Kid-Approved Football Food: Ham & Cheese Roll-ups

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There’s a rather big football game coming up! ๐Ÿ˜‰ If you’ve been around here long then you know we are big football fans, but more of the college variety! So, even though we don’t watch a lot of NFL during the season, we’re usually “game” to watch the Super Bowl. I love an excuse to make fun food & have a little party! Now with the kids though, we have to make sure that we have kid-friendly options. These ham & cheese roll-ups are great for kids and adults alike, are easy to make, and are even a bit football-shaped! ย Ham & Cheese RollupsPerfect little football finger foods for sure! And, they even freeze well too! I made a big batch & just kept them in the freezer. Sort of like homemade hot pockets! I could just pop them in the microwave and have a quick snack or meal for the kids!
Making ham rollups

The idea for these comes from Pillsbury. I happened to have a couple of cans of Pillsbury crescent roll dough and couldn’t decide what to make with them. I stumbled upon their ham & cheese crescent rollups and knew they’d be perfect for the kids!

The “recipe” for making these really couldn’t be easier! You just unroll your crescent dough and separate out the triangles. On each triangle place of slice of ham (as thinly sliced as possible) and two small strips of cheese (pick your fave). Then, roll up the triangles (fold in the sides as best you can). The possibilities of flavors here are really endless. You wouldn’t have to stick to ham & cheese! Pizza roll-ups? Turkey & pepper jack roll-ups? So many great options! But, simple ham and cheese was best for the kiddos!

Then, bake at 350 for about 15 minutes (until the rolls are golden brown). Just beware, if you use American cheese like I did, some cheese running out the sides was a bit unavoidable. You might consider baking on parchment or foil for easier clean up!ย  Ham & Cheese Roll-upsEasy & yummy! Perfect for some low maintenance football-watching finger foods that everyone can enjoy!

And, if you need some additional recipes to complete your game day menu, here’s a great list of ideas from some of my blogging friends! Go check them out and pin away!

What is YOUR favorite football food?

And, if you like the ham & cheese roll-ups, try the chicken cordon bleu variety! They are SOOooo good! Just click the photo below!ย Chicken Cordon Bleu Crescent Rolls


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I’m Sara, a mom to three adorable boys living in the Arizona desert. As a former teacher, I love sharing my passions with others. So, have a look around for creative inspiration about cooking, creating, celebrating, traveling with kids, and more everyday mom endeavors!


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29 Responses

  1. here from southern hospitality to congratulation you on matching up the blogger faces, I spent way too long trying and failed (20 out of the 29 I think I got right)…way to go! enjoy that Lowes card!

    1. Awesome, Valerie!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for stopping by & the congratulations! ๐Ÿ™‚ I spent way too long on it too! But, I guess the payoff was good for me! ๐Ÿ˜‰ It was sure fun to see all of their pictures!!

    1. Thanks, Traci! I did! All of your photos were awesome! Super hard! But, it was a great payoff! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for doing it!

  2. Hi, I came over from Miss Mustard Seed to congratulate you on winning the contest! I was stubborn enough to finish so I know how hard it was! Good job! I am going to keep looking at your recipes now. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Welcome, Gina! Thanks for coming over and checking things out! ๐Ÿ™‚ My stubbornness is what won me the contest, so I totally know!! It was SO hard! But, definitely a fun win! Thanks for the “congrats”!

    1. Woot! Thanks, Brittany! ๐Ÿ™‚ That was some contest! Was so fun to win and then get a shout-out today! Loved it and all of your fun photos! The mullets were the best!

    1. Haha! Thanks, Kathryn! My littlest guy (6 months) is teething and just wanted to be held all day, so I figured I might as well try to win! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m just happy it paid off!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

    1. Fun! They’ll be a little messy (especially since that ham isn’t the thinnest), but they are easy and yummy! Hope you enjoy, Jenn! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi Karen! Glad you stopped by & are enjoying! Thanks for commenting! And, yes, thank you, the little guy is feeling better. He’s getting over rsv & some sinus junk. Plus, is teething. So, he was just having a rough day on Friday. But I guess it paid off for me! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Thanks for a great recipe and lots of suggestions. And, Congrats on winning the Gift Card. I tried so hard to match everyone but couldn’t. You did great!!

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