Italian Bread Appetizer Recipe

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Italian Bread Appetizer is a delicious recipe for a great stuffed bread appetizer. This would work well for the fall and winter holiday season and also your game-day crowds. It is made with a frozen bread dough, stuffed with Genoa salami, Provolone cheese, olives, green onions and chopped garlic. Total time from start to finish is about (1 Hour-30 Minutes). It is also a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (4) PointsPlus recipe.

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Servings: 16


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  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh garlic
  • 1 (1 lb) loaf of frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1/4 lb thin deli sliced Genoa salami
  • 6 (1 oz slices), deli sliced Provolone cheese, cut into strips
  • 1/4 cup sliced, stuffed green olives
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp water
  • Poppy seed, optional


  1. Stir together butter and garlic in a bowl. Roll out bread dough on a lightly floured surface into a 12-inch square. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet; brush with butter mixture.
  2. Layer salami, cheese, olives and onions in in a 3-inch strip down center of dough to within 1/2-inch of top and bottom, leaving 4-1/2 inches of dough on each side of filling.
  3. Cut twelve 3-inch long strips, 1-inch apart, along both sides of filling. Fold strips across filling at an angle, alternating sides to give a braided effect. Pinch dough at bottom and top to seal.
  4. Cover; let rise in a warm place 30-45 minutes or until almost double in size. Combine egg and water in a bowl; brush over braid. Sprinkle with poppy seed, if desired.
  5. Preheat oven to 350° F. Bake 25-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from baking sheet; cool 10 minutes. Cut into 16 equally sized slices.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 36g
Recipe makes 16 servings
Calories 91  
Calories from Fat 20 22%
Total Fat 2.31g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.83g 3%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 207mg 9%
Potassium 43mg 1%
Total Carbs 14.56g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g 3%
Sugars 0.31g 0%
Protein 2.93g 5%



  • ShaleeDP
    March 3, 2016
    This is a nice recipe. Thank you for sharing.

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