These ham and cheese crescent rolls are super easy to make. They’re buttery, salty, cheesy, meaty and slightly tangy from the honey mustard. They make a perfect snack or lunch for my toddlers while also being great brunch appetizer.
What are Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls
Ah, buckle up buttercup, for the quintessential carnival of comfort food.
Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls are the culinary equivalent of a soulful hug – unpretentious yet undeniably delightful.
Picture this, you've got flaky crescent roll dough, that's as soft as a lullaby yet has the power to crisp up into a golden halo of deliciousness.
Nestled within its tender folds, there's a melting whirl of cheese, that lava of creamy goodness that drips, pulls, and stretches with every bite.
And let's not forget our heroic ham, its salty tang in a mouthwatering dance with the rich cheese.
To tie it all together, a sweet creamy honey whipped mustard that is like a cherub's kiss.
As you pop them into the oven, they puff and rise, transforming into these spectacular, golden-brown pastries that scream cozy indulgence.
Every bite into these gooey crescent rolls is like taking a mini-vacation to flavor town – a sweet escape that's just a mouthful away!
Ingredients and Substitutions
- Pillsbury Crescent Rolls - These are my go-to but I'm sure other brands make them. Just be sure to bake them for the temp and time that's written on the tube.
- Honey Mustard - I'm obsessed with this famous kream honey mustard (seriously the best i've ever had) but any delicious honey mustard of your choosing will do!
- Honey Ham - I use honey ham but any variety of ham you love will work! You could also try mortadella, prosciutto or even turkey.
- Cheese - A nice melting cheese is ideal so I used my current favorite which is Comte. I recommend an Alpine style cheese like grand cru, gruyere, or even swiss.
- Garlic Salt - I know this is kind of an old school ingredient but it's both garlic powder, parsley and salt which makes seasoning them so easy. You coould use each spice individually or use another blend of your choosing.
How to make it
Making these Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls are so easy - my toddler even helps me!
First, you'll want to preheat your oven to 375F degrees while you prep the rolls.
Now pop open your Pillsbury crescent rolls and carefully pull them apart into individual triangles. They rip easily so be gentle!
Smear each one with a little bit of the honey mustard. You could also leave them off or replace with raspberry jam if you don't like mustard.
Now take a slice of ham and put a slice of cheese in the middle.
Tuck the shorter edges in and roll the ham around the cheese so it looks like it’s wrapped up.
Place one of the ham and cheese roll-ups on the larger end of a crescent roll.
Roll it up as pictured and place on a baking sheet. Repeat for the remaining rolls.
Once they're all rolled up and on the baking tray, sprinkle the top of them with a little bit of garlic salt.
Place the baking sheet in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until crescent rolls are puffy and golden.
Remove from the oven and enjoy hot or at room temp.
What goes with Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls
This sandwich pairs perfect with my Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes.
And if yoou want more tasty breakfast recipes, try this easy copycat Eggslut Sandwich recipe, First Watch’s Elevated Egg Sandwich , Hot croissant buns with ham and cheese, or this or my Pork Roll Egg and Cheese Sandwich.
Frequently asked questions
Why are they called crescent rolls?
Crescent rolls get their name from their distinct crescent or half-moon shape. The dough is rolled out into a circle, cut into triangular wedges, and each wedge is rolled up from the wider end towards the point, forming a crescent shape when baked.
How do I store leftover Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls?
Leftover Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat them in the oven at a low temperature or microwave for a few seconds before serving.
Can I freeze Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls?
Yes, you can freeze the unbaked rolls. Assemble the rolls, place them on a baking sheet, then put the sheet in the freezer until the rolls are fully frozen. Once they're frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container. They can be frozen for up to 2 months. When you're ready to eat them, just bake them from frozen, adding a few extra minutes to the baking time.
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Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls
- Preheat oven to 375F degrees.
- Pop open your crescent rolls and carefully pull them apart into individual triangles.
- Smear each one with a little bit of the honey mustard.
- Take a slice of ham and put a slice of cheese in the middle. Tuck the shorter edges in and roll the ham around the cheese so it looks like it’s wrapped up like a little present.
- Place one of piece of the ham and cheese rollup on the wider end of one of the crescent rolls. Roll it up as pictured and place on a baking sheet. Repeat for the other ones.
- Sprinkle the top of them with a little bit of garlic salt.
- Place the baking sheet in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until crescent rolls are puffy and golden.
- Remove from the oven and enjoy hot or at room temp.