Ham and Cheese Sticks

Ham and cheese is a classic combo and these Ham and Cheese Sticks take full advantage of that. Ham and cheese are wrapped up in crescent dough, then, they’re coated with savory mustard butter and baked to golden brown perfection.

ham and cheese sticks stacked on a white plate

These delicious bites are one of our favorite recipes to bring to parties or any special gathering. They’re so easy to make and they’re the perfect appetizers for pretty much any occasion.

a bite taken out of the ham and cheese sticks

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s an easy appetizer loaded with flavor.
  • It features the classic combo and ham and cheese.
  • The golden, flaky dough coated with mustard glaze is absolutely delicious.


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You’ll only need a few simple ingredients to make this recipe, and you’ll find the all easily at your local grocery store. Check out the recipe card at the end of the post for exact amounts.

  • Crescent dough sheets
  • Sliced deli ham
  • Cheddar cheese sticks
  • Melted butter
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Dijo mustard
  • Dried minced onion
  • Poppy seeds

🔪 How to Make Ham and Cheese Sticks

It’s super easy to make these sticks. It only takes a few simple steps and a few minutes in the oven. That’s it!

Step 1: Cut the Crescent Dough

Roll out the crescent dough sheets and cut each one into 4 pieces. You’ll have 8 pieces in total.

crescent rolls being filled with ham and cheese

Step 2: Add the Ham and Cheese

Divide the ham evenly between the 8 pieces of dough, laying the ham atop each piece. Then, top the ham with a cheddar cheese stick.

Step 3: Seal the Dough

Fold in the ends of each piece of dough and then roll them to seal the bottoms. Place the sticks on a greased foil or parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

mustard and poppy seed sauce on top of stuffed cresecent rolls

Step 4: Make the Mustard Glaze

Mix the melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, onion, and poppy seeds together in a small bowl Then, brush the mixture onto each stick.

Step 5: Bake

Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!


Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Spicy – Add cayenne powder to the mustard glaze for a kick of heat and flavor.
  • Lunch Meat and Cheese – Use your favorite combinations of meat and cheese.
  • Biscuits – You can slice open refrigerated biscuits and stuff them with the ham and cheese mixture.

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ham and cheese sticks stacked on a white plate

🥄 Equipment

  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Parchment paper or foil
  • Baking sheet
  • Small mixing bowl

🥫 Storage

You can store these ham and cheese sticks in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

💭 Tips

  • Cheese sticks work best for this recipe because they’re easy to wrap and deliver a great gooey center.
  • Liberally coat the sticks with the mustard glaze before baking so you get all that tangy goodness.
  • Give the dough a little pinch when you fold the sticks closed to ensure the sticks stay closed.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Why are ham and cheese so good?

The classic ham and cheddar cheese pairing is so good because the sharpness of the cheddar cheese cuts through the sweet, smokiness of the ham.

What is golden brown?

A lot of people actually have a hard time with this. There are levels of golden brown, and what looks like golden brown could actually be almost burned. Golden brown is actually when the dough just begins to turn golden, not when the dough is a uniform shade of dark gold or brown.

How do I seal crescent roll dough?

For dry fillings, you can simply pinch the ends of the dough together. To seal dough with wetter fillings, dampen the dough and then crimp. This will sort of glue the dough together.

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Ham and Cheese Sticks

These ham and cheese sticks combine ham and cheese inside crescent dough and coats them in a mustard glaze. It's golden, gooey, and tasty!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 8 Sticks
Calories: 424kcal


  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Parchment paper or foil
  • baking sheet
  • Small mixing bowl


  • 16 ounces crescent dough sheets
  • 1 pound deli sliced ham slices
  • 8 cheddar cheese sticks
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon worcheshire sauce
  • ½ tablespoon dijon mustard
  • ½ tablespoon dried minced onion or onion powder
  • ½ tablespoon poppy seeds


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Roll out your crescent dough sheets and cut each one into 4 pieces so you will have 8 pieces total.
  • Separate the ham evenly between the 8 pieces of dough.
  • Add a cheddar stick on top of the ham on each one.
  • Fold in the ends of each one and then roll to seal the bottom.
  • Place the sticks on a greased foil or parchment lined baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl mix together the melted butter, worcheshire sauce, mustard, onion and poppy seeds.
  • Brush the butter mixture over each stick.
  • Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes or until golden.
  • Serve!


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 1357mg | Potassium: 178mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg

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