Ham and Cheese Croissants -- Just Like Sara Lee - Copycat

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins

These are Ham Crescent rolls with a melted cream cheese sauce inside. Yum. They stopped selling these in our area a few years ago. I made this recipe when I had some extra cheese and honey ham in the fridge. Got the idea from Pepperoni Crescent Pepperoni and Cheese Crescent Roll-ups. I also want to try these with Roast Beef slices, provolone cheese and maybe some horseradish/dijon or honey mustard. The possibilities are endless. Have fun with this recipe, add any combo you like... just watch the "browning". Also, if you wrap them a little different from the crescent shape, meaning roll the outer point of the dough towards one end of the roll it will look like a mini hot pocket. My kids loved these, and the pepperoni ones, too. Great recipe to get rid of leftover lunchmeat and cheeses. Just buy the crescents and bake!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (6 count) package Pillsbury Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls
  • 24 -30 slices hillshire farm deli-sliced honey-roasted ham
  • 1 tablespoon cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3 -4 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1 -2 tablespoon butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. On wax paper, or other surface, roll each crescent roll open. *Note* if you don't move quickly, the dough will become sticky on the surface.
  3. Top with 4 or 5 "thin" slices of rolled up Honey Ham.
  4. Lightly combine cheddar and cream cheese together in bowl.
  5. With a butter knife spread about 1/2 tablespoon of cheese mixture between the ham slices.
  6. Roll crescents from wide end to narrow point.
  7. Place rolls on a cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for about 12 minutes.
  9. Run a cube of butter lightly over all crescents before cooling.
  10. Let cool at least 5 minutes.
Most Helpful

This is fast and easy to assemble and uses ingredients that are readily available. It makes a delicious and light meal. I made some as stated and also made some vegetarian by omitting the ham and adding black beans. Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe Kris!

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Easy, tasty, filling and fatteningly (is that a word?) good! I can`t say if it tastes like Sara Lee`s but it is good. I skipped the butter. And used the cream cheese filling I made for my Fresh Figs Stuffed and Wrapped With Proscuitto and a mixture ham and turkey. For ease I place the cream cheese inside of the ham and turkey then I wrapped it in the Croissants so I didn't have to worry about moving quickly and it didn't get sticky! You have a great 1st recipe here at zaar!