Close-up of Ham and Cheese Loaf, as seen on The Pioneer Woman, Season 19.
Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Ham and Cheese Loaf

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 9 hr 30 min (includes overnight thawing time)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 serving



  1. Thaw the bread dough overnight, then bring to room temperature before rolling (but don't let it rise).
  2. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. On a lightly floured work surface, roll the bread dough into a 9-by-12-inch rectangle. When rolling, if the dough springs back, cover with a dry towel and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Shingle the ham slices onto the dough, leaving a 1/4 inch of exposed dough on all sides. Sprinkle with the cheese and roll the dough into a large log, pinching together the seam and tucking the ends under to seal completely.
  5. Place the log, seam-side down, in the prepared loaf pan and bake until golden brown and cooked through and the internal temperature is 200 degrees, for 50 minutes to 1 hour.
  6. Let it sit for at least 10 minutes. Remove from the pan. Slice and serve.