Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls – A Leftover Ham Recipe

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Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls are the perfect way to use up leftover holiday ham. What’s not to love about a buttery crescent roll stuffed with ham and cheese and smothered with a cheesy cream sauce?

Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls – A Leftover Ham Recipe

Holiday hams are great for serving the whole family, yet there always seems to be leftovers. You can only eat so many ham sandwiches or fried ham with brown sugar. At some point, it’s time to get creative in the kitchen with the leftovers.  That is how these stuffed ham and cheese crescents were created.

With a simple assessment of my refrigerator and pantry, I found all the ingredients needed for this leftover ham crescent bake.

Ingredients Needed For Stuffed Ham and Cheese Crescents

  • Ham
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Refrigerated Crescents
  • Milk
  • Cream Soup (cream of chicken or cream of celery)
  • Velveeta (optional)

Quick Leftover Ham Casserole

Let’s get real, during the busy week, there’s no time for a four course, five star, Iron-chef quality meal.  I’m more concerned about what I can toss together quickly and whether or not my kids will complain when they see their plates.

Ham and Cheese Crescents go together fast with a few simple steps.

Dice the ham and mix with shredded cheese.

Open the can of soup.

Dice up Velveeta.

Pour in some milk.

Stuff the crescents.

Pour on the sauce.

Put in the oven.

Done.

How to Make Leftover Ham Crescent Rolls

  1. Mix diced ham and shredded cheese in a small bowl; set aside.
  2. Heat cream soup, milk and Velveeta until warm and the cheese is melted and smooth.
  3. Fill each individual crescent roll with ham and cheese mixture; roll up into a crescent shape.
  4. Arrange filled crescents in a baking dish sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  5. Pour heated cream soup mixture over the top of the filled crescent rolls.
  6. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.
  7. Let the ham and cheese crescent rolls sit at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving.

For the full recipe and ingredient list for Leftover Ham Crescents, scroll to the bottom of this post. 

What can I do with leftover ham?

Your options are endless.  Dice it up and add it to any of these recipes.

Ham and Cheese Quiche

Mom’s Cheesy Ham and Potatoes

Jambalaya with Ham

20 Minute Ham Chowder

Check out our complete list of leftover ham recipes here!

Can you freeze leftover ham?

Yes, within 3-4 days of proper refrigeration methods and as long as it hasn’t been left out at room temperature for over 4 hours. To freeze, dice it up into bite-sized pieces, and place in a plastic resealable bag. To keep it extra-safe from freezer-burn, consider wrapping it in plastic wrap first, and then in a resealable bag before freezing.

Notes About Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls:

  • This is a double cheese crescent bake using shredded cheese and Velveeta; however, if you not a fan of Velveeta, then it can be omitted in the sauce.
  • Substitute your favorite shredded cheese for cheddar, if desired.
  • Use approximately 1 cup leftover ham in this recipe; if you have a little more or a little less, that is just fine.
  • Instead of leftover holiday ham, use deli ham instead if desired.
  • For the sauce, use cream of chicken or cream or celery soup. Either will work!
  • To let the sauce thicken, let the ham and cheese crescent bake sit for 10 minutes or more at room temperature before serving.
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Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls are the perfect way to use up leftover Holiday ham.  What's not to love about a buttery crescent roll stuffed with ham and cheese and smothered with a cheesy cream sauce?  

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Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls

Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls are the perfect way to use up leftover holiday ham by mixing it with cheese and stuffing it in a refrigerated crescent roll dough before topping with a creamy sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Casserole, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls, leftover ham recipe
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 559kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 10.5 ounces cream of chicken or celery soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup Velveeta (optional)
  • 1 cup cubed ham
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 package refrigerated crescent rolls, 6 or 8 rolls

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8 x 8 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a small saucepan, heat cream soup, milk and Velveeta, stirring until smooth.
    Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls are the perfect way to use up leftover Holiday ham.  What's not to love about a buttery crescent roll stuffed with ham and cheese and smothered with a cheesy cream sauce?  
  • Combine diced ham and shredded cheese.
    Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls are the perfect way to use up leftover Holiday ham.  What's not to love about a buttery crescent roll stuffed with ham and cheese and smothered with a cheesy cream sauce?  
  • Fill each crescent with approximately 2 tablespoons ham and cheese mixture. Roll up and place in prepared baking dish.
    Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls are the perfect way to use up leftover Holiday ham.  What's not to love about a buttery crescent roll stuffed with ham and cheese and smothered with a cheesy cream sauce?  
  • Pour cream soup mixture over top of stuffed crescent rolls.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 34-40 minutes or until golden brown and bubble. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.
    Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls are the perfect way to use up leftover Holiday ham.  What's not to love about a buttery crescent roll stuffed with ham and cheese and smothered with a cheesy cream sauce?  

Notes

  • This is a double cheese crescent bake using shredded cheese and Velveeta; however, if you not a fan of Velveeta, then it can be omitted in the sauce. 
  • Substitute your favorite shredded cheese for cheddar, if desired. 
  • Use approximately 1 cup leftover ham in this recipe; if you have a little more or a little less, that is just fine.
  • Instead of leftover holiday ham, use deli ham instead if desired. 
  • For the sauce, use cream of chicken or cream or celery soup. Either will work!
  • To let the sauce thicken, let the ham and cheese crescent bake sit for 10 minutes or more at room temperature before serving. 
  • If you are looking for a turkey version, try our Leftover Thanksgiving Crescent Bake!

Nutrition

Calories: 559kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 2464mg | Potassium: 308mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1049IU | Calcium: 588mg | Iron: 2mg

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