1 package (16 ounces) ground mild Italian sausage or 1 package (19.76 ounces) mild Italian sausage links, casings removed
1 loaf (1 pound) frozen white bread dough, thawed
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 garlic cloves, minced
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1 jar (7 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, well drained and sliced
1/3 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon poppy seeds
In a skillet, brown sausage until no longer pink; drain. On lightly floured surface, roll bread dough to a 16-inch-by-12-inch rectangle.
Combine cream cheese and garlic; spread lengthwise over center third of dough. Top with sausage, peppers, olives and cheese.
Fold dough over filling, pinching the seam to seal. Make slits every two inches across the top of the dough.
Brush lightly with water and sprinkle with poppy seeds.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.