Ham and cheese rolls

” This is not rocket science “

On weekends, I’m often in the mood to make something complicated from scratch, messing up every single pot and pan in the kitchen in the process. On weeknights, however, I tend to be exceedingly lazy; I’m all about maximizing couch time after a long day of work. My wife Shawn (aka The Czarina of Pinterest) discovered this incredibly simple Pillsbury-based recipe a while back, and we recently gave it a try. We loved it, not only because it requires absolutely minimal effort, but also because it’s darned tasty.

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Super trailer-trashy and awesome because of it.

Super trailer-trashy and awesome because of it.


Ingredients

  • 1 tube Pillsbury classic pizza crust
  • deli sliced ham
  • cheddar cheese


Other stuff you’ll need

  • a couch to sit on afterwards


Directions

This is not rocket science. You could get along just fine figuring out what to do from the pictures alone, but because I like to hear myself talk I’ll go ahead and walk you through it anyway. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Open the explosive tube of Pillsbury goodness without losing any fingers and lay the dough flat.

Do you have any idea how difficult it is to make dough look interesting?

Do you have any idea how difficult it is to make dough look interesting?

Add ham. Leave an inch or so of dough exposed along the upper edge so that you’ll be able to seal the roll at the end.

Lunch meat. It's what's for dinner.

Lunch meat. It’s what’s for dinner.

Layer on some cheese, either sliced or grated. Both work equally well. We added salami as well because we’re crazy like that.

Keep adding stuff until you are satisfied.

Keep adding stuff until you are satisfied.

Roll the whole thing up and seal the edge along the side of the roll by pinching the dough together. If you didn’t leave the edge of the dough uncovered like I said, you only have yourself to blame.

Spiral food is always sophisticated.

Spiral food is always sophisticated.

Slice into 1-inch pieces and lay flat on a greased cookie sheet.

Not all of the slices turned out this perfect. Martha Stewart I am not.

Not all of the slices turned out this perfect. Martha Stewart I am not.

Bake for 10 minutes or until browned on top. Eat. Go sit on couch. Success.

Serving suggestion. (Actually, it was dinner.)

Serving suggestion. (Actually, it was our dinner.)




tl;dr

Ham and cheese rolls

Ingredients

  • 1 tube Pillsbury classic pizza crust
  • deli sliced ham
  • cheddar cheese


Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Unroll dough and lay flat. Add ham, cheese, and other toppings in layers. Roll up carefully, sealing edge of dough against side of roll. Bake for 10 minutes or until browned on top.



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Standard Recipe Disclaimer
I don’t come up with a lot of my own recipes (unless you count my own personal milk-to-Grape-Nuts ratio), and chances are the recipe posted above belongs to or was inspired by a person other than me. So if you’re wondering whether or not I ripped somebody off, I probably did. Don’t get out the pitchforks and torches just yet though! I want to make absolutely sure I give credit where it’s due, so if you think someone deserves recognition for something that I haven’t already called out FOR CRYING OUT LOUD LET ME KNOW. Thanks, I appreciate it. Here’s a cookie.


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