1 pound bulk Italian sausage
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack or part-skim mozzarella cheese
2 large eggs, divided use
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
Marinara sauce, warmed, optional
In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the Monterey Jack cheese, one egg and Italian seasoning.
On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into an 18-in. x 6-in. rectangle. Spoon sausage mixture over dough to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal.
Place seam side down on a greased baking sheet; pinch ends together to form a ring. With scissors, cut from outside edge to two-thirds of the way toward center of ring at 1-in. intervals.
Beat remaining egg; brush over dough. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at 350° for 28-32 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with marinara sauce if desired. Makes 12 servings.