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Baked Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

Making baked ham and cheese pinwheels is easy and fun. This baked pinwheel appetizer recipe is great for brunch, lunches, snacks, and more!

Ham and cheese pinwheels are tasty and easy to make which makes them the ideal recipe for a quick lunch recipe or a tasty snack.

There’s nothing difficult about making baked pinwheel appetizers. They always come out so cute and every bite is flavorful but the process is super simple. You can also try Festive Cream Cheese PinwheelsWhole Wheat Pizza Pinwheels, and Easy Pinwheel Appetizers, and Recipe For Taco Pinwheels for more!

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pin showing the finished baked ham and cheese pin wheels ready to eat.

Pinwheels are great for any occasion. You can enjoy these as a snack or make them for a fun and dip-able finger food dinner. You can serve them with marinara sauce, ranch dressing, or anything else you like to enjoy with pizza or Stromboli type recipes.

You can serve this recipe up with some salad and you have a great meal that is ready quickly and easily. It’s a kid friendly meal that everyone will devour!

a close up view of a finished ham and cheese pinwheel ready to enjoy.

What makes these baked pinwheels different?

These baked pinwheels are a little different from the other pinwheel recipes we have made in the past. They’re made with pizza dough instead of tortillas.

The pizza dough makes these ham and cheese pinwheels puff up a bit and makes them a little more substantial. If you are looking for a tasty finger food recipe that’s good for lunches or even dinner you can definitely enjoy these baked pinwheels.

a plate of the finished baked ham and cheese pinwheels ready to eat.

Ingredients needed to make a baked pinwheel appetizer recipe:

This easy recipe only uses a handful of ingredients. You will need refrigerated pizza dough, ham, cheese (swiss and cheddar), mayo, dijon mustard, and parsley. That’s all!

There’s nothing funky in this recipe which means if you have picky eaters they’ll happily gobble these down without any stress.

ingredients needed to make the pinwheels.

How to make baked ham and cheese pinwheels:

Unroll each dough onto a sheet of wax paper and press to flatten to a thin, even rectangle.

dough rolled out ready to be filled.

For ham & cheddar: 

Spread mayonnaise evenly onto dough leaving a small space around the border.

mayo and mustard on the dough.

Place 6 slices of ham on top of mayonnaise.

ham added to the dough

Sprinkle cheddar cheese over the ham.

cheese spread on the ham slices.

Using the wax paper to assist, roll the filled dough away from you pressing the end seam into the roll.

rolled up dough with filling inside.

Roll wax paper around the roll.

sliced pinwheels ready to be baked.

For ham & Swiss:

Spread dijon mustard evenly onto dough leaving a small space around the border.

Place 6 slices of ham on top of the mustard.

Sprinkle Swiss cheese over the ham.

swiss chesse version on the dough.

Using the wax paper to assist, roll the filled dough away from you pressing the end seam into the roll.

rolled up dough ready to be sliced.

Roll wax paper around roll.

sliced dough ready to be baked.

Place both rolls in the refrigerator to cool for about 30 minutes. This makes them easier to slice cleanly.

Preheat oven to 375, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

dough slices on a sheet ready for the oven.

Trim the ends of the rolls and cut into even slices at desired thickness.

Place slices with spiral side up on lined baking sheet, and sprinkle with parsley.

baked pinwheels ready to be cooled and shared.

Bake for about 18 minutes or until light golden brown.

Cool slightly, serve and enjoy!  

finished baked ham and cheese pinwheels.

Need some other appetizer and finger food recipes?

Sometimes you just need simple lunch recipes and finger food choices. Here are some of our favorite easy recipes to enjoy at parties, family gatherings, and more.

There’s never a bad time for a tasty appetizer recipe. These finger foods are easy to make and perfect to share!

a plate full of the finished pinwheels ready to eat.

Printable Baked Ham and Cheese Pinwheels Recipe:

Yield: 12

Baked Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

Featured image showing the finished baked ham and cheese pinwheels.

Making baked ham and cheese pinwheels is easy and fun. This baked pinwheel appetizer recipe is great for brunch, lunches, snacks, and more!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Bake Time 18 minutes
Total Time 58 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cans refrigerated rolled pizza dough
  • 12 slices of ham
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups swiss cheese, shredded
  • 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons dijon mustard
  • dried parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. Unroll each dough onto a sheet of wax paper and press to flatten to a thin, even rectangle.
  3. For ham & cheddar: spread mayonnaise evenly onto dough leaving a small space around the border. Place 6 slices of ham on top of mayonnaise. Sprinkle cheddar cheese over the ham.
  4. For ham & Swiss: use dijon mustard instead of mayo, and the Swiss cheese.
  5. Using the wax paper to assist, roll the filled dough away from you pressing the end seam into the roll.
  6. Roll wax paper around each dough roll. Place both rolls in the refrigerator to chill for about 30 minutes. This makes it easier to slice them cleanly.
  7. Trim the ends of the rolls and cut into even slices at desired thickness.
  8. Place slices spiral side up on lined baking sheet and sprinkle with parsley.
  9. Bake for about 18 minutes or until light golden brown.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 262Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 888mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 24g

Sandra

Sunday 24th of December 2023

I never knew you could bake these after the mayo is on Wow! Thank you. Does it alter taste any?? Loving All Pinwheels

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