Thursday, July 2, 2009

Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls

So, my son was having one of those weeks, where he wasn't eating very much protein... He goes in phases--good protein weeks, and bad protein weeks. I guess he eventually gets what he needs, but I would really like him to eat more meats! We were having Dim Sum the other day, when a lightbulb went off in my head. My son loves Cha Siu Bao (barbeque pork buns), so I thought I would wrap some meat up in bread with some other yummy ingredients. Crescent rolls to the rescue! I suppose I could make my own rolls, but it is soooo much easier to just buy the refrigerated crescent rolls! So I rolled up some ham and cheese and some crushed dried herbs, baked them, and voila! Protein time! Success! He LOVED them! Hee hee hee... (my sneaky laugh). I'm sure this recipe exists elsewhere, and I know that Pillsbury has some recipes online too. So check them out as well if you're looking for an easy snack or side to make. I'm thinking of making my own "barbeque pork buns" next time... Enjoy!

1 tube refrigerated crescent rolls (I get the Pillsbury Big and Flaky type, 6 crescents per tube)
3 slices lunch meat, chopped into small size bites for toddlers (I used ham, but any kind is fine)
6 tbsp shredded cheddar cheese
1 tbsp crushed dried Italian seasoning (or crushed dried herb of choice)

Preheat oven to 350 F. Unroll and lay crescent rolls flat on a baking sheet. Sprinkle a little bit of the Italian seasoning over each crescent roll, and lightly press the herbs into the dough. Place lunch meat dices over crescent rolls, distributing evenly on the roll. Sprinkle about 1 tbsp shredded cheddar cheese evenly over each crescent roll. Carefully roll up the crescent rolls from the wide side to the angled side, then curve the ends into a moon shape. If desired, sprinkle a little more dried herbs on the tops of the rolls. Space the rolls about 1-2 inches apart on the baking sheet (no need to spray/grease the sheet). Bake for 15 to 19 minutes or until golden brown. 



shraddha said...

They look delicious!

my daughters are not good eaters too.

Have a nice day!

LisaLisa said...

Passing by from SITStas....oh lol I like this recipe! Wishing you a wonderful day!

Debbie said...

I have one son who is so hard to feed. This is a great idea!

Alicia said...

hey girl! thanks for checking out my blog! my husband would love those rolls!! i'm gonna have to find some recipes on here!!

The Blonde Duck said...

Would this be good for turkey? I have trouble getting protien into Ben!

Mama Mel said...

Any kind of meat should be fine in this recipe! :)

Melanie said...

yummy yummy i like those!
your blog is really beautiful.
just found you on SITS :)

Lani said...

Looks like a great recipe!

Ashley said...

Stopping in from SITS! I'll have to try this recipe. My son loves croissant rolls! Yum yum.

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

These look very good I'll have to try them on my 7 year old. He'll only eat corndogs and macaroni

Thanks for stopping by my blog:)
Have a great day!

JanMary said...


Thanks for the visit :)

TuTu's Bliss said...

LOVE THIS! I am going to have to try it. I tried pigs in a blanket but my monkeys just ate the blanket and left the pig!! Thanks for visiting my blog!!