Ham and Cheese Roll Ups (Low Carb and Keto Appetizer) are the perfect thing to make at your next party! They are super tasty, simple, have less than 5 ingredients, and can be made several days in advance.
You can also have these assembled in less than 15 minutes! Get creative and roll up other favorite ingredients. Low carb and keto-friendly, these are perfect for everyone. Kids love these appetizers!
Why You'll Love This Ham Roll Recipe
These ham roll ups remind me fondly of my childhood. My Grandmother made these at almost every gathering - and they were my FAVORITE! -Kori
Easy and Simple Appetizer
This is an EASY appetizer! With only 3 ingredients to make the basic ham and cheese roll-ups, you can whip these babies out in no time.
Get creative and add olives, slices of cheese, chives, bacon, salami, etc. Your options are endless!
I laid these out on a slate platter and they actually ended up looking like cute little sushi. 🙂 You can make these as simple or as elaborate as you'd like!
Perfect After-School Snack
Since these are so quick to make, they make a great after-school snack. Some kids don't like horseradish so feel free to take out. You could substitute some ranch seasoning or other flavorings if you'd like. Rolling up some cheese slices makes these even tastier and kid-friendly!
Make Ahead Party Food For A Crowd
These ham roll ups are a great option if you need party food for a crowd. Easy to make ahead and keep in the refrigerator.
15 minutes or less
Ham and cheese roll ups take only 15 minutes or less to make. Perfect if you have last-minute guests, or need a quick after-school snack to make for your kids.
If you are having a holiday dinner or party, your oven is often the most used appliance. It's nice to have an appetizer ready to go for guests that won't take up space in the oven. These make a great option to tide everyone over as a first appetizer while you make up any baked appetizers.
Low Carb and Keto Pinwheels
Ham roll-ups are low carb and keto recipe! My grandma used to call these ham pinwheels. So I guess you could call the keto pinwheels! 🙂
fat 10.8g | net carbs 1.4 g | protein 8.1 g
Ingredients and Tools
Here's what you'll need to make keto ham rollups.
- 8 oz Danish ham, (rectangle sliced ham)
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 2 tbsp horseradish
- Cheddar cheese
How To Make Ham and Cheese Rollups
Step One. Make Cheese Filling
Mix cream cheese, horseradish in a small bowl.
Step Two. Spread Cheese Mixture
Lay ham slices flat on a cutting board. Dry ham well with a paper towel. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over all slices.
Step Three. Roll and Slice
At this point, you can roll ham slices and slice them into 6 pieces. However, feel free to stuff with cheddar cheese slices, olives, chives, or a combination of any. Get creative! I've used cheese slices to cut the width of the ham slices.
I also did this with the chives. Olives are easy because you can lay them all in a row, and it ends up being 1 olive per ham roll-up. I love the look of the pimento-stuffed olives, and they're so pretty.
Step Four. Serve or Refrigerate
Refrigerate until ready to serve. Makes 6 ham and cheese roll-ups per slice of ham you've rolled up.
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Can these be made ahead of time?
Yes, ham roll ups can be made up to 3 days prior to serving. This makes it super convenient for an upcoming party or even a make-ahead lunch!
How long will ham rollups keep in the refrigerator
These will keep in the refrigerator up to 4 days.
How can I add more fat?
You can add more fat to this recipe by rolling up additional ingredients such as bacon, cheese, olives, etc.
How can I lower fat?
You can lower the fat in this recipe by using a fat free or low fat cream cheese.
What are other fillings I can use?
Get creative! Olives are really tasty. I like to use pimento stuffed olives. Make to use smaller sized olives for rolling.
Cook bacon, use strips of salami, strips of cut cheese, green onions, thin strips of carrots all work great
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