Kids and adults will love this crescent roll ham and cheese bake. Buttery, flaky crescent rolls layered with ham and cheese baked to perfection, this is another easy-to-make crescent roll recipe that's perfect for snacking, lunch or dinner.
You only need a few simple ingredients for this recipe and it's ready fast...30 minutes or less depending on how quick you can put it together.
This recipe was inspired by my love for crescent roll recipes, both savory and sweet. I chose to dip the baked crescent roll ham and cheese bake in mustard, but you could easily use a ranch dipping sauce or one of my pizza dipping sauces would be great as well.
And if you are feeding an even bigger crowd, you can make a few different variations and maybe add my pizza crescent rolls to the menu as well.
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Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls were invented in 1965 and there are so many ways you can use this versatile dough...appetizers, desserts and even main meals like this ham and cheese crescent roll bake.
How to Unroll Crescent Rolls
For our recipe, we're going to shape the crescent roll triangles into a circle. But if you were just going to bake the crescent rolls, this is how you would form them:
- Open the tube of crescent rolls by peeling away from the tab right under the top of the can. Find the perforated edge of the dough and gently roll the cylinder of dough flat.
- Separate the dough into 8 triangles. Then roll up the triangles starting at the wide end.
- Place on an ungreased cookie sheet or a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Shape the rolled dough triangles into the crescent or "half moon" shape before baking.
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Main Ingredients Needed
This is an overview of the ingredients and instructions. Be sure to see the recipe card below for exact quantities, detailed instructions and special notes.
Step 1 | Form the Crescent Roll Circle
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- On a baking sheet that's been sprayed with non-stick baking spray, place the crescent roll triangles into a circle along the edges of the pan with the points facing outwards.
- Add a layer of ham towards the inner circle of the ring and then add a layer of cheese on top.
- Fold up the outer edges of the crescent rings into the center being careful to tuck the ends under.
- Brush with the melted butter and then sprinkle with the sesame seeds.
Tip: Depending on the size of your round pan, you may not use all 16 crescent roll triangles. You can see I could only fit 12 on my pan. I simple prepared the extra crescent rolls per the baking instructions.
Step 2 | Baking Instructions
- Bake for 20 minutes or until the crescent roll circle is golden brown.
- Allow to cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving with the mustard.
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You can use Pillsbury crescent rolls in place of puff pastry. Just be aware the the end product will not be as flaky or puffy as it would be if you used puff pastry.
- Change the meat and use your favorite lunch meat combinations. I think salami and provolone cheese would be a great combination. You could also add roasted red peppers on top of the meat for a fun twist.
- If you're pressed for time, wrap the ham and cheese up in the crescent rolls and bake like I do with my ham and cheese roll ups.
- You could also brush the crescent roll ring with melted garlic butter. Yum!
Make it a Meal
- Try my Tomato Salad as a side dish with this recipe to make it a complete meal to add to your Weekly Meal Plan this week.
- Fresh Tomatoes and Pasta Salad
- Store any leftovers in an airtight container.
- You can reheat the leftovers in the microwave but they will reheat better in a toaster oven or oven to help crisp up the crescent rolls.
Top Recipe Tip
- Make sure you press the crescent roll seams together before baking. If you don't, the cheese will melt and possibly run out.
Crescent Roll Ham and Cheese Bake
Everyone will love this crescent roll ham and cheese bake. Buttery, flaky crescent rolls layered with ham and cheese baked to perfection.
- 2 - 8 ounce tube crescent rolls - see note below.
- ¼ cup melted butter
- 16 slices deli ham
- 8 slices deli cheddar cheese
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Open the crescent roll tube and separate the dough into triangles.
- On a round baking sheet that's been sprayed with non-stick baking spray,
- Lay the dough triangles in a circle so the long edges form a circle, overlapping each other.
- Add a layer of ham on top of the crescent rolls.
- Then add a layer of cheese on top of the ham slices.
- Fold over the ends of the crescent rolls to cover the ham and cheese slices making sure you tuck them under.
- Brush the crescent rolls with melted butter.
- Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Serve with mustard for dipping.
- Depending on how big your baking tray is, you may not be able to fit all 16 crescent roll triangles on the baking tray.
- You can see from the photos, that I was able to fit 12 total.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 272Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 622mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 11g
The nutrition information is calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee its accuracy. If this data is important to you, please verify with your trusted nutrition calculator.
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