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Meat ‘n’ Cheese Stromboli

This tasty Italian-style sandwich can be served warm or at room temperature, and it heats up nicely in the microwave. Friends request it when I’m asked to bring something for a party or gathering. —Sue Shea, Defiance, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2 loaves (8 servings each)

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 1 medium green pepper, sliced into rings
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 loaves (16 ounces each) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced hard salami
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced deli ham
  • 8 ounces sliced part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 pound sliced mild cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds

Directions

  • In a large skillet, saute onion and green pepper in butter until crisp-tender; set aside.
  • On two greased baking sheets, roll each loaf of dough into a 15x12-in. rectangle. Arrange the salami, ham and cheeses lengthwise over half of each rectangle to within 1/2 in. of edges. Top with onion mixture; sprinkle with the Italian seasoning, garlic powder and pepper. Fold dough over filling; pinch edges to seal.
  • Brush with egg and sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 294 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 827mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 meat.
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