Ham and cheese roll ups

Sharing is caring!

Stuffed with ham and two kinds of cheese, these ham and cheese roll ups with puff pastry make a great party food. Serve them for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner- or take them on the picnic.

My husband is obsessed with these ham and cheese roll ups aka. pizza puff pastry pinwheels! Last week my neighbor Barbara invited us to her birthday party. So I made pizza rolls a day before, that we took along with. While the rolls were in the oven, my husband, Jo, kept walking from the living room to the kitchen and telling me how heavenly they were smelling. Shortly after I finished baking them, Jo insisted on having one, even though he had just eaten the Namibian beef stew. I gave him one and he ate it in a blink of an eye.

These ham and cheese rolls made with store-bought puff pastry, cream cheese, grated cheese, tomato paste, ham, dried tomatoes packed in oil and fresh oregano are delicious (can be enjoyed both warm and at room temperature), so easy and quick to make. They can be served for breakfast, dinner or anytime in between. Feel free to make the rolls a day before up until the chilling stage and slice and bake the next day.


What you’ll need to make ham and cheese pinwheels puff pastry

– 110 g (3.9 oz) cream cheese
– 110 g (3.9 oz) ham
– 80 g (2.8 oz) grated cheese
– 2 tablespoons tomato paste
– 1 tablespoon of sun dried tomatoes (I used sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil )
– 1 store – bought puff pastry (fresh, ca. 275 g/ 10 oz)
– salt and pepper
– 2 tablespoons fresh oregano/ 2 teaspoons dried oregano

You’ll also need

– 1 egg to wash the rolls
– 2 bowls
-1 parchment paper
– a cutting board
-1 baking sheet


How to make puff pastry pizza rolls

Start off by cutting the ham into slices.

Cut the sun dried tomatoes into smaller pieces as well. If you’re using fresh oregano leaves like me, then rinse the leaves and cut them into smaller pieces.

In a bowl combine tomato paste, cream cheese, oregano and dried tomatoes.

Using a spoon, mix until well combined.

Next lightly flour a cutting board and roll out the puff pastry. Using a spoon, spread the cream uniformly thorough over the surface of the pastry.

Then align ham slices on the pastry spread with cream

and sprinkle with grated cheese.

Carefully roll the pastry and refrigerate it for at least 5 minutes.

NOTE: It’s very important to chill the pastry roll, because it makes it easier to cut when it’s cold. You can also prepare the roll a day before and chill it to use it the next day.

In the meantime preheat the oven to 200°C (392 °F), with both top and bottom heat and line a baking sheet with a parchment paper.

Using a sharp knife cut the pastry roll into 12 equal slices.

Arrange the rolls on a baking sheet lined with a parchment paper. Don’t forget to leave enough space between the rolls for them to expand.

In the second bowl, whisk the egg and brush each roll top lightly with it.

Bake for 20 minutes or until nicely golden brown.

Ham and cheese roll ups with puff pastry

Stuffed with ham and two kinds of cheese, these ham and cheese roll ups with puff pastry make a great party food. Serve them for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner- or take them on the picnic.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Chill Time5 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: appetizer, crowd pleaser, finger food, how to, make ahead, new year's eve, party food, party snack, picnic, pizza pinwheels, potluck, puff pastry pizza rolls, snacks
Servings: 12 Pizza rolls
Author: Ester from esterkocht.com

Equipment

  • Parchment paper
  • Cutting board
  • 2 bowls
  • Baking sheet

Ingredients

  • 110 g (3.9 oz) cream cheese
  • 110 g (3.9 oz) ham
  • 80 g (2.8 oz) grated cheese any
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon sun dried tomatoes I used sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil
  • 1 store -bought puff pastry about. 275 g/ 10 oz
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg to wash the rolls
  • about 1 tablespoon plain flour to dust the cutting board

Instructions

  • Start off by cutting the sun dried tomatoes into smaller pieces. Cut the ham into slices as well. If you're using fresh oregano leaves like me, then rinse the leaves and cut them into smaller pieces. In a bowl combine tomato paste, cream cheese, oregano and dried tomatoes. Using a spoon, mix until well combined. Lightly flour a cutting board and roll out the puff pastry. Spread the cream uniformly thorough over the surface of the pastry. Then align ham slices on the pastry spread with cream and sprinkle with grated cheese. Carefully roll the pastry and refrigerate it for at least 5 minutes.
  • In the meantime preheat the oven to 200°C (392 °F), with both top and bottom heat and line a baking sheet with a parchment paper. Using a sharp knife cut the pastry roll into 12 equal slices. Arrange the rolls on a baking sheet lined with a parchment paper. Don't forget to leave enough space between the rolls for them to expand.
    In the second bowl, whisk the egg and brush each roll top lightly with it. Bake for 20 minutes or until nicely golden brown.

Notes

  1. It's very important to chill the pastry roll, because it makes it easier to cut when it's cold. You can also prepare the roll a day before and chill it to use it the next day.
  2. If you're using dried oregano just use 2 teaspoons. 

Did you make this recipe? I’d love to hear from you! Simply write a review and add rating to it. Or snap a photo and share it on Ester kocht Facebook Page or tag @ester.kocht on Instagram.

Sharing is caring!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.