Savory Bread Strips Recipe
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Savory Bread Strips Recipe

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For a friend's surprise party, I decided to try a new recipe and came up with this crispy bread topped with ham, olives and more. The savory ingredients in this irresistible appetizer blend so well that I'm always asked for the recipe. —Mary Nichols, Dover, New Hampshire
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 package (1/4 ounces) active dry yeast
  • 6-1/2 teaspoons sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped ripe olives
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 88 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 129mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Dissolve yeast and 1/2 teaspoon sugar in warm water; set aside. In a saucepan, combine oil, onion, basil, oregano, sage and garlic powder; cook over medium heat for 1 minute. Remove from the heat; stir in cold water. In a bowl, combine flour and remaining sugar. Stir in oil and yeast mixture. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead for 3 minutes. Place dough on a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes. Pat dough evenly into pan. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over dough. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until well browned. Cut into 2-in. x 1-in. strips. Yield: about 6 dozen.
Originally published as Savory Bread Strips in Taste of Home October/November 1997, p25

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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suema User ID: 8775220 244085
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2016

"best hors d'oeuvre I ever tasted!"

becky66 User ID: 1915904 20322
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2012

"I made this recipe for a confirmation reception at our church. They went over really well."

jebenson User ID: 2903678 21749
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2010

"I have taken this recipe everywhere, everyone loves it!"

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