Ham and Cheese Pinwheels
Crescent rolls, ham, and cheese are the only 3 ingredients you will need to make these fast, easy, and delicious appetizers. Sweet crescents filled with hot ham and melted cheese and then baked until golden brown.
Ham and Cheese Pinwheels are probably the easiest appetizers you could possibly make. They only require 3 ingredients–crescent rolls, ham, and cheese! You can have these assembled, baked, and on a plate in as little as 25 minutes.
I was a little short on time preparing for a Christmas party this year. I know most people enjoy pinwheels, so I decided to make them. I already had the crescent rolls, ham, and cheddar cheese in my refrigerator. I had just picked up some crescent rolls from the grocery store, but these were not the original rolls–these were Sweet Hawaiian Crescents. Oh. My. Goodness. If you have not tried these yet–go today and get some. These are amazing!
The sweetness from the crescent rolls goes perfectly with the ham and the melted cheese.
I used cheddar cheese slices because this is what I had on hand, but you use whatever you prefer.
How To Make the Ham and Cheese Pinwheels
Roll out the crescent dough and pinch all of the seams together. Place sliced ham on top of the dough. Then top with the sliced cheese. Start with the longest end and roll tightly. Cut into 3/4″ slices. Place on a greased sheet pan and pop into the oven. Bake for about 25 minutes on 350 degrees or until golden brown. Serve with Dijon Mustard. Simple and delicious.
These are so easy to make and can be made in a flash when you have unexpected company, for a ball game, a party, or just to snack on for movie night.
Tip: You need to make a double batch because these go fast. I bet you have everything you need to make some right now!
What you will need for Ham and Cheese Pinwheels
Crescent Rolls–Canned crescent rolls make this recipe super easy. I have used Original and Sweet Hawaiian for this appetizer and they have both worked well. Sweet Hawaiian is delicious when used with the Ham and Cheese Pinwheels.
Ham–Use good quality sliced ham for this recipe. The deli at my local grocery store has the best I can get. Check out your deli for sliced ham, or look for good quality ham in the refrigerated section.
Cheese–I prefer cheddar cheese for this recipe, but any melty cheese will work. Feel free to experiment with this recipe. Use your favorite!
Instructions for Making Ham and Cheese Pinwheels
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Roll out crescent dough and pinch seams together.
Top with sliced ham.
Top with sliced cheese.
Roll the dough up jelly roll style and cut into 3/4″ slices.
Place on a greased baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately.
How to Store and Reheat Ham and Cheese Pinwheels
Store baked and cooled Pinwheels in a covered refrigerator container or a zip-top bag.
To reheat–Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Bake at 375 degrees until warm. This usually takes about 5 minutes.
For more great appetizers, try the following:
Try my Cream Cheese Sausage Balls for another great appetizer.
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Jalapeno Poppers are very popular at a party or get together.
Cream Cheese Buffalo Chicken Crescent Rolls always disappear fast when served as an appetizer.
Ham and Cheese Pinwheels
- 1 tube crescent rolls I used Sweet Hawaiian
- 4 oz. sliced ham
- 8 slices cheese cheddar or swiss
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Unroll crescent dough and press the seams together.
- Top with sliced ham and sliced cheese.
- Roll the dough up jelly roll style and cut into 3/4″ slices.
- Place on a greased baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve immediately. Great with Dijon Mustard or Ranch.