Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 15 mins

I LOVE these. I make them and can't stop eating them. Even like to eat them cold out of the fridge. I don't like making them much , they are a tad time consuming! But Mmm!! Prep time includes the dough rising and rolling out and filling to the best of my ability. And the amount you get ... who knows!!! It depends on if you make them small or larger.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Dough

  • 34 cup milk, scalded, then cooled
  • 12 cup margarine, softened
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 14 ounce yeast (1 envelope)
  • 14 cup warm water
  • 1 egg
  • 3 12 cups flour
  • Filling

  • 2 lbs ham, ground
  • 12 cup onion, finely chopped
  • salt & pepper


  1. Mix margarine, sugar and salt in large bowl.
  2. Add egg and mix.
  3. Dissolve yeast in warm water.
  4. Add milk.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Add flour and yeast mixture to bowl, and mix well.
  7. Knead until smooth.
  8. Place in greased bowl, cover and let rise until double.
  9. After dough has risen, punch down.
  10. Roll out small amounts of dough, creating little circles.
  11. Fill with ham mixture.
  12. Pinch edges.
  13. Brush tops with egg wash.
  14. Bake at 375* 10-15 minutes.
  15. To Freeze: Flash freeze cooked rolls on a cookie sheet, wrap and label.
  16. To Reheat: Microwave until heated through.


Most Helpful

Made the dough in the bread maker. I should've rolled the dough out thinner (though not sure I could have) as they were pretty doughy. That being said, my dough rose and rose for a long time as I was distracted by my toddler and 6 month old, so maybe that is why? I wish I would've put more filling in each one, but was afraid to overstuff. I added cheese to each one. Pureed the ham in a small processor and diced onion. I tasted one which was pretty good and the rest are in the freezer. Neat, different way to use ham leftovers. Edited to add: Great out of the freezer.Just wrapped frozen roll in paper towel and heated for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes in the microwave. I will definitely use this recipe for ham leftovers in the future! Would be good with pepperoni and cheese as well I bet!

StacyMD187373 July 24, 2014

This is very good, but I used Pillsbury cresant rolls, and saved a lot of time. I also used 2 cloves garlic, 1 small bell pepper and sauteed them with the onion. Also added shredded cheese.
You can't fit a lot in each roll, and it's a little hard to keep the filling from falling out, but it was worth saving time for me.

Babes100 December 30, 2010

Very tasty and a great way to use up Christmas ham leftovers. I carmelized my onions and used at least 3 times what the recipe called for. I ran out of eggs so I skipped the egg wash and they still came out fine. Fantastic hot or cold with mustard. Yummy!

PBShakes December 27, 2010

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