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Italian Ham Appetizers Squares

Prep time: 15 minutes
(Ready in 30 minutes)

1 (10.6-ounce) package Pillsbury Refrigerated Garlic Breadsticks
6 thin slices capicollo (cured Italian ham) or cooked ham (about 3 ounces)
6 thin slices Provolone cheese (about 4 ounces)
1 medium tomato, chopped
6 to 7 large ripe olives, sliced
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons purchased Greek or Italian vinaigrette salad dressing

Heat oven to 375 degrees.

Unroll dough; divide into 2 equal sections along center perforation. Place 1 inch apart in ungreased 15-by-10-by-1-inch baking pan or 13-by-9-inch (3-quart) baking dish. Press perforations to seal. Spread garlic spread from breadstick container evenly over each dough section.

Bake at 375 degrees for 9 to 11 minutes or until light golden brown.

Remove crusts from oven. Top each partially baked crust with ham, cheese, tomato and olives. Return to oven; bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and edges are golden brown.

To serve, cut each topped crust into 9 squares. Sprinkle with basil; drizzle with salad dressing. Serve warm. Makes 18 servings.

Nutrition information per serving: Calories, 90; calories from fat, 45; total fat, 5 grams; saturated fat, 2 grams; cholesterol, 5 mg; sodium, 300 mg; total carbohydrate, 8 grams; dietary fiber, 0 gram; sugars, 1 gram; protein, 4 grams.

Kelly Roos, Pottsville, Pa.

Thursday, February 24, 2000

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