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Cream Cheese Ham Roll-Ups Recipe

Cream Cheese Ham Roll-Ups Recipe

Green onions and ripe olives give lively flavor to these bite-size appetizers from Kathleen Green of Republic, Missouri. "They're quick to assemble and can be made the day before they're needed," she notes. "They're very popular with my friends and family."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:20 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives, drained
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 8 to 10 thin slices fully cooked ham


  • 1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth; stir in the olives and onions. Spread over ham slices. Roll up, jelly-roll style, starting with a short side. Chill for at least 1 hour. Just before serving, cut into 1-in. pieces. Yield: 40 appetizers.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 27 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 186mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 meat.

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gunslinger User ID: 544392 75201
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2014

"Made these for my neices baby shower and they were very tasty!The olives and green onions stirred into the cream cheese made them a pretty appetizer and economical and easy to make. Made mine the day before, wrapped in plastic wrap and sliced them the day of the shower."

ToniHudson User ID: 2011212 36198
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2013

"A family, as well as friends, favorite. Always popular with all age groups and even picky eaters."

hbaseley User ID: 3311639 36534
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2013

"In response to Anita B: Since these do not use a tortilla to hold the ingredients together (the ham slice is the wrapper), I think the addition of adding sour cream would make it too squishy. Just a guess, but I wouldn't bother and I have made these many times since the recipe was published. You can use reduced fat or fat free cream cheese if you want to cut fat."

hbaseley User ID: 3311639 73570
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2013

"Not sure why there are such spotty reviews! This is an excellent recipe (as written). Even my very picky children eat this (My daugher made this to share with her girl scout troop and they gobbled them up). Since we have a diabetic in the family, I appreciate a low carb "roll" with great flavor that pairs well as an app for a varitey of entrees. It's easy to prepare. IMO, olives are a must. Add a pickle, and it becomes a different recipe."

jammin gm User ID: 6869257 75197
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2013

"I make this ofter for work luncheons. I use garlic to cream cheese smear that on ham pieces roll a pickle or scallion up in the hame place in frig for a few hours. cut and serve. no, no olives please..."

anitab. User ID: 1787833 36197
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2013

"Has anyone tried sour cream with the cream cheese, as in the Cheesy Onion Rollups? Did it work? Wondering. The recipe as is sounds great, but just wondering."

Barkparkbarb User ID: 6929850 75196
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2012

"to Spayne60, um, the ham is the wrapper with cream cheese, onion and olives spread onto the ham, then you grab the edge of the ham and roll it up. The photo is pretty clear of the finished app when ready to eat."

1234stolz User ID: 2174635 36143
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2010

"This was very good everyone loved it!!!"

ccoffeytoh User ID: 4252765 50756
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2010

"Just spread the mixture on the ham slice, and roll it up. Chill to set the cheese a bit, then cut the roll into slices. Serve with toothpics. This is a staple at every family gathering. Always have to make extra so my husband doesnt eat them all before the party!"

spayne60 User ID: 4406192 82224
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2010

"no one said what you rolled this in"

bickey User ID: 243834 89100
Reviewed May. 18, 2008

"This is exactly like my recipe. A favorite at family gatherings."

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