Growing up my mom would bake this on Christmas morning. It’s a simple mix of ingredients if you use frozen dough. Amounts are estimates, adjust to taste.


  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Servings: 8


  • Frozen bread dough loaf (thawed)
  • 1/2 lb ground italian sausage
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (165°C)
  2. Brown sausage on the stove and set aside
  3. Lay out dough thinly into a rectangle
  4. Add cheese along the entire length of the dough
  5. Add the sausage on top of the cheese in an even layer
  6. Add more cheese to ensure the sausage is fully covered
  7. Fold/roll bread into a long loaf and seal the seam and ends to encase the mixture
  8. Place with seam down on pan, brush with oil, and bake at 325°F (165°C) for 20-25 minutes