Ham & Pistachio Roll-Ups

★★★★★ 9 Reviews
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By Martha Price
from San Jose, CA

These roll-ups go great on a buffet table or as nibbles at a cocktail party, or even as an evening snack. I first tasted these at a charity fundraiser and liked them so much I actually unrolled one (discreetly) to ascertain all it contained. With a little experimentation, mine taste as good as theirs! It has the savory and salty flavor from the ham, crunch from nuts, the freshness of the celery, and the slight sweetness of the cream cheese. Can be doubled, tripled, etc.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We loved these simple ham roll-ups. The cream cheese filling is held together with heavy cream and cream cheese mixed with crab and pistachios. It almost has a sweet flavor and is the perfect contrast with the savory ham. The filling adds tons of flavor and gives the roll-ups a little texture. A delicious bite-size appetizer that can be dressed up on a nice platter or served as a snack on a paper plate. We're hooked!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
serves 16- 20 pieces
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other


  • 4 slice
    thin, good quality cold-boiled ham slices (large pieces)
  • 2 Tbsp
    crab meat
  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese, 3 oz.
  • 1/2 - 3/4 c
    finely chopped pistachio or walnut meats
  • 1 Tbsp
    heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp
    finely chopped celery

How To Make

  • 1
    Place the cream cheese in a bowl along with one tablespoon of heavy cream. Mix until creamy.
  • 2
    Add the crab meat, celery, and nuts all finely chopped.
  • 3
  • 4
    Lay ham out flat. Spread each slice with 3 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture.
  • 5
    Roll ham into a spiral.
  • 6
    Cover with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve.
  • 7
    Cut each ham roll into 4 - 5 pieces. Enjoy!