Today’s recipe comes from someone many of you may be familiar with—- Sally from Real Mom Nutrition. Not only do I look up to Sally for her realistic family nutrition advice, her wit and sense of humor, and easy, picky-eater friendly recipes, I so appreciate her willingness to share all of the above with you here today! Plus any recipe with 3-ingredients deserves a high-five… and loud cheers from the Serbinski boys!
With just 3-ingredients, flaky Ham and Cheese Pinwheels are a no-fuss meal or snack the whole family can help make!
I’m a Midwestern girl who was raised on simple food. And though I’m usually game for trying the latest food trend, I still circle back to many of those fuss-free favorites that remind me of home. Growing up, my mom used to make these Ham and Cheese Pinwheels. It was a recipe she got from a neighbor and it started, like so many Midwestern recipes do, with a humble tube of crescent rolls.
Now I make Ham and Cheese Pinwheels for my kids too, who send up a cheer whenever they see me assembling them. They’re a fun treat for lunch, and they’re good hot or cold (leftovers are perfect for lunch boxes). One important tweak: I’ve upgraded to Immaculate Baking Company’s version of crescent rolls, which don’t have the hydrogenated fats or artificial dyes like the kind I ate as a kid!
To make them, just pop open the dough and gently tear it in half (you’ll see perforations down the middle). Then pull it apart to make rectangles as shown below. Top each rectangle with a slice of ham and Swiss, then fold in three of the corners (see arrows pointing to which corners) and secure with a toothpick to form a pinwheel shape.
They’re baked at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until the dough is golden brown and the cheese is melty.
- 1 tube Immaculate Baking Company crescent roll dough
- 4 slices ham
- 4 slices Swiss cheese
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Pop open dough and break in half along perforations down center. Pull apart dough to form four rectangles and place on a baking sheet.
- Top each rectangle with a slice of ham and Swiss cheese.
- Fold in three of the corners and secure with a toothpick in the center to make a pinwheel shape.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and melty.
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Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD, is a registered dietitian, educator, and the blogger behind Real Mom Nutrition, which was recently named as a Parents Magazine’s Best of the Web award winner. She collaborated with Cooking Light on Dinnertime Survival Guide, a cookbook for busy families. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband, dog, and two Star-Wars obsessed boys. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.