Ham and Cheese Loaf Recipe
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Ham and Cheese Loaf Recipe

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This golden loaf relies on the convenience of refrigerated dough that's stuffed with ham and cheese. I created the recipe by experimenting with a few simple ingredients my family loves. It makes a delicious hot sandwich in no time. —Glorida Lindell, Welcome, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
  • 10 slices deli ham
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

2 slices equals 406 calories, 18 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 1151 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 26 g protein.


  1. Unroll dough onto a greased baking sheet; top with the ham, onions and cheeses. Roll up tightly jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal and tuck ends under. Brush with butter.
  2. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for 5 minutes; cut into 1-in. slices.
    Freeze option: Cool unsliced loaf on a wire rack. Spray a large piece of foil with cooking spray. Wrap loaf in prepared foil and freeze for up to 3 months. To use, thaw at room temperature for 2 hours. Preheat oven to 350°. Unwrap and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake 15-20 minutes or until heated through. Let stand 5 minutes; cut into 1-in. slices.
    Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Ham and Cheese Loaf in Simple & Delicious March/April 2008, p33

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Reviewed Mar. 26, 2014

"Very good and cheesy!"

Reviewed Sep. 28, 2013

"loved how effortless this was! followed the recipe first time, and the time i just used what i had in my fridge ( shredded chicken and cheddar ) & its always delicious!!!"

Reviewed Sep. 28, 2012

"My kids loved this in their lunchboxes for school. I substituted turkey for ham for one batch for my picky child with great results."

Reviewed Jun. 30, 2012

"I loved this just the way it is.. and wish i had bought another tube of pizza crust to make a second one. Yes, you can definitely improvise the ingredients, but it was perfect as is also."

Reviewed Jun. 12, 2012

"Overall, this was good, but I am giving this recipe 4 stars instead of 5 because the ingredient measurements seemed off to me. I bought the exact size crust given in the recipe, but only used 6 slices of deli ham and the cheese was overboard to me (and I love cheese). I didn't even use the 1 cup each measurements - maybe about 3/4 cup each and I left out the provolone slices because I didn't have any. Even with the less amount of cheese, it still was way too much for this size loaf. I will definitely make this recipe again, but will maybe only use 1/2 cup each of the cheese. This is, howver, a great recipe you can really make your own - change it up with different fillings that you have on hand.... very versatile!"

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