Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Braid

Save this filling breakfast bread for a morning when you aren't rushed. Young bakers will enjoy helping fill and then braid the dough. Feel free to substitute a milder cheese in place of the Monterey Jack.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 slice)
Recipe from Oxmoor House

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 294
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 12.4g
  • Saturated fat: 4.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Protein: 13.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 33g
  • Fiber: 0.6g
  • Cholesterol: 98mg
  • Iron: 2.4mg
  • Sodium: 679mg
  • Calcium: 115mg

Ingredients

  • 1 (13.8-ounce) can refrigerated pizza crust dough
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 4 ounces chicken sausage with apples, chopped
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. 2. Unroll dough onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; pat into a 15 x 10-inch rectangle.
  3. 3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and sausage; cook 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in eggs; cook 1 minute or until set. Remove from heat.
  4. 4. Sprinkle Monterey Jack cheese lengthwise down center of dough, leaving a 2 1/2-inch border on each side. Spoon egg mixture over cheese. Sprinkle cheddar cheese over egg mixture.
  5. 5. Make 2-inch-long diagonal cuts about 1 inch apart on both sides of dough to within 1/2 inch of filling using a sharp knife or kitchen shears. Alternately arrange strips diagonally over filling. Fold ends under to seal. Brush with egg white.
  6. 6. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut into slices.
  7.  
  8. Young Chefs can:
  9. Unroll dough
  10. Sprinkle cheese
  11.  
  12. Older Chefs can:
  13. Pat dough into rectangle and measure dimensions
  14. Brush dough with egg white
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