Friday, August 23, 2013

Ham, Cream Cheese and Green Onion Roll Ups

I was being lazy last weekend, and decided to make some Ham Roll Ups and veggie sticks and bring them with me to a gathering.   We like to get together with some friends on Sunday afternoons, have a drink, a bite of something, and we all bring something really simple.

There were some good dishes there as well, this past weekend, but the pictures I took with my phone were so poor I can't even share them.   Our hostess made some really good Green Chile with beans, another guest brought some smoked fish in phyllo tarts, there were some great nacho's, and this really yummy meat dip and I will be sharing that recipe soon, plus my offering.

I made these Ham Roll Ups.      I've been making these for over 30mumble many years, and have always had them enthusiastically received. 

Let me just say, they get eaten when I bring them.

This makes about 20 or so Roll Ups.

3 bunches green onions, don't use the big ones, use the very slender ones, they taste better in this.
8 oz. Cream Cheese, the Neufchatel is great here, or low fat is fine. 
1-2 packages sliced ham, I prefer Hillshire brand Smoked Ham

And that's it for the ingredients.

Simple, huh?

Soften the cream cheese, either by zapping it in the microwave for 30 seconds or at room temp.   You want this to be quite soft so that it spreads easily without tearing the ham slices.

Wash the green onions, and remove the tough outer sheath, cut them to fit the slices of ham.   I like them to be just a little longer than the width of the ham, so that you can cut the ends to feather out a little.

Spread a very thin layer of cream cheese on each ham slice, and then roll the green onion into it.

 As you can see from this picture, sometimes the sandwich ham you buy is too darn hard to spread the cheese on.     I just wanted you to see this.

 This is how you want it.   Just a little layer of cheese, not too much, just enough.  

Continue until all the cheese, onions or ham are done.  Place in fridge and let firm up for a little while.

I also like to cut them a little on the ends to fan or feather them out a little, just makes it a little prettier.

I impressed myself with this picture, got both hands in there.

By the way, it is perfectly permissible to taste them, or at least taste one as you're making them.   You do want to make sure that they taste good.

Go ahead, try them, you'll like them.   
Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.


  1. This looks seriously fantastic.....!lovely n delicious .it tastes yummy too!
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    1. Thank you, I think they're rather tasty myself, and easy to make as well.


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