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Ham, Cheese, and Broccoli Ring or Braid

Updated on August 14, 2012
5 stars from 4 ratings of Ham, Cheese and Broccoli Ring

I love recipes that take a few simple ingredients that I usually have around anyway. Then top that with preparations that are easy to do, where your guests praise you for a beautiful presentation and its pleasing flavors, and you have a winning recipe in my book! That is exactly what the Ham, Cheese, and Broccoli Ring provides!

This is also a great recipe to use with leftover ham during the holidays.

Ham, Cheese, and Broccoli Ring or Braid

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 8
Calories 325
Calories from Fat162
% Daily Value *
Fat 18 g28%
Saturated fat 6 g30%
Unsaturated fat 12 g
Carbohydrates 27 g9%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 11 g22%
Cholesterol 26 mg9%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cup ham (turkey or pork), small diced
  • 1 cup broccoli, finely chopped
  • 1-1/2 cup swiss cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 slice bacon, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, dried
  • 2 tablespoons Deli mustard
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 (8 oz) packages refrigerated crescent rolls

Cooking Instructions

  1. Cut up one slice of bacon as shown in the picture below. (I used peppered bacon this time and it worked out fine.)
  2. Chop up onion into small pieces as shown.
  3. Brown bacon until some of the fat fries out. Then add onions and garlic, and saute until onions are translucent and begin to brown slightly.

Photos Reference Guide to Instructions 1 thru 3

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Cooking Instructions Continued

4. Finely cut up the ham as shown in the picture below.

5. Finely chop the broccoli as shown in the picture below.

6. Add all ingredients, except crescent rolls into a bowl stirring very well to evenly distribute the mustard and the lemon juice.

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Crescent Roll Placement for Ring

I am using a well seasoned baking stone. If you are using a cooking sheet, coat with cooking spray.

  1. Open first can of crescent rolls. Each can will contain 8 triangles of dough when separated. Place first 4 triangles as shown in step 1 of the Crescent Roll Photo Tutorial below.
  2. Add next 4 triangles as shown in step 2.
  3. Open second can of crescent rolls and place its 8 triangles at locations between already placed triangles as shown in step 3.
  4. Press together overlapping areas of crescent rolls and work excess dough into the center filling it in as shown in step 4.
  5. Pour filling onto center of dough, piling up as shown in step 5.
  6. Begin pulling dough triangles up over mixture. Start with some of the last ones placed, pulling opposite triangles up and overlapping at the top as shown in step 6.
  7. Pull up next 4 triangle points as shown in step 7. This will finish the points of the second can of crescent rolls you had previously laid out
  8. Finish pulling together points of the last 8 triangles over the top and pinch together slightly as show in step 8. There may be slight gaps between the dough strips as shown.
  9. Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes until lightly browned as shown in step 9.

Crescent Roll Photo Tutorial for Ring

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Ham, Cheese and Broccoli Ring

By placing the triangles further apart, an open ring like the one shown below can be created.


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Crescent Roll Placement for Ring

I am using a well seasoned baking stone. If you are using a cooking sheet, coat with cooking spray.

  1. Open both cans of crescent rolls and lay them out as shown. Pinch all seams together to form a large rectangle as shown in step 1 of Crescent Roll Photo Tutorial below.
  2. Next cut slits from sides about 3/4"-1" wide from each side leaving about 1-1/2" down the center uncut as shown in step 2.
  3. Spread filling evenly down the center of the dough as shown in step 3.
  4. Begin braid by starting on one end, pulling cut strip at an angle up over the top of the dough, alternating sides as shown in step 4. Pinch ends together to seal the beginning of your braid
  5. Continue braiding alternating sides overlapping at the top as shown in step 5. With last 2 strips on each side, pull back over braid in the opposite direction and seal by pinching dough together.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes until lightly browned as shown in step 6.

Crescent Roll Photo Tutorial for Braid

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Let cool slightly before serving. Enjoy with a fresh garden salad!


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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      This is a very special Recipe. I like the ingredients and the creative part of it. Thanks for posting. It looks Divine!

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      I hope you have a chance to give it a try. It really is good! It's almost like a sandwich!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      decisions decisions - which variation will I make? This looks great! I've pinned it and tweeted it - yum!

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      This is such an elegant looking recipe! I love it. Thanks for sharing. Voted 5 stars! Kelley

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Wonderfully done Cindy. You always excel in everything you do. The step by step instructions are right on the money. The crecent roll is superb. Love the taste of ham, cheese and broccoli. Great recipe Homesteadbound.

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      lifehealpraise 5 years ago from South Florida

      Wow, that's amazing and it looks so beautiful! My stomach is growling. One day I hope to try this out....

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      Laura L Scotty 5 years ago from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

      Your recipe is one I'm sure I'd love to try. Thank you for sharing.

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      Donna Cosmato 5 years ago from USA

      This sounds yummy! I'll bet meals at your house are a creative presentation of tasty foods!

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      missolive - Whichever decision you decide upon, I am sure that you will enjoy it! Thanks for the pin and the tweet! Yum, indeed!

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      kelleyward - Thanks for the votes! You will have to give it a try!

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      This sounds delicious especially since it has two of my favorite ingredients: onion and garlic. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      Lord de Cross- thank you for your kind words. I hope you get a chance to try this delicious treat.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      lifehealpraise - I hope you get a chance to try this easy, easy recipe. It is a great hit whenever I make it!

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      bearmom - I hope you get a chance to try it. It is very tasty - the mustard gives it an interesting flavor.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      Donna - It is yummy! you should give it a try!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Oh my, this is so beautiful! I think that this would a great dish to serve on those important family holidays or to impress a guest. Thanks for sharing.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      Cindy..i don't usually read recipe hubs, but - this is absolutely stunningly beautiful...lol..

      i must have it!

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      Alocsin - This is a really delicious meal. I hope you give it a try. Thanks for the votes.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      teaches12345 - I think it truly could be used to impress someone. Thanks so much!

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      ImKarn23 - I must admit that recipe hubs can be a bit boring, especially after reading your work, but I do enjoy cooking. And this makes up so nicely and easily, that I wanted to share it. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

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      Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

      Wow! Can't believe how easy this looks, and yet the final product is indeed, picture perfect and mouth watering. Thanks so much for sharing this versatile recipe and showing us how to create different versions of it with relative ease.

      Voted up across the board except for funny and given 5 stars. Am also sharing this.

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      Cindy Murdoch 4 years ago from Texas

      Thanks, Happyboomernurse! It is really and easy and a tasty dish to serve. Hope you enjoy it! Thanks for the share.

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      jodiejay71 4 years ago

      Wow! This looks wonderful and I know that you are a terrific cook. I'm anxious to try it. Or better yet..I'll come to your home and we'll make it together!

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      Cindy Murdoch 4 years ago from Texas

      jodiejay71 - It is good. You will have to give it a try! I love crescent rolls anyway, but all these other ingredients make it even better!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Whew!! so yummy!.. uh oh..im now hungry. you recipe looks so good.

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      Cindy Murdoch 4 years ago from Texas

      unknown spy- I hope you get a chance to try this recipe out. It really is extremely easy and truly yummy.

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      Sushmita 4 years ago from Kolkata, India

      Cindy, this recipe is just too arty and can't stop myself from wanting to take a bite. I must give it a try. The best part is , it all sounds so easy! Voted up.

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      Justin W Price 4 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      This looks amazing, though i don't know if I'll get a chance to make it. The only meat my wife eats is steak :-)

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      Cindy Murdoch 4 years ago from Texas

      Ses.sush23 - I hope you get a chance to try it.

      Justin - you can cut steak up in thin strips and serve it on grilled cheese with grilled onions, and it is yummy!

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      This looks yummy and elegant. Great for visitors dropping in over Christmas.

      Wishing you a Merry christmas

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      Cindy Murdoch 4 years ago from Texas

      Rosemary50! Hope you have a great Christmas as well!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Not only would this smell good baking/baked up, but it would be fun to make and pretty for serving. A great New Year's Eve menu addition--thanks!

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      Dana Stamps 4 years ago from Wichita, Kansas

      Oh yummy! This looks delicious!

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