This Back to School Kid's Lunch Ham and Cheese Pinwheels Recipe makes for the perfect school lunch - or after school snack! - for your kiddos this back to school season.
This Kid's Pinwheel Lunch Recipe It is super easy to make, just taking a few minutes, so it is perfect for throwing together as a snack for your kids after school, or to put in their lunchbox!
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What Are Pinwheels
There are two popular types of pinwheel recipes. Some are made with soft flour tortillas. Others are made with crescent roll dough.
All types of pinwheels are filled with a savory filling, rolled up, and sliced so that they look like pinwheels.
These hot ham and cheese pinwheels are made with crescent roll dough, for an easy lunch kids love.
Back to School Kid's Lunch Ham and Cheese Pinwheels Recipe
I have always been a big fan of pinwheel sandwiches, and this super easy Kid's Pinwheel Lunch Recipe is no exception!
If your kids love these pinwheels, they will probably enjoy my Cheetos Chicken Fingers recipe too! They are covered in that classic cheese flavor.
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If you also love pinwheel sandwiches, you should check out this super fun and tasty Easy Picnic Snacks: Ham Pickle Pinwheels Recipe I shared on the blog a few years ago!
More Easy Recipes
Check out these super delicious - and FUN - kid-friendly recipes that I have shared over the years. They are all tried and true recipes that I have made over the years, or my trusty food writers have made.
I think you will love them all! Of course, this is just a small selection of recipes that the kids will love, but we have LOTS and lots of recipes on the blog that are just perfect for a fun summer day – just search my collection of easy dinner recipes. Here are some of my favorites!
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How to make this Back to School Kid's Lunch Ham and Cheese Pinwheels Recipe
This Ham and Cheese Pinwheels Recipe yields about 10 rolls.
Here is what you'll need from the store to make this easy pinwheels appetizer. All the exact ingredient amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Refrigerated Crescent Rolls
- Sliced Cooked Ham (lunchmeat)
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Mustard (optional)
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Spray baking sheet with non-stick spray. Unroll dough onto prepared sheet and crimp together all the roll perforations.
If you are using mustard, at this point evenly spread over dough. Evenly spread cheese over the dough. Cover the cheese with the ham slices, and then cut the slices to make sure you have even coverage.
Roll up the pinwheels starting from the long side, and slice each segment into 10-12 slices with a sharp knife.
Place slices on baking sheet and cook at 350 for about 12 minutes or until golden brown.
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Ham and Cheese Pinwheels Recipe
- 1 package refrigerated Crescent Rolls
- 5-6 oz Sliced Cooked Ham lunchmeat
- 2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 2 teaspoon Mustard optional
- Spray baking sheet with non-stick spray.
- Unroll dough onto prepared sheet and crimp together all the roll perforations.
- If you are using mustard, at this point evenly spread over dough.
- Evenly spread cheese over the dough.
- cover cheese with the ham slices. Cut slices to make sure you have even coverage.
- Roll up the pinwheels starting from the long side.
- Slice into 10-12 slices with a sharp knife.
- Place slices on baking sheet and cook at 350 for about 12 minutes or until golden.