Ham 'N'  Cheese Pinwheels Recipe
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Ham 'N' Cheese Pinwheels Recipe

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This recipe is a convenient make-ahead snack. I love the garlic flavor in these roll-ups. Every time I serve them, they're a hit. —Andrea Bolden, Unionville, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 carton (8 ounces) whipped cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 9 thin slices deli ham


  1. In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, walnuts, salad dressing mix and garlic. Spread about 2 tablespoons over each ham slice; roll up tightly and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Unwrap; cut into 1-in. slices. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Originally published as Ham 'N' Cheese Pinwheels in Country Woman July/August 2001, p21

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annrms User ID: 2649709 256505
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2016

"I made these for a gathering at our local senior center. I used chive cream cheese and added some ranch salad mix. Substituted olives for the nuts because of texture issues with some seniors. Brought home an empty plate!!!!"

shauckogs92 User ID: 8239198 243005
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2016

"I made these for lunch with a few changes. I mixed 2 parts whipped cream cheese to 1 part Ranch Dressing ( in the bottle) with 1 pressed clove of garlic. I rolled the ham lengthwise (like taquitos) with a thin layer of the spread. Delicious light lunch."

LindaABC User ID: 8610117 242652
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2016

"I have made a variation of these roll ups every Christmas and Thanksgiving since I was old enough to spread the Cream Cheese!!! Always a hit! I use (now) the whipped cream cheese with chive and onions, mixed with chopped black olives, garlic powder. Just never forget to do them far enough ahead to chill really well!"

rebelwithoutaclue User ID: 4288906 237075
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2015

"Used chucky blue chees dressing instead of ranch. No walnuts but did as MarineMom suggested and used green onions. A big hit!"

MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 233324
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2015

"I made these tasty little tidbits for a recent party and they were a hit. I did make a couple of changes after reading the reviews. I substituted chopped green onions for the nuts and used only half of the salad dressing mix. Everyone loved them. I will be preparing this recipe again. I recommend this recipe as a Volunteer Field Editor for Taste o f Home."

I_Fortuna User ID: 8342880 232706
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2015

"These are probably good but I don't want additives that are in salad dressing in my food so I just use a cream cheese/horseradish spread with a little salt and pepper and they are the best. : )"

candystevens User ID: 8238832 219315
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2015

"I make ham rolls once a year and they are a hit but mine are completely different. I have tried these with ranch dressing and they seem too bland. Mine are made with softened cream cheese, horseradish, and a dash of worcestershire sauce."

auntgeegee User ID: 7549833 219309
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2015

"For the whipped cream cheese or butter put it in your mixer and whip it quickly. I made this a little differently. Cream cheese sour cream and a little tabasco then dry ham before spreading. Then use toothpicks after rolling and use kitchen shears or knife to cut into four bites. Put captains wafer crackers on the side."

LBurkey User ID: 3719865 218857
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2015

"I really like this appetizer. I used 1 1/2 tsp. of the Ranch Dressing mix instead of the full Tablespoon, as I was concerned about them being too salty. Love the chopped walnuts in them, as they add a little bit of a crunch. They are attractive to look at and they got lots of rave reviews from my guests."

MY REVIEW User ID: 1308889 214968
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2014

"These were awful. Walnuts, ranch flavor and garlic just don't go together according to everyone who tried them."

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