Ham & Cheese Braid

Day 55 – It is predicted to stay cooler through the middle of May. With the highs struggling to get to 50 degrees people are getting a little stir crazy here. The nights are getting longer – this was at 8:50 pm the other night. The beaches are open but so far people are mostly respectful. The ones I worry about are the teens and 20 somethings.  I see groups of them downtown and walking around the beaches. I know they are bored and need socialization and human contact. A local family lost their mother while their father has been in the ICU fighting this. Our children sang in a local children’s choir together. I cannot imagine kids having to go through this when you are in your early 20s and both of your parents have Covid-19 and one dies while the other is in the hospital. So very scary and sad.

We made this for lunch the other day. I needed to use the last little piece of ham and I happened to have a can of crescent roll dough on hand from a sale a few weeks ago. My daughter made it as I walked her through it and even she said she would make this for lunch because it was so easy.

Verdict: This isn’t a stellar “Oh, I must make this now!” meal. It is simple and a great easy lunch for the family.  If you have a can of crescent roll or a ball of dough it comes together super easy and it is kind of fun for the kids to make on their own even little ones can help if you cut the strips for them.

Serve with cut vegetables or fruit to complete the meal.

Simple Ham & Cheese Braid

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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    • 1 can refrigerated crescent rolls, crescent sheet, or small ball bread dough
    • 2 cups ham, cooked and sliced
    • 2/3 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
    • 1/4 cup honey mustard


  1. Preheat oven to 375 ºF.
  2. Roll out crescent roll sheet on baking pan. Seal any seams so that ingredients can not leak through.
  3. Cut strips on each side of the dough about 1 1/2″ in length.
  4. Spread center of dough with honey mustard. Then sprinkle with ham down middle topped with cheese.
  5. Fold ends of dough up to seal in ends.
  6. To braid, lift strips of dough across mixture to meet in center, twisting each strip on turn. Continue alternating strips to form a braid.
    Bake for 15-25 minutes – until lightly browned on top and browned on the bottom.
  7. Allow to rest for 3-5 minutes before cutting.



2 Comments Add yours

  1. Two-handed sammie. Nom, nom. 👏

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