Italian Crescent Braid

The ingredients say "pizza", but the shape says fun! The kids can help with this one.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 55 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 4

Ingredients

1
cup chopped cooked ham
1/3
cup pepperoni slices
2
plum (Roma) tomatoes, chopped
1
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
1
can (2 1/4 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained
1/3
cup tomato pasta sauce
1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet
1
to 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix all ingredients except dough and Parmesan cheese.
  • 2 If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough onto cookie sheet. Press to form 13x7-inch rectangle, pressing perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough onto cookie sheet. Press to form 13x7-inch rectangle.
  • 3 Spoon ham mixture in 3-inch-wide strip lengthwise down center of dough. With scissors or sharp knife, make cuts about 1 1/2 inches apart on long sides of dough to within 1/2 inch of filling. Alternately cross strips over filling. Tuck ends under; press to seal. Sprinkle dough with Parmesan cheese.
  • 4 Bake 23 to 30 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Cut crosswise into slices to serve.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    450
    (
    Calories from Fat
    240),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    27g
    27%
    (Saturated Fat
    11g,
    11%
    Trans Fat
    3g
    3%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    45mg
    45%;
    Sodium
    1500mg
    1500%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    29g
    29%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    7g
    7%
    ),
    Protein
    22g
    22%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    25%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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