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Have leftover ham from yesterday’s meal? This ham and cheese crescent bake is an easy (and delicious!) way to work through those leftovers!

I’m convinced that I’ve turned into an old lady.
I used to wear heels every single day. Ok, maybe I took an occasional Saturday off, but I dressed up for work 5 days a week and had church on Sundays, so heels were a normal part of my wardrobe.

And then I had a child.

If you’ve ever been pregnant, you know that it is difficult to wear heels when you are carrying a child. Not only do you not have the balance that you once had, but if you are like me, you swell up like a balloon and have to wear flip flops through your entire pregnancy. And then the baby comes along, and although your feet may fit back into those heels, (that is if they didn’t grow like they do for many women), there is no way you want to be walking around carrying a child while you are wearing heels.

So I bought a few pairs of flats. And that’s fine. But yesterday, as I was getting ready for church, I decided – since it was Easter Sunday and all – that I wanted to go all out. And these days, that means wearing heels.

And this is where the old lady part comes in, because I put those cute peep toe heels on. And lasted about 14 seconds before I was walking back to the bedroom to find my sensible flats. Some say that you have to sacrifice for fashion sometimes, but I think I’ll wait until all of my kids are walking on their own!

Ham and Cheese Crescent Bake | www.tasteandtellblog.com
But one thing that I am more comfortable in as the years go by is finding ways to use up leftovers. I still struggle sometimes, but sometimes, I hit the jackpot. Big time.

Like with this Ham and Cheese Crescent Bake.

All I can tell you is that if you have leftover ham from Easter, please make this. And if you don’t have leftovers? Well, you can go out and buy a ham steak for it. Because you want to try this. Granted, it’s not an everyday indulgence, but this meal will please both kids and adults. Even the leftovers are pretty amazing. I seriously kept finding other things to give my husband for lunches just so I could savor these as leftovers.

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Ham and Cheese Crescent Bake
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A great way to use up ham leftovers, this easy casserole combines a homemade sauce with ham and cheese filled crescent rolls that are all baked together.
Serves: 4-6 servings
  • 4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • 2 cups cubed, cooked ham
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • ½ cup grated Swiss cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cans (8 oz each) crescent rolls
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup Swiss cheese
  • chopped green onions, for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter. Add in the green onions, ham, garlic and Swiss cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Open the crescent rolls and divide each can into 8 triangles. Place a mound of the filling mixture on the wide end of the crescent roll and roll up.
  4. In a large skillet, melt the butter. Whisk in the flour and cook for a minute or two. Slowly whisk in the chicken broth and then the milk. Cook until the mixture has thickened. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Spread a small amount of the sauce over the bottom of the baking dish. Place the rolls in the baking dish, making 2 rows of 8 filled rolls each. Pour the remaining sauce over the rolls. Sprinkle the 1 cup of Swiss cheese over the top.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the sauce is bubbling. Let cool slightly, sprinkle on green onions and serve.


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27 Responses to Ham and Cheese Crescent Bake

  1. Rosa says:

    A great idea! This crescent roll pudding must taste wonderful.



  2. I love seeing new, creative ways to use holiday leftovers. This crescent bake looks amazing!

  3. omggggggg this is all kinds of happening.

  4. Joanne says:

    I always kind of wished I could be one of those girls who got excited about wearing heels…but since I run so much, they are just not practical for having functional legs. Sigh.

    Loveeee how creamy delicious this looks!

  5. I gave up on heels a loooong time ago. Good thing they make super cute flats nowadays. 🙂 This crescent bake looks and sounds SO ridiculously good!

  6. carrian says:

    I love this! And I totally laughed at your heels story. YOu are not old, but heels are totally not as fun anymore.

  7. Oh man. I wish Pillsbury sold their crescent rolls over here in Germany! I LOVE them. Those and the orange cinnamon rolls. 🙂

    And you know what… I’ve never in my life worn a pair of high heels. I just have no interest. They look uncomfortable. And they don’t go well with my pajamas, which I wear 95% of the time.

    Anyway, this looks incredible! So, so yummy.

  8. I am so jealous of you guys in the USA. I would love to buy pre made bread dough, it looks like so much fun to cook with. This is a great way of using up ham plus add bonus of being a simple but effective meal.
    I am so doing this next time I get some leftover bread rolls

  9. I love Pillsbury Crescent Roll recipes! I’ve done a lot of them and they are always solid. I have tons of leftover ham and this is looking like a good idea today!

  10. jennifurla says:

    Yes please, anything with crescents.

  11. Lol! One of the many changes post baby, right?! This recipe looks fabulously creamy!

  12. I love crescent rolls, this looks so good!

  13. Tieghan says:

    So I spent the summer in LA wearing heels to work EVERYDAY! Since I moved, I have not looked at them in six months! I am so much happier!
    PS. These look delicious!

  14. I’m all about using up leftovers (while barefoot or wearing flats!) and this dish looks like one awesome plan!

  15. Emily says:

    I might even like ham on Easter if I can make such yummy leftovers!

  16. What a wonderful way to use up leftovers! And yes, I need this cheesy goodness in my life!

  17. Amen on the flats. Now that kids are in the picture I wear clogs or other “mom” shoes every day.

    Your crescent bake looks so comforting, I wish I had some ham leftovers to make it!

  18. Kalyn says:

    Sounds like a yummy way to use leftover ham, and thanks for the shout-out!

  19. Tracey says:

    I love my heels, mostly because I’m on 5’1 and I like to pretend I’m taller 🙂 I’m sure it’ll change when I have kids someday. Anyway, I have to confess I don’t love ham, but I would absolutely 100% eat it in this form – yum!!

  20. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Oh my goodness that dish looks fantastic! These are the kind of leftovers i’m into 🙂

  21. TidyMom says:

    heels are not all that they are cracked up to be! lol

    these looks fantastic! I love anything with crescents!

  22. Janet says:

    Made a half recipe, used Colby Jack cheese. Love the favors of the sauce and the filling but maybe I didn’t bake it long enough. The rolls were kind of soggy. The recipe is a keeper, but I might try it with the filling and the sauce mixed together and poured over a biscuit or toast points…. Kind of like Chicken ala King is served.

    • Deborah says:

      @Janet, the crescents don’t have the same texture as if they were baked outside of the sauce, but they shouldn’t be soggy. Try baking a little bit longer – or I agree – the sauce would be great over biscuits or toast!

      • Janet says:

        @Deborah, I might bake them a bit longer next time. Or pour the sauce around them and leave a bit of the crescents exposed. I also used the reduced fat rolls…. But that shouldn’t have made a difference.

  23. Liz says:

    Thank you for the nice recipe.

  24. Cari says:

    Making this now! I left out the green onions because we didn’t have any, and I was limited on how much Swiss cheese I had on hand, so I mixed it with Monterey Jack. I really didn’t want to go to the store! Using up leftover Thanksgiving ham. It’s a delicious meat market spiral cut ham so I’m pretty excited to chow down on this. I make a ton of different “crescent bakes”, but they’re almost always with chicken… sometimes pulled pork. This is the first one with ham! It smells so good!

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