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Recipe – 3 Ingredient Ham & Cheese Bake!

This is one of those recipes that isn’t super fancy. But it’s still really tasty. And with only 3 ingredients, it pulls together really quickly. Add in a pretty short baking time and you’ll have dinner on the table within 25 minutes. It’s a dream for busy families!

It’s versatile too. I used ham, but you could use turkey. Or roast beef. I used cheddar cheese, but you could use swiss. Or provolone. Or mozzarella. Or kick it up a notch and use pepper jack! Pick your favorite meat and cheese combination!

This was great for my smaller sized family, so if you have more than 4 people in your family, I’d double it and use a 9×13 pan.


Ham & Cheese Bake

3 ingredients, a quick baking time and cheesy ham taste will make this a favorite for mom AND the family!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 can refrigerated crescent dough
  • 6-8 ounces of deli ham/turkey/chicken/roast beef
  • 6 ounces of sliced cheese (I used about ½ of a package of Kraft Big Slices)


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Unroll ½ of the crescent dough to cover the bottom of an 8x8 pan.
  • Bake for 8 minutes, just until starting to brown.
  • Remove and cover the bottom with a layer of cheese.
  • Put ham on top.
  • Put another layer of cheese on top.
  • Put the rest of the crescent rolls on top. Pinch the seams together as best you can.
  • Bake for about 12-14 minutes until brown.


Jayme is a wife to 1 and a mother to three little boys. She coupons, but isn’t super extreme about it. She price matches and loves it! While she likes to cook, she’s in the stage of life where simple is usually better! She never knows how many hands she’ll have free at dinner time! You can find her at No Regrets Living.

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  • Mary Maslen June 10, 2016, 12:33 am

    Love this and so easy.

  • Candace Ellison June 29, 2016, 7:23 pm

    Yum! This was a quick and easy meal for just myself and my daughter. Not much to it at all. I had to let the rolls bake a bit longer. Next time I will add spinach and olives to it.

  • Sonya Shumpert July 13, 2016, 12:56 pm

    The perfect dinner add some mashed potatoes & green beans a big hit for my kids & grands!

  • Misty August 10, 2016, 1:42 pm

    Loved it the first time. This time we are adding some bacon, I precooked along with homemade fries. Easy and so good.

  • Ode October 12, 2016, 11:48 am

    Awesome idea – easy and economical – thank you for sharing, !

  • Stacey October 13, 2016, 4:14 pm

    Made this tonight! Doubled the recipe since there’s 5 of us. Soooo yummy and easy! The hubby, two six year olds and 18mo old ALL approved which rarely happens 🙂 thanks for sharing!

    • Jayme October 14, 2016, 2:43 pm

      Yay!!! Glad you all liked it!

  • Ashley December 4, 2016, 3:26 pm

    Very yummy, I buttered the croissant with some garlic butter also mmm

    • Jayme December 4, 2016, 4:33 pm

      Sounds like a great addition!

  • Jen May 23, 2017, 6:26 pm

    Really good and super easy! A perfect kid-friendly dinner for a week night.

  • Terry schap August 15, 2017, 8:56 am

    I’m a husband and granddad plan on making for dinner tonight will be good sides !!

    • Jayme August 15, 2017, 9:29 am

      Woo Hoo! It is delicious! And incredibly easy!

  • Ariel September 24, 2017, 5:20 pm

    Could this be make ahead of time and frozen till ready to eat?

    • Jayme September 24, 2017, 7:53 pm

      I’d love to say yes, but, to be honest, I’m not sure.

      In my opinion, I don’t think it would do that great because of the crescent rolls. I haven’t had much luck freezing casseroles with them, defrosting them and baking them. I don’t think it’s the freezing part that’s so bad, but the defrosting. It just adds too much liquid & time that it changes the consistency of the rolls and it just hasn’t been nearly as good for me.

      Never say never though…

  • Dana December 26, 2017, 1:12 pm

    I used Swiss cheese and it was delicious.

  • Clarice March 11, 2018, 3:36 pm

    Can you leave off 2nd layer of cheese?

    • Jayme March 11, 2018, 4:38 pm

      Sure! It won’t be as cheesy, but it’ll still be good!

  • Martha Jewett July 26, 2018, 6:19 pm

    I was stuck tonight not knowing what to have for dinner. This with split pea soup, coming right up!

    • Nicole July 29, 2018, 12:57 pm

      That’s sounds like a delicious combo!

  • Shanell Drago September 17, 2018, 1:14 pm

    I make this ALL the time and love it! I added it to my blog post of favorite recipes.

    • Jayme September 17, 2018, 8:30 pm

      Yay!! I’m so glad!

  • Leslie November 3, 2018, 12:04 pm

    My kid is obsessed. Thanks for sharing!!


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