” 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.
- 1 tube Pillsbury classic pizza crust
- deli sliced ham
- cheddar cheese
Other stuff you’ll need
- a couch to sit on afterwards
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.
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.
Layer on some cheese, either sliced or grated. Both work equally well. We added salami as well because we’re crazy like that.
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.
Slice into 1-inch pieces and lay flat on a greased cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes or until browned on top. Eat. Go sit on couch. Success.
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.