Lisa’s Swirly Chourico and Pepperoni Bread


This Swirly Chourico/Pepperoni Bread was made by my daughter. This is one of those recipes that you’ll make very often! It’s great for an easy snack, as an appetizer or to serve for game day parties!

I have a recipe here on this blog for a perfect pizza dough although, some days I get my pizza dough at my supermarket since they make fresh pizza there and sell it by the pound. You can also use the frozen pizza dough or bread dough. Let dough thaw out completely. If you find your dough too elasticity add a little flour and it will roll better for you. Enjoy!


1 and 1/2 pounds pizza or bread dough

1/2 to 1 pound pepperoni/chourico/linguica sausage (sliced thin) (use only chouriço or pepperoni if desired.

8 oz Mozzarella cheese (shredded depending how cheesy you like)

1 small onion (thin sliced) (optional) 

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon dry oregano

1  tablespoon fresh or dried basil leaves 

1 egg (for egg wash)

1 teaspoon water


Cook onions in oil until translucent and let cool

Roll pizza dough and place on floured surface.  Spread the onions evenly over the dough and brush the dough with the remaining oil left in pan.

Layer chourico or pepperoni evenly over the entire area of dough.

Top with the oregano, basil, and cheese.

Beginning at  the long end, gently roll the dough into a long cylinder shape. Pinch any open edges with your fingers.  Lightly flour a long sheet pan and the gently place the bread onto the middle of the pan.

Beat the egg with the water and brush over the bread. Make a few small slits on top of bread with a knife. Cook at 400 degrees F. for about 20 -30 minutes or until golden brown. Let sit for a few minutes to cool before slicing. Enjoy!

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