A Little Slice of Heaven {a kid-friendly recipe}

This recipe just happens to be my favorite right now. And the best part is…

It takes less than 15 minutes to make (when you thaw the bread ahead of time).  Seriously.
And Big Brother can help make it.
Which means that he will then eat it since HE made it.
And Little Brother loves it. So does Prince Charming.
I REALLY love it…did I mention that???
Anyway, it’s a recipe for Stromboli-with ham and salami. Two things that I’m not all that fond of on their own, but when combined (with provolone cheese) the product is heavenly. In fact, I didn’t even know what salami was before this recipe (it’s kinda like pepperoni…in case you’re wondering). My teacher teammate introduced this recipe to me a couple years ago and we have it about every other week now (I could probably have it every night, but I think the rest of my family would get burnt out). :)Here are the ingredients:
1 Rhodes Frozen Bread Loaf (or you could make your own dough)
1/4 lb. sliced deli ham
1/4 lb. sliced deli salami
6 slices of provolone cheese
1 egg yolk
Italian seasoning
Parmesan cheese
garlic powder

(Unfortunately, I don’t have pictures of the first couple of steps since I didn’t even think about putting the recipe on the blog until later.)

1. Thaw the frozen bread dough according to the package directions. I normally set it out on a greased cookie sheet in the morning and loosely cover it with a piece of greased Saran wrap. Let it rise until doubled in size (5-8 hours).

2. Punch down the dough and roll it out until it covers your cookie sheet (or jelly roll pan). Place the ham, salami and cheese on top (covering the entire area, minus about an inch from the edge). Sprinkle with a little bit of Italian seasoning and garlic powder.

3. Roll it up (long-ways) and seal the ends. Turn it over on the cookie sheet so that the seam is facing down.

4. Beat one egg yolk and brush on top. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and garlic powder.

5. Cook at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. Like this…

Wait 5 minutes before slicing

(please excuse my terrible cookie sheet…I shouldn’t be trusted with aluminum cookware apparently)

Not the most healthy meal…but oh-so-delicious! Enjoy!

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  1. Excellent! I'm on the lookout for new dinners that are relatively easy to prep. I find it hard to get dinner on the table with our gang of under 5's at my heels. It looks yummy!

  2. I make stromboli I would say every 2 weeks. My Giant Food store has pizza dough balls already thawed out so I use that – and better yet – make 2 stromboli's, cut it into slices, and freeze them for another night!

  3. I do something like this only with pizza dough, mozzarella cheese and pepperoni. Then you dip in spaghetti sauce. Its delicious!

    Also you can do mini ones with meat and cheese in a crescent roll!

  4. Made this for dinner tonight..my 1 and 3 year olds both LOVED it (which I normally strike out with at least 1 of them each night..lol) And the hubby thought it was amazing as well and has requested me to make it at LEAST once a month from now on..which I have no problem doing seeing how super easy it is..not that I'll divulge that secret to him ;) Thanks for posting the recipe!!!

  5. Hmmm… maybe it wasn't rolled out enough??? I've never had that problem before. I always roll it out to where it covers the entire size of my jelly roll/sheet cake pan before putting the toppings on. I'm sorry!

  6. We make Stromboli with Rhodes dough too!(similar recipe actually) Rhodes is amazing in my opinion. I actually did a post a couple weeks back about the cinnamon rolls. They're awesome. I've tried making the stromboli with homemade dough but I actually prefer Rhodes!
    Thanks for the recipe! The seasoning on top is a good idea.
    Do you think it would turn out ok with whole wheat dough? I have some in the freezer that I need to use up.

  7. I make a similar stromboli but use Pillsbury French Bread Loaf (in the refrigerated dough section). It is easy to unroll and re-roll with the ingredients inside.
    I have also made a pizza version with pepperoni, veggies and mozarella that is very yummy!!

  8. I am trying this tonight with home made dough and ham and cheese and spinach inside…maybe served with a bowl of tomato soup too. :)

  9. We make one with pepperoni and another with ground, browned pork sausage and cheese when we have breakfast for dinner to go with our eggs. Yummy!

  10. Yum! I think I need to try this. I’m not a big fan of salami but combined with the cheese, I think I might like it :) We make a similar stromboli but use spinach, chicken and cheese with pizza sauce. It is delicious (and healthy!). Oh, and don’t feel bad about your cookie sheet – mine looks the same ;)

  11. This looks like it might be a hit for lunch for my daycare kiddos! Or, if I made it the really hard way, I could make it gluten free and eat it myself. Yummy!

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