These ham roll ups make for mouthwatering and addictive high protein low carb snacks. This healthy recipes perfect for meal prepping healthy low carb snacks at home, or taking to a potluck or party!
I love bringing something along that I KNOW I can munch on, and this low carb recipes the perfect fit. Creamy cheese and tangy pickles pair perfectly with this salty ham, and you guys, they just look so fancy!
I’ll have a bunch for a healthy quick lunch, or make it a quick afternoon snack. You’re gonna love them!
These scrumptious roll ups are super easy to eat on the go, plus:
- Simple ingredients – you most certainly have these in your fridge/pantry right now!
- Ready in 15 minutes, maybe faster!
- A tasty, satisfying snack that hits all the right notes to keep your cravings in check!
This ham roll ups recipe is insanely easy, and super customizable!
This recipe uses simple ingredients, but they’re ones that highlight each other really well!!
Ham – The first ingredient in these ham and cream cheese roll ups is, of course, HAM! You’ll want a thickish slice of ham for this recipe, not shaved.
If you’re eating low carb (like me!!) avoid brown sugar or honey hams, the glaze on those can add unnecessary sugar to this recipe.
Cream Cheese – This is, as the name implies, a soft cheese. It’s mild, creamy, a little tangy, and makes a great spread for our lunch meat.
Herbs – Fresh or freezer dried will work here. You can add whatever herbs you have on hand, however, chives and shallots are my faves!
Pickles – Pickles are sweet, tangy and SO delish! They pair amazingly well with salty meats and are perfect for these creamy ham roll ups.
They’re super easy to find in the store, but if you don’t have them on hand, you can use cornichon or whatever pickled veggie you had on hand.
Tools To Make
You just need one very basic tool to make these yummy ham roll ups – a knife! This will help you cut your pickles, and cut the roll ups into slices (if you decided to slice them).
If serving this as an app, grab some toothpicks.
Ham and cheese are both perishable, so store these roll ups in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to eat.
Can You Freeze Them?
I wouldn’t freeze these ham roll ups – both ham and cream cheese get a little cranky when frozen. Honestly, they’re so quick to make! If you need to make them ahead of time, they’ll do great in the fridge for a few days.
These easy ham roll ups are great for a quick meal or as a satisfying solution to the afternoon munchies!
To have these as lunch, make it a complete meal by serving them with some fresh veggies or a small salad.
This simple recipe is easy to customize just how you like, or with the ingredients you have on hand!
Can I Add More Vegetables?
Sure! If you’d like to try something other than these ham roll ups with pickles, you can add other strips of veggies into the middle to add a crunch and nutrients.
We know from these amazing cucumber sandwiches that cukes and cream cheese are a great pair, so feel free to add some long thin slices in there! You could also use asparagus, like in my asparagus stuffed chicken (blanch first!).
Bright colored bell pepper slices would also be delicious!
Can I Use Other Kinds Of Cheese?
If you’d like something other than cream cheese, you’ll want to grab a soft, spreadable low carb cheese — goat cheese or cheese spreads like Boursin.
Harder cheeses like swiss or mozzarella would be delicious, but you’ll have to add a few extra steps than listed in the recipe below to melt the cheese.
You could also use a low carb cheese sauce instead, for a whole different take!
Can I Use Different Kinds Of Meat?
The flavor of these roll ups does best with ham, but you could definitely try some other combinations.
Try using sliced chicken and swiss instead (ala low carb chicken cordon bleu wraps!), or turkey with bell pepper or roast beef with provolone and pickles.
Make a variety to keep things interesting.
Ham Roll UpsPrint Recipe Pin Recipe
- 8 Ounce Cream Cheese block, softened
- 1/4 Cup Chives minced
- 16 Slices Deli Sliced Ham I used smoked
- 8 Pickle Spears cut in half lengthwise
- In a large bowl, cream the cream cheese and chives together until soft and fluffy using an electric mixer.
- Lay ham down, then spread cream cheese mixture over the top of each slice.
- Place 1 pickle spear in the center of each slice of ham.
- Roll tightly.
- Repeat until you've used all ingredients.
- Slice, or serve whole, and enjoy!
Looking for more healthy snacks like these yummy ham roll ups? Here are all kinds of ways to spice up your afternoon!
- Low Carb Jerky. Most jerky products are loaded with sugar, check out these sugar free options!
- Low Carb Sausage Balls. One of our family FAVES!
- Deviled Eggs with Relish. Similar to these, just add eggs.
- Deviled Eggs without Mayo. Psst — Greek yogurt is JUST as creamy.
- Cloud Bread Pizza. A low carb classic!
These ham roll ups will brighten up any afternoon with their salty, tangy taste! Comment below and let us know what you think! Enjoy!