Ooh La La! Hot Ham and Cheese Crepes

I slaved over these homemade crepes all day.

Just kidding! My secret ingredient? Prepackaged crepes, which taste just as good, if not better, than homemade.

hot ham and cheese crepes
For something so simple, don't these look so fancy?

I have a fantastic recipe for you today. But first, behold the 50 calorie giant cookie...


Frieda's French Style Crepes 
Giant YUM!

Low calorie cookies
And only 1 measly gram of fat. Can you believe it?

Best of all, with the help of your toaster oven, these mega-cookies crisp up in less than ONE minute! Prepackaged crepes, where have you been all my life?



Of course, you can also devour these Frieda's French Style Crepes (or other prepackaged crepes) as they are intended, with a fruit or mascarpone filling. It couldn't be easier to fancy up a crepe. 

Filling them with chocolate chips and mini marshmallows before their party on the stove or in the toaster oven gives you smores crepes. Blueberries and whipped cream (skip the toaster oven!) is also yummy.

But have you ever thought to make a savory crepe? Now my all-time favorite sandwich, Hot Ham & Cheese, is also a delicious crepe.

Savory crepes with broccoli and cheddar
Broccoli and Cheese for Mees, Please!

Hot Ham and Cheese Crepes Recipe
Serves 4
  • 4 Frieda's French Style Crepes* (available in the produce department at most grocery stores
  • 8 Slices of Ham (lunchmeat - not thick slices leftover from Thanksgiving)
  • 4 Slices of Cheddar or 1 C Shredded Cheddar
  • Spicy Brown Mustard (on the side for dipping - optional)
  1. Prepare each crepe by layering 2 slices of ham topped with 1 slice of cheddar (or 1/4 C shredded cheese) on each crepe. Go close to, but not touching or over, the edge of the crepes.
  2. Roll each crepe and microwave until the cheese is melted, approximately 30 seconds. (Depending on your microwave, you may need to add time.)

Hot Ham and Cheese Crepes Recipe - Extra Healthy Veggie Version
Serves 4
  • 4 Frieda's French Style Crepes* (available near the berries in most produce departments)(Ralph's if you're in Southern California, you lucky duck)
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (diced)
  • 1/4 C Onion (diced)
  • 2 C Spinach
  • 1/2 C Broccoli Crowns (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1/4 C Water
  • 8 Slices of Ham
  • 4 Slices of Cheddar
  1. Heat olive oil in a large pan on mid-high heat. Add garlic and onion and cook until onion is translucent.
  2. Add spinach, broccoli, crushed red pepper, and water. Cover and let cook until water is gone, approximately 8 minutes.
  3. While the vegetables cook, prepare each crepe by layering 2 slices of ham topped with 1 slice of cheddar on each crepe. Go close to, but not touching or over, the edge of the crepes.
  4. Spoon the hot vegetable mixture evenly over each crepe.
  5. Roll each crepe and place, seam down, on a nonstick or greased pan. Bake at 300F for 5 minutes.
*Haven't bought prepackaged crepes yet and need a recipe in the meantime? This crepes recipe is simple and has more than 2,000 5-star reviews.

Assorted crepes at home


Ready to play around with your own crepe ideas? Frieda's Produce is giving away a prize package to one lucky reader! The winner will receive:

Prepackaged crepes
A package of Frieda's French Style Crepes


Purple Kiwi cookbook
A copy of The Purple Kiwi Cookbook by Karen Caplan, which features recipes for exotic ingredients like Sunchokes, Kiwano, and Cherimoya. (And, thank goodness, tips for buying these crazy fruits and veggies!) Just imagine the look on your coworker's faces when you go into work and say you made Southwestern Corn and Cactus Chowder for dinner last night.

The winner will also receive coupons for Frieda's products and a Frieda's tote bag. Entering is easy peasy.


*This giveaway has ended. Thank you to everyone who entered.



Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment on this post telling me how you would prepare your crepes if you won. Would you smother them in Nutella and caramelized bananas? Drizzle them with honey? (Can you tell writing this post is making me hungry?)

Oodles of Optional Entries (leave 1 comment per entry method): 
1. Visit Frieda's Produce and tell me your favorite recipe from the site.
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The Fine Print:
Open to US residents (sorry, my Australian friends!) only. Giveaway ends on 7/11/11. The winner will be selected using Random.org and will be contacted via email.


Can dogs eat crepes?
In the meantime, I'll be teasing Pica and Biscuit with giant cookies that they're not going to get.

*I was not compensated in any way for this review and giveaway. I'm optimistic that the fabulous Miss Hazel Kelly at Frieda's Produce will like this post so much that she can't resist sending me a few packages of yummy crepes ;)
Hot Ham & Cheese Crepes - 2 Variations

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