Ham & Cheese Braid

Ham & Cheese Braid – Only 4 ingredients! Great way to use up leftover holiday ham. Crescent rolls, ham, cheddar cheese, and honey mustard dressing. Ready in under 30 minutes. Everyone LOVES this easy stuffed bread recipe!!

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Easy Weeknight Meal

This Ham & Cheese Braid is a favorite at our house. This dish is a true masterpiece of simplicity and taste, combining the flaky goodness of crescent roll dough with the irresistible duo of savory ham, sharp cheddar cheese and honey mustard. It’s like a flavor explosion in your mouth, a perfect harmony of textures and tastes that’s impossible to resist. Whether you’re whipping it up for a weekend brunch, a quick lunch, or a delightful dinner, this sandwich is a winner. 

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How to Make Ham & Cheese Braid

This dish is effortless to make with only four simple ingredients. Roll a can of crescent rolls out on a cookie sheet lined with a piece of parchment paper and press all the seams together. Using a sharp knife, cut 10 slits on the long sides of the rectangle – leave the middle of the dough uncut. In a medium bowl, combine the diced ham, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, and honey mustard dressing. Spread it down the middle of the crescent roll dough. Pull the dough strips over the ham mixture and bake in a preheated oven until golden brown. Sprinkle with parsley.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • You can use regular crescent rolls or refrigerated crescent dough sheets.
  • If you have any leftover filling, just spread it onto the top of the braid during the last few minutes of baking. It will make it look pretty and you get more ham and cheese to eat.
  • Variations/Additions:
    • green onions
    • red pepper
    • bell peppers
    • mozzarella cheese
    • provolone cheese
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
ham and cheese crescent braid on a baking sheet

What to Serve with Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwiches

Let’s talk about what side dishes to serve to make your meal truly spectacular. First off, consider serving it up with a crisp and refreshing mixed greens salad drizzled with a zesty vinaigrette. The brightness of the salad perfectly complements the rich and savory flavors of the braid. For an extra touch of indulgence, whip up a batch of creamy potato salad or a side of roasted veggies with garlic and herbs. And let’s not forget about some creamy cheesy pasta noodles or sautéed mushrooms. With these fantastic options, you’ll create a well-rounded and delightful meal that’ll have everyone savoring every last bite of that delectable braid!

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ham and cheese crescent braid on a baking sheet

Ham & Cheese Braid

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Ham & Cheese Braid – Only 4 ingredients! Great way to use up leftover holiday ham. Crescent rolls, ham, cheddar cheese, and honey mustard dressing. Ready in under 30 minutes. Everyone LOVES this easy stuffed bread recipe!!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8-oz) can refrigerated crescent rolls or crescent sheet
  • cup cooked chopped ham
  • cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup honey mustard dressing

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 ºF.
  • Roll out crescent rolls vertically on baking sheet, do not separate and seal perforations.
  • Mix ham, cheese and mustard. Spread ham down center of crescent rolls.
  • Cut 10 strips on each side of the dough. To braid, lift strips of dough across mixture to meet in center, twisting each strip on turn. Continue alternating strips to form a braid.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes – until lightly browned.

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  1. Loved this! Didn’t have honey mustard dressing on hand, so made a mix of mayo and honey mustard. It was perfect. While eating, it was suggested by my daughter that this would be a great breakfast braid with the addition of scrambled eggs.

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