Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

I started making HAM AND CHEESE PINWHEELS once a week, and it’s proven to be a great hit with the kids. Great for weekday lunches then leftovers for school lunches.

ham and cheese pinwheels


Also try these Pumpkin Pie Turnovers, they are a great breakfast and school lunch item!

Anyone else get themselves into a lunchtime rut? *hands raised high*

While soup and sandwiches are great, sometimes I {and the kids} get so bored of the same old. To get out of that rut, why not take an all time fave and jazz it up a little. Take ham and cheese, popular with sandwiches. Snoozefest.

So, I started making Ham and Cheese Pinwheels once a week, and it’s proven to be a great hit with the kids. Plus, if you make these for lunch on a Sunday and save a few, you have lunch to send to school on Monday. 

Plus, making these is quick and easy {a must for this Mom!} and would be so perfect served as an appetizer!


You can make your own dough for this, yet I use a package of crescent rolls, which didn’t unroll into one piece at all so I had to re-ball the entire thing and remake one large piece using a rolling pin.

Spread your cream cheese and mustard mixture over it all, then place some ham, mozzarella cheese and green onions on top.

Starting at one end, roll the entire thing to the other end, making one big log. Using a serrated knife, cut into 1-2 inch sections and place on a greased cookie sheet to bake.


It’s ok if each roll isn’t perfect and there are gaps. When baking, the cheese and dough will fill the gaps and it’ll all stick together when done. 

When completed, you have a perfect Ham and Cheese Pinwheel, and they are delicious! A great alternative to a ham & cheese favourite, with a nice cream cheese taste and buttery dough. Mmmm! 


Ham & Cheese Pinwheels

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes

I started making HAM AND CHEESE PINWHEELS once a week, and it's proven to be a great hit with the kids. Great for weekday lunches then leftovers for school lunches


  • 1 package cooked deli meat ham {about 6-8 slices}
  • 1/4 package of Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 1 can refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 cup grated Swiss cheese
  • 2 green onions {sliced}


  1. Unroll crescent roll dough into 1 large sheet, use a rolling pin if needed.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and mustard. Spread mixture onto the surface of the dough.
  3. Place ham on top of the cream cheese mixture and then top with mozza cheese and green onions.
  4. Starting at one side of the dough, roll until you have one large log roll.
  5. Using a serrated knife, cut into 1-2 inch sections and place onto a cookie sheet.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 14-18 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  7. Serve warm and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 259Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 485mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 14g

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  1. omg these look amazing!!! perfect for hors d’ourves! im definitely going to be making these. thanks for the recipe!

  2. wow these look awesome going to try them forsure i think my kids would love these thank you.

  3. Yummy! These look really good, thanks for sharing the recipe! I am definitely going to make these!

  4. I hate lunchtime because I can never think of anything to make. THESE are PERFECT! thank you for sharing

  5. My mother used to make these for me years ago, and I’d forgotten about them. Going to try them out this weekend again!

  6. These sound wonderful not only for lunch but for snacks, as well. I’ll definitely be trying them this weekend. Thank you! 🙂

  7. They look delicious.. I am always in a huge rut for lunch time.. Thanks for sharing your recipe

  8. Looks delicious! Just pinned this recipe!! Great Super Bowl appy and so easy to make! cheers!

  9. What a great idea! I can make these once in a while whether i’s just the two of us here or if someone drops by coffee! Thanks for yet another winning idea!! 😉

  10. Oh my these look delish , thanks for sharing , i seriously have to make these 🙂

  11. These look so yummy! How did your cheese not run alll over the place and not make a huge mess?

  12. these look great! i am definitely trying these. I think my kids will love them.

  13. This is great .. I make a variation of these .. but I am going to try this .. never thought of baking them

  14. This is something I definately will be making in the next few weeks With a special needs son who is so picky this is something he will definately eat Thank you

  15. You have two kinds of chesse 1 cup of swiss and moz cheese but you don’t say when to put in the swiss and how much moz, They look so dilicious , want to make sure I get it right. Thank you

  16. this looks so yummy and it is definately something my son would eat Definately going to make it

  17. Hello.I find your pinwheels yummy. I’m gonna try making these for the weekend.Thankyou for posting.

  18. oh my goodness, wish I’d know about this before. So delicious sounding and easy. thanks.

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