Savory Spiral Stuffed Rolls

from melskitchencafe.com

1 recipe roll dough (that yields about 12 rolls), I used this recipe using half wheat flour

12 ounces cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened

2 cups chopped ham (leftover ham or deli ham works great here)

1 1/2 cups finely chopped broccoli

2 cups shredded cheese (Swiss, Cheddar..options are limitless)

1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1 cup finely chopped green onions

Follow the recipe for your roll dough until the dough has risen. Punch down the dough and roll the dough out into a large rectangle about 1/2-inch thick (using the french bread roll recipe, I rolled my dough to about 13 inches by 17 inches).

In a small bowl, cream together the butter and cream cheese. Spread the rolled out dough with the butter/cream cheese mixture. Top with the ham, broccoli, cheese, Parmesan cheese, and green onions (see the pictures below). Roll the dough up, pinching the seam to seal. Slice the roll into about 1-inch segments. Place the rolls on a lightly greased baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap. Let the rolls rise until nearly doubled and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, until lightly browned and bubbly.

I used my handy-dandy roul'pat for these spiral rolls. My rectangle, all rolled out, was about 17 inches by 13 inches.

Spread the dough with the butter/cream cheese mixture.

Layer all the toppings on the dough. It might look a little overloaded but it works, I promise.

Start rolling by bringing the lower edge up and start (as tight as you can) rolling the dough, just like you would with cinnamon rolls.

Keep rolling.

When the dough is rolled up, pinch the seam to seal.

I start by cutting the roll in half and then slicing outward into about 1 to 1 1/2-inch slices.

Place the rolls on a lightly greased (or lined baking sheet) and let them rise.