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Ham and Cheese Bread

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.

Makes

10-12 servings

"Ham and cheese baked inside bread dough makes a hearty snack," says Marian Christensen of Sumner, Michigan.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen chopped broccoli
  • 2 loaves (1 pound each) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar, Swiss and/or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 cups finely chopped fully cooked ham
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds

Directions

  1. Cook broccoli according to package directions. Drain and cool.
  2. Roll each loaf of dough into a 15x10-in. rectangle. Place one in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with broccoli, cheese and ham to within 1/2 in. of edges. Place second rectangle on top, sealing edges.
  3. Brush the top with butter; sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 270 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 707mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 15g protein.

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