Fontina Ham Stromboli Recipe
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Fontina Ham Stromboli Recipe

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“Pesto seasons these savory meat- and cheese-stuffed slices that my family and friends love. The loaves freeze well—baked or unbaked.” —Nancy Piano, Nevada City, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 loaves (1 pound each) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto, divided
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/2 pound sliced deli ham
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced prosciutto or additional deli ham
  • 1/2 pound sliced fontina cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 314 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 915mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 18g protein


  1. In a large skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Cool completely.
  2. On two greased baking sheets, roll each loaf of dough into a 16-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Spread each with 2 tablespoons pesto; sprinkle with onion mixture and basil. Arrange the ham, prosciutto and fontina cheese over each rectangle to within 1/2 in. of edges.
  3. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seams to seal and tuck ends under.
  4. Brush with remaining pesto and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before slicing. Yield: 2 loaves (8 servings each).
Originally published as Fontina Ham Stromboli in Taste of Home December/January 2011, p36

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Reviewed Jul. 31, 2012

"I thought the dough was hard to work with and roll out; might use the Pillsbury Pizza Dough next time. Also thought about changing up the ingredients b/c my 17 y/o, who doesn't normally have a picky pallet, didn't care for the pesto. Thinking about doing just pizza sauce, pepperoni, sausage, and mozzarella cheese. My husband and I really enjoyed it."

Reviewed Apr. 14, 2012

"My favorite stromboli recipe yet."

Reviewed Oct. 13, 2011

"Made this for a meal got rave reviews!"

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2011

"Delicious! You can easily change the meat, cheese to your liking - make a different stromboli each time! I think the pesto is my favorite part of it.

I made my own pizza dough from my bread machine."

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

"Christmas Eve this year we had Fontina Ham Stromboli. It was great! I even gave some out as part of a Christmas gift and got rave reviews. Thank you for sharing your recipe with others."

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