Ham & Cheese Pinwheel Appetizers Recipe

Today I am sharing a recipe for one of my favorite appetizers to make and eat! These Ham & Cheese Pinwheels are great to take to family and church get-togethers, tail gating parties, wedding and baby showers too. They also make a great afternoon snack for kids.  If you do not eat pork, you can use turkey instead of ham.  You can also make a low fat version of them by using reduced fat crescent rolls, turkey, low fat cream cheese and fat free sour cream. They are a quick, easy and delicious finger food!



  • 2 Cans of Crescent Rolls (I use the reduced fat)
  • 1 Pack of Sandwich Ham (use turkey for a low fat or non-pork version)
  • 1 8oz package of Cream Cheese (can use low fat or neufchatel cheese instead)
  • 8 oz of Sour Cream (can substitute for Light or Low Fat)
  • 1 packet of Hidden Valley Ranch Dip/Dressing Mix (I actually prefer to use Over the Edge Spinach & Herb Mix from Partylite)



  • Preheat Oven to 400 degrees.
  • Mix the Cream Cheese, Sour Cream and Dip mix together well until mostly smooth.
  • Roll out 2 crescent rolls and pinch them together to make a rectangle dough
  • Add 1 slice of the ham or turkey
  • Spread a thin and even layer of the cheese/sour cream dip mix
  • Carefully roll the crescent roll sandwich
  • Cut into 5-6 smaller pieces using a chef, santuko or other large knife. *be sure to wipe the knife off with a paper towel between every few cuts – this will make it easier to slice through
  • Place pinwheels onto a baking sheet or cookie pan
  • Bake 8-10 minutes until the crescent rolls are golden brown
  • Serve & enjoy!


If you liked this recipe, you should also check out my leftover Ham & Veggie Crescent Roll Pizza Recipe and my  Sweet & Spicy Pineapple Cheeseball Recipe!

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  1. YUM!! I love these. I’ve actually never made them myself so thank you for the recipe! :)
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  2. Looks so easy to make and just looks delicious!
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  3. Appetizers are my favorite!! These look delicious! I am adding these to my holiday party menu! Thanks so much for sharing these! You are awesome!
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  4. Thanks for sharing this, good grief it looks good and easy to make.

  5. Those look so easy to make! Thank you for sharing just in time for holiday parties! :)

  6. What a great party recipe,s o easy and they look yummy!! thank you for sharing!
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  7. I would love for you to share this (or any of your other great ideas) at the link party going on through tomorrow night at ‘Or so she says …’ Hope to see you there! http://www.oneshetwoshe.com

  8. Lynn McDonald says:

    Quick. Easy. Delicious. Thank you for sharing!

  9. These look SO SO good, and exactly the kind of thing my guys would LOVE. Thanks so much for linking up to the party today!
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  10. HI Misty,
    Just came across your site and I just love it, very inspiring to read all your posts. I just love these ham and cheese pinwheels I know my 6 year old will love these so I might try and make some over the long weekend. Keep posting and I will definately keep reading.
    Thanks Christine
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