Ham and Swiss Pinwheels

I’m famous for this recipe.  Famous.  I’ve been making these little appetizers for years and my girlfriends love them.  Every single time, I have friends over, they request these little guys.  They’re so simple, they only require 3 ingredients and they are very, very versatile.  This is a Mix and Match Mama’s dream method.  Once you have the method down, the possibilities are seriously endless.  Now that the holidays are approaching, everyone needs a go-to appetizer recipe that will please a crowd and yet be simple to make.
You start with a box or two of Puff Pastry Sheets (not cups!), thawed.
You unroll the sheet and place your ham (or turkey or chicken or pastrami or pepperoni or whatever protein you so desire) down the center.  Just as a reference, this is 5 slices of my absolute favorite Boar’s head Rosemary and Sun dried Tomato Ham.  The flavor of meat you chose can make a huge impact on your pinwheel.  After you layer the meat, you layer your cheese on top.  I love Swiss cheese (again, about 4-5 slices).
Then you roll up the puff pastry.
Then you cut the rolled up pastry into pinwheels.  See the yummy cheese and ham inside?!
I spread them out on a baking sheet (lined with foil for easy clean up).
And bake 8-10 minutes at 400 degrees.  The dough will have browned and the cheese will be bubbly inside.
So simple and yest sooooooo delicious!  Here are some other tidbits about these pinwheels:
1. They are great for breakfast.  I have served them to over-night guests and added them to many, many brunch tables.
2. The filling combinations are endless.  I have made them with pepperoni and mozzarella and then severed warm marinara as a dipping sauce.
3. They re-heat beautifully.  These guys are a great lunch re-heated the next day. 
4. They freeze well too.  After assembling them, you can freeze them and then pop them out and cook them the day they’re needed.
I just love these little guys and I know you will too!
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  • The New Family October 18, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Yes, you should have just said these are Rachel New's favorite!!!

  • Amber Massey October 18, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Copy, print, saved. Done šŸ™‚

  • Sheaffer, Chris, Scout, and baby Carter October 18, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    I can only hope that Erika decided to whip up these little babies for tonight. I love them. Like seriously….I love them.

  • SkinnyMommy October 18, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    these look great and so easy. Thanks for sharing!

  • Amanda October 25, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    I made these Saturday night and we dipped them in ranch. Soooooo good!

  • Ms. Easterling November 22, 2011 at 4:06 am

    Made these for a party today… so many compliments about how they looked impressive and were yummy. Can't ask for more from a super easy recipe! I gave you full credit and told everyone to check out your blog!

  • Sara May 15, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Do you think I could prep these the night before, put them in the refrigerator, and bake them in the morning?

  • Mix and Match Mama May 15, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    You can absolutely do that!! I've done that many, many times! Enjoy!

  • Clarissa Proctor July 21, 2014 at 4:34 am

    What section of the store can you find puff pastries? I looked in the frozen area with not much luck :/ thanks for the help!

  • Mix and Match Mama July 21, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Puff Pastry is in the freezer section. It's typically near the sweet stuff like ice cream, frozen fruit and Cool Whip.

  • Lauren Chudzik September 24, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    These have become a staple in my children's lunchboxes. Do you plan to do a post on what you're packing in Kensington's lunches?

  • Brian Schwartz October 14, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    If you are making these ahead would go ahead and freeze them before cutting? Or would you think I should cut them and then freeze?

  • lana trest October 26, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    This may be a stupid question but could you bake this as a whole and then slice it?

    • Mix and Match Mama October 26, 2015 at 5:00 pm

      I wouldn't. They'll be really gooey and harder to slice after they bake.

  • Lizzie E December 16, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Hi Shay, after making & cooling these, should they be refrigerated or can you leave them out? I made this in the morning and am serving them at night. Thank you!!

  • Meredith December 22, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    I need a Christmas night meal that is tasty, easy and light for my sweet family of four so I'm making this. Between a big breakfast and a mid-afternoon appetizer meal we just need a little something to end our Christmas Day. I'm making this but adding some spinach to it then we'll dip it into marinara sauce. Red and green and perfectly light. Merry Christmas!

  • Katie Compton January 23, 2016 at 4:30 am

    Hi Shay! I want to make these but I don't have puff pastry. I do have the Pillsbury thin crust pizza dough. Think it would work? We're currently in the middle of a blizzard here in VA so I'm not getting to the store anytime soon. šŸ™‚ Thanks for your advice!!

    • Mix and Match Mama January 23, 2016 at 11:49 am

      They'll be delish with pizza dough! Enjoy!!!

    • Katie Compton January 23, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      Once again… thanks for your quick reply!! Making these today to feed my husband and neighbors… the shoveling crew! šŸ™‚