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

  • 6 count package Pillsbury Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls
  • 24-30 slice hillshire farm deli-sliced honey-roasted ham
  • 14.79 ml cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 44.37-59.16 ml cream cheese
  • 14.79-29.58 ml 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!

Junebug October 01, 2006

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!

Rita~ September 19, 2006

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