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These super simple Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls are perfect for a quick weeknight meal or easy appetizer! They’re deliciously cheesy and topped with a sweet and savory honey glaze!

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Ham and Cheese crescent rolls on a baking sheet.

When suppertime rolls around on busy weeknights, I’m usually on the hunt for a quick meal that my kids will enjoy.  This one is a perfect example of just that – it’s made with simple ingredients, takes little time and the whole family LOVES them!

Ingredients needed to make ham and cheese roll ups on a white background.

Ingredients Needed

  • Refrigerated Crescent Roll Dough – I use the Pillsbury brand original crescent rolls; these can be found in the refrigerated section of most grocery stores.
  • Cheese – I typically use sliced cheddar cheese, but you could also use Swiss cheese, American cheese or whatever other type of cheese you enjoy!
  • Ham – Thinly sliced deli ham is easiest to roll up – I prefer honey ham (goes so well with the honey butter glaze), but Black Forest ham is great, too!  You can also try using deli style roast beef, turkey or sliced chicken!
  • Butter – I prefer salted, but you could also use unsalted butter.
  • Honey – Feel free to swap this out for one tablespoon of brown sugar.
  • ​Garlic Powder
  • Mustard Powder – You could swap this out for 1 teaspoon of dijon mustard, if preferred.
  • Poppy Seeds – Though optional, I love the look of this on top!  (Parsley flakes would be a great alternative!)

How to Make Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls

​First pre-heat the oven.  These don’t take much time to whip up, so you’ll want the oven hot and ready to go!

Triangles of crescent dough laid out on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Next you’ll open the tube of crescent dough and separate the 8 triangles by the perforations in the dough.  Lay the triangles out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.  If using aluminum foil, be sure to give it a spritz of cooking spray so they don’t stick.

Crescent roll dough with a triangle slice of cheese on top.

Next you’ll cut each cheese slice in half diagonally so they fit well on the triangles.  Place one at the end of each triangle of dough.

A triangle of crescent roll dough with cheese and ham on it.

Now you’ll place a slice of folded ham over the cheese and a slice of ham on the other end of the triangle.

A ham and cheese crescent ready to be rolled up!

​Then the remaining piece of cheese will be placed on top of the ham.

Eight ham and cheese crescent rolls on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Roll each triangle up starting at the end with the cheese.  Roll them up tightly and place on the baking sheet.

A small white bowl with a seasoned honey butter glaze.

Next you’ll mix up the delicious honey butter glaze! In a small bowl combine the melted butter, honey and seasonings.

A crescent roll with ham and cheese rolled up inside glazed with a honey butter.

Brush the glaze over the dough and bake until the edges are a deep golden brown and the center of the roll ups are cooked thoroughly.

Some of the melted cheese might ooze out the side of the crescent roll ups and that’s totally fine!  Just scoop it up and enjoy it! 🙂

Baked crescent rolls with ham and cheese on a white platter.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use Leftover Ham for this recipe?

Yes!!  This is a great way to use up leftover ham.  My only recommendation is that you make sure cut the ham slices really thin so it’s easy to roll up!

​What to Serve with Ham and Cheese Crescents

I typically serve these with a green vegetable (or fresh lettuce salad) and a side of fruit! Though I typically serve these for a busy weeknight meal or easy lunch, they make great appetizers too!!

How to Store Leftovers

Let the rolls cool completely then keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.  You can also freeze leftovers in a resealable freezer bag.

Can I make Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls in the air fryer?

Though I’ve never tried it, I think it’ll work great!  However, I’d decrease the baking time significantly and add more time if needed!  You’ll want to make sure the center of the rolls are completely cooked so you’re not biting into raw dough!

A crescent roll-up cut in half to show the interior.

Other Quick Weeknight Meal Ideas

Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls on a sheet pan.

Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls

Author: Kelsey
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
8
These super simple Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls are perfect for a quick weeknight meal! They're deliciously cheesy and topped with a sweet and savory honey glaze!

Equipment

  • One Sheet Pan

Ingredients
 

  • One 8 ounce tube refrigerated crescent rolls (8 count)
  • 8 slices cheddar cheese
  • 16 thin slices honey ham
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon poppy seeds

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375℉ and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Open the tube of crescent rolls, unroll and place each triangle on the parchment paper spread out.
    One 8 ounce tube refrigerated crescent rolls
  • Cut each slice of cheese in half diagonally to create two large triangles.
    8 slices cheddar cheese
  • Place one triangle on each piece of dough.
  • Add two slices of ham on each.
    16 thin slices honey ham
  • Place a second cheese triangle onto each of the crescent rolls.
  • Starting with the wide end of the dough triangle, roll the crescent roll up tightly, keeping the "tail" tucked into the bottom so it doesn't unroll as it bakes.
  • In a small bowl combine the melted butter, honey, garlic powder, mustard powder and poppyseeds.
    2 tablespoons salted butter, 1 tablespoon honey, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder, 1/4 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • Brush the mixture over each of the rolls.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a deep golden brown.
  • Serve warm.

Notes

Don’t have cheddar cheese?  Try sliced Swiss, pepper jack or American instead!
Poppy seeds add some color contrast and a little crunch, but aren’t totally necessary.  Feel free to omit.

Nutrition

Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 16.5g | Fat: 15.6g | Saturated Fat: 7.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 860mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 0.04g | Sugar: 5.3g | Vitamin A: 97IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 140.8mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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