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Italian Picnic Loaf

Spice Islands®

Italian Picnic Loaf


  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

12 servings


1 box (about 16 ounces) hot roll mix

1-1/2 tablespoons Spice Islands® Italian Herb Seasoning

4 ounces prosciutto ham, thinly sliced

3 eggs, hardboiled, peeled, quartered

4 ounces shredded Italian cheese (parmesan, mozzarella, provolone, etc.)

2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Sweet Basil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon Spice Islands® Fine Grind Black Pepper

3 ounces sun-dried tomatoes, oil packed, drained


Combine hot roll mix and Italian herb seasoning; prepare dough according to package directions. Form dough into a single ball. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to coat. Cover loosely with cloth; let rise until doubled, about 25 minutes. Punch dough down and place on a lightly floured surface. Roll out to a 5 x 36-inch rectangle.

Layer ham, eggs, cheese, basil, salt, pepper and tomatoes lengthwise, along the center of the rectangle. Bring up long sides and pinch to seal, enclosing filling. Bring ends together to form a circle; pinch to seal. Carefully transfer to a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350ºF for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

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