Ham & Cheese Pinwheel Puffs

ham & Cheese pinwheels

The countdown to the first day of school is on! My oldest has been asking to head back since the beginning of August but for my two younger guys, that day should never come!

But come it will, and us Mama’s need to be prepared, from indoor shoes, to labelling backpacks and the return of the dreaded lunch making, it’s time to get organized for the first day of a brand new grade!

This year Walmart Canada is helping and inspiring moms across the country with their first ever Snack Report, filled with kid approved snacks! From Apple Streusel Muffins to Cranberry White Chocolate Granola Bites, Walmart has created a varitey of fun and tasty new ideas that you can make right in your own kitchen to send off with your little ones in their lunch boxes this September.

Choosing one of the recipes, was the hardest part, I saw a number of choices that my picky eaters would love, but I decided on the Ham & Cheese Pinwheel Puffs because they looked like, not only a great choice for the lunch box, but for travelling as a family as well, and we were just about to leave for a  4 day roadtrip to Niagara Falls.

Ham & Cheese Pinwheels

Ham & Cheese Pinwheel Puffs

Ham & Cheese Pinwheel Puffs
Recipe type: Appetizer
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  • 1 Sheet of Our Finest Butter Pastry Puff (thawed)
  • 1 Great Value large Egg, beaten
  • 4 slices of Great Value Sliced Cooked Ham
  • ¼ cup (60ml) Great Value Three Cheese Blend Shredded Cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 400F and set rack to centre. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Unroll puff pastry sheet leaving on the parchment paper it comes packaged in. Brush lightly with beaten egg. Cover the pastry with slices of ham, one piece will need to be cut; leave 2 cm along one edge empty to seal the roll later. Brush the ham lightly with egg; discard any extra. Evenly scatter cheese over the ham ensuring the 2 cm gap along one edge stays clean. Starting at the edge opposite the clean edge, roll into a log. Transfer to freezer for 15-20 minutes to firm up slightly.
  3. Remove pastry from the freezer and peel away the parchment paper. Cut into 1 cm thick rounds and transfer to prepared baking tray leaving 3-4 cm between each. Reform into circles if needed then press lightly with the palm of your hand to flatten slightly.
  4. Bake in center of preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, rotating the tray once, or until puffed and lightly browned. Serve warm or cool to room temperature and store in an airtight container for 1-2 days.


These were quick and easy to make, I doubled the recipe and used both sheets of pastry dough that come in the box. I have one boy who doesn’t like ham, so one batch was plain cheese and other the ham and cheese. Feel free to get creative using different types of meat and cheese, we are even thinking of trying a pizza version with sauce, cheese and pepperoni soon!

Ham & Cheese pinwheels


The Ham & Cheese Pinwheels were a hit with the boys and they all agreed they would love to take these in their lunch to school. My youngest, as predicted, loved dipping these into regular ketchup, but my oldest liked them just the way they are and my middle boy who’s slightly more adventurous in the dip department fell in love with a gourment version of ketchup!

What kinds of creative ideas have you come up with for school and work lunches??

Check out the Walmart Canada Snack Report for more ideas!

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  1. I made these once, for my sister’s baby shower – they were a HUGE hit! Love them and while they look so fancy, they really are quite easy to make, aren’t they?

  2. Sue Hudson says:

    They look very tasty, I’ll have to give them a try. Nanny Hudson’s Homestyle Ketchup would be a perfect accompaniment!

  3. Those look amazing and my girls would probably love them in their school lunches as a change up to what they normally have. Definitely going to give it a go! PS: LOVE the Nanny Hudson’s Homestyle Ketchup mmmmmmm my jar is almost done I need to get me some more!

  4. Homestyle Ketsup caught my attention, what a great side kick to these! I am all about adding a fancy kick to the simple!

  5. Not only do these sound (and look) delicious, but they seem to be really easy as well! When I am planning an “appie night” or entertaining, I like to do easy things that taste good. I will try these.

  6. Oh Wow these look so good and so easy to make too!

  7. Okay I’m craving these now, I love it! I now have a new recipe for my yumprint and to try when we have guests over. Super great and delicious looking!

  8. loucheryl says:

    YUM! Another recipe I think my boys will like. So easy and looks tasty!!!

  9. Elva Roberts says:

    These Ham and Cheese Pinwheel Puffs sound and look so delicious that I plan on making them for my husband and myself and any company that drops in. I am so happy to have such a tasty recipe in my baking repitor.

  10. Elva+Roberts says:

    I read the recipe for Ham and Cheese Pinwheel Puffs and I think I will make them for our Christmas Eve Family gettogether. They sound so savory and delicious. I know everyone will devour them. Thank you for this recipe.

  11. Judy Cowan says:

    These look tasty and easy to make, will have to remember for Christmas when we have our “appetizer” dinner on Christmas Eve.

  12. kathy downey says:

    The Ham & Cheese Pinwheels sure look delicious will have to serve these during the hoidays

  13. Elva Roberts says:

    These Ham and Cheese Pinwheel Puffs look and sound delicious. It is a fairly simple recipe as well. I know they will be well-received at this house. Thank you for this recipe.

  14. These are cute and they look yummy too!

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