Easy Weeknight Win: Ham And Cheese Crescent Rolls

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These buttery, flaky crescent rolls with melty ham and cheese are a crowd-pleasing appetizer, side dish, or even a quick and easy meal. They’re incredibly versatile and can be customized with different fillings or dips. This guide provides everything you need to know to create perfect crescent rolls at home, from gathering the ingredients to baking them to golden perfection.

Ingredients:

Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls
Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls

1 package (8 count) refrigerated crescent rolls

  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • 4 slices deli ham, thinly sliced
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds (optional)

  • Instructions:

    1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup.

    2. Unroll the crescent dough and separate the triangles. Spread a thin layer of Dijon mustard on the wider end of each triangle.

    3. Layer the fillings. Place a slice of ham and cheese on the mustard-coated end of each triangle.

    4. Roll up the crescents. Starting from the wide end with the filling, gently roll up each triangle towards the pointed end.

    5. Brush with egg wash. In a small bowl, whisk the egg with a tablespoon of water. Brush the tops of each crescent roll with the egg wash.

    6. Sprinkle with poppy seeds (optional). For an extra bit of flavor and texture, sprinkle the tops of the rolls with poppy seeds.

    7. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbly.

    8. Let cool slightly before serving. Enjoy these warm and delicious crescent rolls!

    Nutrition Facts (per serving, approximate)

    Calories: 300

  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 75mg
  • Sodium: 400mg
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Protein: 10g

  • Please note: These are approximate nutrition facts and may vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients you use.

    Conclusion

    These homemade crescent rolls with ham and cheese are a guaranteed hit with everyone. They’re simple to make, require minimal ingredients, and can be easily customized to your preferences. Whether you’re feeding a hungry family or hosting a party, these delicious rolls are sure to disappear quickly!

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    1. Can I use different types of cheese?

    Absolutely! Swiss cheese is a classic choice, but you can also experiment with cheddar, mozzarella, provolone, or any other type of cheese you enjoy.

    2. What can I add for extra flavor?

    There are many ways to add a personal touch to your crescent rolls. Try adding a sprinkle of dried herbs like rosemary or thyme, or a pinch of garlic powder or onion powder. You could also spread a thin layer of pesto or your favorite chutney on the dough before adding the filling.

    3. Can I make these crescent rolls ahead of time?

    Yes, you can! Assemble the rolls completely and then refrigerate them for up to 24 hours before baking. When ready to bake, simply take them out of the fridge and let them sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes before baking.

    4. What if I don’t have Dijon mustard?

    If you don’t have Dijon mustard on hand, you can substitute it with another type of mustard, such as yellow mustard or honey mustard.

    5. How can I reheat leftover crescent rolls?