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Ham 'N'  Cheese Pinwheels Recipe

Ham 'N' Cheese Pinwheels Recipe

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 YIELD: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.

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein

Reviews for Ham 'N' Cheese Pinwheels

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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."

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!"

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!"

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."

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. : )"

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."

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."

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."

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2014

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

Reviewed Dec. 1, 2014

"Very, very good! I loved them just following the recipe, although I used an extra large clove of garlic! My only problem was that I ate it all in less than 12 hours! Very yummy if you like garlic!"

Reviewed Nov. 30, 2014

"I made these for Thanksgiving Appetizers to rave reviews . I added chopped dried cranberries for a little sweetness. It pays to put the refrigerated wrapped rolls in the freezer for twenty minutes before slicing for really clean slices."

Reviewed Sep. 10, 2014

"Love these, I've been making them for 30 years. I like to use finely crumbled blue cheese instead of the dressing mix."

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

"A little salty. I'll tone down the dressing next time."

Reviewed Jan. 19, 2010

"The kids (young adults) ate these up in no time. I used a package (8oz) of Neufchatel -Very good! I will double the recipe next time."

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