Asiago Cheese and Onion Braid

Asiago Cheese and Onion Braid

Fragrant herbs and Italian cheese favor this wonderful bread, made easy by using prepared pizza dough.

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tablespoons butter or margarine
large sweet onion, cut in half, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
tablespoon packed brown sugar
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
can (13.8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated classic pizza crust
cup shredded Asiago cheese (4 oz)
egg white, beaten
teaspoon poppy seed
  1. Heat oven to 425┬░F. Spray large cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is golden brown. Stir in brown sugar and thyme. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat.
  3. Unroll pizza dough; place on cookie sheet. Starting at center, roll or press dough into 15x10-inch rectangle. Sprinkle cheese down center third of dough. Spoon onion mixture evenly over cheese.
  4. With scissors or sharp knife, make cuts 1 inch apart on both long sides of dough to within 1/2 inch of filling. Alternately cross strips diagonally over filling; turn ends under and press to seal. Brush egg white over top. Sprinkle with poppy seed.
  5. Bake 11 to 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Remove from cookie sheet; cut crosswise into slices.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Kitchen Tips
Mozzarella or fontina cheese can be used in place of the Asiago.
Serve this braid as an appetizer or alongside a soup or salad.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 160
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 360mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 19g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 5g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.