All you need are 3 ingredients for these scrumptious ham and cheese rollups! Beyond delish dunked in mustard or horseradish sauce, and incredibly easy to make for weeknights and holidays!
You may not know this, but I have a sort of Superman/Clark Kent-like thing going on in the kitchen.
At least I like to think it’s that cool.
See, I get a “high” off of buying tons of goodies from the grocery store… fresh fruits and veggies, pastas and herbs, meats and sweets. Whole Foods is my playground. I also have an alarmingly short memory (pregnancy brain, maybe?) so end up forgetting half the things I bought. This makes un-bagging groceries exceedingly exciting. It’s like getting a preview of what you get to eat in the next week!
But, after I’ve laid out all 10 million treasures and then put them away, I start thinking of ways to use as little of it as possible… to make the most mouthwatering meals!
This is also the case when we have nothing to eat in the house. Which, with a 9-month-preggo and a guy with a garbage disposal-sized appetite, seems to be more often the case.
But, regardless of whether the fridge is fully stocked or I’m scrounging for supper, I always appreciate a quick and easy meal. Deli ham, shredded cheese, pizza dough and a spicy, grainy mustard are staples. We’ve always got ‘em (and maybe you do, too!). So, dinner was decided.
These super simple Ham and Cheese Rollups knocked us both off our seats! Just toss your ham and cheese onto a batch of stretched out pizza dough, roll it up tight, and pinch the edges to seal. In under an hour, it crisps up into a beautifully golden, gooey loaf!
Each slice is full of scrumptious, hearty lick-your-plate goodness. Crazy delicious dunked in your favorite spicy mustard and served with a big green salad on the side.
You’ve got to try it!
3-Ingredient Baked Ham and Cheese Rollups
- 1 ball pizza dough
- 8 oz. thinly sliced deli ham
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
For serving, optional:
- Fresh parsley, for sprinkling
- Mustard or horseradish sauce
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Roll out pizza dough on a lightly floured surface. Press to form a 12 x 8-inch rectangle.
- Arrange ham slices evenly over dough to within 1/2 inch of edges. Sprinkle evenly with cheese. Starting at one of the short ends, roll up dough to form log. Pinch seam together to seal. Place, seam side down, on a greased baking sheet.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until deep golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting into 8 slices with a serrated knife.
- Serve with mustard or horseradish sauce, if desired.
*jawdrop* This looks epically delicious! This is what the street kitchens should serve up. Actually, I’m heading to a friend’s tonight for some catching up on Eurovision, could maybe suggest making this :D Thanks for a great recipe as always Georgia. I hope you and your little family are doing well :) x
3 ingredients? Delicious and just about gourmet looking, you work wonders :D
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I know that I would LOVE this! So much goodness, and wonderfully easy!
This looks SCRUMPTIOUS!
The grocery store is my favorite place on earth. I’m happy you love it as much as I do Georgia! :) Love these simple roll-ups. Must try!
WOW!! amazing and it looks beautiful!!
This sounds so good! I can’t wait to try it!
This looks great and like something we would really enjoy here. Thanks for sharing!
I absolutely love Whole Foods! I could spend hours there. These roll-ups look delicious and super easy! Love it!
Such a quick and easy meal – AND easy to remember ingredients! ;)
I seem to have not outgrown my preggo brain (my daughter is 15) – but these ingredients, even I could remember!
These look so good and perfect for brunch! Thanks for sharing!
My son would love this – how can you beat 3 ingredients and when it’s meat, cheese, and bread at that! Excellent, Georgia!
Georgia these are absolute perfection!
This is seriously genius! Love recipes that only have a few ingredients, and this one totally fits the bill. Looks so yummy Georgia!!
Gosh, this looks so great! I love minimalist recipes like this. Good job! And thanks.
Yum! This would be fantastic for a brunch!
I get just as excited when my weekly trip to the grocery store rolls around :). I wish I could come up with fabulous meals like this one when we’re running low on food though. Still cannot believe you made this with only 3 ingredients!
I love having fun with food and have been known to do a little damage in Whole Foods!
I like the look of your very creative baked ham and cheese rollups-they look perfect for a warm weather meal with a green salad on the side ;-)
I love simple dishes like this for busy days!
I’m simply amazed with this creative recipe, Georgia! I think I’ll try this this weekend lunch!! I hope mine will come out beautiful like yours! You’re almost there! I can’t wait to see your little baby girl!
What a perfect lunch! I don’t buy into that pregnancy brain thing. I think tiredness and dehydration are the cause. :)
Ah-mazing!!! This looks absolutely perfect – and hello appetizers for the holidays.
This looks so beautiful!!! I can’t believe how perfect it is. I must do this!
I’m glad somebody finally feels the same way I do about grocery stores and grocery shopping. Some people love going to the mall, I’d much rather prefer the grocery store. To me, it’s fun. I love finding new products or new food items to bring home and incorporate them into dinner.
I love this kind of meal. Simple and delicious and easy to pull together.
Whole Foods is my playground, too — it’s so much fun! I hate when I go there with no inspiration, however, and I come home wondering what I’m going to make with it all. :) This is such a great idea, and my kids would completely flip out over this meal!
ohmigod this looks sooo delicious! If that were in front of me right now, I would not share, not even with my husband, and it would be gone in a matter of minutes! YUUUMM
Hi Georgia. I stumbled over this recipe on Pinterest. What a simple and deletactable treat it is. I’ve done this recipe a lot of times because it’s so addicting – perfect for my sister in college who doesn;t know a lot of of quick recipes apart from sandwiches and ramen noodles, of course. Haha. Also, baking is less time consuming than having to fry by batch.
What kind of pizza dough do you recommend? Frozen, refrigerated, homemade?
Any kind works fine, but I used a batch of homemade pizza dough that had been previously frozen.
My fiance and I are making this tonight! So excited!!!!
I guess no one has heard of Stromboli before…
Could you maybe add in some diced onions and maybe spread some salad dressing on the dough before baking. That way maybe it would add some extra flavor to it. I really like the recipe as written, but I ALWAYS (ALWAYS) change a recipe to my taste bud likings ;o}
Sounds good to me!
I can’t wait to try this. I’ll probably switch of the cheese to either Swiss or Havarti, and add some baby spinach leaves and some julienne slices of granny smith apples.
I made this for dinner tonight and it was AMAZING!!! My kids even loved it…definitely going to become a regular in my meal rotation. Next time I think I will chop up some green onions on it. The possibilities are endless.
Made it. Loved it. Can’t wait to make it for a crowd :)
Made last night with a combo of American and gruyere cheeses with thyme sprinkled on cheese, and it was completely outstanding and simple to make my husband absolutely loved it too!
Great simple recipe, thank you!
This works really quick (and wonderfully delicious) with canned crescent roll! This way bakes in less than 20 minutes.
My fiance and I just bought a house, and no longer have a Whole Foods nearby after living by one for over 2 years. We miss it dearly, even if we did spend wayyyy too much money there! These look like a perfect Holiday party dish. Thanks Georgia!
This was delicious. I added an egg wash for browning and looks–recommend.
I actually took it out of my oven about 20 minutes early because it looked like it was on its way to burning, so in my opinion 50 minutes at 400, is way too long. My oven is new, so perhaps with an older model it might be different. IDK.
Don’t know how I found your website while surfing! But I did and was looking through it. WOW…lots of great recipes. Your website is a keeper. I am going to try to make this rollup this weekend. Looks yummy!
Can’t wait to make this with croissant rolls or crescent rolls. I will be putting leftover Christmas ham into my food processor for a jiffy or two, then tucking i into rolled bread….. Thamks for the wonderful idea! I will also try chicken this way.
Could you freeze this (unbaked)? I am trying to use up leftover ham from Christmas.
I’ve never frozen these unbaked, but I think it would be possible if stored tightly in plastic wrap, placed in a tupperware. Just thaw it completely before baking.
I make something like this, but i use cresent rolls and spread dijon mustard or ranch on the dough before putting on the ham and cheese
This sounds simply wonderful. I am not fortunate enough to live close enough to a Whole Foods but the Trader Joe’s Rosemary Ham and their Shredded 6 Cheese Italian blend might just be super yum in this! Of course they have an herbed pizza dough too…
Thanks for a great recipe – I can’t wait to give it a try!
Also love your blog – just found it searching for a stuffed pepper soup [ can’t wait to make that one too ]!
Hi, I just came across your blog and recipe as I was searching for baked ham and cheese bread rolls. This looks so delicious!! Can’t wait to try it! In fact I’ve just asked to make some sandwhiches for this Sunday’s Church luncheon and your recipe will be perfect!!! (this will also be perfect for hubby and my boys school lunches!) I do have a couple of questions though:
1) In your tip section you mentioned that this can be rolled up and made the night before then just baked the next day (which I love prepping ahead!). My question is do I need to let it sit on the counter for an hour or two to warm up before baking? Can I can bake straight from the fridge? I’m making my own pizza dough.
2) Can I bake these on parchment paper instead of a greased baking sheet?
Your help and advice is greatly appreciated!! Oh and your blog is so lovely!!
Hi Frankie – Thanks so much for your kind comment! I’d recommend letting the assembled loaf come to room temp on your countertop for about 30 minutes. But, if you don’t have the time, baking from chilled should be fine. And yes, you can bake on parchment paper. Happy cooking!
This looks delicious. You stated to roll up starting at the short side. Wouldn’t that make it a big fat roll? I would have sworn you would use the longest side. I am
definitely going to try this. Thanks for posting all your recipes
If you start rolling at the bottom of the short side, you’re rolling up the length of the long side. so that makes a roll the size pictured. Hope you enjoy!
I have a question: Is it okay to use two crescent roll dough in order to make miniature version of this recipe?
Hi Jonathan – I’ve only ever made this recipe as written, but I suggest you follow my recipe for Pepperoni Pizza Crescent Rollups (http://www.thecomfortofcooking.com/2014/09/pepperoni-pizza-crescent-rollups.html), replacing the pepperoni with ham.
so if I used the pilsbury dough I would only need to bake for 20 minutes or so? everytime I try to cook something with dough myself I end up undercooking it and it burns on the outside a little and is still not cooked on the inside. it’s frustrating. lol.
I’ve only ever made these rollups with thicker homemade dough, but I have heard from other readers that they needed to decrease the cooking time if using a thinner, more oily refrigerated crescent dough. Just keep an eye on it.
Hi! Thank you for posting this up. Could you substitute chicken instead of ham here?
Yes! I would just make sure it’s thinly sliced.
At 400 for the full 50 minutes? Is the dough just wrapped around it or rolled up in it? The picture doesn’t look like it has dough inside, just on the outside.
Yes, though you may need to keep an eye on the rollup to avoid overcooking. The white part shown inside of the roll-up is mostly dough.
Wow! Am going to try it w/ those rolls in a can b/c I have them and need to use them up. Love simple, fast, delish recipes, thanks!
Thanks so much! The family loved this!
In my country we make a similar recipe, but we use smoked ham, olives, and raisin. it´s a tradicional food in christmas
We called Pan de Jamon (Ham´s Bread)
Can it be served cold?
I would recommend serving warm or room temperature.
Thanks so much! I really like this scrumptious ham and cheese rollups! It’s perfect for weeknights!
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Wow, just mouthwatering, I loved the recipes, I’ll make them today
Looks delicious. I’ll do it to see how it goes. Thank you for sharing this delight.
This looks really good! Thank you for sharing!
I imagine the delight that must be, because I love bread and stuffed better yet !!
I loved your recipe.
The ingredient list says to use 1 ball of pizza dough. What is the weight for that? 1 pound?
Yes, 1 ball pizza dough is about 1 pound.
I made this last year for Thanksgiving and they almost licked the plate clean! I am making it this year for New Year’s Eve! I served it with a honey mustard dipping sauce. It was a huge hit! Thanks for one of my new favorite go-to appetizer recipes!!
Very easy and good. I used the suggestion of thyme sprinkled over the cheese and ham, and it took only 20 minutes in the oven. What do you think of using a thawed puff pastry sheet? I think I’ll try that next time. Love these less than 5-6 ingredient recipes!