Braided Spaghetti Bread

I know it may be too hot to use your oven but, I made this awhile back and I promised to post it.  If you get a cool night though, you will want to make this it was so good!  It was all pretty easy, except working with the elasticity of bread dough was not my favorite part, it was worth it in the end.

Another dish that the hubs highly approved of.  Craziness!  I have a link that I adapted this recipe from at the bottom of the page.  She has much more detailed instructions with pictures to follow if you’d like to check it out.  I’m the lazy blogger, I just tell you most of it and direct you somewhere else…ha!  Really though, my pool is calling my name and I can’t just leave it all lonely out there 😉

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 lb. loaf of  frozen bread dough, thawed for 3-4 hours at room temp.
6 oz. cooked spaghetti
1/2  lb. Italian sausage, cooked
1 1/4 c. spaghetti sauce
8 oz. mozzarella, cut into small cubes
1 egg white
Parmesan cheese
parsley flakes
garlic powder
butter

Sprinkle some flour on a flat surface where you can roll the dough out.  I used a large cutting board.  Roll out dough to a 12″ x 16″ rectangle.
braided spaghetti bread

Yes, that is my rectangle, quit laughing! Ha!  Cover dough with plastic wrap and let rest for 10-15 minutes.  In the meantime cook your sausage in a skillet until no longer pink; drain if necessary.  Cook your spaghetti according to package directions and drain; let cool slightly.  In a large bowl, combine the spaghetti, sausage and spaghetti sauce.  Mix well.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Unwrap the dough.  Scoop the spaghetti mixture into the center of the rolled out dough (lengthwise).  About a 4 inch wide strip.  Leaving about an inch at each end.  Top spaghetti with cheese cubes (forgot the cheese pictures).
braided spaghetti bread

Now on the sides (lengthwise) of the spaghetti you will cuts 1 1/2 inch strips of dough on each side of the spaghetti.  (I forgot a picture here (again), the link below shows exactly what I mean).  Coming to about 1/2 inch from the spaghetti in the center.

Begin braid by pulling top and bottom strips toward filling.  Then braid strips left over right, right over left.  Finish by pulling last strip over and tucking under braid.
braided spaghetti bread

Spray a cooking sheet with Pam or any cooking spray.  Lift braid with both hands (or two large spatulas) and place on sprayed cooking sheet.  Brush the loaf with egg white and sprinkle with parsley and a generous amount of garlic powder.
braided spaghetti braid

Bake for 20-22 minutes, top will be getting golden brown at this point. Place a loose piece of tin foil over loaf and bake for 10 more minutes. Remove from oven,  brush some butter over the loaf and top with Parmesan cheese.  Put back in oven (uncovered) for an additional 3-5 minutes. Altogether my cooking time was 35 minutes.  It just depends on your oven.
braided spaghetti salad

Remove loaf and set on cutting board; cool slightly, about 10 minutes.  Slice to serve.
braided spaghetti bread

Recipe adapted from here.  I would say this would serve about 4 people nicely, especially if you had a large side salad to go with it.

Enjoy!  I know we really did.  Have a great day!

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About Suzie

My name is Suzie. I'm married and have a son in the Army. I enjoy cooking, country life, reading and my animals, hence the name of this blog. My two German Shepherds are underfoot anytime I'm cooking ;) Oh, I'm also addicted to Food Network Channel.
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26 Responses to Braided Spaghetti Bread

  1. 2 of my favorite things, warm bread and pasta. I can’t wait to finish this diet so I can try this!! Delicious.

  2. What a creative dish Suzie,
    i’ve never even thought to made such cute bread envelope…..

  3. I love braided stuffed breads like this! They are so pretty! I haven’t made one in a long time though. I think I need to fix that! 🙂

  4. What a creative and beautiful braided bread, Suzie!

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  6. lisaelskerarvid says:

    😃Nam nam

  7. biz319 says:

    I saw that on Pinterest and I was like, who would put spaghetti in pizza dough?!! I have to admit, it does look amazeballs! 😀 Happy Tuesday!

    • Suzie says:

      Yep, that’s where I found it Biz…was Pinterest! It’s like spaghetti and garlic bread all rolled into one, it really was awesome!

  8. Jorie says:

    This looks amaaaazing. Right up my alley, because I’m what you might call a carboholic. And I love spaghetti to top it off.

    • Suzie says:

      Jorie, my hubs couldn’t get enough of it and usually he is not a fan of much that I cook. That right there is how you can tell it’s good 🙂

  9. eliotthecat says:

    Have you ever seen Big Night? (If not, rent it…it is the quintessential foodie movie.) This reminds me of the Timpano dish that is the pièce de résistance in the films final scenes.

    I love this—so inventive!

  10. Rhonda says:

    I am happy with just a nice baked bread, then you go and stuff it with spaghetti? amazing. Plus your husband liked it, so that is another sign it is delicious.

  11. Veronica says:

    OMgoatcheese, carbs inside of carbs! Heaven.

  12. Sarah says:

    oh man. delicious!!! how fancy looking too. totally making this 🙂

  13. bec {daisy and the fox} says:

    this is the combination of all things good – yummm!! 🙂

  14. Oh wow! What a cool concept!

  15. I forgot this existed and you just made me go “weeee!” I’ve never thought to do this myself but am no quite inspired to do this asap. I love how beautifully yours turned out..I bet no one could turn this down!!!

  16. themondaybox says:

    The braided bread looks so pretty! I wish carbs with carbs didn’t taste soooo good. 🙂 This is one yummy spaghetti sandwich. 🙂

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