Ham and Pickle Roll Ups

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Ham and Pickle Roll Ups are one of my favorite party appetizers with only three ingredients and just a few minutes to make. They are always a hit and Kids love them as well for an after school snack.

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Ham Cream Cheese Pickle Roll Ups

These ham and cheese rolls are such a huge hit for a party appetizer. It’s so nice get rave reviews on something that takes just minutes to make. Perfect for gatherings, football parties and also a quick snack to keep in the fridge. This recipe might seem a bit weird to some of you, but don’t knock it until you try it. These are Delicious!

Kids also love these cheese roll ups in their lunchbox for school. They get sick of the same boring sandwiches and these are the perfect alternative. You can find a TON of other fun Lunchbox ideas HERE.

Love dill pickles? Try our Dill Pickle Soup, Dill Pickle Dip, Dill Pickle Potato Salad, Dill Pickle Pasta Salad and Refrigerator Pickles.

Ham and Pickle Roll ups on a cutting board

Ingredients You’ll Need:

Only 3-ingredients to make these ham pickle cheese rollups (full amounts in recipe box below).

  • Ham – any deli ham slices.
  • Cream Cheese – full fat or low-fat cream cheese is best.
  • Pickles – you will need dill pickles for this recipe – either whole or spears.
Ham and Pickle Roll ups side view

How To Make Ham and Pickle Roll Ups

  • Spread some cream cheese on a slice of ham and then lay your pickle in the middle of the ham slice.
  • Roll it up and then slice it evenly.
  • Store them in a airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • You just can’t get any easier than this! 5 minute prep – rave reviews!

Tips and Variations

  • Flavor – adding Ranch Seasoning (dry) to the cream cheese is a nice addition for added flavor. Simply mix the packet of seasoning into the cream cheese and then spread the cream cheese mixture over the ham.
  • Cream Cheese – use light cream cheese to lighten it up.  You can use whipped cream cheese or ever the store bought different cream cheese flavors.
  • Ham – change out the ham with turkey, salami or roast beef slices.
  • Pickles – feel free to use whole pickles, spears or slice them into sticks like we do.
  • Serving – we like to cut them into small servings, but you can also leave them whole like the image below for a delicious lunch.
  • Variations – for a heartier lunch, make these into tortilla roll ups by wrapping flour tortillas around the outside – add in some chopped green onions, sprinkle cheddar cheese or Swiss cheese over the cream cheese.
  • Storing – in a airtight container, store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.

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Ham Pickle Roll Ups

Ham Pickle Roll Ups take only three ingredients and a few minutes to make! Enjoy these as an easy appetizer for parties, an after school snack for kids, or as a delicious keto-friendly snack.
Servings: 32
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes


  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 16 whole dill pickles or dill pickle spears
  • 16 slices ham


  • Evenly spread cream cheese on to each ham slice.
  • Place dill pickle at the end of each slice and roll up (we also like to slice our pickles like we have shown in the photos, but that is optional).
  • Using a sharp knife, cut each roll cross-wise into 1/2" to 1" pieces.

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Serving: 32g | Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 58mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg


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5 comments on “Ham and Pickle Roll Ups”

  1. Oh, yum! Years ago I had them at a wedding reception, made with pickled asparagus spears! Had never had anything like them, and then made them quite a number of times thereafter. gotta get back to ’em…thanks for the reminder!

  2. I make these for gatherings all the time, except I use sweet gerkins pickles instead of dill pickles. Delish

  3. This is ALWAYS a request at our family get togethers! Even the grandkids request it now. Been making these for over 25 years!! Only I do use the dried beef and Sweet Gherkin pickles. That’s how my momma always made them.