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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Savory Meat Pesto Rolls

I don't buy sausage too often but sometimes a good breakfast dish is just calling me to do so. I have a breakfast casserole with eggs and cheese which is oh so good, but I usually save that for when we have a lot of people over since it makes so much. I saw this savory meat roll featured from the Blue Moon Cafe on Food Networks DDD. This one sounded good and you can have it for dinner instead of breakfast. I used some pizza dough, but I'll bet the biscuit dough they use would be terrific! Kinda like cinnamon rolls, but savory, with meat and vegetables!
Here is a quick way to get that dough ready.
Put all ingredients in the bread machine in order listed:
8 oz water
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons oil
3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon yeast
set on dough cycle...remove and flatten dough out on well floured surface in a rectangle.

I made it my way ...for this roll I first spread some softened cream cheese, then spread some pesto, sprinkle with the browned sausage. I added some frozen spinach that I always have on hand (had to get some veggies in there)

Next evenly top with the cheese, mozzarella and asiago was used this time...roll it up into a log like you would when you make stromboli. Then cut into 1/2" or so slices, or as many that will fit into your pan like you would cinnamon rolls.

Place onto baking sheet and press tops down, and bake in a 400 degree oven for 20-30 minutes...

Oh yeah...I sprinkled a little Parmesan on top first...

maybe I shouldn't have browned a little too much...and I know better too!

There are so many ways you can top these ...I just topped with a little fresh grated Parmesan, but you can use some sauteed vegetables and time I might follow the recipe a little closer...maybe.

As with many of the things I make I add what I like or what I have on hand.

We still had many leftovers, so we had some for lunches too. Yup, a good yummy bite!

Roxy is one of our "step" dogs that we often have visit and vacation at our house when their adults are on vacation!
She watches every move I make when I am in the kitchen.