Stuffed Spinach Bread Recipe

Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski | Kitchen Gidget Updated

Stuffed Spinach Bread will fill your mouth with amazing cheesy goodness. Dip in pizza sauce for extra awesomeness!

You’ve never had stuffed spinach bread quite like this one. I’m talking insanely delicious meat, cheese and bread.

I promise no one will be complaining about eating their veggies with this one!

Stuffed Spinach Bread Photo

This is a recipe long part of my family repertoire via a friend.

We call it spinach bread, but it’s actually more like a stromboli filled with Italian sausage, lots of mozzarella cheese and spinach.

The flavors are hearty and oh-so-mouthwatering!

This spinach bread recipe is one of my dad’s specialties, but he makes homemade pizza dough for the crust.

Homemade dough is not hard, but I usually resort to what the original recipe called for: frozen bread dough.

All you need to do is thaw! With premade dough, there’s no waiting for the dough to rise, so this recipe is fairly quick to throw together.

Stuffed Spinach Bread Picture

Some grocery stores even carry bags of fresh pizza dough in the refrigerated section.

I like this option since there’s no waiting for the dough to thaw. A last option is to use canned pizza dough.

This is recipe is versatile because it’s filling enough to be served a dinner, yet it can also be sliced and served as an appetizer.

Sometimes I like to eat just appetizers for dinner! Chili cheese bean dip is an appetizer I invented when we had nothing else to eat for dinner one night.

If you’re a football fan, this spinach and cheese bread will definitely be a new game day favorite.

I like to stick to a “theme” when grubbing, so in keeping with the stuffed trend, I would also suggest papas rellenas—potatoes stuffed with beef.

Stuffed Spinach Bread Image

There are two tricks to ensuring this stromboli turns out perfect.

Firstly, remove as much moisture from the spinach as possible. Spinach contains a lot of water and no one wants soggy, mushy bread!

Instead, you want a nice crisp crust that’s soft on the inside.

Secondly, add the cheese in two batches. This is my favorite part.

Actually, you could just give me bread and cheese and I would be happy, but the sausage and spinach make it even better.

Stuffed Spinach Bread Pic

A layer of cheese on the top and bottom creates a barrier between the crust and the spinach filling.

Plus, it helps bind everything together in gooey deliciousness. Use the whole bricks of good mozzarella and shred it yourself for pizza parlor strings of melted cheese.

I like to serve this stuffed bread with pizza sauce for dipping, although my father never does that.

With so much flavor it doesn’t need it, but I like to dip away!

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Stuffed Spinach Bread Recipe

    8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound Italian Sausage, Bulk
  • 1 10 ounce package Chopped Frozen Spinach, Thawed
  • 1 pound Pizza Dough, Frozen, or bread dough, thawed
  • 1/2 pound Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large skillet, brown the sausage until cooked through.
  3. Squeeze the spinach to remove excess moisture. Add to the skillet with sausage and sauté until heated through. Set aside.
  4. Roll out dough into a 14x6 rectangle, or about 1/3-inch thick. Sprinkle with half the cheese, then top with spinach mixture and remaining cheese.
  5. 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.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 5-10 minutes before slicing.

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Author: Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Recipe Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 114
Calories 307

% Daily Value*
22%
Total Fat 14g
10%
  Saturated Fat 2g
13%
Sodium 313mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate 24g
4%
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 2g
31%
Protein 16g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski

About Rebekah

Rebekah is the blogger behind Kitchen Gidget, an all-encompassing food blog dedicated to her Midwestern roots and Hispanic heritage. She adores cheese (who doesn't?!), so we asked her to be our Cheese fanatic. Time to get excited!