Sausage Stuffed Bread: Thanksgiving Recipe
Forget the turkey, let's get to the good stuff. This twist on Thanksgiving stuffing is no side dish, full of Jimmy Dean® Original Sausage Crumbles, butternut squash and dried cranberries.
1 package Sausage Crumbles: Fully Cooked Original
1 small baking pumpkin or butternut squash, peeled, seeded and chopped into bite-sized cubes
1 small onion, chopped
6 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves removed from stems, chopped
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Black pepper to taste
1 cup dried cranberries
2 containers (13.8 ounces each) refrigerated pizza dough
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon caraway seeds
1 tablespoon sea salt
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Pour olive oil into large skillet. Add squash; cook and stir over MEDIUM-HIGH heat about 5 minutes or until golden brown. Add onion and thyme to skillet; season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook and stir 2 minutes or until onions are translucent. Remove from heat; stir in cranberries. Cool.
Unroll pizza dough onto a lightly floured baking sheet. Roll out to into a large rectangle (about 13x10-inches). Sprinkle half the sausage down center of each dough. Top each with half of the squash mixture.
Use a sharp knife to make 7 diagonal cuts in exposed pastry on each side of filling, stopping ½ inch from filling. Fold strips over filling, alternating sides until filling is enclosed. Repeat with remaining dough and ingredients.
Beat egg with 2 teaspoons water. Brush dough with egg. Sprinkle with caraway seeds.
Bake 20-25 minutes or until braids are golden brown. Cut each bread into 6 slices to serve.