Meatball and Sausage Stuffed Bread Recipe

Monday, February 4, 2013
Inspired by a fabulous foodie friend and blogger her amazing pepperoni roll was a wonderful and delightful treat that I couldn't wait to try. Thank you  +Jennifer Field . 
She made a video on step by step instructions how to make her pepperoni bread  that
inspired me to make this one with meatball and sausage and my family absolutely loved it! Growing up in our Italian family,  we called this so many names, stuffed bread, calzone which usually has Ricotta cheese in it and if there were a variety of meats and sometimes vegetables in it, it's called Stromboli. Call it whatever you like it all fantastic!
 Her Pepperoni bread was just perfection so be sure to stop over and check out the finished product on her blog!

All of this began on a hangout with Google + with +Jennifer Field . She made an amazing pepperoni bread that inspired me. Then another plusser +Brooks Walker  made her bread also and his family raved about it,  his looked amazing too! I was lucky enough to be invited to that hang out to see how she made it. Although my skills of braiding are no where near her expertise, I still decided to make a filling that would be our families favorite. I filled mine with leftover crushed meatballs and sausage. I proceeded to make it the same way as her instructions with a few adaptions. I used provolone instead of sliced mozzarella with the addition of grating cheese and shredded mozzarella.

Here is the original awesome pepperoni roll recipe that +Jennifer Field  made and her
 YouTube video <( click link.) Her recipe for that pepperoni roll can be found by clicking here.

Do not miss the YouTube Video, it shows you exactly how to build your bread roll, she is an expert and it came out perfect!

Please follow her links for the instructions on how to braid the bread dough and her wonderful recipe.

Here's my adapted recipe for the meatball sausage roll:

1 lb of pizza dough homemade , use store bought or try  +Jennifer Field recipe click here
meatballs and sausage crushed together in sauce( around 4 pieces of each) mashed into small pieces, I use leftover from Sunday Traditional Italian Sauce
shredded mozzarella
slices of provolone cheese
grating cheese
olive oil
egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water)
garlic powder

Spread out the dough into 1/4 inch thick rectangle and place pieces of provolone on the bottom of the dough. Layer with meat, shredded mozzarella then more provolone.
Cut strips as show above or refer to the instructions and video from +Jennifer Field  above.
Fold end up first then start to braid, inward to cover the middle.  Brush with a beaten egg  wash. Sprinkle with garlic powder, grating cheese and oregano. Let rest for around 35 minutes. Drizzle some olive oil.   Bake at 400 degrees until browned around 35 minutes.

+claudia lamascolo  Author


  1. I am drooling at this perfect bread roll!

  2. That one would be an all time favorite during our next party.
    I made an eggplant bread yesterday for the Superbowl, meatless because I got greedy and wanted to be able to eat it. :) YAY Superbowl if only for the ads and the food.

  3. Wow, Claudia! I absolutely love the modifications you made! Next time I make mine, I won't just be sticking to pepperoni! :)

  4. As good as the pepperoni bread looks (and I love pepperoni), I think your meatball & sausage version looks awesome.

  5. Oh wow what a great idea. I wish I had thought of this. In some ways I guess it's like a calzone but much prettier. Great recipe. I will definitely have to try this.

  6. Great idea. I really enjoying your creative recipes

  7. Just beautiful! My daughter's been nagging me to do my sausage-cheese bread but am thinking this would really double please!


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