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Broccoli Rabe Sausage Roll With Fresh Mozarella

Delicious pizza style roll with sausage, broccoli rabe, and fresh mozzarella.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 415kcal
Author James

Ingredients

  • 1 16oz pizza dough
  • 10 oz fresh mozzarella
  • 4 large sweet Italian sausage links
  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Set oven rack at middle height and heat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Roast 4 links of Italian sausage for 25 minutes in oven safe dish.  Poke fork holes in the sausage prior to roasting.
  • Wash and chop off bottom 2 inches of broccoli rabe stems.  Place broccoli rabe in roasting pan.  Pour 3 Tbsp of olive oil onto broccoli rabe, and apply 1/2 tsp of salt and 1/4 tsp of black pepper.  Roast for 12 minutes.
  • While sausage and veggies are roasting, roll out pizza dough to 1/4" thick and place dough on sheet pan.  When rolling out dough make sure you flour hands, rolling pin, and cutting board to avoid sticking.
  • Cut up sausage and broccoli rabe after their roasting times have completed.  Sausage should be cut into 1/2" thick pieces on a diagonal bias and broccoli rabe can be roughly chopped into 2 inch long pieces.
  • Place sausage into a line in the middle of rolled out dough leaving 2 inches on each side.  Then add slices of the fresh mozzarella and finally add the chopped broccoli rabe on top.
  • Fold the roll together like a jelly roll.  The seamed area can be pinched together and placed seam side down.  The sides should be pinched together and tucked under.  
  • Beat the egg and brush onto top of roll with pastry brush.  Cut slits on top of roll and top with sesame seeds.  
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes at 425 degrees until golden brown.  When done, let rest for at least 5 minutes.  Cut into 2 inch thick slices and serve with marinara sauce.  Enjoy!

Notes

  • hot or sweet sausage are both great
  • sesame seeds are optional¬†

Nutrition

Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 17.1g | Fat: 26.4g | Sodium: 540mg