This quick ham and cheese roll makes a delicious bread side dish with a little flair. Skip the boring bread and butter, with these ham and cheese crescent rolls, every bite is a serious cheese filled treat.
Crescent rolls are just about the worlds most perfect food.
Little bits of bread that can be wrapped around more of your other favorite foods? Yes, please.
I’ve used them to make Caprese croissants, mini pigs in a blanket, mummy hot dogs – even wrapping up asparagus (side note, see all our asparagus recipes here)! Spread on some cream cheese, Nutella or stuff with veggies and meat, its hard to go wrong creating as simple bread side dish or appetizers everyone will love.
Personally when I choose what to stuff my rolls with its usually items I already enjoy. This year I wanted to make sure I made a ham and cheese roll because nearly every year we have left over ham that sits and I am not sure what to do with it!
I’ve been determined to not let the ham go to waste so this years recipes so far have included:
- Scalloped Potatoes and Ham
- Funeral Potatoes and Ham
- Texas Cheese Fries (uses bacon, but really same thing)
- Mashed Potatoes with Cream Cheese and Ham
Try them all and make that ham go even further!
Ham and Cheese Roll
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You cannot go wrong with 3 simple ingredients: bread, cheese, and meat. Almost like a mini sandwich, you can create a ham and cheese roll as an appetizer, side dish, or even main meal quite easily. These rolls are easy, cheesy, and delicious in every bite! I know you will enjoy how simple, fast, and tasty this recipe is!
- 1 package, 8 oz, crescent rolls
- 3/4 cup diced ham
- 3/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
- Dijon mustard – for dipping and optional
Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls
Note: If you are looking for a regular roll, try my raved about ultra easy dinner rolls recipe.
Preheat oven to 350.
Unroll crescent triangles.
Add a small amount of cheese and top with ham.
Add a little more cheese to the top and roll up from the wide end to the skinny end of the triangle.
Set on baking sheet. Repeat until all 8 rolls are made. Sometimes your stuffing will peak out on the sides and that is totally fine.
Bake crescents for 12-14 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.
Serve your ham and cheese rolls with Dijon mustard or even dipping cheese sauce if desired.
Other ways to stuff crescent rolls
Need more ideas to create a smorgasbord of stuffed rolls?
- Keep your roll traditional – turkey and cream cheese is a classic take on a crescent roll flavor, often found in tortillas, you can easily translate into rolls
- Change up the Cheese– in this ham and cheese roll up recipe I use Swiss cheese, but you can also use Ham and Cheddar Cheese (or your favorite kind of cheese)
- Make it sweet– Bread is not just for savory bites. Add strawberries and Nutella or cream cheese and cinnamon sugar for a sweet dessert take on crescent rolls