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Ham & Cheese Roll-Ups

Updated: Jul 11, 2022

Football playoffs are upon us. The weather is cold. Lives are busy. Whether you need a quick afternoon snack, easy weeknight dinner, or a simple appetizer to bring to a get together, these ham and cheese roll-ups are the answer to your cooking prayers. They come together in a flash, require minimal ingredients, and I promise everyone will be scrambling to get their hands on one (or 3!) Making 1 batch is just as easy and making 3 or 4.

Everyone loves crescent rolls so I was trying to think of a way to bolster them up a bit to make a more hearty meal or appetizer with them. There is nothing ground breaking about these, but trust me -- they are delicious. These would make a great snack to bring to any party or they make an easy weeknight dinner for the whole family. Just add some veggies on the side and you have a rounded meal that everyone will love.

Feel free to swap out for whatever cheese you or your family likes best. The mustard is optional, but I found that it gave a nice, little edge to the flavor without being over powering. It was just a little tang that you weren't quite sure what it was, but you were glad it was there. But you can leave it out if you have persnickety eaters.

Ham & Cheese Roll-Ups
Makes 8 Roll-Ups
Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 9-11 minutes

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Ham and Cheese Roll-Ups
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I recommend reading the recipe all the way through, including the recipe notes at the bottom, before you start cooking.


  • 1 tube of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (8 rolls in the tube)

  • 8 slices of deli ham (sliced thinly)

  • 6-8 slices of cheddar cheese

  • 4 tsp. dijon mustard

  • 2 TB butter

  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp. dried parsley (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Roll out the crescent dough and separate the rolls on the perforation then spread 1/2 teaspoon of dijon mustard onto each flat roll.

  2. Place a piece of ham onto each flat roll, folding slightly where needed to make it fit (mostly) onto the dough with minimal overhang.

  3. Next, layer 3/4 to 1 full piece of cheese on top of the ham. You will need to break up the piece of cheese to fit. Again, you'll want minimal overhang off the side of the dough (see photos above).

  4. Carefully roll up each crescent roll starting from the wider end of the triangle and rolling to the skinny point (like you would normally roll a crescent roll). Make sure the dough seals to itself and place on a baking sheet with the seam side down to help keep the seal.

  5. Melt the butter in a small saucepan on the stove or in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave. Stir in the garlic powder, parsley, and a pinch of salt.

  6. With a pastry brush, brush each crescent roll with the butter mixture.

  7. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until the rolls are cooked through and browning on top.

*Recipe notes + Variations*

Use whatever cheese you like. I experimented with both cheddar and swiss. I found the cheddar just had more flavor for my preference.

Don't like or don't eat ham? Try deli turkey or chicken instead!

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