Thursday, January 2, 2014

Ham and Pickle Roll-Ups

These yummy bites are always a hit at the party.  You'll never make enough!

One day I decided I was tired of trying to get these to stay together after it was rolled up since nothing ever wants to stick to the pickle, then they like to come undone.  If I didn't shove the whole thing in my mouth I ended up with the whole piece of pickle in my mouth and nothing for the rest so I end up shoving it all in my mouth anyway.  So, I diced the pickle and mixed it in the cream cheese.  Problems solved!  I can take one bite and still have pickle left and it stays all rolled up in a pretty pinwheel!

Ham and Pickle Roll-Ups

8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
sliced dill pickles, med jar
4-5 tortillas
pkg of thin Ham slices

Dice pickles and use about 2/3 of the whole jar(more or less as you like)
Mix with cream cheese
Spread cream cheese on 3/4 of tortilla (the cream cheese will smoosh as you roll it so you don't want it coming out the edge.)
Lay down 3 slices on ham.
 Add a little more cream cheese, this will act like glue and hold it all together.
 Roll tightly.
When you get to the end, smooth on a little cream cheese (that is if your cream cheese mixture didn't already squoosh out the side!)
 Wrap in plastic wrap. Put in fridge for a few hours to firm up. 
Slice into pieces about 1" or so wide.  Eat the ends, they never look nice for the plate. Stack the rest and serve!
You can also chop thicker slices of ham, the pickle and mix with the cream cheese and use it as a spread on crackers.  Just as good but with crunch!


  1. Love this! A family favorite recipe of ours is basically the same thing but just cream cheese and a pickle wrapped around ham.

    1. I find chopping the pickle makes them easier to eat. You could leave off the tortilla and save some carbs and/or gluten if needed.

  2. These look delicious Jenny. Love them.

  3. These look like such a fun snack! Thanks for sharing at Saturday Night Fever!