Stuffed Bread

Okay, I have a new favorite way to use up leftovers. A blogger friend has said repeatedly how wonderful it is, but like bagels, I thought it might be too hard.   All you have to do is make up a bread dough and put the leftovers inside.  Braid it up really pretty and poof!  You have a new meal.  Really, all I can say is the more I try, the easier things are to make/bake.Stuffed Bread: a great way to use up leftovers; fill it with meat, cheese or sauce, vegetables!

Stuffed Bread
  • 2½-3 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp instant yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • filling: leftovers, cheese, cooked meat, cooked vegetables,
  1. Mix 2½ cups flour with sugar, salt and instant yeast.
  2. Stir in 1 cup warm water and olive oil.
  3. Mix in enough of 1 more cup of flour to make a soft dough (I probably only used ½ cup more).
  4. Knead.
  5. Roll out to a 10 X 14 rectangle ON YOUR BAKING SHEET.
  6. Put your filling on the middle third of the dough.
  7. In my case, I put a layer of American cheese, a layer of BBQ pork and another layer of cheese.
  8. Cut the outer thirds into 1 inch strips equally on both sides.
  9. Alternating sides, braid over the filling.
  10. Cover with a towel and let rise 25 minutes.
  11. Bake 400 degrees for 25 minutes.
  12. I brushed butter over the top after baking to keep it soft.

You could literally fill this with anything. I am thinking a Reuben-esque filling with sauerkraut, corned beef, Swiss cheese and thousand island dressing would be really good; so would meatballs and spaghetti sauce; so would turkey, gravy and stuffing….the possibilities are endless.


16 thoughts on “Stuffed Bread

  1. >I do something similar with pizza dough–our favorite filling is Tex-Mex–ground meat with taco seasoning and a drained can of whole kernel corn, plus whatever cheese I have on hand.

    I never really thought of using left-overs–I see I need to stretch my thinking, here!

  2. >I made this last night! Ours was ham and cheese, and it was pretty tasty. Yours was much prettier than mine though. I had some dough technical difficulties.

  3. >I usually use the frozen bread dough to do things like this. I don't usually have the time or talent to make bread from scratch. Great idea,to fill it with leftovers!

  4. >This looks amazing! Just found your site and I LOVE IT!!! I'm also a "once scared but overcomer" bread maker. My husband loves the smell of bread filling our home- this one will be even better since it's filled with meat and cheese! Thanks!

  5. >What a tasty & appetizing filled bread! wonderful!

    MMMMMMM…!!! Great for a party to serve with a lovely salad!

  6. >I love doing this! Whether pizza toppings, or leftover taco filling, or sloppy joes, or my fav: a chicken cordon bleu mix…. endless possibilities! Mmm!!

    Found you through SITS! 🙂

    Check out my Mixed Berry Streusel Pie recipe!

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