Serve Cake Pan Ham Cheese Sandwiches for lunch, snacks, and game day. Make with crescent rolls; delicious served with a bowl of tomato soup.

stacked ham and cheese

Start off with a 9×13 cake pan for these easy Cake Pan Ham Cheese Sandwiches. We love this recipe for so many reasons, but mostly because these little ham sandwich bites taste so darn good.

Cake Pan Ham Cheese Sandwiches

They’re not made the traditional way with dinner rolls, but instead with crescent roll dough.

Give this Smoked Tomato Bacon Soup recipe a try – it’s super easy to make and really, really good served with these Cake Pan Ham Cheese Sandwiches!

piece of ham cheese sandwich

Back to school ham and cheese sandwiches

September makes me think of “back to school” and soup and sandwich recipes! But wait, this 9×13 recipe is also great to bring to a game day party.

We even served it for brunch awhile back, along with breakfast casseroles, salads, and a fun pastry board. Yum!

deconstructed ingredients ham and cheese

Ingredients for Ham Cheese Sandwiches made in a cake pan

  • Crescent roll dough (we buy Pillsbury)
  • Dijon mustard (or table mustard)
  • Deli honey ham (we buy at Costco)
  • Sharp cheddar cheese (we use Tillamook)
  • Butter
  • Chopped basil
  • Garlic powder
  • Tomatoes

pulling a cheesy bite of sandwich

So cheesy good – this recipe is a fun one to make for Game Day! Double or triple the recipe and serve on The Big Board. Yes, we have 2 new darker cherry colored boards in the store now!

You may have already tried our Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Board.

ingredients for Cake Pan Ham Cheese Sandwiches

How do you make Cake Pan Ham Cheese Sandwiches

  1. Spray a 9×13 cake pan with cooking spray.
  2. Open one of the cans of crescent rolls and place them on the bottom of the pan. Press the seams of the dough together to form one piece of dough. (It will be slightly smaller than the pan:)
  3. First, bake the crescent roll sheet until golden brown.
  4. Spread the mustard evenly over the baked crescent roll sheet.
  5. Fold each slice of deli ham in half and place over the Dijon mustard, layering the folded slices in rows.
  6. Place the cheese slices over the ham in an even layer.
  7. Open the remaining tube of crescent roll dough and place over the top of the cheese layer. Pinch the seams of the dough together to seal closed.

how to make Cake Pan Ham Cheese Sandwiches

In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter, fresh basil, and garlic. Brush the mixture over the dough.

Secondly, bake again until golden brown on top.

Cake Pan Ham Cheese Sandwiches

Cool and cut into square sandwiches

Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes before cutting into squares and serving.

a serving of Cake Pan Ham Cheese Sandwiches

Tips and substitutions:

  • Mix up the cheese with your favorite flavors.
  • Add grilled onions or bacon.
  • If taking to a party, prepare and pop in the oven right before serving.
  • You want to serve these hot out of the oven.
  • Delicious for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner!

Ham Cheese Sandwiches

How do you serve mini Ham Cheese Sandwiches

It’s easy! Set it out, they will come (which means, just serve it as it comes out of the oven).

Or you can make it a little fancier.

Add a large slice of fresh tomato on top of the serving, with a sprinkle of fresh basil.

Cake Pan Ham Cheese Sandwiches with tomato soup

Perfect for fall and end-of-summer homemade tomato soup!

ENJOY!

Cake Pan Ham Cheese Sandwiches with tomato

More tomato soup recipes you may enjoy:

Sausage Bacon Tomato Soup

Best Orange Basil Tomato Soup

Tomato-based Slow Cooker White Bean Basil Chicken Soup

Blender Tomato Soup

Cake Pan Ham Cheese Sandwiches with tomato
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Cake Pan Ham Cheese Sandwiches

Everyone oven is different, so check sandwiches after 20 minutes to not overcook.
Serve Cake Pan Ham Cheese Sandwiches for lunch, snacks, and game day. Make with crescent rolls; delicious served with a bowl of tomato soup.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
resting time: 5 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Yield: 6

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cans Pillsbury crescent roll dough
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard, or table mustard
  • 12 slices deli honey ham
  • 8 slices sharp cheddar cheese, we use Tillamook
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons fresh chopped basil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Large fresh tomatoes and fresh basil for serving

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Spray a 9x13 cake pan with cooking spray.
  • Open one of the cans of crescent rolls and place them on the bottom of the pan. Press the seams of the dough together to form one piece of dough. (It will be slightly smaller than the pan:)
  • Bake the crescent roll sheet at 375F for 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Spread the mustard evenly over the baked crescent roll sheet.
  • Fold each slice of deli ham in half and place over the Dijon mustard, layering the folded slices in rows.
  • Place the cheese slices over the ham in an even layer.
  • Open the remaining tube of crescent roll dough and place over top of the cheese layer. Pinch the seams of the dough together to seal closed.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter, fresh basil, and garlic. Brush the mixture over the dough.
  • Bake at 375F for 20-25 minutes until golden brown on top. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes before cutting into squares and serving.
  • Add a large slice of fresh tomato on top of the serving, with a sprinkle of fresh basil.
  • Serve with a side of tomato soup!
Cuisine: American
Course: Main Course
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