Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls are just so tasty, simple and easy to make!  Only a handful of ingredients needed for this easy lunch, dinner, or even a quick snack!

ham and cheese crescent rolls on a rack

When you are trying to come up with something for lunch, you may be wondering what to make. It’s time to try Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls for something a little different! The great thing about these pastries is that they are a super savory collection of salty and cheesy! If you’re tired of trying to make something that will please everyone, give this recipe a try! Even your kids will enjoy helping you make these!

What are Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls?

Ham and cheese crescent rolls are a popular snack made by wrapping slices of ham and melted cheese in flaky, buttery crescent roll dough. The dough is usually pre-made and can be found in the refrigerated section of most grocery stores. The ham and cheese filling is placed on top of the triangle-shaped dough and rolled up into a crescent shape before being baked in the oven until golden brown. They are often served as a quick and easy snack or party appetizer but can also make a delicious breakfast or lunch option.

How to Make Ham & Cheese Crescents

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. In the meantime, you can line a baking pan with parchment paper.

Take a small bowl and mix the butter, garlic, and parsley.

Go ahead and roll out the crescent dough and separate it into around 12 triangles.

Place a slice of ham and cheese on each crescent roll.

Roll up the triangles and then place them on the baking pan. Brush the top of the rolls with butter. You can sprinkle some black sesame seeds onto them if you’d like.

Bake the rolls for around 12-15 minutes. You’ll want them to be golden brown on top. When they’re golden brown, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool!

baking sheet with crescent rolls filled with ham and cheese

FAQs for Crescent Roll Ham and Cheese

How do I store ham and cheese crescent rolls?

These ham and cheese crescent rolls can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Can I freeze these ham and cheese rolls?

Yes, you can freeze ham and cheese crescent rolls for later. Wrap the crescent rolls tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, making sure to remove as much air as possible. Then, place them in a freezer-safe container or freezer bag and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months.

How do I unthaw them?

When ready to eat, simply thaw the crescent rolls in the refrigerator overnight and bake them in the oven as directed in the recipe. Keep in mind that the texture and quality of the crescent rolls may change slightly after freezing, but they will still be tasty and convenient for a quick meal or snack.

Can I use different types of cheese for the filling?

Yes, you can experiment with different types of cheese, such as cheddar, Swiss, or mozzarella to give your crescent rolls a unique flavor.

Can I make ham and cheese crescent rolls ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the crescent rolls ahead of time and refrigerate them until ready to bake. If the dough is cold, you may need to adjust the baking time slightly.

What other ingredients can I add to the filling?

You can add other ingredients, such as cooked bacon, scrambled eggs, or chopped vegetables to the filling to create a more complex and flavorful snack.

photo of ham and cheese crescents in a stack



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Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls

Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls are just so tasty, simple and easy to make!  Only a handful of ingredients needed for this easy lunch, dinner, or even a quick snack!
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 15 minutes
Total 25 minutes
Servings 8 Rolls


  • 4 Tablespoons Salted Butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons Freshly Minced Parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Minced Garlic
  • 1 Roll Crescent Dough
  • 8 Slices Deli Ham
  • 8 Slices Swiss Cheese
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon of black sesame seeds


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line a 12x16-inch baking pan with parchment paper then set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix the butter, parsley and garlic then set aside.
  • Roll out the crescent dough and separate it into 12 triangles.
  • Place a slice of ham and a slice of Swiss cheese on each triangle.
  • Roll up the triangles from the wide end to the narrow end and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Brush the butter mixture over the tops of the rolls and sprinkle with black sesame seeds if using.
  • Bake the rolls in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until they are golden brown and the cheese is melted and gooey.
  • Remove the rolls from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before serving.



NOTE: Feel free to change up the meat and use deli turkey, chicken or beef.  You can also use any type of sliced cheese you like.
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  1. 5 stars
    just made these I used flaky buttery crescent rolls and I did turkey breast lunch meat and provolone cheese… popped them in the oven at 350 for 10 min. and came out perfect… thanks for sharing your recipe :^) have a blessed day