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Pickle Wheels (Keto, GF, Low Iron)
November 2, 2020
pickle wheels - pickle, cream cheese, ham
Ham Roll Ups are made with pickles and cream cheese

These pickle wheels are so good. They’re just ham, cream cheese, and pickle roll-ups, but they pack so much flavor into a single bite.

This was a traditional appetizer during the holidays at my house growing up. Every Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner included deviled eggs and pickle wheels. We just called them ham roll-ups, but I think pickle wheels are fun!

You can serve these as appetizers along with deviled eggs, fried cheese balls, charcutier, or savory cheesecake bites at your next holiday party or dinner. I’m sure your guests will fall in love with these!

Dairy-Free Option

These can easily be made dairy-free by swapping out the cream cheese for a dairy-free spread.

When it comes to dairy-free cream cheese brands, there are two that I really like that are both free of soy. Kite Hill and Miyoko’s Creamery. If you can’t find either of these brands, then Daiya will do. It’s not my favorite, it’s a bit weird, but it’ll work with the strong flavor of the ham and pickle and it’s also free of soy.

These alternatives all spread just like regular cream cheese and they come in all the cream cheese flavors you’re used to. You can use any of the savory flavors like plain, onion and chive, or everything.

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pickle wheels - pickle, cream cheese, ham

Pickle Wheels (Keto, GF, Low Iron)

  • Author: Heather Cooan
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 Minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 5 Roll-Ups 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These pickle wheals are ham roll-ups made with pickles and cream cheese. This is a quick and easy snack or appetizer. So yummy!


  • 5 Slices cooked ham
  • 8 Ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 5 Dill pickle spears


  • Lay the ham slices flat on a paper towel. Place the second layer of paper towels over the ham and pat dry.
  • Spread cream cheese onto each ham slice with a butter knife.
  • Place a pickle spear at one end of each slice, and roll the ham up around the spears.


Slice the pickle spears into smaller spears to control the amount of pickle in each roll-up. You can also use a whole pickle.

Use a dairy-free cream cheese like Kite Hill or Miyokos for a dairy-free option.

  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: French

Keywords: ham and pickle roll-ups, pickle wheels


About author

Heather Cooan

Heather is a marketing executive turned nutrition consultant and educator. Heather advocates for informed consent, bodily autonomy, and healthcare authorship. She speaks and writes on nutrition and lifestyle design interventions for health recovery. Heather successfully recovered her health from vulvar cancer, Hashimoto's, and lichen sclerosus. She reversed estrogen dominance, insulin resistance, arteriosclerosis, and fatty liver utilizing a food-as-medicine and integrated clinical treatment approach. Heather is a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner and Nutrition Therapy Practitioner.

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