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Ham and Cheese Bread

 Ham and Cheese Bread
"Ham and cheese baked inside bread dough makes a hearty snack," says Marian Christensen of Sumner, Michigan.
10-12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen chopped broccoli
  • 2 loaves (1 pound each) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded cheese (cheddar, Swiss and/or Monterey Jack)
  • 2 cups finely chopped fully cooked ham
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds

Directions

  • Cook broccoli according to package directions. Drain and cool.
  • Roll each loaf of dough into a 15-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Place one
  • in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with
  • broccoli, cheese and ham to within 1/2 in. of edges. Place second
  • rectangle on top, sealing edges.
  • Brush the top with butter; sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake at
  • 350° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield:
  • 10-12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 270 calories, 14 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 707 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 15 g protein.