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Hot Ham and Pineapple Sub

 Hot Ham and Pineapple Sub
"I love homemade ham and pineapple pizza, but I don't care to make the pizza crust," relates Julie Valdez of Walnut Hill, Florida. "So I came up with this sub sandwich that has the same flavors but it a snap to put together."
4-6 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 tube (11 ounces) refrigerated crusty French loaf
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce, divided
  • 1/3 pound sliced deli ham
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Place the French loaf dough seam side down on a lightly greased
  • baking sheet. With a sharp knife, cut six slashes, about 1/2 in.
  • deep, on top of dough. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until
  • golden brown.
  • In a small bowl, combine the oil, Italian seasoning and garlic salt;
  • brush over hot bread. Cool on a wire rack for 8 minutes.
  • Split bread in half lengthwise. Hollow out bottom half, leaving a
  • 1/4-in. shell (discard removed bread or save for another use).
  • Spread 2-3 tablespoons of pizza sauce over shell; top with the ham,
  • pineapple and cheese. Replace bread top. Bake for 6-8 minutes or
  • until cheese is melted. Heat the remaining pizza sauce; serve with
  • sandwich. Yield: 4-6 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 279 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 813 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 13 g protein.