Pesto Ham and Cheese Rollups Recipe – Quick, delicious, easy party food with refrigerated crescents dough, ham, cheese and basil pesto. You’re only 5 ingredients away from your next favorite bite!
Expect that everyone will want a piece of THESE.
Hi, there! Happy Super Bowl Sundaaaaay!
I make joke. Stop laughing.
A little birdy told me that I should put my money on the Panthers. Apparently, Peyton hasn’t been that “hot”. However, the same birdy told me to put my money on the Bears when the season started, and I don’t see any darn bears in the Super Bowl… I think that’s the last time I listen to the Internet.
By the way, I’m SUPER surprised that I actually KNOW who is playing in the Super Bowl. I may even watch it! Are the New Kids On The Block doing the half-time show? ‘Cause then, I’m definitely watching!
More than anything, I’m just honestly looking forward to hanging out with some friends and chomping down on these Pesto Ham and Cheese Rollups.
In a more perfect world, I would share these with YOU over a gigantic, salty rimmed, ice filled margaritas. That’d be FUN!
So you guys know how we always need a recipe that is so quick and easy that you could actually make it in your sleep? That is THIS recipe. I have made a bunch of versions of these over the years, but my favorite one is actually not this one. HA! My fave is the one where I place the ham and cheese onto the crescent-triangles, roll ’em up, bake ’em, and serve them to my kids as “cows and pigs in a blanket”. Can I get that Mom of the Year Award, now?
Still, my favorite one to eat IS this one, right here. A layer of cheese slices, topped with thin ham slices, spread with dijon mustard and a dollop of basil pesto… SO good!! I’m pretty crazy over it. You’d be surprised how good dijon mustard goes with basil pesto. It’s amazing. Especially if you like a strong flavor. FYI! If you are not into strong flavors, then keep the dijon mustard out.
Moreover, if you are a HOT ham & cheese sandwich lover, then you are most definitely going to love these. Best part is that, as I said, this whole shebang is so quick and eaaaasy to make! I’d say, with baking time AND prep time? You should be done within 25 minutes. 30, if you want to take your sweet time.
Also? If you’re going to serve these at a party, double the recipe. Triple it, if you must. Trust me, they go quick!
Now, go awn. Have a fantastic Super Bowl Sunday and I hope YOUR team wins!
In the meantime, you should really make a few Pesto Ham and Cheese Rollups because, a little birdy told me that they’re a good luck charm.
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- 1 can (8-ounces) refrigerated reduced-fat crescents dough
- 8 cheese-slices (like Kraft Singles)
- 1 package (8 ounces) Thin Sliced Ham (I use Healthy Choice)
- 1/4 cup dijon mustard
- 1/3 cup basil pesto
Preheat oven to 375F.
Spray an 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
Roll out the refrigerated crescents dough and pinch together all the seams.
Arrange the cheese slices in a single layer over the dough.
Arrange the ham slices over the cheese.
Spread dijon mustard over the ham slices.
Starting with the side nearest you, carefully roll up the dough, tightly.
Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into 9 slices.
Transfer to previously prepared baking dish.
Spread basil pesto over the rollups.
Bake for 12 to 13 minutes, or until dough is golden brown.
Remove from oven.
Let stand a few minutes.
Make ahead of time by covering the prepared rollups with plastic wrap and refrigerating. DO NOT bake.
When ready to bake, remove from fridge and bake uncovered.
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