Ham and Cheese Sushi Rolls

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These easy Ham and Cheese Sushi Rolls are a fun twist on school lunches.

Ham and Cheese Sushi Rolls on a white plate.

My son heads back to school next week. He just said to me tonight that he is excited to go back.  He misses his friends.

Back-to-school means I’ll be back to packing lunches for the little guy.  This might sound strange, but I like to pack his lunch every day.   I like to fold laundry too, but that’s a story for another day.

Rather than making boring old sandwiches, I thought I would fancy things up a little bit by turning his favorite ham and cheese sandwich into these adorable “sushi” rolls.

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They’re easy to make.  Easy to pack.  And, totally pop-able.

Ham and Cheese Sushi Rolls on a white plate.

The first time I made these for him, he couldn’t get enough of them.

Just think of all the ways you can make these….turkey and swiss, Italian style with salami and capicola, roast beef and cheddar, all veggie.  You can even make them with Peanut Butter and Jelly, like I did Peanut butter and Jelly Sushi.

Not only can you mix up the protein and cheeses, but you can experiment with various sandwich spreads and veggies.

The possibilities are endless.

Let your child be the hit of the lunch room but packing this sushi along with some Homemade Granola  or Honey Cinnamon Snack Mix.

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Ham and Cheese Sushi Rolls - It's a Keeper
4.67 from 3 votes

Ham and Cheese Sushi Rolls

Yield: 1 serving
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
These easy Ham and Cheese Sushi Rolls are a fun twist on school lunches.
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  • 2 slices bread
  • 2 slices deli ham
  • 2 slices cheese of your choice
  • 1 tablespoon mayo
  • 8 leaves baby spinach


  • Remove the crusts from both slices of bread.
  • Using a rolling pin, flatten each slice of bread.
  • Spread a thin layer of mayo on each slice of bread, leaving 1/4 inch on each side
  • Lay 4 spinach leaves on each slice of bread.
  • Lay one slice of ham on top of spinach.
  • Top with cheese.
  • Roll each slice of bread up tightly.
  • Slice each roll into rounds about 1/2 inch thick.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 615kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 1391mg | Potassium: 330mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1322IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 479mg | Iron: 3mg
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Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American

3 thoughts on “Ham and Cheese Sushi Rolls”

  1. Great idea! Mine wouldn’t eat the spinach, but they would definitely love everything else! Thanks for the idea!

  2. 4 stars
    I think this is really a great idea and I like that they are small enough for my kids to eat. They may take off the spinich, because they are afraid of lettuce for some reason.


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