Ham Roll Ups with Pickle

4.93 from 27 votes

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These Ham and Pickle Roll Ups (aka pickle wraps) are one of the easiest things you will ever make. They are the perfect low-carb, high-protein after-school snacks, appetizers or finger-foods for parties.

A ham and pickle roll up being picked up by a toothpick

I’m always looking for new and exciting ways to make my kids’ lunches a little more fun. They’re growing up so fast, and I want them to have the best possible foods in their tummies.

These Ham and Pickle Roll-Ups are so ridiculously easy to make, but they taste like a delicious treat from your childhood! They’re simple to make, and easy enough for even my kids to do on their own—plus they taste amazing. The pickles add just the right amount of crunch, but aren’t overpowering in any way. And the ham is a great low-carb protein source that keeps them feeling full for hours.

Ingredients for Ham Roll Up with Pickle including ham, pickles, cream cheese and toothpicks.


Only three simple ingredients are needed to make these ham pickle roll ups. You likely have them all in your refrigerator.

  • Deli black forest ham or honey ham
  • Cream cheese (reduced fat cream cheese can also be used)
  • Pickle spears or baby dill pickles
Ham Roll Up with Pickle on a cutting board with toothpicks.

Some substitutions to try

These pickle rollups, or pinwheels, can be made dozens of different ways with all kinds of ingredients! I bet each one tastes better than the last! Thanks to a few readers suggestions here are some alternatives you can try:

  • Make a seasoned cream cheese: Add garlic salt, bagel seasoning, ranch seasoning, herb seasoning, or minced onion to the cream cheese — or try chive and onion cream cheese.
  • Use any deli meat you like: a slice of ham, salami, a thin layer of turkey or roast beef.
  • Try different pickles: pickles come in all kinds of flavors and varieties nowadays. Get creative and use your favorite in these roll ups!
Plate with eight Ham Roll Ups with Pickle.

Bite-sized appetizer

These ham pickle rollups, sometimes called ham pickle wraps, are perfect for a quick last minute appetizer (think football season) or finger food for parties. Last time I made these, I served them with with these Finger Sandwiches for a lemonade “tea” party for my little girls. They complemented each other perfectly. If you want to make them ahead of time, cover each of the rollups individually in plastic wrap and store them in the fridge.

Plate with two Pickle Ham Roll Ups held with toothpicks.

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A ham and pickle roll up being picked up by a toothpick

Ham and Pickle Roll Ups

4.93 from 27 votes
It takes less than 5 minutes to make these yummy Ham Roll Ups with Pickle. They make a great after school snack or anytime snack!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 5 rolls



  • 5 slices deli ham I like it sliced slightly thicker than sandwich slices
  • 3-5 ounces cream cheese
  • 5 dill pickle spears (or 10 baby dill pickles, use 2 per roll up)


  • Lay out each slice of ham on a cutting board and pat dry with a paper towel.
    Cutting board with a slice of ham for Ham Roll Up with Pickle.
  • Evenly spread a layer of cream cheese on each ham slice with a butter knife.
    Cutting board with a slice a ham covered with cream cheese.
  • Place dill pickle spear at the end of each slice and roll up.
    Cutting board with a slice of ham covered in cream cheese and a pickle on top.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut each roll cross-wise into 1/2" to 1" pieces. Use toothpicks to secure roll ups in place if needed.
    Slicing Ham Roll Up with Pickle.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 134kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 7gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 956mgPotassium: 163mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 345IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 0.5mg

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Erica Walker

Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her three beautiful girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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  1. 4 stars
    I made this as a low-carb snack for my 6yo, who has T1D. He loved it! But, as soon as my hubby saw it, he called it “redneck sushi.” 🤦🏽‍♀️ LOL

    1. It is the perfect low-carb snack! I’m glad your son enjoyed it. Sorry your husband isn’t on board – haha.

  2. I am so excited to try these recipes thepicle ham roll up has been a go to thanks to a lovely lady at the colevei attende. I figured if she did all this for events i needed to learn. Thanks to all the strong ladies in my life….god rest myothers sou

  3. 5 stars
    I have been making these since my baby shower back in 1975..and still make them for every function..my family and friends love them

  4. 5 stars
    I made these for the 4th of July get together, I added good seasonings ranch and sprinkled a little over the cream cheese, was such a hit, everyone loved them!!

  5. I cannot wait to make these at home. These look delicious! I love rollups like this and haven’t made them in so long.

  6. I use Boursin cheese… It’s a cream cheese with garlic and other flavors added in…..I find it in the deli section. It comes in a small green and white box.!

  7. Oh man, these look delicious. I was just thinking about how I’d love to make these with spicy pickles…but then saw your jalapeno jelly idea and I think I started drooling. Thanks for the idea!!!

    1. Thank you! When I saw this recipe, my first thought was sweet pickles. Only way I can think of it. Glad to know someone has tried it and it works.

    2. I add a sprinkle of Good Seasonings Ranch Dressing ( dry) to the cream cheese and it is delicious. Sure your going to love it.

  8. If making the night before, squeeze pickles between paper towels before wrapping in ham. If you don’t you will have a slimy bunch of pickle juice in the bottom of your container.

  9. I dry my ham slices..stack them between paper towels till I’m ready to spread the cream cheese on..I roll the pickles in paper towel too…once they’re rolled, I chill them before slicing. Slice seam side down….and yes, they’re so simple and delicious. …always a favorite!!!

  10. Iam so going to make these! I know my family will love them! Thank you for sharing your recipe????

      1. Can you make them a couple of days before? I was thinking of wrapping them in handi-wrap, then slicing them two days later.

        1. I think that should totally be fine. If you wrap them up in plastic wrap they shouldn’t dry out. You may want to pat the pickles dry just so the juices don’t seep all over everything else. Other than that I think you should be good!

  11. How many will this recipe make? I have a large party coming up so I am not sure it I should double or triple this. Does the recipe make abt 20 cut roll up?

    1. Yes, I would say this recipe makes about 20 cut up pieces total. At parties each person usually has 2-3 (if there is other food present)…

      1. THANK YOU, I’ve searched several versions of the recipe, and you’re the first one to tell how many pieces it makes. Thank you! (I need to make em for 100 people, so i needed quantities so i can convert the recipe.)

      2. Add a little garlic salt and minced on in to the cream cheese. Just half teaspoon onion and a sprinkle of garlic powder. It knocks it up a notch

  12. I used to make these for parties, but instead of using ham, we used dried beef slices that are sold in either a small jar or sometimes sold in a larger foil pouch. We also used the Vlasic jar of #4 dill pickles which were more tangy and had garlic seasoning in the jar also. It was fine to use regular dill pickles too, but we just preferred the tangy ones if they were in stock at our local grocery.

  13. 5 stars
    I love these! My mom used tI make them and now I do too. We alWays use Claussen pIckles. SometiMeds I switchIt up And use chive And onion cTeam cheese.

  14. Those look really good. My pickling cucumbers went wild this summer and I canned nine gallons of garlic dills. I think they will work nicely with this.