Ham Filo Roll

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  • Total: 60 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4-6
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
553 Calories
31g Fat
53g Carbs
16g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 4-6
Amount per serving
Calories 553
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 39%
Saturated Fat 16g 79%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 629mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Protein 16g
Calcium 309mg 24%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This elegant and beautiful main dish entree recipe for Ham Filo Roll is perfect for Easter brunch or any special brunch. Plus, it's a delicious way to use up leftovers. If you have leftover Easter eggs, chop them up and add them along with the ham.


  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup basmati rice, uncooked
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup cubed cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup frozen baby peas, thawed OR chopped leftover asparagus
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 12 (9" x 14") sheets frozen filo dough, thawed
  • 1 1/2 cups Havarti cheese, shredded (divided)

Steps to Make It

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cook onion and garlic in the olive oil until tender. Add rice and stir to coat. Add the chicken broth, cover pan and simmer for 15-20 minutes until rice is tender. Stir in ham, sour cream, 1/2 cup of the cheese, and asparagus or peas. Set aside.

2. Place one filo sheet on a cookie sheet and brush with butter. Layer five more filo over the first sheet, brushing each with butter. Spread half of the rice and ham mixture over one-third of the stacked filo on the 14" side, leaving a 1 inch border on three sides. Cover with the half of the remaining cheese.

3. Begin to roll up the filo, starting with the long end. You'll only be able to roll the dough over one and a half times; that's okay. Using two spatulas, place on a RIMMED cookie sheet (the butter will melt and make a mess in your oven if you don't used a rimmed sheet). Brush with butter and cut a few slits in the filo roll. Repeat with remaining filo, butter, and filling to make two rolls.

4. At this point you can cover the rolls tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 8 hours. Add another 8-13 minutes to the baking time if the rolls are baked directly from the refrigerator.

5. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes until the rolls are browned and crisp. Let it stand for 10 minutes before cutting each roll into thirds for serving. The filling is hot!