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Ham and Cheese Loaf Recipe

Ham and Cheese Loaf Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

2 slices: 406 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 1151mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein.

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atruver User ID: 3795693 87265
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2014

"Very good and cheesy!"

PoeSP User ID: 7404223 100384
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!!!"

jamieberg User ID: 3466368 172734
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."

MY REVIEW User ID: 4441258 172486
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."

erinmarie78 User ID: 1623503 158065
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!"

glitterpeaches User ID: 4364048 158064
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2010

"Great fast dinner. I served it with tomato soup to dip it in. I would cut back on some of the cheese next time, but it was a hit for sure."

blood1941 User ID: 4292938 209744
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2010

"Go good. I also make a similar version with just ham, provolone, mozarella cheese, ricotta cheese and tomato sauce or spaghetti sauce. I just fold the pizza dough in half and crimp. I put olive oil on top and it comes out so crisp and brown. Yummy. We just love it. Gives me two versions for variety."

kedunham User ID: 2514710 156692
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2009

"I've also substituted turkey pepperoni for the ham with great results!"

bcolombo User ID: 3381242 104342
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2009

"This is very quick to make and would be good as a lunch or even an appetizer. It comes out similar to a stromboli."

Edil User ID: 1732465 156690
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2009

"I had made something similar but insted of onion I used stufed oliveswith pepper and raisins."

clp01usa User ID: 3073967 87264
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2009

"Can this be frozen at one point?"

moose_kristi User ID: 2633623 160781
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2009

"I made this for the first time tonight and it was a hit with my family. I might try adding some Pepper Jack cheese for a little zing, and use low fat cheese for the others to lower the fat content. I waited to butter it until after it came out of the oven so it melted well and I didn't use as much butter. Overall, though, this was a great recipe and super easy. My four-year old helped with most of it!"

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