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Ham and Cheese Pinwheels 4 Ways

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Ham and Cheese Pinwheels - Buttery, flaky, garlic butter crescent roll dough with melted cheese, baby spinach, cheese, and ham. These deli meat pinwheels are perfect for lunch!

 Buttery, flaky garlic butter crescent roll dough with melted cheese, baby spinach, and Sara Lee® Premium Meats.  These Ham and Cheese Pinwheels are made 4 ways with a variety of flavored fillings, sliced deli meat, and cheeses, then baked until golden brown, gooey, and crispy.

It’s been a busy past few weeks wrapping up the end of summer and getting back into a structured schedule.  One thing that has made the transition easier is meal planning lunches for the week in advance.

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Ham and Cheese Pinwheels - Buttery, flaky, garlic butter crescent roll dough with melted cheese, baby spinach, cheese, and ham. These deli meat pinwheels are perfect for lunch!

I’ve been making these ham and cheese pinwheels for a few years now.  My grandma used to make them for lunch when I’d visit her.  Since then, they have been a family favorite passed down!  Not only is this a super easy lunch recipe to make for the weekday, but it also packs a variety of flavor options that even the pickiest eater will love.

Over the years, I’ve made pinwheels in a variety of ways with Sara Lee® Premium Meats.  I always come back to these Ham and Cheese Pinwheels made 4 ways because this recipe has a flavor for everyone in the family.

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels - Buttery, flaky, garlic butter crescent roll dough with melted cheese, baby spinach, cheese, and ham. These deli meat pinwheels are perfect for lunch!

They are seriously so good!  I could eat them every single day for lunch!  They are perfect for sharing, too. 

I like to meal plan in advance for our family and pack them for lunch with a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables.  They can be assembled the night before and baked, then packed away in individual lunches.

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels - Buttery, flaky, garlic butter crescent roll dough with melted cheese, baby spinach, cheese, and ham. These deli meat pinwheels are perfect for lunch!

 Sara Lee® Honey Ham is my go-to deli meat behind the deli counter.  In fact, you’ll find a variety of their premium, high-quality cut of meats have a delicious fresh taste.  I always pick up a few freshly sliced, affordable, and premium quality flavors to pack in lunches throughout the week.  Plus, everything for this recipe can be purchased in one stop from your local grocer, which makes it super convenient to grab the ingredients on your way home from running errands. 

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels - Buttery, flaky, garlic butter crescent roll dough with melted cheese, baby spinach, cheese, and ham. These deli meat pinwheels are perfect for lunch!

All you need to do is roll out the crescent dough, add a flavored spread, and top it with sliced cheese, Sara Lee® Honey Ham, and baby spinach.  Then I roll each rectangle up and pinch the dough at the seam to seal the outer edges.  Next, cut the roll into four slices.  Place each round in a prepared baking dish, then bake it in the oven.

If you’re looking to save even more time in the kitchen and want to try new recipes for your family or a party, try swapping out the crescent dough with a tortilla shell.  This no-bake pinwheel is a fun alternative and a huge time saver!  I even like to switch things up a bit and try a variety of Sara Lee® Deli Meats in this recipe.  Pinwheels are just so versatile when it comes to planning lunch meals that it makes it convenient and easy to please everyone!

The inside is gooey, soft, and cheesy.  The outside is golden brown and crispy.  Each bite is loaded with honey ham deli meat, and it is incredibly delicious!  These Ham and Cheese Pinwheels will quickly become a family favorite for lunch!

 Not only are these cheesy ham pinwheels perfect for lunch or busy new moms, but they are also perfect to bring to a party!

For delicious recipes your whole family will love, how-to videos, meal hacks and more, visit the Sara Lee® Premium Meats website!

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Ham and Cheese Pinwheels 4 Ways

Buttery, flaky, garlic butter crescent roll dough with melted cheese, baby spinach, and Sara Lee® Honey Ham. These Ham and Cheese Pinwheels are made 4 ways with a variety of flavored fillings, sliced deli meat, and cheeses then baked until golden brown, gooey, and crispy.

Course Appetizer, lunch
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16
Author Jessica @ swankyrecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 1 8 oz tube crescent roll dough
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic butter
  • 2 teaspoons apricot jam
  • 2 teaspoons cranberry sauce
  • 2 slices gouda cheese
  • 4 slices jalapeno jack cheese
  • 2 slices muenster cheese
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • 1/2 pound Sara Lee® Honey Ham
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 x 8 baking pan with cooking spray.

    On a lightly floured surface, unroll dough and separate the sheet into 4 rectangles. Pinch the perforations to seal.

    Spread 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard on dough. Top with 2 slices gouda cheese, sliced ham, and baby spinach.

    Spread 1 tablespoon garlic butter on dough. Top with 2 slices jalapeno jack cheese, sliced ham, and baby spinach.

    Spread 2 teaspoon apricot jam on dough. Top with 2 slices muenster cheese, sliced ham, and baby spinach.

    Spread 2 teaspoon cranberry sauce on dough. Top with 2 slices jalapeno jack cheese, sliced ham, and baby spinach.

    Starting with one short side, roll up each rectangle. Pinch edges to seal. Cut each roll into 4 slices. Place cut side up in baking pan.

    In a small bowl, whisk together melted butter, garlic powder, and parsley. Brush over pinwheel dough, then sprinkle poppy seeds on top.

    Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the rolls are golden brown.

 

 

 

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    Jenni LeBaron
    09/04/2018 at 5:45 pm

    Yum, I love the jalapenos you’ve added to these. I think it gives them just the right kick! These look super tasty and simple to whip up.

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    shobee
    09/05/2018 at 12:21 pm

    I love the spice of the Jalopenos and the ham and cheese. This will be a “filling” lunch.

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    Kelly Anthony
    09/06/2018 at 5:44 am

    Ham and dijon are so yummy together! This looks like party pleaser for sure!

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    Veena Azmanov
    09/06/2018 at 2:10 pm

    We love ham and cheese in bread and these pinwheels recipe sounds like a perfect way to enjoy it. So simple and easy – perfect for the weekend brunch. Love cheesy any time and anything.

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    Kiki Johnson
    09/06/2018 at 2:17 pm

    I love the combination of salty cheese and sweet preserves in this pinwheels recipe! The perfect appetizer for the holidays!

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    Anne
    09/06/2018 at 8:12 pm

    I love all of the ingredients in these pinwheels. An easy idea for an appetizer or tail gating!

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    Nicoletta Sugarlovespices
    09/07/2018 at 2:22 pm

    They look really good! Perfect in the kids’ lunch box, but also for grown-ups to bring to work, or when entertaining.

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    Amanda M Mason
    09/07/2018 at 9:02 pm

    Oh my goodness – these look so amazing!! I love these ingredients! So flavorful! My kiddos will love these for lunch! Printing them off now!!

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    Amy Treasure
    09/08/2018 at 4:25 am

    My family would devour these! They’d be great for parties or even at Christmas as a pretty ‘serve yourself’ centrepiece.

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    Anna
    09/09/2018 at 12:30 pm

    I can almost taste them! What a perfect snack, and that crispy, golden top! Would love to have one or three of these!

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    Karyl Henry
    09/09/2018 at 7:29 pm

    These look so good! Definitely perfect for lunch, and I can for sure see these as a great snack for gameday tailgates

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    Nicole
    09/09/2018 at 10:34 pm

    Perfect appetizer! I love the ingredients you have in this recipe. I definitely have to try this.

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