Italian Sausage Appetizer Bread
(16 ounce) JOHNSONVILLE® Italian All Natural Mild Ground Sausage
(1 pound) frozen white bread dough, thawed
cream cheese, softened
garlic cloves, minced
(7 ounce) roasted red peppers, well drained and sliced
Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
(8 ounces) Swiss cheese, shredded
In a skillet, brown sausage until no longer pink; drain.
On a lightly floured surface, roll bread dough to a 16 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.
Bake at 400ºF for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.