Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels loaded with sliced ham, swiss cheese and cheddar cheese. All wrapped up in a homemade pizza dough and brushed with a dijon butter sauce! These are addicting!

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Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

If you are looking for an easy appetizer i’ve got you covered! These ham and cheese roll ups make a great appetizer, lunch or dinner along with a side salad. They are even good cold and would make a great work lunch or a school lunch to pack for the kids.

This recipe couldn’t be easier. I use my favorite fool proof recipe for homemade pizza dough then roll it out and top it with sliced deli ham, swiss cheese and grated sharp cheddar cheese. The baked ham and cheese roll ups are then brushed with melted butter, dijon mustard, poppy seeds, garlic powder and onion powder. The mustard and poppy seeds go great with the smoked ham and swiss!

How to make Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

  • Homemade Pizza Dough: Add warm water to the bowl of the stand mixer with the dough hook attachment. Add in yeast and honey. Stir and allow it to rest for 5 minutes. Add 2 cups of all purpose flour, salt, and oil. Mix to combine, 3-4 minutes. Slowly add remaining 1/2-3/4 cup of flour till a smooth ball forms that pulls cleanly away from the sides of the bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and allow dough to rest for 1 hour.
  • Pinwheels: When the dough is ready roll it out onto a floured surface to roughly 14 x 14 inches. Cut slices of swiss cheese in half and lay them out evenly on dough, followed by ham and lastly sprinkle with grated cheddar. Roll into a log and cut into 12 even slices. Place the pinwheels in a greased 9 x 13 pan.
  • Dijon Butter Glaze: Add unsalted butter, mustard and seasonings to a small saucepan and whisk until butter is melted. Mixture may be clumpy that is ok. Evenly brush glaze on top of the pinwheels.
  • Bake: At 400 degrees or until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Serve immediately and enjoy!
  • Store: Leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Freeze for up to 3 months!

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Tips for making Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

  • Use your favorite cheeses. I love using Swiss, Cheddar, Provolone, Havarti, Gruyere or Fontina!
  • You can use either homemade or pre-made pizza dough for this recipe! Crescent roll dough can also be used. Just make sure to reduce cooking time and the oven temperature to 350 degrees.
  • I’ve also made this recipe with pepperoni in place of the ham and it is delicious!
  • These ham and cheese roll ups are also a great way to use up leftover ham from Easter!

 

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Tips for making the BEST homemade pizza dough

  • Use warm water (105-110 degrees F). This is about the same temperature that is comfortable to wash your hands in. This will help to wake up the yeast and help the dough rise.
  • After you sprinkle yeast over the water add honey and let sit for a minute. You will start to see the yeast foam and some bubbles form. This lets you know the yeast is alive and working.
  • Don’t add all the flour in at once. Add 2 cups to start and gradually add the remaining flour in little by little, just until it pulls away from the sides of the bowl. This will help adjust for the humidity and temperature outside witch can all play a factor when making homemade bread or pizza dough.
  • The all purpose flour can be substituted with whole wheat flour or gluten free flour.

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Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Rising Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 12

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels loaded with sliced ham, swiss cheese and cheddar cheese. All wrapped up in a homemade pizza dough and brushed with a dijon butter sauce! These are addicting!

Ingredients

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

  • 1 cup water (heated to 110 degrees F)
  • 1 1/2 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2-2 1/2 cups all purpose flour, or more as needed
  • 3/4 lb deli ham
  • 6 slices swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Glaze

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp poppy seed
  • 1/2 tbsp dijon mustard

Instructions

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

  1. Add warm water to the bowl of the stand mixer with the dough hook attachment. Add in yeast and honey. Stir and allow it to rest for 5 minutes.

  2. Add 2 cups of flour, salt, and oil. Mix to combine, 3-4 minutes. Slowly add remaining 1/2-3/4 cup of flour or until a smooth ball forms that pulls cleanly away from the sides of the bowl.

  3. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rest for 1 hour.

  4. Roll out dough on floured surface to roughly 14 x 14 inches.

  5. Cut slices of swiss in half and lay them out evenly on dough, followed by ham and lastly sprinkle with grated cheddar.

  6. Roll into a log and cut into 12 even slices. Place in a greased 9 x 13 pan.

  7. Brush on glaze and bake at 400 degrees until golden brown, about 30 minutes.

  8. Serve immediately and enjoy! Store leftovers in the fridge for up tp 4 days.

Glaze

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a small saucepan and whisk until butter is melted. Mixture may be clumpy that is ok. Set aside until you are ready to use.

Nutrition Facts
Ham and Cheese Pinwheels
Amount Per Serving
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 548mg24%
Potassium 139mg4%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 282IU6%
Calcium 154mg15%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easter Leftovers, Easy Appetizer, Ham and Cheese Pinwheels, Party Food