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Ham, Broccoli and Cheddar Roll

Is it me or after a holiday does there always seem to be an abundance of meat leftover after a family gathering? What is it about us that we can’t properly judge how much people are going to consume? You would think that after hosting the holidays year after year that the hostess’ would figure out, “Wait we always have too much ham, let’s scale back this year.” But that never happens. Probably because said hostess’ are worried it will be the year that everyone’s appetites show up and they will be horribly unprepared for teenage boys at a buffet table. Sigh. So alas, we are stuck with the “over supply” issue when it comes to the main course. In the case of the impending Easter holiday, ham.

This recipe is perfect for those days following Easter when you are sick of eating ham but desperately need to use the remains. Paired with the spring time harvest of broccoli, the ever popular ranch dressing and cheddar cheese and rolled into a pizza dough, you can’t go wrong with this dish for dinner. I love that it is easy enough for the kids to pick up and eat with their fingers too. Ah, the simplicity!

And well, if you are really tired of ham the good news is this recipe is freezable! So you can’t go wrong. Just hide it in the freezer until your family stops associating their consumption of chocolate Easter bunnies with you forcing ham onto their plates.

Ham Broccoli and Cheddar Roll


Tricia @ onceamonthmeals.com


  • 1 can pizza dough, refrigerated
  • 1 cup ham, diced
  • 1 cup broccoli, florets
  • 8 ounces Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 0.5 cups ranch dressing


Using plastic wrap under the roll and rolling it tight as you go is very helpful.

Lightly flour your work surface and roll out dough. Spread the ham, broccoli, cheese and ranch dressing over the dough. Roll up the dough jelly roll style, start with the long end. Once you have your roll, pinch the ends together. Bake at 375 for 20-30 minutes or until outside is golden brown. Allow to cool and slice!

Freezing Directions:

Follow directions above but DO NOT BAKE. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in a gallon freezer bag. (If it is too long to fit in a gallon freezer bag you can wrap it with foil after the plastic wrap.) Freeze. To serve: Thaw.  Bake at 375 for 20-30 minutes or until outside is golden brown. Allow to cool and slice!

Servings: 4

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40 Responses to “Ham, Broccoli and Cheddar Roll”

  1. Anne says:

    That’s such a great idea for using up leftover ham at Christmas time. Here in Australia, we all nearly have a ham for Christmas and we get so sick of ham after a while. Using it up in a pizza roll would just be perfect. I’ll be adding this to my favourite recipes for sure! Thanks!

  2. I think it’s more than it’s hard to buy a small ham or turkey if you want the full, on-the-bone flavor.

  3. Maria says:

    Great recipe for leftover ham!

  4. Lauren says:

    Made this for dinner tonight with left over Christmas ham and it was amazing. Great blend of flavors. Definitely a family favorite. Thanks

  5. jamieS says:

    I love your blog! I use so many of your recipes, cant wait to try this one! Thank you!

  6. Michelle says:

    Made this for dinner and it is currently baking in the oven. It was sooooooo easy to make I hope it tastes good!

    • Tricia says:

      And the verdict?

      • Michelle says:

        YUM! Had a little leakage because my seam was on the bottom, so i think I’ll follow your picture directions more closely next time and bake it with the seam up.

        I made two minor changes, I brushed the top of the roll with a little olive oil and then once it was baked I threw some leftov grated cheese on top and broiled it for about a min until it was golden brown and bubbly.

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  9. Bana says:

    Is this recipe meant to be used with cooked or uncooked ham?

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  11. Jen says:

    Yum!! I just made this last night and my husband (who HATES ranch dressing) gobbled it up and said he loved it. I’m totally going to make a few to throw in the freezer, so easy. Thanks for the site, I can’t imagine the work that goes into it all!

  12. Kristen says:

    Totally adding this to my menu!

  13. Nicole says:

    Can you use the pizza dough recipe here on OAMM?

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  21. Tori says:

    Made this for dinner last night and an extra for the freezer (DH is deploying right before baby #2 is due in a couple weeks so I’m stocking up!)and omgoodness it was delicious! Even with the seam on top I had it open a little, but it actually looked more appetizing that way. Will make again (& again!)

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  26. momstheword says:

    I tried to pin this three times but pinterest blocked it each time with a message, stating that they were sorry but they blocked this because “it might be spam or other inappropriate material.” Just thought you wanted to know that so that you can contact pinterest! It looks yummy and I’ll come back later and try to pin it again! :)

  27. Julie says:

    I never have too much leftover meat! I have too many leftover ideas and favorites. Now I have another! ;)

  28. Emily says:

    Made this tonight and LOVE it! Such a great idea! I used a whole wheat pizza dough from Trader Joes and rolled it out into a rectangle. I can’t wait to try this with other filling ideas. Maybe Buffalo Chicken. Will definitely be freezing one too!

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