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Friday, July 21, 2017

Ham and Cheese Rolls #BackToSchoolRecipes

These take the classic ham and cheese sandwich to a fun new level! Make the honey mustard dipping sauce to bring it all together. Whether you need a fun new lunch idea or a hearty savory snack, these will surely do the trick!


    There are just some foods and situations that go together.  Are you going to a movie? Of course you have to get some popcorn.  If you're at a ball game, you need to have peanuts and hot dogs. "Get 'yer hot dog!"  Christmas requires cookies, Thanksgiving requires a turkey and cold lunches need ham and cheese sandwiches.  I think those are all rules somewhere, you know in the giant book of food rules according to Carlee if nothing else.


     It just seems like a ham and cheese sandwich in a lunchbox is a right of passage.  In fact, my husband still packs a ham and cheese sandwich in his lunchbox almost every day.  Sometimes he'll ask for some turkey or I'll surprise him with pastrami.  But the vast majority of time it is the good ol' ham and cheese on white bread with a bit of mayo and mustard.  He is definitely a creature of habit!

      On the other hand, I want to play to much with my food.  So the idea of a ham and cheese sandwich every day is enough to drive me crazy!  But that doesn't mean that ham and cheese is bad, I just want to change it up every now and then.  These ham and cheese rolls are a way to get that same basic flavor but in a much more fun package.


      Can you imagine your kid opening their lunch expecting to see and sandwich and finding these rolls instead?  To make it even more fun, include some honey mustard dipping sauce.  After all, a dipping sauce can make anything more fun!


      If hot lunch is more your kids' speed, that's ok.  There are plenty of chances to make them anyway.  They make for a fun dinner fresh from the oven.  They are a great snack as well.  You can make a bunch at once and freeze them for after school snacks.  That way getting over the homework hump is a little easier.


     I made these rolls with my whole wheat pizza dough recipe, I thought the honey and wheat would be a great compliment to the ham and cheddar.  However you could certainly do the same with sourdough pizza crust or your favorite pizza dough recipe.  If the idea of baking with yeast scares you, you really should give it a try.  It is fun! If that's a hurdle you aren't interested in jumping right now, feel free to pick up some frozen bread dough or pizza dough at the grocery store.  Then you can have these made in no time!

     What were your favorite cold lunches when you were in school?  And if you still pack a lunch now what do you bring with you?




Yield: About 20 Rolls

Ham and Cheese Rolls

These take the classic ham and cheese sandwich to a fun new level! Make the honey mustard dipping sauce to bring it all together. Whether you need a fun new lunch idea or a hearty savory snack, these will surely do the trick!
prep time: 2 hourcook time: 20 MINStotal time: 2 hours and 20 mins

INGREDIENTS:

Ham and Cheese Rolls
  • 1 recipe pizza crust, I used my whole wheat pizza crust
  • 8 oz your favorite cheese, shredded. I used white cheddar
  • 8 oz thin sliced ham
  • 3 T mustard
  • 3 T melted butter
Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
  • 2/3 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup mustard
  • 2-3 T honey

INSTRUCTIONS

For the rolls
  1. Prepare your pizza crust according to your recipe directions. After the first proof, roll into a large rectangle.
  2. Spread mustard over the dough and then sprinkle with cheese. Top with ham slices and roll up like a you would cinnamon rolls.
  3. Cut into about 20 thin slices and place them on a greased baking sheet.
  4. Cover and allow to rise until about doubled in size and preheat your oven to 400 F.
  5. Gently brush the rolls with the melted butter then bake for 15-20 minutes.
For the honey mustard sauce:
  1. Stir together all ingredients and then cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Notes:
    1. The sauce can be made ahead of time and stored for up to a couple of weeks in the refrigerator.
    2. This is also a great dipping sauce for things like chicken finger and popcorn chicken!
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Now lets take a look at what my friends are making for back to school!

Banh Mi by Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Cinnamon Pecan Bars by Family Around the Table

Gingered Shrimp and Veggie Bowl by A Day In The Life on The Farm

Ham and Cheese Rolls by Cooking With Carlee

Whole Wheat Olive Oil Crackers by Caroline's Cooking




Shared at Weekend Potluck and Meal Plan Monday

30 comments:

  1. Food on sticks and anything with dipping sauce are the best! These look delicious and would also be perfect for game day!

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    1. It is funny how something so simple automatically makes the food more fun. Sauces and sticks are both easy enough to come by! Maybe next time I should bake these on sticks and serve them as lollipops!! ;-)

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  2. These sound perfect for lunchboxes, and tasty too!

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  3. I love finger foods like this! I think I'll make these for lunch this weekend! The boys would love them! Have a great weekend sweet friend!

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    1. I hope they do! I hope your sale is going swimmingly!

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  4. I think they would be great on an appetizer table at my next pool party.

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    1. They would be so much fun at a pool party! What a great idea!

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  5. Oh my gosh, these look absolutely wonderful. This is my kind of sandwich! I think that my husband and children that take lunches to work would be thrilled with this for a sandwich. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Aren't they a fun change to the traditional sandwich. You could do a lot of flavor combinations too to keep them interesting!

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  6. These look amazing. I love finger foods and things that are dippable. Will give these a try soon.

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    1. Being able to dip and eat with your hands instantly make things more fun! Thanks, Camilla!

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  7. These ham and cheese rolls look delicious!! I especially like that they are served with dipping sauce. This is what I would rather bring for lunch instead of my usual yogurt or protein shake with a banana or dried fruit/nuts. Boring!

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    1. Yogurt, fruit and nuts is always good too! But it is nice to switch things up every now and again!

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  8. These look so good, but I don't see ham listed in the ingredients, what am I missing?

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    1. You are right, I somehow missed that. I used about 8 oz. of thin sliced ham. I will fix that, thanks for letting me know!

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  9. Awesome and quick meal idea! Love this! Thanks for sharing at the Friday Frenzy Link Party!!

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  10. Those look so good! I am definitely going to make these for the grandkids next time they are here. Pinning for later.

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    1. Thank you!! I am sure they will love them.

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  11. I will take a dozen to go please! These look amazing!

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    1. Sure thing! I'll get them ready for you!

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    1. I am sure they will, my little dude sure did!

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  13. This will be a great after school snack! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Wouldn't they be fun to come home to? Thanks, Miz Helen!

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  14. These look delicious! I'm pinning these for an after school snack, game day, etc. Stopping by from the Celebrate 365 Blog Party :)

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    1. Thanks, Val! I am sure your kiddos will love this!

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  15. I would LOVE these! As would my husband!

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    1. They are fun, aren't they? And the honey mustard sauce really makes them!

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