Italian Antipasto Squares

 

Italian Antipasto Squares

– by Cari Garrison ~ loosely adapted from the Pillsbury Kitchen

Italian Antipasto Squares

There’s a whole antipasto tray baked in the tender crust of these crescent squares, served as either an appetizer or main dish

These are very flexible…very; swappable meats like ham, capocollo, salami, or pepperoni. The cheese can be your favorite from Italian Antipasti like mozzarella, provolone, Parmesan (grated, shredded), Asiago, etc.. At the Pillsbury link above (and top photo) you’ll see ingredients they used, which we certainly would if that’s what we had on hand. In this recipe I am listing what she used. After trying this, we thought of a few things that could be added (like black olives and a little garlic) or swapped out. Easy and delicious. The pictures show just how easy it is. This was a score. It would go great with a fresh salad.

Ingredients:

Cooking spray

2 (8-oz.) tubes crescent dough

1/2 lb. deli sliced ham

1/4 lb. Sliced pepperoni

1/2 lb. sliced provolone

1/4 lb. sliced mozzarella

1 c. (16-oz.) jar sliced pepperoncini

2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan

1 tsp. Italian seasoning

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350° and grease a 9″-x-13″ baking sheet with cooking spray. Ours was a little bigger, which is fine; like pizza…it doesn’t have to go to edges.

Place one unrolled can of crescents on prepared baking sheet and pinch together seams.

Layer ham, provolone, pepperoni, mozzarella, and pepperoncini.

Unroll second tube of crescent dough and place on top. Pinch together seams to seal.

Brush top of crescent dough with evoo, then sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning. We added a little shredded parm on top too.

Bake until golden and cooked through, about 30 to 35 minutes. (If dough is browning too quickly, cover with foil.)

Let cool for at least 15 minutes before slicing into squares.

We served it with our favorite marinara sauce.

Pop open second tube of crescent dough 

Now let rest for approximately 15 minutes before cutting into squares