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Cream Cheese Ham Roll-Ups

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
  • Makes
    40 appetizers


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutrition 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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  • Aggie
    Dec 9, 2017

    Could you use green olives instead of ripe?

  • gunslinger
    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.

  • rachelk71
    Aug 11, 2013

    No comment left

  • ToniHudson
    Jul 25, 2013

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

  • hbaseley
    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
    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
    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.
    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
    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
    Dec 24, 2010

    This was very good everyone loved it!!!