Baked Ham and Cheese Rolls with Honey Mustard Glaze are an irresistible twist on a classic ham and cheese sandwich. Using store-bought pizza dough as the base makes this an easy lunch or dinner with only 7 ingredients.
Whether you have leftover ham from a holiday meal or just want to buy some from the deli counter, there’s something about transforming it into cheesy, buttery pinwheels that makes it feel like an extra special meal.
The process is easy. It starts with pizza dough. Here’s how…
1. Roll out Pizza Dough
Start with 1 pound of pizza dough (store-bought or home-made) rolled into a rectangle. No need to be precise, just about as tall from top to bottom as your 8×8 baking dish, and double that length from side-to-side. A lopsided rectangle is just fine (see evidence below).
2. Brush with Butter
Melt 1/2 cup (1 stick) of unsalted butter in the microwave. Brush the pizza dough with about 1 Tablespoon of butter and reserve the rest for the glaze.
3. Top with Ham and Cheese
Top the pizza dough with ham. Don’t worry if the ham is fairly thick-cut, just make sure that the slices don’t overlap.
Add a single layer of cheese.
4. Roll and Slice
Roll up from bottom to top.
Slice into 9 even pieces and place in a greased 8×8 baking dish.
5. Allow to Rise
Let the rolls rise for 20 minutes while you whisk the remaining butter with mustard, honey, and poppy seeds (yum!).
6. Top with Glaze and Bake
Pour the glaze over the rolls and bake at 400 degrees F for 25 minutes until the dough is cooked through and the tops are golden brown.
And when they come out, good luck waiting any longer than a minute or two before you dig in.
These Baked Ham and Cheese Rolls with Honey Mustard are seriously good.
Need a little inspiration to see how quick and easy this recipe is? Check out the video below.
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Baked Ham and Cheese Rolls with Honey Mustard Sauce
- 8x8 baking dish
- Mixing Bowls
- Basting Brush
- 1 lb Pizza Dough (store-bought or home-made)
- 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
- 8 large slices Ham (thinner slices will roll easier)
- 8 large slices Swiss or Provolone Cheese
- 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
- 1 Tbsp Honey
- 1 Tbsp Poppy Seeds
- If the pizza dough is refrigerated, take it out of the fridge 20 minutes before you begin so that it comes to room temperature (this will make it easier to work with).
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray an 8 x 8 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- Roll pizza dough out on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle that is roughly 16" x 8" (just use the baking dish as a guide, no need to be exact).
- Heat butter in the microwave until melted. Brush the surface of the rectangle lightly with melted butter (this should require about 1 Tablespoon of butter), and set the remaining butter aside.
- Top the pizza dough with ham and then with cheese each in a single layer with no slices overlapping.
- Starting with the edge closest to you, roll the pizza dough up into a log so that the ham and cheese is on the inside. Use a serrated knife to slice the roll into 9 even pieces. Place the pieces in the prepared baking dish and set aside to rise for 20 minutes.
- Whisk remaining butter with mustard, honey and poppy seeds. After the dough has risen slightly, pour honey mustard glaze over the top of the rolls. (This will look like a lot of sauce, but that's what makes it so good!)
- Bake the rolls until the dough is cooked through and golden on top, 20-25 minutes.
- Serve rolls warm or at room temperature.
This recipe was inspired by the absolute mountain of leftover Easter ham we had in the fridge this year (which we served alongside this strata). It was a fun Easter that started with snow (!) and ended with a post-nap egg hunt once the sun came out. Molly and Clara were VERY excited about their visit from the “Eater” Bunny.
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