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Recipe: Baked Ham and Cheese French Bread Sandwiches


Weekends we tend to lounge around when it comes to eating … and I’m always looking for a new way to serve ordinary foods…. I came across a Pillsbury recipe recently that made a “Stromboli” type sandwich using a refrigerated Pillsbury French Bread Loaf in a can…

So … I decided to try it… not only was it easy… but delicious too! I liked the French Bread dough rather than the typical pizza dough you use for traditional Strombolis… it was lighter and more sandwich-like… perfect for deli ham and Swiss cheese… I even put a layer of Genoa salami in because Warren likes it so much… there are infinite possibilities you can try with fillings…

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I didn’t add any condiments on the dough… like mustard… I decided that each person could add whatever condiment they wished after… and actually it didn’t need any… which was very nice.

Other additions to spruce up the filling are roasted red peppers..olives… chopped tomato.. chopped green onions… just to name a few.

This was quick and easy and a pleasant change from an ordinary sandwich… I served these with a bowl of fresh green grapes instead of chips.. and we had a terrific little summer supper.






Recipe: Baked Ham and Cheese French Bread Sandwiches

All you need:

1 can Pillsbury French Bread Loaf
Deli Ham, thinly sliced
Swiss cheese slices
Genoa salami, thinly sliced

All you need to do:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Generously grease a baking sheet (I used a cookie sheet sprayed with olive oil cooking spray)

Carefully unroll the French Bread loaf on a cutting board.

Layer the meats and cheeses over the dough.

Roll the dough up … jelly roll style.. along the long side.

Pinch the dough closed along the side and the ends.

Using a sharp knife make about 4 slits on the roll.

Place on the baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 5 minutes.

Slice the roll into thick slices and serve immediately.

6 comments:

Mz. Neicy August 15, 2010 at 1:09 PM  

I don't know why I keep on messin' with you lol, how am I suppose to try and lose weight when you keep on posting these scrumdillious meals lol. Well I guess so it is a food site hahaha, this sound so good I know my hubby will appreciate this one thanks!

Linda August 15, 2010 at 11:52 PM  

LOL... well... actually this recipe isn't too bad in the calorie department... while it does use some deli meat... I didn't add any condiments... and rolling it jelly roll style.. mingles the flavors ... you get more flavor per bite.. at least I think so... the slices weren't large...AND I served it with grapes... not a bad supper all and all.

I promise to post some salads soon... in the meantime... enjoy!

Heather February 18, 2011 at 1:17 PM  

I made something very similar to this a few years ago and would like to again but I cannot find the recpie or remeber the exact name used by the website. Do you have the link to the original recipe site?

Linda February 18, 2011 at 5:06 PM  

Hi Heather... I don't have a link to a website for this recipe.. if I did I would have published it with the blog post... I posted this last year... I think it was a recipe on a can or ad...

It was something I saw and forgot about for awhile then just recreated it from memory... it's a basic recipe.

If you need the original recipe.. I would recommend you contact Pillsbury.

Sorry I couldn't help. Thanks for stopping by and please come again.

Linda

Amayers28 August 14, 2011 at 11:22 PM  

Hey! So I just pulled my french bread sandwiches out of the oven... this recipe is great! I spruced it up a bit with some sliced black olives, jalapenos, turkey, ham and mozzarella cheddar cheese, with just a tiny drizzle of Dijon mustard. It is scrumptious! ~ the only problem I had was that it started to brown on the bottom faster than the middle was cooking so when it got a nice dark brown, i used a couple spatulas and flipped it over to finish cooking! ~ fabulous! =}

Linda August 14, 2011 at 11:37 PM  

Sounds terrific... I really like your additions! Glad you enjoyed it!

Thanks for stopping by! And please come again.

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