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Baked Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

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The whole family will love the layers of ham and cheese and delicious buttery onion seasoning on top of the crescent roll pastry in these baked ham and cheese sandwiches.Recipe inspired by: The Salty Pot
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  1. Baked Ham and Cheese Sandwiches Ingredients
  2. How to Make This Baked Ham and Cheese Sandwiches Recipe
  3. How to Serve
  4. Storage
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Is there anything better than warm, gooey oven-baked ham and cheese sandwiches drenched in a savory butter sauce? This simple recipe will be a sure family favorite or even great party sandwiches to enjoy on game day.

Our ham and cheese sliders and buffalo chicken sliders are two more tasty ways to feed a crowd.

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Baked Ham and Cheese Sandwiches Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • 2 (12-ounce) canisters Grands crescent rolls (butter flavored or original)
  • 24 slices sliced deli ham
  • 24 slices Muenster cheese
  • 3 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 8 tablespoons salted sweet cream butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried Italian seasoning

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

CHEESE: You can substitute any different type of cheese for the Muenster cheese on these easy ham sandwiches. Swiss cheese, mozzarella cheese, or cheddar cheese would be tasty, while a great spicy alternative is pepper jack cheese. 

MUSTARD: You can substitute spicy brown mustard, stone ground mustard, yellow mustard, or any other type of mustard/condiment for the dijon 

HAM: Any type of deli ham can be used, such as honey ham or black forest ham. This would also be a great way to use up leftover ham. You could also use any other type of deli lunch meat if you prefer.

DOUGH: Crescent roll sheets can also be substituted for the cans of perforated crescent rolls for this ham and cheese recipe.

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How to Make This Baked Ham and Cheese Sandwiches Recipe

PRO TIP:

If you have a hungry family or are serving a crowd, you can make a double batch of these cheesy sandwiches.

STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 375°F. Generously spray a 9×13 glass baking dish with nonstick spray.

STEP TWO: Open the first can of crescent roll dough and lay the dough in the bottom of the prepared baking pan. Be sure to pinch close the perforated sections of the dough. Bake for 10 minutes.

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STEP THREE: Using a spoon or offset spatula, evenly spread the dijon mustard on top of the bottom roll layer.

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STEP FOUR: Lay 12 slices of the cheese on top of the mustard layer.

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STEP FIVE: Folding the ham slices in half, evenly layer the ham on top of the cheese layer.

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STEP SIX: Top the slice of ham layer with the remaining 12 slices of cheese.

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STEP SEVEN: Lay the second can of crescent dough on top of the last layer of cheese. Be sure to pinch close the perforated sections.

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STEP EIGHT: Using a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter, onion powder, and dried Italian seasoning.

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STEP NINE: Using a pastry brush, generously brush the butter mixture on top of the top layer of crescent dough. 

PRO TIP:

Don’t skimp on the butter. It soaks into all the nooks and crannies and adds a ton of flavor to these sandwiches.

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STEP TEN: Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, or until the top layer is golden brown. Using a large serrated knife, slice eight 3½-inch by 3-inch sections. 

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How to Serve

These yummy baked hot ham and cheese sandwiches would be delicious for an easy weeknight dinner alongside a cozy bowl of tomato soup. These would also be a big hit for a Super Bowl party. Add veggies and chip dip, and you will have a happy crowd.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: Store any leftovers of these classic ham and cheese sandwiches in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

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Hot ham, gooey melted cheese, and flaky pastry, all drenched in a buttery mixture, will be a winner for a quick dinner or to feed a crowd. This is a great way to change up your regular grilled cheese sandwiches with a bit of a twist.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I use different kinds of cheese for these sandwiches?

This easy recipe would be delicious no matter what type of cheese you would like to use.

Can I store leftovers of these sandwiches?

These delicious ham and cheese sandwiches can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days.

Could I make these sandwiches with a different type of lunch meat?

You could get very creative with these baked ham and cheese party sandwiches. Using a different type of lunch meat will change the flavor of the sandwiches in a delicious way.

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Baked Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

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The whole family will love the layers of ham and cheese and delicious buttery onion seasoning on top of the crescent roll pastry in these baked ham and cheese sandwiches.
Recipe inspired by: The Salty Pot
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 sandwiches

Ingredients
  

  • 24 ounces Grands crescent rolls butter flavored or original (two 12-ounce canisters)
  • 24 slices deli ham
  • 24 slices Muenster cheese
  • 3 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 8 tablespoons salted sweet cream butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried Italian seasoning

Instructions
 

  • Open the 1st can of crescent roll dough and lay the dough in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Be sure to pinch close the perforated sections of the dough. Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Using a spoon or offset spatula, evenly spread the dijon mustard on top of the bottom roll layer.
  • Lay 12 slices of the cheese on top of the mustard layer.
  • Folding the sliced ham in half, evenly layer the ham on top of the cheese layer.
  • Top the ham layer with the remaining 12 slices of cheese.
  • Lay the 2nd can of crescent dough on top of the last layer of cheese. Be sure to pinch close the perforated sections.
  • Using a small heat-safe bowl, whisk together the melted butter, onion powder, and dried Italian seasoning.
  • Using a pastry brush, generously brush the butter mixture on top of the top layer of crescent dough.
  • Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, or until the top layer is golden brown. Slice eight 3½ inch by 3 inch sections.

Notes

PRO TIP: If you have a hungry family or are serving a crowd, you can make a double batch of these cheesy sandwiches.
 
PRO TIP: Don’t skimp on the butter. It soaks into all the nooks and crannies and adds a ton of flavor to these sandwiches.

Nutrition

Sodium: 2356mg | Calcium: 618mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Vitamin A: 1206IU | Sugar: 10g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 368mg | Cholesterol: 163mg | Calories: 916kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 36g | Fat: 69g | Protein: 41g | Carbohydrates: 36g | Iron: 2mg
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