Ham and cheese rolls might not sound like the most exciting dish in the world, but if you’re thinking about a slice each of ham and cheese between two pieces of white bread, that’s pretty far from what the following recipe has to offer. Ingredients like mustard, Worcestershire sauce, poppy seeds, and minced onion elevate this from a boring sandwich into something incredibly delicious.
These aren’t hard to make either. Since most of the time they’re in the oven, you can prepare other brunch dishes then serve these baked ham and cheese rolls alongside.
It’s worth choosing your preferred ham and cheese carefully, since using good quality deli ingredients always means a better flavor experience, and this baked ham and cheese rolls recipe deserves the best ingredients. In place of bread, the recipe calls for pizza crust dough, along with plenty of butter to ensure a rich, moist result.
Serve these ham and cheese rolls for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or even as a snack. They’re versatile and tasty.
Why You’ll Love the Recipe:
These flavor-packed, moist ham and cheese rolls are easy to make. Once you top the pizza dough with the ham, cheese and other ingredients, you just have to let the rolls rise, add the sauce, and bake them to crisp, golden brown perfection.
How to Serve Them:
These gourmet ham and cheese rolls are perfectly served hot from the oven. Have them for breakfast or brunch. They can even be enjoyed for lunch, perhaps with a salad on the side.
- Melted butter
- Refrigerated pizza crust dough
- Dijon mustard
- Deli ham
- Worcestershire sauce
- Poppy seeds
- Swiss cheese
- Dried minced onion
How to make Baked Ham and Cheese Rolls:
Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
On a lightly floured surface, roll the pizza dough out to a 8×16 rectangle.
Brush the dough with some butter.
Layer the ham.
Then the cheese on the dough.
Roll the dough up tightly into a long log shape.
Cut the log into 9 evenly sized slices.
Lay the slices in a well-greased 9×9 baking dish, and allow to rise for 20 minutes.
Blend together the remaining melted butter with the worcestershire sauce, poppy seeds and minced onion.
Pour the sauce over the rolls and bake for 30-40 minutes.
These baked ham and cheese rolls are ideal for brunch. Using pizza dough instead of bread makes them extra satisfying. The mustard, poppy seeds, onion, and Worcestershire sauce add plenty of flavor, showcasing the wonderful ham and cheese flavors.
Baked Ham and Cheese Rolls
- ½ C. Melted butter
- 1 Refrigerated pizza crust dough
- 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
- 8 Slices of deli ham
- 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tsp. Poppy seeds
- 8 Slices of swiss cheese
- 2 tsp. Dried minced onion
- Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll the pizza dough out to a 8×16 rectangle.
- Brush the dough with some butter.
- Layer the ham and then the cheese on the dough.
- Roll the dough up tightly into a long log shape.
- Cut the log into 9 evenly sized slices.
- Lay the slices in a well greased 9×9 baking dish, and allow to rise for 20 minutes.
- Blend together the remaining melted butter with the worcestershire sauce, poppy seeds and minced onion.
- Pour the sauce over the rolls and bake for 30-40 minutes.
Can You Make Them Ahead?
These are better made just before serving, so they’re fresh as can be, and wonderfully warm from the oven.
Any leftovers should be covered and refrigerated and then enjoyed within a couple of days. You can warm them back up in the oven or microwave or else eat them cold.
Variations and Substitutions:
Use any kind of ham you want, and any type of cheese. Black Forest ham is always good or perhaps you prefer honey roasted ham. As for the cheese, Swiss cheese works or you could try Emmentaler or even mature cheddar.