Easy Ham & Cheese Pastry Rolls – Puff pastry is layered with Dijon mustard, ham, and cheddar cheese, rolled and then baked in the oven until perfectly crispy
Fun breakfasts don’t need to be complicated. No dicing vegetables or layering ingredients into a casserole are required for the breakfast I have for you today. It’s a simple breakfast dish that I developed because I had extra puff pastry to use up. And my entire family loved it, especially my 1-year old.
Say hello to my Easy Ham & Cheese Pastry Rolls!
Frozen puff pastry makes everything easier
I just want to take a moment to thank Ina Garten for bringing frozen puff pastry into my life and making it okay for using it in recipes instead of making it from scratch. I was always a “from scratch” person, when it came to baking, but she showed me that good food doesn’t mean you have to slave in the kitchen.
Making these easy pastry rolls
Now that we have that out of the way, we can chat about this recipe. I love having puff pastry around to whip up easy, last-minute desserts or breakfasts. Heck, you can even use it for last-minute appetizers!
This recipe came from some leftover pastry I wanted to use up. I also had ham and cheese on hand, so I simply rolled out the dough to make it flat, spread on some Dijon mustard, and layered on some ham and cheese. Next, all I had to do was roll it into a log and slice into 12 perfect pinwheels.
Baking the rolls
The pinwheels are each place, cut side up, into their own greased muffin tin mold and baked until the pastry puffs up and turns golden brown on top. That’s all there is to it!
Tips & Tricks
- Make sure you use thinly sliced ham. Otherwise, the rolls will be too thick and much harder to roll up.
- I like using sliced cheese versus shredded cheese because shredded cheese will go all over the place and fall out of the rolls once they’ve been sliced.
- To ensure you don’t have raw dough in the center, do not remove the pastry rolls from the oven before the pastry has browned on top.
Easy Ham & Cheese Pastry Rolls
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry thawed
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 6 ounces thinly sliced ham
- 6 ounces sliced cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a standard muffin tin with nonstick spray.
- Unfold pastry dough onto lightly floured surface. Roll with a rolling pin very gently just to iron our creases and create a perfectly flat surface. Spread top of dough with Dijon mustard. Lay thin slices of ham across the puff pastry. Then, top with slices of cheddar cheese.
- Starting from the slightly longer edge, roll pastry into a log. Cut log into two halves and then cut each half into 6 even pieces. Lay each piece, cut side up, into greased individual muffin tin molds. Bake in preheated oven until pastry is puffed and golden brown, between 18-20 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes and then serve immediately.