Yummy Roll Ups
Yummy ham, pickle and cream cheese roll ups for an appetizer or a party! Secure the roll ups with toothpicks, and cut them into bite size pieces.
Yummy ham, pickle and cream cheese roll ups for an appetizer or a party! Secure the roll ups with toothpicks, and cut them into bite size pieces.
My Version of this recipe vary's.This one is ok with dill pickles but gerkins make this appetizer irresistable.Take one package of sliced ham and cut length wise into 3 sections.Take 1 strip of ham and put a gerkin pickle at 1 end.With a butter knife cut off a piece of cream cheese and put it on the ham in front of the pickle,roll up and secure with a toothpick. I have to hide these once I make them or there will be none left for the guests.Read More
I usually use flour tortillas, which I spread with cream cheese, then layer the ham, add the pickle, roll and slice.
What seemed like an odd combination actually turned out to be a quick and easy snack/appetizer! These were especially good with really cripsy deli style dill pickles. I secured them with toothpicks and olives - some green and some black for a little color and flavor variation. Great with an assortment of crackers for munching!
My Version of this recipe vary's.This one is ok with dill pickles but gerkins make this appetizer irresistable.Take one package of sliced ham and cut length wise into 3 sections.Take 1 strip of ham and put a gerkin pickle at 1 end.With a butter knife cut off a piece of cream cheese and put it on the ham in front of the pickle,roll up and secure with a toothpick. I have to hide these once I make them or there will be none left for the guests.
This is a great snack for kids! They love to help make it. One of my kids dosen't like ham, but they both love this. My one suggestion-I use refrigerared Claussen mini-dills instead of spears. They roll easier and give an extra crunch! The flavor blends nicely.
I have made these before and swore I would never do it again because it was such a pain to spread the cream cheese. Well fact is, I like them so much that I had make 'em again. ;) This time I had the upper hand...I bought WW whipped cream cheese and let it get to room temp and then put it in a baggie, cut the corner and squeezed it out on to the ham! Perfect! I pat dried the pickles and wrapped those bad boys up. Into the fridge to chill for awhile and then to cut! Perfect.
very good...Some reviewers need to take thier crankypants off and realize we are all friends here...geez! We all need variations depending on the situation at hand. Who knew yummy roll ups could be so polarizing? :-) an echange of positive ideas is welcome in my book....just sayin' :-)
I ate these at my daughter-in-laws baby shower. My other two daughter-in-laws were also there and loved them. I made them at home later and my two grandchildren who love pickles and ham devoured them. Their ages are 3 and 5.
This is a recipe my family has been using for YEARS, although we make way more than the original recipe!I love them so much that I get sick from eating too many!
I too have been making these for years; except that I prefer to make them with big fat green onions and I make pickle ones too at the same time. I do, however, try to use the Clausen dills because their size and crunchiness works best for this recipe. I use a bit more cream cheese than what is shown in this picture. Also, after I roll them up, I place them in the fridge for about 1/2 hour before cutting them. This allows the cream cheese to stiffen up a bit and makes for easier and cleaner cutting.
I've made these in the past and have found that they are a big hit for appetizers. My husband absolutely loves them! One thing that I do a little different is I add a half package of dry Ranch dressing and 1/4 cup mayonnaise to the cream cheese. It adds a little more to the tasty treats!
I have always made these, minus the pickle, but will definitely add to the next batch. These are easy and quick to make. Great for those Tupperware, Partylite, Home Interior parties, etc.... Kids are always happy to finish what ever is leftover. Holly Johnson-Emerald Isle, NC
This is perfect with pastrami rather than ham. I like to chop the pickle and pastrami and combine it with the cream cheese and spread over flour tortillas to make pinwheels. Add dill & garlic pepper to taste. They're always a big hit at my parties.
I took these to Bunco, and everyone loved them! They made a nice addition to the snack table. Thanks Courtney!
Using pickled asparagus in the middle, has been a favorite for many years.
When I give this recipe out, I always tell people you have to use Claussen pickles (spears). Yes, it does make a difference!!!! I count the amount of pickles in the jar, then go to the deli & get the exact slices of ham that I need. No waste! I make these quite a bit for get-togethers. They go over really well. My husband wouldn't eat them in the beginning because they don't look very appetizing, but now I can't even get them made before he's eating an entire pickle - or two! And my one son that's the very picky eater would have these for a meal if I'd let him!
These are sooooooo good. I take them to any kind of party. People will actually wrinkle their noses when you tell them what it is, but I take an empty plate home every time. Easy tips: 1. You can make them with a flour tortilla as the base, spread the cheese, add the meat and pickles, roll and put in fridge for a bit...easier to slice. 2. Use a whole pickle. It's easier to dry the pickled and not so messy as a spear. 3. Play around, add things like salsa, ranch dressing powder, chili powder, etc. to your cream cheese. Yummm!! 4. You can use any kind of sliced meat. Sliced turkey, beef, salami....experiment.
These are amazingly, incredibly good...once you try them, you won't be able to stop eating them!! One word of warning, don't let anyone try them before the party...they'll be GONE! :)
Good and easy...love that it's simple ingredients that you most likely have in your house for quick whip-up app.
I have been making these for 30 some years but with another version and thats instead of using pickle have used canned asparagus. Always a BIG hit. I will definately try with pickles.
I've made these for years and they are wonderful and everyone always likes them. You can use a piece of pineapple or a green olive instead of the pickle for variety. Can't eat just one! Thank you for sharing Courtney!
My mom has made this for years. A little tip she did was to make them ahead of time wrap in plastic wrap and freeze before you slice. This makes is much easier to cut.
This is a quick and easy appetizer to whip out, however I think the measurements are off. I was able to us 12 slices of ham and a whole 24 oz. jar of sliced dill pickles along with 1 8 oz pkg of cream cheese. I cut the rollups into 3rds, stuck a olive on top and pierced with a toothpick and it was enough for 10-12 people!
I have been making these for years, but I use cream cheese with chives and baby cherkins instead of dill pickles. Always a family favorite.
Different and easy. Not extraordinary though.
These were a little frustrating at first because I did not dry the meat before I started spreading the cream cheese. Once I realized I needed to dry the meat, it went a lot quicker! These were a hit at a food table for teachers at lunch and they went quick. I couldn't stop eating them while making them! Will make again!
I have made these for years but i use flavored cream cheese...very good!
My family and friends always love these when I make them but I use pickled asparagus spears instead of the pickle spears.... we tried them with pickles and didn't like them as much. So try using the asparagus, you might like it...just a suggestion! By the way Costco has great pickled asparagus.
I took these to an office dinner and everyone loved it. Thank you for the easy recipe.
We always make these for showers, parties, and get togethers but we use a green onion lieu of the pickle.
AND NO CARBS!!!!!!
I have done these for years for almost every wedding and baby shower I have thrown. They are always a hit and people are shocked that the combination is so yummy.
Perfect! Nothing to add, nothing to subtract. Try slicing the finished cylinders into bite-sized portions for an even better result at coctail parties!
My mother has been making a version of these for years. We mix horseradish with the cream chease and use sweet pickles instead od dills!!
I love these. These are also great using pickled okra instead of pickle spears.
I have recommended this recipe so many times on here, but had never actually made it myself. My only experience with these was at a baby shower about 5 1/2 years ago. I was so impressed because I could not believe how easy they were to assemble and because when you first think about this combo everyone's first reaction is....ewww. Don't overlook this recipe when you need an easy appetizer!! This recipe is soooooo worth the little bit of effort it takes. Using one 8 oz. pkg. of cream cheese, I was able to use 10 slices of cooked ham/10 pickle spears. Make sure your ham is not sliced too thin or it will tear as you try to spread on the cream cheese! The first one I sliced into 5 pieces. They were too big. Then I did 6 slices on the next one. Still wasn't what I wanted. I ended up getting 8 slices out of each spear. The pieces with the small pointy ends of the pickle didn't hold together too well, but that was ok because my son was able to eat them as "samples". I made these to serve along with some other dishes at a Pampered Chef party and they were a total HIT!! I had 3 pieces left at the end of the night and my kids took care of them!
I have been making these for years and they are always a hit! I blot dry the pickles a little too.
I've been making these for about 25 years. I started by using layering Buddig ham slices with a layer of cream cheese in between. There was always tearing of that thin a meat when you layered it. (no matter how soft the cream cheese was) I started buying deli ham and had them slice it a bit thicker and it worked like a charm. Since the deli meat is a bit longer I didnt't have to layer it anymore. I don't use the toothpicks. I always let them sit in the fridge overnight and cut them the morning they'll be eaten. My children and their children line up when I cut the ends off to help me "get rid of all those scraps". It gives me joy to know they still love these treatsl.
Good easy to make appetizer.
We grew up making these for holidays and special events. The only difference is we've always used corned beef - the Carl Budding ultra thin shaved kind . Using ham makes them taste a little 'off' to me. We also always roll the pickles in the center, slice them into bite size portions, usually eating the ends as we slice them as they're not as pretty. they present very nicely on a serving tray, easy finger foods for people to grab, and no toothpicks required. Try them with the corned beef - you won't be disappointed!
these are fantasic plus extremely easy.
Good simple recipe and yes a variation I have had is adding some dry Hidden Valley dry ranch mix to cream cheese.
Yummy is right. These were so easy to make reguardless of why kind of slice deli meat you have. I had Chive & Onion Cream Cheese that I used with this recipe, and my kids just loved them..ham, pickles and cheese....this was quick and east and very delightful. Thank you
This makes a fantastic, quick, snack (using word snack because I don't know how to spell h'orsderves??) but I mean h'orsderves. Fantastic, tasty, and it's like using sandwich ingredients without the bread, which is good for me being diabetic, love love love this idea for gatherings. And like another person said, only rate things if you actually make it according to the original recipe and try it, actually try it and see what it tastes like before you rate it with changes. That would not be an honest rating. These 'Yummy Roll Ups' are very good as is. Thanks for the idea!
I made it exactly as stated and my sons loved them. I will be adding them as a finger food to the trays I make up in the summer for cook-outs very easy and yummy! Thanks!
I have made this for years with many variations. It's easily adaptable to your own tastes. I like to use garden vegetable cream cheese, sometimes I sprinkle with garlic salt, and sometimes I sprinkle with tabasco. I roll up the ham and the cream cheese and secure the toothpick with a sweet pickle, a cherry tomato, or a black/green olive. Most of the time I use the whole variety, which makes for a colorful presentation at a party. It's fun to see which one each of your partiers enjoy the most.
I make these and sometimes people are unsure at first, but once you try them you can't help but love them!
When I have made them I started with a whole pickle. Dry thoroughly with paper towel. Coat with cream cheese, then wrap in 2-3 thicknesses of the wafer thin, packaged meats, making sure it is entirely covered. Secure with tothpicks and chill until just before time to serve them. Slice about 1/2" thick, place on serving tray and enjoy. (I find that it makes a nice variety to use different flavors of the pressed meat (i.e.) ham, pastromi, beef, corned beef, etc.).
As a self described metrosexual, one would think I would recoil at the thought of showing up with a dish called "yummy rolls." But as one fellow party-goer proclaimed loudly, "I'm passing on the Pate and heading for the pickle-ham-cheesey-toothpick thing!" Bravo Ms. Mcdonald for this celebration of simplicity.
I love these! especially during summer. I sometimes make them with fllour tortillas. Just smear the cheese on the tortilla, then the ham and pickle in the middle. I usually make a lot- wrap tightly with plastic wrap, throw in the fridge and when someone wants a snack they just unwrap and eat. My oldest sum likes to dip these in a hot pepper/ranch dressing mixture. The possabilities are endless with different meat and flavored cream cheese but the written recipe is my families favorite
These are a crowd pleaser, though I make mine a little differently: I start with a flour tortilla, spread it with cream cheese, and then layer as indicated here (using thin-sliced ham).
I just spread a thin layer of cream cheese on a slice of ham, put a pickle on one end and roll it up - fun to make and eat!! :)
This has been a family favorite for all my 48 years! Perfect as written, no need to change a thing.
My friend makes these for church functions a lot and they taste so good! My sister also makes them, but sometimes she will substitute turkey breast for the ham, and she'll dice up jalapeno and mix it in to the cream cheese, then she omits the pickle. Either way, they're fast, easy and absolutely delicious!
I have made this for years but have hadded a little horseradish and tobasco to the cream cheese and used pickled asparagus. Big party hit!
So easy and delicious! Made some with dill and some with Gerkins, and both rocked! Just be sure to get enough cream cheese on each one. The cream cheese ties the flavors together, so don't scrimp!
I love this recipe. The softer the cream cheese the better. Secure with a toothpick and put in the refrigerator to regain the firmness if you desire. I have received so many compliments--whenever I make this inexpensive appetizer!
Try this with Philadelphia Brand cream cheese spread with roasted red pepper and cheddar cheese
Love this! I have made something similar with just cream cheese and salami but the pickle idea is awesome! Thanks.
Who doesn't love these! Best snack for a group of people!
These are super yummy and definitely help you over reach your sodium load for the day. One way of making this even easier is to use whipped cream cheese - it spreads easier and use deli thin ham. Quick, easy and really are yummy!
Loved if. I also love reading variations. Gives me ideas. Please don't stop posting those as well.
Always a favorite, we never can make enough. We like to use Baby Dills - they make such a cute presentation. Thanks for posting!
THANK GOODNESS for a loving, helpful mother who helped me prep over 200 of these little suckers for a reception. They are always a hit, and they flew outta the kitchen as fast as we could keep them plated. **I was SlightlY annoyed when I was trying to plan out how much to buy for 200, so it was a ridiculous guessing game. :) You can't buy a jar of pickles that have exactly the same size, and some brands of deli meats work better than others (some tear easier than others).
I make these all summer long! I have found that if you remove the seeds from the pickles and pat them dry, you will not get runny cream cheese if they don't get snapped up (I take them out on the boat!). Don't be afraid to add a slice of bell pepper, carrot, or even a sliver of cheddar cheese. If you get the cream cheese all the way to one edge of the ham and get more than three turns on it, they will sit tight just fine without the toothpick! A great one to play with!!!!
I certainly agree with those who can leave the recipe alone. This one is excellent (as are most of the recipes) just the way they are submitted.
I like to use thinly sliced hard salami instead of the ham. Very yummy appetizer or evening snack.
We've made this is my family for years, except we use green olives instead of pickles. Let the cream cheese soften, lay out the ham circles so they overlap half way, spread the cream cheese and lay the olives end to end down the center. Roll up so you have a long log. Then wrap in foil and freeze. You can keep them in the freezer until the party, then slice into pieces by slicing the olives in half. Freezing allows for easy slicing and keeps them together on the plate without the need for toothpicks! But we put toothpicks out so they're easy to pick up without getting cream cheese all over.
These are the yummiest little ham roll ups I have ever eaten. Everyone in the family makes these for all or our holiday and family gatherings. We seem to never be able to make enough of these!!! Great as are, no changes needed to this recipe in our family
My grandmother served these to me forty years ago. Also with Asparagus and Bechamel sauce or for an assortment with fresh pineaple spears and rolled in coconut. There are many ways to create a colourful party plate. Imagination is craetivity I preach to my students.
I use Pickled OKRA instead of dill pickle spears. In the South we call this Arkansas Sushi!!!
This is always a crowd pleaser. Another option is to use green onion instead of a pickle. They are my fav. Just a tip, after I roll them, I put them in the freezer for 10-15 min before slicing them. They then hold their shape when slicing.
I do something similar. I use tender young asparagus or green onions and roll around them. I also do this with turkey slices and smoked salmon.
I just love these. My mom always made them for Christmas Eve snacking. I use the dill pickles, but also use sweet pickles which are even better with the ham. Use a paper towel or clean cloth to dry off the ham if its wet or the cream cheese won't spread well.
Amazing! There my go to app for anything! So easy and so good... There gone quick! I tried a flavor cream cheese my second time around and it's very good! Chive/onion or vegi or even jalapeño cc which was very good!! You literally could put any flavor cream cheese and it will be delicious!
These are sooooo delicious; I make sure to always have ham, cream cheese and pickles on hand so I can whip up a few when I need a tasty snack. Thank you Courtney!
These are delish!!! I made these and everyone ate them up in a matter of minutes. Five stars for great flavor combination, cheap, and super easy.
I've been making these for years and they always go like hotcakes! It's important to make sure your ham is very dry, and not sliced too thin - otherwise it will be difficult to spread the cream cheese. I use a jar of dill pickle spears, cut them in half and remove the seeds for more crispiness. I roll them tightly, then cut each roll into three equal pieces for bite-sized appetizers - and there is no need for a toothpick. The cream cheese keeps them from coming apart. A pound of boiled ham from the deli, 8 ounces of cream cheese, and a jar of pickle spears will make a nice sized plateful of appetizers for your next gathering (you may have a few pickle spears left over if you use 1/2 spear in each roll). If you've never had these you are in for a treat!
This is great! 5 stars! If you'd like to kick it up a notch, use garden vegetable cream cheese and wrap up pickled asparagus instead of dill pickles. A crowd pleaser every time! I always use thick sliced ham lunch meat. Delicious!
I make these with gherkins it is fantastik.
I just made these and they are wonderful. I used pre-packed ham and Clausen pickle spears. I substituted a garlic/herb spread for the cream cheese. I did dry the ham and spears with paper towels before I used the spread. Very good!
our fave snack! but we don't need use the toothpicks...they just stay closed if you set them close to each other on the serving tray...
These are fantastic. We use crispy pickle spears and the flavored cream cheese. Very easy to make and even the children love to eat them.
I love these little guys. I either have to eat my fair share before serving or stash some aside for later because they disappear before I have a chance to enjoy them myself! I have often made them with Genoa Salami instead of ham and are so good both ways.
This is good. There is another version using a cut portion of green onion in place of the pickle, which is even better. Take a regular slice of ham and roll up and then cut into thirds and use a toothpick to secure.
Everyones favorite. I make a variety. Use Pickle, green onion, & pickled aspargas. After I roll them up, I chill them in the fridge before slicing them into bite sizes.
Been making these for years; they're delicious! I also recommend using the chive-flavored cream cheese - makes them extra special!
I have made this recipes for years with corned beef instead of ham. They're okay this way but amazing with corned beef. (also we use dill pickles not pickle spears)
Like many others, I've been making these for many years. Not having read all the review/comments, this may be a repeat, but I've used jumbo pimento-stuffed olives. I cut the ham into strips, wrap it around the olive, then slice it in half and arrange them cut-side up. This is particularly colorful for Christmas.
Oh my! Took to 2 different gatherings last weekend and people (both kids and adults) could not get enough.
These are so easy and they taste good. They are perfect for anyone at your party on the Atkins diet.
Yes! This appetizer is awesome- just as it is. Someone brought these to a party I went to a few years back and now I make them myself. It is difficult to save them for the guests, when they are so good!
I use pickled okra (mild) instead of pickles and it is DIVINE!! ***Pickled okra can be found in the pickle section usually found on the top shelf.
Pickle Rolls! I've been making these for years after getting the recipe from a friend. They are SO good--one of those things you would never think to put together. and they are so easy, my young son makes them for himself as a quick snack! Glad to see this on here for sharing.
We serve these every year at our Christmas Eve party. They are also very delish with a green onion instead of the pickle. I ate them that way since I was a kid!
I love this recipe, but I've always done it using dried beef (or sometimes corned beef if dried beef couldn't be found) instead of ham, and they are a favorite in my house!
Very good! I made these for our Thanksgiving appetizers and needless to say, they were all gone in about 10 minutes!!! Really, really, really good! Even the kids liked them!
These were delicious. I have made something similar but used genoa salami instead of the ham. They are always a hit.
Easy and delicious. I've made this several times and everyone enjoys it. Especially good summertime appetizer.