Hot Ham & Cheese Pinwheels

Hot Ham and Cheese Pinwheels Recipe – layers of honey mustard, deli ham, and melty cheese baked in pizza dough and topped with a sweet and savory glaze made with butter, brown sugar, dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and poppy seed. Whether you’re serving them at a party, for an afternoon snack, or as an appetizer, they’ll have everyone reaching for seconds.

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These Ham and Cheese Pinwheels are irresistible! It’s the perfect combination of flavors and textures. The tanginess of the honey mustard pairs beautifully with the saltiness of the deli ham, while the creaminess of the Swiss cheese adds a delightful richness. And when all of these elements are wrapped in a soft and golden pizza crust, it creates a mouthwatering bite that will leave you craving more. But what takes these pinwheels to the next level is the sweet and savory glaze that is brushed over the top. It creates a flavor explosion that truly elevates this simple appetizer. They are sure to become a favorite in your recipe repertoire. Get ready to indulge in a flavor-filled experience with every bite!

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How to Make Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

These sandwiches are effortless to make with only a few simple ingredients. Unroll a can of refrigerated pizza dough. Press into a large rectangle. Spread honey mustard over the dough. Top the dough with a layer of deli ham slices. Top the ham with swiss cheese slices. Starting with the long end, roll up the dough jelly roll style. Using a serrated knife, cut the dough into slices. Place slices cut side down in a 9×13-inch baking dish that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.

In a small saucepan, melt butter. Add dijon mustard, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, and poppy seeds to the melted butter. Cook over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved. Spoon or brush the glaze over the rolls. Bake in a preheated oven until the rolls are golden brown. Garnish with parsley.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use refrigerated pizza dough. You can substitute Pillsbury french bread dough or crescent dough.
    • If using crescent roll dough, make sure to seal the perforations.
  • I use Sargento’s Ultra Thin Swiss Cheese slices.
    • You can use any cheese that you enjoy. Cheddar cheese, provolone cheese, mozzarella cheese.
      • I use cheese slices, You can use shredded cheese.
  • Can I make Ham & Cheese Pinwheels in advance? Yes. Assemble the rolls and cover the baking pan with plastic wrap. Store the dish in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours and then bake.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
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What to Serve with Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

These pinwheels are not only a hit at parties and game days, but they are also perfect for a quick and easy meal. They can be whipped up in no time and enjoyed by the whole family. Plus, with the option to make them in advance and store them in the fridge, they are a convenient option for meal prep or entertaining. 

When it comes to what to serve alongside these rolls, the possibilities are endless! Start by considering a crisp garden salad with a zesty vinaigrette – it’s a refreshing contrast to the warm, cheesy pinwheels. Roasted vegetables, like asparagus or broccoli, bring a delightful savory element to the plate. For a heartier option, creamy mashed potatoes or a bowl of soup. And don’t forget some condiments like honey mustard or ranch dressing for dipping. 

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Hot Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

Yield: 12 rolls
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Hot Ham and Cheese Pinwheels Recipe – layers of honey mustard, deli ham and melty cheese baked in pizza dough and topped with a sweet and savory glaze made with butter, brown sugar, dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and poppy seed. Whether you're serving them at a party, for an afternoon snack, or as an appetizer, they're a savory-sweet sensation that'll have everyone reaching for seconds.

Ingredients:

Pinwheels

  • 1 (13.8-oz) can Pillsbury refrigerated Classic Pizza Crust
  • ¾ lb thinly sliced deli ham
  • 12 slices Swiss cheese
  • 3 to 4 Tbsp honey mustard dressing

Glaze

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Unroll a can of pizza dough. Roll into a 13×18-inch rectangle. Spread honey mustard dressing over the dough. Top the dressing with half of the cheese slices. Place the ham slices over the cheese. Place the remaining cheese slices over the ham.
  • Starting on the long end of the dough, roll up the dough jelly roll style. Cut the dough into slices. Place slices cut side down in the prepared baking dish.
  • In a small saucepan, melt butter. Add dijon mustard, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, and poppy seeds to the melted butter. Cook over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved. Spoon or brush the glaze over the rolls. 
  • Bake uncovered for 25 minutes, or until golden brown.

Notes:

  • I use refrigerated pizza dough. You can substitute Pillsbury french bread dough or crescent dough. 
    • If using crescent roll dough, make sure to seal the perforations.
  • My favorite deli ham is Boars Head Virginia Ham.
  • I prefer Sargento’s Thinly Sliced Swiss Cheese slices.
  • You can use any cheese that you enjoy. Cheddar cheese, provolone cheese, mozzarella cheese.
    • I use cheese slices, You can use shredded cheese.
  • Can I make Ham & Cheese Pinwheels in advance? Yes. Assemble the rolls and cover the baking pan with plastic wrap. Store the dish in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours and then bake.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

Steph

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  1. I tried the hot ham and cheese pinwheels for a light dinner since I was the only eating. I didn’t pay attention to how much swiss cheese and only brought an eight pack instead of 12 slices. Still was so good. I put 2 on my plate and enjoyed them and then found myself eating 2 more. My daughter in law stopped by, ate 2 then went back for 2 more also. Very delicious. Can’t wait to try again with all the cheese and maybe skip the poppy seeds. My first recipe was your Praline Crunch. I now have used several of your recipes and they never disappoint.

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