Hot Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

Hot Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

Origin and Region:
Hot Ham and Cheese Pinwheels are a popular appetizer or snack that originated in the United States. While there isn’t a specific region associated with this dish, it’s commonly found at parties, potlucks, and gatherings throughout the country.

Hot Ham and Cheese Pinwheels are savory, gooey bites of goodness that are perfect for any occasion. These pinwheels are made with a soft, flaky crescent roll dough wrapped around slices of ham and gooey melted cheese. Whether you’re serving them as an appetizer, snack, or even a light meal, these pinwheels are sure to be a hit with everyone.


  • 1 can refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 8 slices deli ham
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon honey (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion (optional)

Optional Toppings:

  • Dijon mustard
  • Honey
  • Poppy seeds
  • Dried minced onion


  • Make sure to roll the crescent roll dough tightly to prevent the pinwheels from unraveling while baking.
  • Experiment with different types of cheese and deli meats to customize the flavor of your pinwheels.
  • For added flavor, brush the melted butter mixture over the pinwheels before baking.
  • Serve the pinwheels with your favorite dipping sauces, such as marinara sauce, honey mustard, or ranch dressing.


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it with cooking spray.
  2. Unroll the crescent roll dough onto a clean work surface. Separate the dough into triangles along the perforated lines.
  3. Place a slice of ham and a slice of Swiss cheese on each crescent roll triangle.
  4. Starting from the wide end, roll up each crescent roll triangle into a tight spiral.
  5. Place the rolled-up pinwheels on the prepared baking sheet, seam side down.
  6. In a small bowl, mix together the melted butter, Dijon mustard, honey, poppy seeds, and dried minced onion.
  7. Brush the butter mixture over the tops of the pinwheels.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the pinwheels are golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  9. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving.

Hot Ham and Cheese Pinwheels are a delicious and easy-to-make appetizer or snack that’s perfect for any occasion. These pinwheels are made with crescent roll dough, deli ham, and Swiss cheese, all rolled up into a bite-sized treat that’s bursting with flavor. Whether you’re hosting a party, game day gathering, or simply looking for a tasty snack, these hot ham and cheese pinwheels are sure to please a crowd.

Nutritional Information:
(Serving Size: 1 pinwheel)

  • Calories: 180 kcal
  • Total Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 25mg
  • Sodium: 380mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Sugars: 3g
  • Protein: 6g

(Note: Nutritional information may vary depending on specific ingredients and serving size.)

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