Thursday, September 4, 2014
I don't know why I waited so long to make this! I have had it pinned forever and it just looked so calorie laden that I felt like it was a lot to make... It was pretty easy to throw together and it was super fantastically tasty! Wow... I wish I would have made a double batch of this because I want leftovers for tomorrow!! The kids had a great time eating this spaghetti like a sandwich.
Braided Spaghetti Bread
(recipe found on rhodesbread.com)
1 loaf bread dough, thawed to room temperature
6 ounces spaghetti, cooked
1 cup spaghetti sauce
1/2 pound ground beef
8 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 egg white, beaten
Let bread dough thaw 2-3 hours. Brown ground beef and add spaghetti sauce to browned beef. Cook spaghetti according to package instructions. Drain and add to spaghetti sauce. Let cool. Spray parchment paper lightly with cooking spray. Roll loaf into a 12x16" rectangle. Let rest 10-15 minutes. Place spaghetti lengthwise in a 4-inch strip down center of dough. Top with cheese cubes. Make cuts 1 1/2-inches apart on long sides of dough to within 1/2-inch of filling. Begin braid by folding 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. Lift braid on parchment paper and place on a large baking sheet. Brush with egg white and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and garlic salt. Bake at 350°F 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly and slice to serve.