Quick & Easy Pineapple Ham Roll-Ups

January 24, 2022
Cream cheese laced with crushed pineapple makes for one very tasty filling in these quick and easy Pineapple Ham Roll-Ups. Eat them as they are as bites, or serve atop buttery crackers for one delicious savory game day and party treat.

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I don't know about you, but I'm always on the lookout for easy game day and snacking ideas. And these simple little Pineapple Ham Roll-Ups sure fit that bill!

When it comes to easy, there's really not much to assembling these bites. Simply stir together a quick cream cheese-based filling, spread it on deli ham slices, roll up, and chill. --That's truly all it takes to whip up a batch. And when it comes to quick? -- You're looking at all of about 10-15 minutes of hands-on time.

But these roll-ups aren't just quick and easy, they're tasty, too.

The roll-ups' pineapple cream cheese filling is based loosely on the classic Pineapple Cheese Ball everyone knows and loves. That filling is loaded with great flavor from its tasty combination of crushed pineapple, fresh green pepper, and finely chopped onion. And when that filling's great flavor then combines with the flavor of ham? -- It gets even tastier.

Pineapple Ham Roll-Ups aren't just quick and easy, they're tasty, too.

Enjoy Pineapple Ham Roll-Ups as they are as bites, or serve them as a topping on buttery crackers for one delicious savory game day and party treat.


What's to Love About This Recipe?
  • Easy - Just stir, spread, roll, and chill -- that's all it takes to whip up these tasty Pineapple Ham Roll-Ups. They're truly one of the simplest things to make around.
  • Quick - Assemble a batch with all of about 10 to 15 minutes of prep.  
  • Just 5 ingredients (+ salt) - No long list of ingredients here. Just 5 simple ingredients plus a pinch of salt.
  • Tasty - The combination of pineapple cream cheese filling and ham is a flavorful one, for sure.
  • Perfect for snacking - Enjoy Pineapple Ham Roll-Ups as bites or atop buttery crackers for one perfectly delicious game day, party, or everyday afternoon snacking treat.

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Pineapple Ham Roll-Ups Ingredients:

It takes just 5 simple ingredients + a pinch of salt to make these tasty Pineapple Ham Roll-Ups. To whip up a batch, you'll need:

  • Deli ham slices - Slices of ham from the deli that are on the larger side, rather than smaller packaged ham slices, work best for this recipe. About six slices are needed, which is about 1/3 to 1/2 of a pound total.

  • Cream cheese - Creates the base of the roll-up filling. Regular cream cheese works better than lower-fat cream cheese to create a firmer filling.

  • Crushed pineapple - Brings in the roll-ups' signature pineapple flavor. Half of an 8-ounce can of crushed pineapple is needed.

  • Green pepper - Finely chopped green pepper pairs beautifully as a savory contrast with the filling's sweet pineapple.

  • Green onion - Two chopped green onions nicely season the pineapple-cream cheese filling.

  • Salt - Enhances and rounds out the filling's flavors.

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How to Make Pineapple Ham Roll-Ups:

Pineapple Ham Roll-Ups are super quick and easy to make.

To make the pineapple cream cheese filling, simply stir together a block of cream cheese with some drained crushed pineapple, a bit of chopped green pepper, chopped green onion, and a pinch of salt until they're all well combined.

Pineapple Ham Roll-Ups Cream Cheese Filling Mixture Image

Then to assemble the roll-ups, start by laying out a slice of ham.  Top the ham slice with about 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese filling mixture, spreading it into an even layer and leaving about a 1/4-inch border around the edges.

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Starting with the shorter side, roll the ham slice up tightly. 

Repeat this with the remaining ham slices and cream cheese mixture to make 6 rolls total.

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Wrap each roll in plastic wrap and refrigerate the rolls for several hours or overnight to allow the flavors to meld and firm the filling up a bit.

At serving time, unwrap and cut each ham roll into 5 or 6 pieces. Then serve them alone as bites, or as a tasty topping for buttery crackers. Either way, Pineapple Ham Roll-Ups are one delicious savory game day and party treat.

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Appetizers & Snacks
American
Yield: 30-36 bites
Pineapple Ham Roll-Ups

Pineapple Ham Roll-Ups

Cream Cheese laced with crushed pineapple makes for one very tasty filling in these easy Pineapple Ham Roll-Ups. Eat them as they are as bites, or serve atop buttery crackers for one delicious savory game day and party treat.
Prep time: 15 MinTotal time: 15 Min

Ingredients

  • 6 large slices of deli ham (about 1/3 - 1/2 pound)
Pineapple Cream Cheese Filling:
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 4 oz. crushed pineapple, drained (about 1/3 cup)
  • 2 T. finely chopped green pepper
  • 2 T. chopped green onion (about 2 green onions)
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, stir together cream cheese, drained pineapple, chopped green pepper, chopped green onion, and salt until well combined.
  2. Lay out a slice of ham.
  3. Top ham with about 2 tablespoons of cream cheese mixture. Spread into an even layer covering the entire ham slice, leaving about 1/4-inch border around the edges.
  4. Roll up tightly, starting with the shorter side.
  5. Repeat with remaining ham slices and cream cheese mixture to make 6 rolls total.
  6. Wrap each roll in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  7. At serving time, unwrap and cut each ham roll into 5 or 6 pieces.
  8. Serve alone as bites, or as a topping for crackers.
TRACEY'S NOTES:
  1. You'll need 1/2 of an 8-ounce can of crushed pineapple for the filling.
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