Tuesday, April 20, 2010


For tonight's dinner, my goal was to duplicate Pizza Inn's Ham & Cheese Stromboli. I have searched, and searched for a recipe similar to it, and just haven't had any luck. So I decided to make up one on my own. Did it work? Well, my husband said it was better than Pizza Inn! While I don't agree completely with that, it was really, really good, and did taste very similar.

I also made Sweet Breadsticks to go along with the Stromboli. The recipe called for Pillsbury refrigerated breadsticks.(located near the biscuits) When I bought the ingredients for this meal, I had every intention of getting 1 can of pizza dough, and 1 can of breadsticks. When I got home, I had 2 cans of pizza dough!!! Never fear, I improvised, and rolled out the pizza dough, an used it instead. Honestly, I couldn't tell the difference. Needless to say, dinner was a BIG hit! Here are the recipes for both the Stromboli, and the breadsticks.

Ham & Cheese Stromboli

1 can refrigerated pizza dough
1 cup diced ham
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced bell pepper
2 tbs minced garlic, divided
1 stick of butter, divided
Combo of shredded cheese of your choice (I used Mozzarella, and Colby Jack)
Grated Parmesan cheese

Saute' ham, onions, peppers, and 1 tbs of the garlic, until veggies are tender. Unroll pizza dough, sprinkle one side generously with cheese; add ham and veggie mixture. Top with more cheese. Fold dough over filling, and pinch to seal edges. Melt more butter, and add the rest of the minced garlic. Simmer for 1-2 minutes. Brush on top of dough, and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Drizzle remaining butter/garlic mixture over the top. Bake @ 400 degrees for about 15 minutes or until dough is nice and golden brown.

Sweet Breadsticks

1 can refrigerated breadsticks
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
3 tbs butter softened

Mash breadsticks into a round pizza pan. Melt butter, add brown sugar and cinnamon. Brush generously over breadsticks. Bake @ 400 degrees for about 15 minutes.

Powdered sugar
melted butter

I'm not real sure of the measurements on this, but its just a basic powdered sugar icing. I mixed this in a bowl with a spout, and just drizzled it over the hot from the oven breadsticks.

This recipe is linked to: Eat At Home Ingredient Spotlight


  1. I'm Sarah's've done a really good job on your blog! Think showing the pictures is a big plus. I'm for sure going to try some of your recipes and have sent a link to your blog to some of my friends. I'm an avid blog reader although not cooking ones. I really enjoy the ones where they inlcude little snippets of family life and going ons.

  2. Thanks Kathi! I agree about the pics. Sometimes I may be unsure about a recipe, but if the pic looks good, I am more likely to give it a try. Thanks for sharing my blog with your friends. Hope you all enjoy it. Please bare with me, this is all new to me. If you have recipe requests or ideas to help better this blog, just let me know. I'm always up for new ideas! Hope to hear from you again soon! :)

  3. Now that sounds good and a bit different too. Yum!

  4. The stromboli sounds great; love that it has peppers!

  5. THis was AWESOME!! We loved it and will definitely make again. Used pizza dough from Publix! Thanks for sharing!!!