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Baked Ham and Cheese Roll Ups Crescent Rolls

Baked ham and cheese roll ups with crescent rolls are perfect using leftover ham, lunch meat or turkey! SO easy and just a few ingredients. Your kids will love them too!

Baked Ham and Cheese Roll Ups

I use this ham and cheese roll ups with puff pastry or crescents all the time after a big holiday when I have leftovers! Honestly it is something I threw together with what I had in the refrigerator one year, and it’s been used over and over again, especially after Easter and Christmas. The kids really love them. (affiliate links present)

Ham and Cheese Roll Ups with Crescent Rolls

This is perfect with leftover ham, turkey or made as Buffalo Chicken Rolls for that matter. Choose any kind of cheese you like, I chose sharp cheddar here, a little mayo and your pkg. of crescent rolls are all you need. Swiss cheese is actually really great too like the way we made this great leftover ham recipe.

Baked Ham and Cheese Roll Ups are a crowd pleasing snack or appetizer that combines the classic flavors of ham and cheese inside refrigerated dough. These are not only delicious but also incredibly simple to make. Whether you’re hosting a party, preparing a quick snack, or looking for a fun twist on a traditional ham and cheese sandwich, this recipe is sure to satisfy your cravings. Let’s dive into the details!

crescent rolls

I don’t like leaving any food to waste and when it comes to ham it’s just too good to throw away. You could easily use lunch meat too, just roll up a piece and use in place of the ham you see here. Turkey, roast beef, use whatever you have on hand for these or our Ham and Cheese Crepes.

What to Make with Leftover Ham

Use 1 crescent roll on a non stick sprayed pan, put 1 piece of ham, cheese, a small bit of mayo and roll it up with the cheese on top. The cheese will ooze a bit and go on to the pan but seriously that is the BEST part for me. If you allow them to cool once they are done the oozed cheese will harden just a bit and get crispy!! SO good!

  • Refrigerated crescent rolls
  • Leftover ham or thinly sliced and rolled up lunchmeat
  • Cheese sliced into finger sized pieces, shredded cheese doesn’t work as well
  • Mayonnaise

A bit of dill or poppy seeds sprinkled inside are good too. You can leave out the meat entirely and just make cheese crescent rolls of course. Swap cheeses in and out to see which is your favorite combination for your family.

Ham and Cheese Roll Ups no Cream Cheese

Try it for lunch yourself to these ham and cheese crescents for dinner and just serve with a salad on the side. Makes it really easy and believe me when I say your kids will love this fun “finger food”. If you love these ham and cheese roll ups you should try our ham and cheese egg rolls, or our cool pickle roll ups, those are really fun too!

Ham and Cheese Roll Ups Pizza Dough

If you did not have crescents then other refrigerated or defrosted frozen rolls or Pillsbury pizza dough could be used instead. You would need to thaw them for about 45 minutes and then roll out flat. Roll up your fillings and follow the directions from there. Bake time will vary between each one slightly, and depending on it’s thickness.

What type of ham should I use for baked ham roll ups?

You can use any type of ham that you prefer for the roll ups. Sliced deli ham works well, as it is thin and easy to roll. You can choose from options like honey ham, smoked ham, or black forest ham, depending on your taste preferences.

What cheese is best for Baked Ham and Cheese Roll Ups?

The choice of cheese depends on personal preference, but mild and meltable cheeses are commonly used. Mozzarella, Swiss, cheddar, or provolone are popular. These cheeses provide a creamy and flavorful filling that pairs well with the ham.

Can I make Baked Ham and Cheese Roll Ups in advance?

Once assembled, you can cover them tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate them until you are ready to bake. Keep in mind that the rolls may need slightly more baking time if they are chilled though. I wouldn’t make further ahead then a few hours or the texture will change too much.

I used a baking sheet for this but you could use a large casserole dish or pizza sheet. Sometimes the cheese does want to kinda’ ooze out so if you want to make things easier to clean later you can line the pan with parchment paper first. Up to you.

easy leftover ham recipe

Crescent Ham Roll Ups

This is how to make this quick and easy appetizer recipe we have here. You want to look at them around minute 10 because your oven may run hot. You don’t want them more golden brown than you see here really.

  • Spray baking sheet with non stick spray. 
  • Lay a crescent roll down, top with 1 pc. of meat about the size of your finger. 
  • Add a slice of cheese on top of that and a small squeeze of mayonnaise on top of that. 
  • Roll your crescent roll up.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 350 for about 10-12 minutes or until tops are nice and lightly browned.

If you do have leftovers you can wrap them in plastic wrap and store in the fridge until the next day. Then heat in microwave for 30 seconds and enjoy again. If you have more meat make Leftover Ham Pot Pie too. Jump to recipe and see what are your favorite fillings.

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Baked Ham and Cheese Roll Ups

Baked ham and cheese roll ups are the perfect leftover ham recipe, or use turkey! SO easy and just a few ingredients. Your kids will love them too!
Course Entree, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese, crescent rolls, ham, leftover ham
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 307kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg crescent rolls refrigerated
  • 2 c leftover ham turkey, or lunchmeat – 1 pc. per roll
  • 2 c cheddar cheese sharp cheddar or swiss cheese – 1 pc. per roll
  • 1/2 c mayonnaise more or less depending on how much you desire

Instructions

  • Spray cookie sheet with non stick spray. 
  • Lay a crescent roll down, top with 1 pc. of meat about the size of your finger. 
  • Add a slice of cheese on top of that and a small squeeze of mayonnaise on top of that. 
  • Roll your crescent roll up. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 for about 10-12 minutes or until tops are nice and lightly browned.

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Nutrition Facts
Baked Ham and Cheese Roll Ups
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 307 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 486mg21%
Potassium 27mg1%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 290IU6%
Calcium 204mg20%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Mary Woods

Monday 16th of April 2018

Very useful ideas! Thanks

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