One of my hubby’s favorite dinners is what he calls “Ham and Cheese Bread” and I like to make it often for him as it is super easy and makes him happy. We always make 2 different “breads”, one with ham and swiss (my fave) and the other with turkey and american (hubby’s fave). Tonight unfortunately, I found that I didn’t have enough american cheese until it was ready to go into the oven, so I improvised and used shredded cheddar with the few slices of american that I did have.
What you need is:
2 cans Pillsbury Pizza Dough per slab (thin works best)
Deli meats of choice
Cheese of choice
Spray your sheet pan, and spread out 1 can of dough to all the edges. Prebake for 2-3 minutes at 400 degrees. Then layer the meat on top of the prebaked dough almost to the edges.
Then layer the cheese on to the desired thickness (hubby likes his super cheesy and I like mine normal)
Next, stretch out the other can of dough on top and pinch the edges closed
Next comes the baking, bake for 6-10 minutes until golden brown on top! Let sit for 5 minutes to cool.
Slice and enjoy!
I highly recommend using crescent dough and just pinching the seams together. This makes for a less dense and flakier Ham and Cheese Bread!! Also, it does not have to cook as long as pizza dough. When you have to cook it for a longer period of time, all the moisture is pulled from the meat and soaks into the dough causing an unpleasant undercooked dough taste and texture. I also recommend using fresh deli meat as opposed to prepacked meats. This is because the prepackaged meats are packaged in water to retain moisture and even with a shorter cooking time, the excess water still soaks into the dough!
And I mean come on, which tastes better anyways right???