Mom's Sausage Roll

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
This is mom's recipe for her style sausage roll.


This was served as an appetizer before a big Sunday meal and always at parties and family gatherings growing up.


There are so many ways to make this stuffed pizza dough and many options to add and adapt it to what you like.


If you like hot sausage, sweet or herb-flavored all of them will be fine.


There are also other meat suggestions in this recipe you can use if you're not a sausage lover like pepperoni.


This is a basic filling and it can even be made all vegetarian if you prefer.


Mom's version for this sausage roll recipe was handed down from her mom who was from Bari, Italy and has eggs in it.


If you would like an eggless version, just add more cheese as I will explain in the tips below.


We also always use homemade pizza dough and make many other versions like broccoli rabe and sausage roll a family favorite.


Mom used to have her own business in the 1950s and she would make several local favorite copycat recipes like Tomato Pie,Italian Greens Italian Lemon Ice,Pizza Fritta,Chicken Riggies,Manny's Cheesecake,Oscugnizzo Pizza,Pustiesand Rosato Chocolate Cookies.


Scroll down to the printable recipe card for this delicious Italian stuffed pizza dough.






this is a pizza dough stuffed and rolled with cheeses, sausage, peppers and pepperoni filling














Basic Sausage Roll Recipe




I usually only make sausage rolls with just the sausage, cheese, eggs, and some seasonings.



As the years went by everyone had a request for either hot peppers, olives and also to add pepperoni, the photos I provided are with a mixture.



The recipe is written with those options just to be clear on the differences.



The original recipes will be just the sausage roll and you can adapt and make any additions to the mixture your family likes.






this is pizza dough with cheeses, sausage and pepperoni filling for making Italian sausage rolls








Tips


  • For a sausage and cheese filling, add 1 cup more shredded cheese( preferably provolone mixed with mozzarella)
  • Always keep the dough at least 1/2 inch in thickness so the filling won't poke through the dough
  • Never use a hot filling the dough will rip all fillings must be cool
  • Substitute any meats you like with suggestions below
  • This roll can be made all vegetarian
  • Frozen bread dough is not recommended it has too much moisture in it
  • Bake until the outside of the roll is browned
  • For a glistening sheen beat an egg and brush before baking
  • These can be made ahead of time for parties, frozen for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.







this is a rolled pizza dough like a jelly roll stuffed with sausage, cheeses and mixed with egg then will be baked on parchment paper






Ingredients You Will Need To Make Stuffed Pizza Dough

scroll down to the recipe card for the exact measurements


  • fresh homemade pizza dough or use store-bought
  • Italian sausage cooked and casing off cooled drained (hot, sweet or herb-flavored).
  • eggs
  • mozzarella
  • grated cheese heaping tablespoons and more for topping the dough before baking
  • garlic powder or more to taste
  • oregano
  • black pepper
  • Meats to use and other additions: pepperoni, capicola, peppers, mushrooms, black olives,
  • Optional Garnish: grated cheese, granulated garlic powder, olive oil or use one beaten egg for shine, dried Italian seasoning or freshly chopped herbs
  • Dipping sauce- homemade marinara sauce or store-bought












Filling Suggestions

(used in any combinations)


  • any kind of peppers
  • mushrooms
  • chopped tomatoes
  • black or green olives
  • chopped regular broccoli or broccoli rabe cooked
  • spinach or other cooked greens like escarole
  • eggplant
  • onions
  • minced fresh garlic
  • cooked sausage
  • pepperoni
  • capicola
  •  sauteed shrimp, scallops with mozzarella
  • cheese and drained tuna with sharp cheddar
  • meatballs in tomato sauce crushed











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Eggplant Parmesan Pizza
Meatball Pizza
Stromboli
Italian Panzerotti
Mom's Stuffed Focaccia Bread
Mom's Homemade Sausage Patties






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This Italian sausage roll is just like have a sandwich all in one.


Baked to perfection and delicious it can be served hot or cold.


Perfect for packing in school lunches or work and always welcome when you need a quick snack.


These roll freeze well, thawed in the refrigerator overnight and warmed up for around 15 minutes in the oven so you can even make them ahead of time.


Hope you like mom's recipe, let me know what you think in the comments.









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Mom

Mom's Sausage Roll

prep time: 20 Mcook time: 45 Mtotal time: 65 M
Mom always made her own sausage and then mixed it with eggs and spices for a filling to make this delicious sausage roll. It's a pizza dough filled and baked and like having a stuffed bread. This Italian stuffed pizza roll is great hot of cold.

ingredients:

  • 1 lb of fresh homemade pizza dough or use store-bought
  • 1 1/2 lbs of Italian sausage cooked and casing off cooled drained (hot, sweet or herb-flavored)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups of mozzarella
  • 4 tablespoons of grated cheese heaping tablespoons and more for topping the dough before baking
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Meats to use and other additions:  pepperoni, capicola, peppers, mushrooms, black olives, 
  • Optional Garnish: grated cheese, granulated garlic powder, olive oil or use one  egg  that has been beaten for shine, dried Italian seasoning or freshly chopped herbs
  • Dipping sauce- homemade marinara sauce or store-bought

instructions:

How to cook Mom's Sausage Roll

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl add the cooled cooked sausage that's been drained, with eggs, spices, and cheeses and (any additions you prefer mixing together).
  3. Roll out thepizza dough about 1/4 inch thickness into approx 12x12 rectangular.
  4. Spread mixture over the dough, roll up tucking the sides of the dough in all the way around to seal.
  5. The roll should look like a jelly roll when completed.
  6. Place the sausage roll seam side down on a parchment-lined cookie sheet, place in a warm area, to rise around 30 minutes.
  7. Before going into the oven brush either the beaten egg sprinkled with  grated cheese, garlic, and black pepper and dried or freshly chopped herbs
  8. Bake at 375 for around 35 to 45  minutes and check to see if it's nicely browned.
  9. The sausage roll is done when crispy and brown 
  10. Serve with homemade marinara sauce.
  11. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
  12. These can be made ahead of time and freeze well up to 3 months.
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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2009. It was edited and re-published in 2020.

19 comments

  1. I love Calzones and Stombolis...YUMMY! This is a great recipe. Thank you for sharing

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  2. homemade calzones are like nothing else - mine always seem to explode (because I stuff them TOO much!) but they always taste great.

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  3. This is moreor like strombolis! Actually, I'm planning to make this on this weekend. Can't wait to get my first trial..he he!

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  4. I calzoni mi piacciono tantissimo! Sono molto invitanti!

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  5. My mom always made a roll with sauteed swiss chard, galic, ricotta and mozzarella...good memories, and dish that will warm you up on a chilly night.

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  6. I love calzones and haven't had one in years. You always find foods I haven't had in a long time and then make me crave it for the next 2 weeks.

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  7. MMM!! These would do the trick... Calzones are always a hit. Nicely done!!

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  8. Wow, do these sound incredible!!! Comfort food at its finest :)

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  9. Thank you for your great directions on these! Yummy!

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  10. delicious this looks wonderful so many flavours for filling

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  11. mmmm...I just drooled a little! Great ideas for the next time I make a big batch for the freezer. These look fabulous!

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  12. I love Calzones and these look so tasty. Stromboli is also a glorious thing. ;)

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  13. I loved it! I couldn't wait to make this after reading how it was passed down in your family. Those are always the best recipes.

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  14. This looks delicious! I know my husband will love it--thanks!

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  15. Your Sausage Roll looks fantastic and can't wait to make it! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen

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