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Stuffed Spinach Bread

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Stuffed Spinach Bread

The origins of stuffed spinach bread are not entirely clear, as there are similar dishes found in many different cuisines around the world. However, bread filled with savory ingredients has been a staple in many cultures for centuries, and variations of the dish can be found in Italy, Spain, Greece, and other Mediterranean countries.

In Italy, for example, a similar dish called “strata” is made with layers of bread, cheese, and vegetables or meat. In Spain, empanadas are a popular snack made with a similar dough and filling. And in Greece, spanakopita is a dish made with phyllo dough and spinach.

Stuffed spinach bread likely originated as a way to use up leftover bread and other ingredients. It’s a great way to make a filling meal with simple ingredients that are commonly found in most households. And while the origins of the dish may be unclear, its popularity has spread throughout the world as a delicious and easy-to-make meal option.

Today, stuffed spinach bread is enjoyed by many people and is a versatile dish that can be customized with a variety of ingredients. The use of Isernio’s bulk Italian sausage in this recipe adds a savory flavor to the dish and elevates its taste. Overall, stuffed spinach bread is a tasty and nutritious option for any mealtime, and its origins showcase the creativity and resourcefulness of cooks throughout history.

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Featured Ingredient: Isernio’s Italian Sausage

Isernio’s bulk Italian sausage is a premium sausage that is made with the highest quality ingredients. This sausage is known for its rich, savory flavor, which comes from a blend of spices and herbs that are carefully selected to create a unique and delicious taste. Isernio’s sausage is also made with lean pork, which means that it has less fat and calories than other sausages, making it a healthier option. This sausage is versatile and can be used in a variety of dishes, including pasta sauces, soups, stews, and casseroles. Its quality and taste have made it a favorite among home cooks and professional chefs alike, and it’s no wonder why – Isernio’s bulk Italian sausage is simply delicious.

Isernio’s also offers chicken and pork variations of their bulk Italian sausage, giving consumers more options to choose from based on their dietary preferences. Both the chicken and pork varieties are made with the same care and attention to quality as the original Italian sausage, ensuring that they are equally delicious and flavorful. Additionally, Isernio’s sausage comes in varying levels of spice, so you can choose the level of heat that best suits your taste buds.

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Stuffed Spinach Bread - Bayview Catering

Learn to make stuffed spinach bread - a tasty and nutritious option for any mealtime, showcasing the creativity and resourcefulness of cooks throughout history.

Recipe Yield: 6 Servings

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces Isernio’s bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 package (10 ounces) chopped frozen spinach, thawed
  • 1 pound frozen pizza or bread dough, thawed
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Jar of marinara sauce for serving (optional)

Recipe Instructions:

Oven Preparation:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a large skillet, brown the sausage until cooked through.
  • Squeeze the spinach to remove excess moisture. Add to the skillet with sausage and sauté until heated through. Set aside.
  • Roll out dough into a 14-inches x 6-inches rectangle, or about 1⁄3-inch thick. Sprinkle with half the cheese, then top with spinach mixture and remaining cheese.
  • Roll up dough like a cinnamon roll, starting with the long end. Pinch seam to seal. Pinch the ends to seal completely and place on cookie sheet, seam side down.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 5-10 minutes before slicing.
  • Dip slices in warmed marinara sauce.