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Ham and Pickle Rollups

Ham and pickle rollups

Delicious ham, pickle, and cream cheese rollups are perfect for an appetizer or snack!

When I first started dating Ryan, his family introduced me to an appetizer that tends to make an appearance at most family parties: dill pickles covered with cream cheese and wrapped with dried beef, also known as Dried Beef Pickle Roll-Ups. At first I wasn’t crazy about ‘em, but before I knew it, I was as addicted to these little things as everyone else in his family. They’re sort of tedious to make, however, and I’ve only ever made them a couple of times myself. Because of this, I was excited when I threw together these easy ham and pickle rollups on a whim one day, and we realized they taste just like the aforementioned dried beef and pickle roll-ups!

Meet the ham and pickle rollup. As I was throwing together lunch one day for Ryan and I, I had a few things that needed to get used up: tortillas, some cream cheese spread, ham, and salami. I was going to make simple ham and cheese wraps, sort of like these Ham and Cheese Pinwheels, and then I realized I had a jar of pickles in the fridge too and thought I’d try combining everything together.

You’ll start with tortillas. I used soft taco sized tortillas which are quite a bit smaller than burrito sized tortillas. Spread a thin layer of cream cheese spread over the tortilla. I found that the cream cheese spread was much easier to work with than regular cream cheese.

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Arrange deli ham, salami, or whatever meats you’l like on top. This particular day I arranged salami on the bottom, then a few slices of ham. Top with dill pickles that you’ve drained.

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Rollup tightly, then cut in half, or in smaller one inch thick chunks.

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These ham and pickle rollups work great as an appetizer or snack, or even lunch! If you were serving them at a party, you could stick a toothpick in each to help hold it together. Let me warn you though, they are very addicting and will probably go quick! If you’re serving these for a crowd, keep that in mind and plan to make a lot! They may not sound very exciting, but trust me when I tell you, you’ll find yourself going back again and again for more!

Ham and Pickle Rollups

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Prep Time: 10mn
Cook Time: N/A
Total Time: 10mn

INGREDIENTS

  • Small tortillas
  • Cream cheese spread
  • Baby dill pickles
  • Ham and salami 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Spread a thin layer of cream cheese on each tortilla.
  2. Arrange a few slices of deli meat on the tortilla. Place baby dill pickles across the width of the tortilla. If your pickles aren’t long enough, you may need two pickles to cover the entire length.
  3. Roll up tightly, then cut into one inch chunks and serve.

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  1. A new take on what my husband’s family calls “funny pickles.” Nice twist!

  2. I love those thing, great idea to wrap them in tortillas!

  3. My boyfriend’s family has something similar, pickle, cream cheese, cheddar cheese and jack cut in slices and rolled up in lunchmeat slices, usually Buddig. They ARE tedious, but everyone likes them. Christmas time only, like tamales, they take a team to do.

  4. We have a similar recipe: lay out a slice of ham, spread cream cheese on it, put in a pickled okra, roll tightly, then cut in slices. Delicious.

  5. I have made these for a few years now. Sometimes I get the whipped cream cheese with chives. When I was working and we had potluck they would always ask me to make these. They are great. I even made them at my sons wedding.

  6. Jennifer Hollister

    I had made these the day before a family get together; woke up the next morning and went to the fridge to find half of these wraps gone. Its like dang should of made them the day of.

  7. Love the philly cheesesteaks and blt wraps. I can take them to the sr potlucks.

  8. Made ever tastier when you add dry Ranch of dry Italian mix to your cream cheese!

  9. Judi Lundstrom Edwards

    Made these before…using all kinds of different ingredients. use your imagination.

  10. Can you make these ahead of time and freeze?

  11. For the lighter version you can skip the wrap and use pickle spears, lite cr. cheese and ham or beef or dried beef is yummy

  12. I’m with Deb, ditch the wrap, use a spear and I prefer beef to ham:)

  13. I also like to sub green onions for the pickles, equally awesome.

  14. Crystal Hussmann

    Ham, cream cheese and pickle…skip the rest. Nom, nom, nom!

  15. I’ve always had problems spreading the cream cheese without making a disaster of the tortilla, so I make this as a dip!

  16. Lisa Morgigno Jaworski

    I am not a fan of these rolled sandwiches. I think it’s the cold tortilla and the texture. Hope your Husbands and Baby are doing better. Praying for them Sweetie!

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