Italian Crescent Ring Sandwich

Mike tried this recipe on December 31, 2023
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It’s New Year’s Eve, and you have a traditional dinner planned for tomorrow – in the South that usually includes things like blackeye peas, collard greens, and cornbread. But this is the night before, so you don’t want to make anything too elaborate. Or maybe it’s a game day and you’d like to make something different than an ordinary sandwich.

Try this for a change. It combines crescent rolls, ham, pepperoni, cheeses, and peppers into a tasty and easy-to-make sandwich ring. Serve it with a dip of marinara sauce or ranch dressing on the side, and you have a tasty snack or quick meal.

Adapted from Southern Discourse

Italian Crescent Ring Sandwich

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 20 min Rest Time 5 min Total Time 40 mins
Cooking Temp: 375  °F Servings: 6
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Description

An easy to make sandwich ring that's great for game day parties, potlucks, or quick evening dinners.

Adapted from Southern Discourse

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Dice enough bell pepper from the jar to make 1/2 cup. Measure out 1/2 cup of the banana pepper rings. Place both on paper towels and pat dry, then combine in a small bowl with the ground black pepper, mixing thoroughly. Set aside.

  2. Open the cans of crescent rolls and break into triangular pieces using the perforations in the dough. Arrange the pieces in a circle on a pizza pan, pizza stone, or other large pan so the short sides of the triangles are slightly overlapping and the longer points are facing outward to form a star. Do not bunch the pieces too closely together.

  3. Cut each slice of Provolone in half, then lay the pieces on top of the overlapped edges of the crescent rolls. Add layers of folded ham and pepperoni slices, then spoon the pepper mixture evenly on top of the pepperoni. Top with the Mozzarella cheese.

  4. Carefully fold the long tips of each crescent roll over the top of the layers and tuck the points under the edges of the ring to hold them in place. Lightly beat the egg and then use as an egg wash, brushing it over the crescent roll dough. Sprinkle with additional black pepper if desired.

  5. Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until the ring is golden brown. Remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size about 8 ounces

Servings 6


Amount Per Serving
Calories 605kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 16.8g85%
Cholesterol 129mg43%
Sodium 1789mg75%
Potassium 537mg16%
Total Carbohydrate 37.8g13%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g5%
Sugars 9.6g
Protein 25.8g52%

Calcium 213 mg
Iron 5 mg
Vitamin D 320 IU

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Notes

  • For convenience, roasted red bell pepper and sliced banana peppers are usually sold in jars and are found in the grocery section where pickles, olives, and other similar items are sold.
  • Sliced pepperoncini can be substituted for the banana peppers if desired
  • Serving suggestion - offer sides of ranch dressing or warmed marinara sauce for dipping

 

Keywords: crescent rolls, Italian, pepperoni, sandwich, ham, provolone, mozzarella, cheese, banana pepper
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