Italian Sausage, Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Pretzel Buns

Feb
2014
09

posted by on Appetizers, Featured, Main, Pork, Sides, Vegetables

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You need some warm comfort food for your Sunday…don’t you.

Yes, of course you do. You’re going to want to put aside a little time and make these – so worth it.

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Remember a few days ago when I told you about the perfect pretzel dough recipe? Here’s another recipe using it. This is like a version of my lasagna I like to make, but stuffed into a big fat pretzel.

Italian sausage, spinach and mozzarella cheese stuffed into a pretzel bun.

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They’re pretty intense.

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You could dunk them in some marinara; but it’s optional. They’re soooo good by themselves.

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I’m addicted to the pretzel alone.

Here’s your printable-

Italian Sausage, Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Pretzel Buns

Yield: About 8 buns

Italian Sausage, Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Pretzel Buns

Ingredients

  • Pretzel Dough from Oh Sweet Basil
  • 1/2 lb Italian sausage, browned and crumbled
  • 6 oz. spinach, chopped
  • 2 cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Water, for boiling
  • 2/3 cup baking soda
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • Sea salt

Instructions

  • Make pretzel dough and let it rise.
  • Combine the sausage, spinach and cheese in a mixing bowl; refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Preheat oven to 450.
  • Divide dough into 8 pieces and smooth them into flat circular discs using your hands.
  • Put a heaping tablespoon of sausage mixture into the center of each disc, then fold the pretzel dough around it to make a ball.
  • Add the baking soda to a large stock pot of water and bring to a boil.
  • Very gently add the pretzel buns to the boiling water, just a few at a time, and boil for 30 seconds.
  • Remove using a slotted spoon to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with salt.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes, until golden brown.
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