Hidden Ham and Cheese Buns

So I’m all for easy meals. I’m constantly thinking of new ways to make a quick lunch. I do my weekly prep-day to prepare for nightly meals, but when it comes to lunches, I’m stuck staring into the fridge. With the craziness of summer schedules coming, I was determined to come up with a quick lunch my girls would both enjoy. Since they both like sandwiches, this idea seemed to be perfect. I’ve made something similar with croissants and the girls loved them, but needed to eat several to be filled up. I decided to try something new and it worked like a charm. I call them Hidden Ham and Cheese ‘buns’, you’ll see why!

What you need:
1 tube of ready-to-cook biscuits
1/4 lb. deli meat (or any leftover meat) finely chopped
3 slices of baby swiss (or your fav. cheese) cut into thirds, you’ll want 1 small strip for each biscuit)
*Garlic salt and parmesean cheese optional

Preheat oven to 350. Remove biscuits from tube and place individually on baking sheet. Using a paring knife, cut a slit into each biscuit (think pita pocket here). Gently pull open a biscuit and fill with the meat and cheese mixture. Press down around edge to close the opening. If it doesn’t close all the way, no worries! Sprinkle the tops with some garlic salt and parmesean cheese. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes, or until tops are golden brown. Remove from oven and let rest.*

*You’ll want to eat these as soon as they come out of the oven, but I should warn you (as I have two little girls that burned their mouths) you need to let them rest for a couple minutes. The cheese and meat will be extremely hot when you take that first bite.  They are delicious warm, but the best thing… they are just as good cold! I can’t wait to make these to put in a cooler for on the boat or at the park this summer. Enjoy!

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