeeze all the juice from the olives and the peppers and then mixed these into the cream cheese before I spead onto bread. Made it easier to spread and got all ingredients thoroughly mixed. YUM!


This was pretty good! I used ground pork instead of ground sausage. For dough I bought fresh pizza dough from the grocery store deli. It was very yummy! Only issue is that my dough didn't brown. I would brush oil over it if I did this again. Other than that, no issues!