Baked Ham and Cheese Roll Ups

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4.84 from 6 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

These Baked Ham and Cheese Roll ups are a delicious appetizer that’s perfect for your holiday party or even a simple dinner. Just a few simple ingredients and a few minutes in the oven is all it takes to make these pinwheels but trust me they will be a hit with you friends and family.

Baked Ham and Cheese Roll Ups on a white plate.

Easy Ham and Cheese Roll ups are cute pinwheels. The thing that makes these so good is the mixture that you brush across the dough. A combination of olive oil, garlic, Italian Seasoning, and onion powder together.

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What We Love About This Ham Spirals Recipe

You can find recipes for these rollups all over Facebook and Pinterest because they are so good and so simple. They make a great lunch, appetizer or dinner.

  • 30 Minutes: Using premade dough makes this dish so quick and easy.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in fridge.
  • Family Friendly: Fun to eat and great to dip into your favorite dip.
Rollups stacked on a plate.

Ingredient Notes for Ham Spirals Recipe

  • Crescent Dough or puff pastry or pizza dough: The tubes you get at the store are perfect.
  • Ham, thinly sliced. Any deli ham will do nicely.
  • Mozzarella Cheese, shredded. Shred your own or by prepackaged. Any good melty cheese will do.
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic Powder– One tsp or to taste.
  • Onion Powder– to taste.
  • Italian seasoning blend– Make this amazing blend or use your favorite brand.
  • Egg– to use as an egg wash to help brown the pinwheels.
Canned dough, ham cheese and seasonings.

Equipment Needed for Ham and Cheese Pinwheel

Ingredients

How to Make Pinwheels Ham and Cheese

These are the basic steps for making cheese and ham pinwheels. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Rolled out dough with the ham and cheese on top.

STEP 1: PREP

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and oil or spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Then in a small bowl whisk together the olive oil and seasoning together.

STEP 2: ROLL OUT

Roll out the dough onto a cutting board, seal the seam, and brush the seasoned olive oil across the dough.Spread half the cheese over the dough then layer on the ham slices followed by the remaining cheese.

STEP 3: SLICE

Starting from the bottom edge tightly roll the dough to form a log. Next, using a sharp serrated knife, slice the roll in half. Then slice each half into six slices.

Slicing the dough into smaller pieces.

STEP 4: BAKE

Place the rolls on baking sheet or pan. Then in a small bowl whisk together one egg and two tablespoons of water.Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.

Prep and Storage Tips for Crescent Ham and Cheese Rolls

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store in an airtight container or wrap well in plastic wrap before refrigerating for up to three days. This easy recipe is perfect to make ahead for game day.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Bake the ham pinwheels as directed, and let cool. Arrange them in a flat layer on the baking sheet, then place in the freezer until completely frozen. Then transfer to an airtight container. Alternatively, freeze assembled but not cooked following the same method.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Reheat directly from frozen on a parchment-lined baking sheet at 375 degrees F until warmed through. Or place in the air fryer and heat at the same temperature for about 10 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Use a low fat tube of rolls, try using a fat free ham and a low fat cheese to make this recipe more healthy.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT DELI MEAT?

Indeed, try roast beef or turkey or a variety of different hams such as prosciutto, black forest or mortadella.

DIFFERENT CHEESE FOR THESE HAM ROLL UPS?

Of course, gruyere, pepper jack, cheddar cheese, swiss cheese or any variety of cheese that you like can be used in these ham and cheese crescent rollups.

CAN YOU ADD BACON?

Yes, roll bacon up with your ham and cheese to create a splendid sandwich.

A plate of the ham and cheese dish.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: A great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking.
  • Add Spinach: Add a little roasted red pepper or spinach to the roll ups.
  • Puffed Pastry: Feel free to use puff pastry in place of the canned crescent rolls.
  • Variation tip: Use a little dijon mustard to add some zing.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: The air fryer is a wonderful way to make this appetizer. Cook in a preheated air fryer at 400°F for 6 minutes or until brown and crispy.
  • Topping: Top with fresh chives or green onion of bacon.

What to Serve with Baked Ham and Cheese Roll Ups

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Baked Ham and Cheese Roll Ups on a white plate.
4.84 from 6 votes

Italian Ham & Cheese Pinwheels

Yield: 12 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
These Baked Ham and Cheese Roll ups are a delicious appetizer that’s perfect for your holiday party or even a simple dinner. Just a few simple ingredients and a few minutes in the oven is all it takes to make these pinwheels but trust me they will be a hit with you friends and family.
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Pre heat oven to 375 degrees and oil or spray a baking sheet with with non stick spray.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil and seasoning together.
  • Roll out the dough onto a cutting board and brush the seasoned olive oil across the dough.
  • Spread half the cheese over the dough then layer on the ham followed by the remaining cheese.
  • Starting from the bottom edge tightly roll the dough to form a log.
  • Next, using a sharp serrated knife slice the roll in half. Then slice each half into six slices.
  • Place the rolls on pretreated baking sheet.
  • Then in a small bowl whisk together one egg and two tablespoons of water.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: A great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking.
  • Add Spinach: Add a little roasted red pepper or spinach to the roll ups.
  • Puffed Pastry: Feel free to use puff pastry in place of the canned crescent rolls.
  • Variation tip: Use a little dijon mustard to add some zing.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: The air fryer is a wonderful way to make this appetizer. Cook in a preheated air fryer at 400°F for 6 minutes or until brown and crispy.
  • Topping: Top with fresh chives or green onion of bacon.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 590mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 153IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Appetizers and Dips, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, football game party, lunchbox, Pinwheels

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