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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.
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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 

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 or until light 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
  • Dry parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Unroll each dough onto a sheet of wax paper and press to flatten to a thin, even rectangle 
  2. For ham & cheddar: Spread mayonnaise evenly onto dough leaving a small space around the border 
  3. Place 6 slices of ham on top of mayonnaise Sprinkle cheddar cheese over the ham Using the wax paper to assist, roll the filled dough away from you pressing the end seam into the rollRoll wax paper around the roll
  4. For ham & swiss: Spread dijon mustard evenly onto dough leaving a small space around the border
  5. Place 6 slices of ham on top of the mustard Sprinkle swiss cheese over the ham 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 roll Place both rolls in the refrigerator to cool for about 30 minutes 
  7. Preheat oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper Trim the ends of the rolls and cut into even slices at desired thickness 
  8. Place slices with spiral side up on lined baking sheet and sprinkle with parsley 
  9. Bake for about 18 or until light brown 
  10. Cool slightly, serve and enjoy!  
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