We're trying to use up the Easter leftovers around here. Last night I made a family favorite for dinner, Ham and Broccoli Bread. I make the dough in my bread machine, but it could easily be made with purchased dough. It makes a nice, light meal along with a salad.
Ham and Broccoli Bread
1 lb. pizza dough (I use whole wheat)
2 cups chopped, cooked ham
2 cups frozen broccoli cuts (cooked and cooled)
1/4 cup diced onion
1&1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
1 tbsp Sea Salt
Pizza Sauce for dipping
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Shape dough into a ball. On floured surface, roll out into a rectangle, approximately 10x15. The measurements don't have to be exact.
Sprinkle dough evenly with ham, broccoli, onion, and cheese - leaving about 1 inch around the edges.
Sprinkle with Italian Seasoning.
Working from the longer side, roll dough gently like a jelly-roll. Seal the edge by pinching. Fold the sides down to seal.
Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 15 minutes.*
Spray bread with cooking spray. Sprinkle with Sea Salt. Cut 5 or 6slits in the top of loaf for steam to escape.
Bake for 18- 20 minutes, until golden brown.
yields 10 - 12 hearty slices
*At this point the bread can be refrigerated until ready to bake.