Waffles and syrup. Peanut butter and jelly. Cereal and milk. Ham and cheese. These iconic combinations are fused together in our minds (and mouths), making it nearly impossible to have one without the other. The next time you need to make a quick, easy breakfast, call upon your favorite ham and cheese duo. Roll out store-bought pizza dough, layer sliced ham and cheese on top, and pop it into the oven. Guests will be impressed by your pinwheeling finesse, along with your delicious kitchen skills.

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

  • Yields: 8 rolls
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Hands-On Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F.

  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pizza dough as close to a ½-inch thick rectangle as possible. Use a butter knife or a pastry brush to smear as much or as little mustard onto the dough as you like. (If you don’t like mustard, feel free to use ketchup.) Sprinkle the ham and cheese evenly over the mustard.

  3. Starting with the edge nearest you, begin rolling the dough. Once it is all rolled up, pinch the edges of the dough along the seam to prevent it from unraveling. Use a sharp knife to cut 6 to 8, 2-inch thick pieces. Evenly space the pinwheels on a greased baking sheet and place in the oven.

  4. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before serving.