Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Pinwheels


I'm always looking for easy recipes that will also make great leftovers. When I was in college, I always had the option to eat at home, but now that I'm working, it is so much easier to take my lunch or grab something quick, which also often means unhealthy. Another issue I've had is coming up with creative things that I don't get tired of. I'm somewhat of a picky eater, and there are a lot of things I don't like to eat as leftovers. In all honesty, I could probably eat a PB&J every single day - yikes.

I came across a recipe for ham and cheese pinwheels and decided to change it up to make it my own. While it's certainly not the most healthy option, it's definitely a great addition to a lunch or something quick to grab for breakfast. For lunch today, I'm having a salad paired with two of the pinwheels, which makes for a lunch that is both decadent but veggie-filled.

Ingredients:
1 pkg. of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
1/2 cup Kraft Mexican Cheese blend
3 slices of deli ham
Mustard*

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray cookie sheet with cooking spray (I prefer the Olive Oil spray).
2. Roll out crescent roll dough onto the cookie sheet and pinch the perforations so as the dough won't separate.
3. Spread mustard* onto the dough. I used mustard because it isn't too terribly caloric, but there are so many other yummy options, like mayonnaise, horseradish sauce, or even cream cheese.
4. Layer sliced ham onto dough. I used Virginia ham, and I'm not the biggest fan of deli meat, so I used it sparingly, so that most of the dough was covered, but there were no double layers.
5. Sprinkle cheese mix generously over the ham so that it is evenly covered.
6. Beginning with the longest edge, roll up the dough and filling.
7. Slice the dough into around 1/2 inch slices. Placing the dough in the freezer for 10-15 minutes will result in easier and more even slices.
8. Place slices on cooking sheet and bake for 11-14 minutes or until golden brown.
9. Cool and serve! These are great alone or with a dip, like ranch.

Makes 12 pinwheels. Nutrition: 80 calories per pinwheel

Enjoy!

These would even go great with tea -- so head over to Tea Time!

KhalaSamanthaRenee, and Jenni
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12 comments

  1. My mouth is watering! I love anything made with crescent rolls :-)

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  2. yummmm they look so delicious! i bet it would even be good too with pepperoni instead of ham for like a mini pizza!

    XO Meghan
    citrus fashion

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  3. Oh my lord spyros would love these! Yum. These look perfect for tailgating season too :) Xx.

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  4. These look delish!! I made something similar with pepperoni and cheese. but I could make these for lunches!!

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  5. These look so good! And I still eat a PB&J almost everyday :) Have you ever had one toasted? Amazing!!

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  6. Anything that's made with crescent rolls is a major win in my book! And these look divine! I love quick, easy recipes, especially for friend gatherings or even pot luck lunches at work! Thanks for much for sharing, dear and for linking up with us today! xo

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  7. pinwheels are my go to appetizer when I need something quick! love it! thanks for sharing, really happy to find another southern belle via the link up!

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  8. This looks great! Love crescent rolls and everything about this recipe. Pinning now!

    Thanks for linking up :)

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  9. Yum! Wish I could snatch one up through the computer screen!

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