Ham and cheese pinwheels: Perfect party food or snack

Tina Howell

I love a good sandwich and I love party food and these Ham and Cheese Pinwheels are the perfect combination of the two. They're a great appetizer to serve for birthday, holiday parties or showers that are so easy to make as well as absolutely delicious. They also make a great afternoon snack for kids who come home hungry, but you don't want them to fill up on chips and cookies.

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  • 1 can of crescent dough sheet
  • 3/4 pound of deli ham, sliced thin
  • 3/4 pound of Swiss cheese, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup of butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
  • Dash of garlic powder
  • Dash of onion powder
  • Poppy seeds for garnish (optional)

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Coat a 9 by 13 baking pan with cooking spray.
  • Unroll the crescent dough and roll it into a large rectangle.
  • Layer the deli ham slices on top of the dough, enough to cover the dough completely.
  • Layer the Swiss cheese on top of the ham the same way.
  • Start rolling the dough at one of the long ends, tightly. Make sure to pinch the end to seal the dough well. 
  • Cut the dough crosswise into 12 equal-sized pieces, then place them in the baking pan.
  • Lightly season the rolls with the onion and garlic powder.
  • Whisk the butter and Dijon mustard together in a small bowl then pour evenly over the rolls. 
  • Garnish with poppy seeds (optional)
  • Bake for approximately 30 minutes until golden brown.
  • Let the pinwheels cool slightly before removing them from the pan onto a serving tray.

Serve and enjoy!

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