Do you ever take a trip down memory lane and thank the good Lord that the early 2000’s were over a decade ago and can’t believe you ever embraced those questionable fashion trends? Like using your Dad’s old neck tie as a belt, or those chunky hair highlights, aka zebra head? Yeah.
Sometimes updates are a good thing.
Speaking of updates, if you’ve wondered where we’ve been the past two weeks, or why things have been a bit wonky around here recently, updates. We’ve made some changes, and there will be more formatting changes rolling out in the next few weeks, but bare with us- it will be worth it, I promise. And starting today, we’re back.
And what better way to announce our return than by updating one of our fan’s favorites? Remember our original Stuffed French Bread, or even the Swiss Mushroom Stuffed French Bread? Let me introduce you to Sausage Alfredo Stuffed French Bread.
This is a quick & easy, under 30 minute meal, that’s really hot-sandwich perfection. Crisp on the outside (I like my bread with a good crusty crunch), with a hearty filling that’s bursting at the seams with cozy flavor comfort. We even added in some spinach to make it a wee bit more nutritious. I said ‘wee’, as in a teensy bit. But I make no apologies, and for those with pickier eaters, or anyone like the youngest son who likes to take one look at something and stick his nose up in the air, it’s a great way to sneak it in.
Sausage Alfredo Stuffed French Bread Sandwiches
1 loaf of your favorite French bread
1 lb sweet Italian sausage
1/2 of a white medium onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup coarsely chopped, fresh spinach
1 cup of your favorite Alfredo sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the sausage with the onions. Add in the garlic when it’s almost completely cooked. Drain and return the meat to the skillet.
- While the sausage is cooking, slice the loaf of bread in half horizontally, and tear out the soft bread in the middle. Rip it into small pieces and place it on a plate or a bowl, and set aside. Place the bottom half of the loaf on a baking sheet.
- When the sausage is cooked through, add in the spinach and cook, stirring occasionally, until the spinach is wilted, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in the sauce and slow the meat mixture to heat through.
- Add the torn bread bits to the meat mixture and stir it all together. Spread this mixture out evenly in the bottom half of the loaf/trough, evenly sprinkle the shredded cheese overtop, and then cap the sandwich off with the top half of the bread. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Remove the sandwich from the oven, and let it ‘rest’ for 5 minutes before slicing and serving, so that the meat and cheese ‘set’ and don’t just ooze on out.