Learn how to make the ultimate crowd-pleaser and party starter, the Ham Pickle Roll Ups! This simple and delicious appetizer is a guaranteed hit at any gathering or holiday celebration, combining ease of preparation with irresistible flavors.
Creating this tasty treat requires only three ingredients—rich deli ham, cream cheese, and crisp dill pickles.
The result? It is a savory, creamy, and crunchy indulgence that is as visually appealing as it is delicious, earning its place as a staple on any festive menu.
These delightful bites will impress everyone with their irresistible combination of smoky ham, tangy pickles, and creamy cream cheese.
Whether it’s Christmas, Easter, or any other special occasion requiring a party with some delectable food, we always start researching new appetizers to impress our guests, and these Ham Pickle Roll-Ups are one of them.
- 1 Why Are You Going To Love These Ham Pickle Rolls
- 2 Ingredients For These Ham Pickle Roll-Ups
- 3 How To Make These Ham Roll Ups
- 4 Pro Tips
- 5 Recipe Variations
- 6 Storing Ideas
- 7 Frequently Asked Questions
- 8 More Appetizer Recipes
- 9 Ham Pickle Roll-Ups
Why Are You Going To Love These Ham Pickle Rolls
- Super easy to make in such a short time.
- Requires only 3 ingredients.
- It’s a versatile recipe, making them suitable for various occasions.
- Only 2g net carbs.
- You can make them ahead of time.
- Made from naturally low-carb ingredients.
- Loaded with a perfect balance of flavors that will leave everyone impressed.
- It’s a customizable recipe. Feel free to add your favorite seasonings and use your favorite type of ham.
Ingredients For These Ham Pickle Roll-Ups
These delicious ham pickle rolls require only a few ingredients that you can find in any store. Here is a list of everything you will need:
- Cream Cheese – acts as a binding agent and helps all the ingredients hold together.
- Whole Pickles – try using crisp and tangy pickles to add a burst of flavor to the roll-ups.
- Ham – for this recipe, you will need thinly sliced ham to roll it easily.
How To Make These Ham Roll Ups
Another great thing about this recipe is that it’s ready in only 15 minutes. That’s right; even if it looks super impressive, this delicious appetizer is easy to make in only a few minutes. Here is everything you need to do:
- Find a clean, hard surface like a kitchen counter or a chopping board. Lay a slice of ham flat on this surface, ensuring it is fully spread out with no folds.
- Then spread about 2 tbsp of cream cheese over each slice of ham. The cream cheese acts as a binding agent and enhances the flavor, so make sure it covers all areas.
- Lay the pickle directly in the center of the ham slice. Carefully roll the ham around the pickle, making sure it’s tight and secure.
- Then, slice it into equal parts and place them on a plate.
- Use high-quality ingredients like high-quality ham, and fresh and crisp pickles.
- Use a thin ham for easier rolling and a better texture.
- Pat dry the pickles before adding them over the cream cheese to remove excess moisture.
- Roll tightly to ensure that they hold together well.
- Use a sharp knife to slice the roll-ups into bite-sized pieces and clean the knife between each slice to ensure clean cuts.
- Cheese – add some slices of your favorite cheese to add an extra layer of creaminess and flavor.
- Mix the cream cheese with some fresh chopped herbs like dill and parsley.
- Try adding some spreads or sauces to add a unique twist to your roll-ups, like sriracha mayo, ranch dressing, or even barbecue sauce.
- Add some slices of your favorite vegetables for some extra crunch and freshness.
- Add some crispy cooked bacon strips to your roll-ups for a crunchy texture and smoky and salty notes.
- Add 1 tsp of red pepper chili flakes for an extra spicy kick.
- Fridge: if there are any leftovers, you can store them in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Use Different Types Of Ham?
Feel free to experiment with different types of ham based on your preferences. Smoked ham, honey-glazed ham, or traditional deli-style ham, just make sure it complements the flavors of the pickles and other ingredients.
Can I Make These Ham Pickle Roll Ups Ahead Of Time?
Sure, these roll-ups can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container until you’re ready to enjoy.
Can I Freeze These Ham Pickle Roll Ups?
Yes, you can freeze them. Wrap each roll-up tightly in plastic wrap, and freeze them for up to 2-3 months. Thaw them in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
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Ham Pickle Roll-Ups
- 8 oz cream cheese or whipped cream cheese
- 16 whole pickles
- 16 slices of ham
- Place a slice of ham on a hard surface like a chopping board. Then spread about 2 tbsp of cream cheese over the slice of ham.
- Lay the pickle directly in the center of the ham slice and roll it up.
- Then slice it into equal parts and place them on a plate.
- For an extra kick of flavor, mix 2 tablespoons of dry ranch seasoning with the cream cheese before spreading. Some fresh chives or a pinch of garlic powder can make a significant difference!
- Ensure your cream cheese is at room temperature before spreading;
How do we calculate the nutrition info?
These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.