An upclose of a Ham & Dill Pickle Pinwheel

Ham & Dill Pickle Pinwheels with a Kick

Ham & Dill Rollups with Cream Cheese done pinwheel style with a little red pepper kick are the perfect appetizers for game day, tailgates, the Super Bowl, even after school!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Recipe, Game Day, Snack
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Author Stacey | Southern Discourse


  • 6 dill pickle, lengthwise slices (Sandwich Stackers or Sandwich Stuffers)
  • 4 oz cream cheese spreadable
  • 4-5 slices deli ham
  • 1 Tbsp dill pickle juice
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp coarse ground black pepper


  1. Mix pickle juice, crushed red pepper and black pepper with cream cheese.

  2. Spread a thin layer of cream cheese over each ham slice.  Top with 2 pickle slices, side by side.

  3. Using a knife, cut the ham on down each side of the pickle slices to separate the pickles from the rest of the ham and each other.  Discard extra ham.  You should be left with 6 ham, cream cheese, and pickle slice stacked strips.

  4. Cut each of the 6 ham, cheese, pickle strips down the middle lengthwise to create 12 long strips to roll up.

  5. Roll up each strip to create a pinwheel and use a bamboo skewer to hold in place.

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