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Ham and Cheese Bread Recipe

Ham and Cheese Bread Recipe

"Ham and cheese baked inside bread dough makes a hearty snack," says Marian Christensen of Sumner, Michigan.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:10-12 servings


  • 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


  • 1. Cook broccoli according to package directions. Drain and cool.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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 piece: 270 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 707mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 15g protein .

Reviews for Ham and Cheese Bread

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Reviewed Apr. 15, 2013

"I have been making this sandwich for years after the recipe appeared in Taste of Home Magazine, and my family loves it! I make it with chopped ham for the most flavor, equal amounts of cheddar and swiss cheeses, make sure the broccoli is finely chopped and lastly, I sprinkle genrous amounts garlic and onion powders over the top of the bread before baking. I serve it with homemade Tomato Soup."

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2011

"While this was very good and tasty, it was an awful lot of bread. Fairly simple to make also."

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