Sweet Italian Sausage Stromboli

1 lb. Swiss Meats Sweet Italian Sausage
1 loaf white bread dough, thawed
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 7 oz. roasted red peppers, well drained & sliced
1/3 cup kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
2 cups ( 8oz.) swiss cheese, shredded, or your favorite white cheese
1 tsp. poppyseeds – optional

Remove sausage from the casing and brown in skillet. Drain and set aside. On lightly floured surface roll out bread dough into a 16” x 12” rectangle. Combine the cream cheese and garlic, spread lengthwise over the cen-ter third of dough. Top with sausage, peppers, olives and Swiss cheese. Fold dough over filling, pinching seam to seal. Make slits across the top of dough every 2 inches. Brush lightly with water and sprinkle with poppyseed.

Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing into 16 appetizer servings.

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