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                                ITALIAN LOAF
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Meats                            Breads
                 Italian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       cn           Refrigerated prepared pizza
                         - crust dough (10 oz)
    4       c            Mozzarella cheese -- grated
    1       lb           Spicy pork sausage, browned
                         - and drained
      1/2   c            Tomato sauce
    1       t            Oregano flakes
      1/2   ts           Basil flakes
    1       pk           Frozen spinach -- (10 oz)
                         - thawed and drained
    1                    Egg -- lightly beaten
    1                    7 oz jar diced pimientos,
                         - drained
    1       pk           Sliced pepperoni -- 3 oz
   12                    Large pimiento-stuffed green
                         - olives, cut in half
 
   Preheat oven to 400F.  Unroll dough and cut off
   one-fourth of dough crosswise; set aside.  Line a
   greased 9 1/4x5 1/4x2 1/2-inch loaf pan with the large
   piece of dough. Moisten the dough with water at
   corners and press to seal.  Place one-half of the
   cheese on the bottom of the dough and top with
   sausage. Spoon tomato sauce over sausage and sprinkle
   with oregano and basil.  Combine spinach with egg and
   spread over tomato sauce. Layer pimientos on top of
   spinach and top with remaining cheese. Arrange the
   pepperoni on top of the cheese layer.  Top with olive
   halves. Cover filling with reserved dough and crimp
   edges of dough to seal. Cut slits in top of dough to
   allow steam to escape. Bake 50 minutes or until crust
   is well browned (if crust browns too quickly, cover
   loosely with aluminum foil). Allow to cool 10 minutes
   before removing from pan and cutting into slices.
  
 
 
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