Pineapple-Ham Tortilla Roll-Ups

April 13, 2022
Pineapple-Ham Tortilla Roll-Ups are loaded with fabulous flavor from their tasty combination of chopped ham, crushed pineapple, fresh green pepper, onion, and chopped pecans. They're a perfect little bite for parties, lunchbox packing, or afternoon snacking. -- And a perfectly delicious little way to enjoy that leftover ham!

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Always on the lookout for new and tasty ways to enjoy leftover ham? Well, Pineapple-Ham Tortilla Roll-Ups aren't just tasty, they're also a fun and unique way to enjoy those ham leftovers, too. But hey, there's no need to wait for ham leftovers to make them. -- These little bites are delicious anytime, and totally worth buying a bit of ham for!

With filling based on the ever-classic pineapple cheese ball recipe, these tasty tortilla roll-ups bring together the saltiness of ham and the sweetness of pineapple to deliver up that favorite sweet and salty combo we love. Taking a nod from its cheese ball inspiration, the filling also incorporates finely chopped green pepper and pecans for fabulous flavor and a bit of textural crunch.

Pineapple-Ham Tortilla Roll-Ups are a perfect little bite for parties, lunchbox packing, or afternoon snacking. Slice up a plate full for game day, or for just about any occasion. They're certainly a perfectly delicious and fun little way to enjoy that leftover ham.

Pineapple-Ham Tortilla Roll-Ups aren't just tasty, they're also a fun and unique way to enjoy those ham leftovers, too.

What's to Love About This Recipe?

  • Easy - Just stir, spread, roll, and chill is all it takes to whip up a batch of these tasty Pineapple-Ham Tortilla Roll-Ups. Well, plus a little bit of chopping -- but it's still easy!
  • Based on a classic favorite - The roll-ups' filling is based on the ever-classic pineapple cheese ball, bringing together the saltiness of ham and the sweetness of pineapple to deliver up that favorite sweet and salty combo we love.
  • Tasty - The filling's combination of cream cheese, salty ham, sweet pineapple, green pepper, and pecans is a flavorful one, for sure.
  • Perfect for snacking - Enjoy these flavorful little bites as one perfectly delicious game day, party, or everyday afternoon snacking treat. Or hey, they work great for lunchbox packing, too.

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Pineapple-Ham Tortilla Roll-Up Ingredients:

Fortunately, it doesn't take a ton of ingredients to make these flavorful Pineapple-Ham Tortilla Roll-Ups. To whip up a batch, you'll need:

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

  • Ham - Any chopped fully-cooked ham works, whether that's baked ham leftovers, a portion of a ham steak, or thick slices from the deli. Just be sure there's not strong flavors from a glaze that could overpower the tortilla roll-ups' filling.

  • Crushed pineapple - Brings in the roll-ups' signature pineapple flavor. An 8-ounce can of crushed pineapple plus 2 tablespoons of its juice are needed.

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

  • Onion - A bit of very finely chopped onion nicely seasons the cream cheese filling.

  • Chopped pecans - Finely chopped pecans contribute fabulous flavor and a nice bit of textural crunch.

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

  • Flour tortillas - Taco-sized flour tortillas serve as the wrapper for the roll-ups.

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How to Make Pineapple-Ham Tortilla Roll-Ups:

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

To get a batch going, start by making the creamy filling. Just stir together softened cream cheese with some drained crushed pineapple and a little bit of its juice, a bit of chopped green pepper, finely chopped onion, and some salt until they're all well combined. 

Then stir in chopped fully cooked ham and some chopped pecans.

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Then to assemble the roll-ups, lay out flour tortillas on a work surface. Divide the filling evenly between the tortillas, and spread it into an even layer completely covering each tortilla.

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Roll up the tortillas tightly and then wrap each roll-up in plastic wrap. Refrigerate the rolls for several hours or overnight to allow the filling to firm up and the flavors to meld.

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At serving time, unwrap and cut each roll into about 8 pieces.

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Then you're good to go with enjoying the deliciousness! Filled with fabulous flavor and the sweet and salty combination we love, Pineapple-Ham Tortilla Roll-Ups are one tasty little snacking bite. -- And one perfectly delicious little way to enjoy that leftover ham.

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Appetizers & Snacks
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Yield: about 48 bites
Pineapple-Ham Tortilla Roll-Ups

Pineapple-Ham Tortilla Roll-Ups

Pineapple-Ham Tortilla Roll-Ups are a perfect little bite for parties, lunchbox packing, or afternoon snacking. -- And a perfectly delicious little way to enjoy that leftover ham!
Prep time: 25 MinTotal time: 25 Min

Ingredients

  • 2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 c. chopped fully-cooked ham
  • 8 oz. crushed pineapple, drained (but reserve the juice)
  • 2 T. pineapple juice (reserved from draining the crushed pineapple)
  • 3/4 c. coarsely chopped pecans (or walnuts)
  • 1/3 c. finely chopped green pepper
  • 2 T. finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 8 soft four tortillas (taco-sized)

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, stir together cream cheese, drained pineapple, pineapple juice, chopped green pepper, chopped onion, and salt until well combined. Stir in ham and chopped pecans.
  2. Divide filling evenly between the 8 flour tortillas, and spread filling to cover entire tortilla.
  3. Roll up tightly. Wrap each tortilla roll up in plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  4. Once chilled, slice into 1-inch bites (about 8 bites per roll-up).
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Pineapple-Ham Tortilla Roll-Ups ~ These tasty little bites are loaded with fabulous flavor from their combination of chopped ham, crushed pineapple, green pepper, onion, & chopped pecans. They're a perfect little bite for parties, lunchbox packing, or afternoon snacking. - And a perfectly delicious little way to enjoy that leftover ham!  www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

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4 comments

  1. Hi Tracey, your recipe looks delicious, I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing with us at the Thursday Favorite Things Party. I’ll be featuring you this week at Shoestring Elegance.
    Thanks, again!
    You can find your feature here:
    https://www.shoestringeleganceblog.com/2022/04/what-were-eating-this-april.html

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    1. Thank you for hosting the party, we always enjoy linking with you.

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing at the What's for Dinner party!! Hope to see you again tomorrow.

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