These baked ham and cheddar rolls are so easy to make and are so tasty that I’m sure you will be making them over and over.
These rolls are inspired by a recipe my mom makes. She makes an appetizer out of refrigerated crescent rolls which she fills with ham, cheese and ranch dressing. They are so good! Whenever she makes them people ask her for the recipe and are often surprised to find they are made with only 4 ingredients.
I decided to change things up a bit with this recipe and used refrigerated pizza dough, along with a mustard spread, ham and cheddar. I cut mine into bigger rolls and, when you make them this size, they are perfect for a snack or meal. They are excellent hot or cold which makes them ideal for kids lunches and after school snacks.
Now, if mustard isn’t your thing, I highly suggest doing it my mom’s way by using ranch dressing instead, but you could use any dressing you choose. They would also be great with BBQ or pizza sauce. If you really want to change things up you could use turkey and Swiss, or salami and mozzarella. The possibilities are truly endless.
Now, let’s get started
HOW TO MAKE BAKED HAM & CHEDDAR ROLLS
Begin by mixing the mayonnaise and mustard in a small bowl. Set the bowl aside.
Place a large piece of parchment or wax paper on the counter and then unroll one tube of pizza dough. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out to about 14×10 inches. You really don’t need to be precise, and it’s totally fine if the edges are not even. Make sure the long edge is facing you.
Next, spread half of the mayonnaise mixture over the dough.
Now add a layer of ham and then a layer of shredded cheese. (Remember to reserve half of each for the next batch.)
Next we need to fold our rolls.
Start by folding the bottom. Using the parchment paper to lift and fold dough, fold it up until the edge meets the middle. Carefully pull the paper off and then fold the top down. Then you can gently press to seal the edge and pull the paper off.
Cut the roll into 6 pieces and place seam side down on a parchment lined baking sheet leaving 1-2 inches between them.
Repeat the process with remaining ingredients.
Whisk the egg and milk together and brush on the top of the rolls. Then pop in the oven for about 35 minutes until golden brown. The cheese will ooze a bit from the sides and that is perfectly ok, in fact, that crispy, melty cheese is kind of delicious.
Remove cooked rolls to a cooling rack, or directly to a serving platter, you could also eat them straight from the baking sheet, I won’t judge.
Serve and enjoy!
THINGS TO KNOW & HELPFUL TIPS
- Don’t skip rolling the dough on the parchment/was paper. You will not be able to successfully fold the roll without it.
- Don’t like ham? No problem, these are so versatile. You can use whatever combination of meat and cheese you choose.
- Don’t like mustard? Simply replace the mustard sauce with anything you like; ranch dressing, bbq sauce and pizza sauce all work well.
- These rolls keep well in the fridge for several days. Simply place in airtight container or ziplock bags. They are delicious cold, but can be reheated in the oven or microwave.
- Want to serve these as appetizers? (the answer is yes you do!) Instead of folding, roll these up like you would cinnamon rolls. Then slice into portions about 1 inch thick. Place on baking sheet with the spirals facing up and pop into the oven to bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
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Baked Ham & Cheddar Rolls
- 2 Tubes Refridgerated pizza dough
- 1/2 Cup Mayonaise
- 2 Tbsp Yellow mustard
- 8 oz (215 grams) Deli ham sliced
- 3 Cups Cheddar cheese shredded
- 1 Egg
- 2 tsp Milk
- Pre heat oven to 350 degrees
- In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise and mustard and set aside.
- Place a large piece of parchment or wax paper on the counter.
- Open one container of dough and unroll it onto the parchment paper, then use a rolling pin, roll it out to about 14×10 inches with the long edge facing you. (You don’t have to be precise)
- Spread half the mayonnaise mixture over the dough, then layer of ham, and then the shredded cheese. (remember to save half the ham & cheese for the next roll)
- Make sure the long edge is facing you and then, using your parchment paper, fold the bottom third of the dough up and peel off the paper. Then fold the top layer of the dough down. Gently press to help seal the seam, then peel back the paper.
- With a sharp knife, cut the roll into 6 pieces and place seam side down on a parchment lined baking sheet, leaving a space of 1-2 inches between rolls.
- Repeat the process with the remaining ingredients.
- In a small bowl, beat the egg and milk together and brush over the rolls.
- Place in the oven for approximately 35 min until cheese is bubbly on the edges and tops are golden brown.