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Ham ‘N’ Cheese Pinwheels

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
    about 4 dozen


  • 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


  • 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. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Unwrap; cut into 1-in. slices.
Nutrition Facts
1 pinwheel: 30 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 91mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • kawfytawk
    Apr 20, 2018

    I'm giving all 3 stars as to not take away from the OP with my comments and using zero stars....BUT please don't rate on YOUR recipe....rate on the OP. It makes it super hard to find a good recipe when almost every review is "with changes". If you are going to make a change either post your own recipe alone or give a neutral 3 stars because you didn't care for the original recipe......Drives me insane!

  • annrms
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.