Tortillas topped with flavorful green olive & cocktail onion cream cheese + deli smoked ham. Rolled & sliced into delightful pinwheels.

Green Olive, Ham and Cream Cheese Tortilla Rollups on Serving Platter

If you’re looking for something delicious and unique to impress your guests, look no further than these flavourful rollups. In just 30 minutes (or less), you can whip up a delicious appetizer that combines tangy green olives with savory ham and cream cheese – an irresistible combination sure to please.

Ham, Cream Cheese, Green Olives, Cocktail Onions, and Flour Tortillas

Ingredients

Cream cheese – regular cream cheese.

Cocktail onions – regular cocktail onions, Mezzetta brand, for example.

Green olives – Spanish Manzanilla pimiento-stuffed green olives.

Deli ham – thinly sliced ham.

Flour tortillas – soft taco flour tortillas.

Green Olive and Ham Rollups on Plate with Kitchen Towel on Side

Supplies

  • Strainer (optional for draining olives and onions)
  • Cutting board and knife
  • Food processor or chopper (optional for chopping olives and onions)
  • Medium mixing bowl and spoon
  • Electric hand mixer or stand mixer
  • Butter knife or spatula (spreading cream cheese mix)
  • Serving platter
Green Olive Rollups on Serving Plate on Wooden Surface with Bowl of Olives and Cocktail Onions in the Background

How to Make Green Olive Tortilla Rollups

Follow these easy steps to make these tasty green olive and ham rollups.

Step 1 | SET THE CREAM CHEESE OUT TO SOFTEN

Start by leaving the cream cheese out to soften. (Or soften in the microwave on defrost, but make sure it doesn’t melt.)

Step 2 | ADD CREAM CHEESE TO MIXING BOWL

Add the cream cheese to a medium mixing bowl and mix until smooth and creamy. (A hand or stand mixer makes this step quick and easy.)

Cream Cheese in Mixing Bowl with Hand Mixer

Step 3 | DRAIN GREEN OLIVES AND COCKTAIL ONIONS

Remove the liquid from the cocktail onions and green olives. We use a strainer to make this super easy. Note: this step is important. You don’t want the cream cheese mixture to get runny.

Step 4 | FINELY CHOP THE GREEN OLIVES AND COCKTAIL ONIONS

Chop the green olives and onions into small pieces. (It won’t look very appetizing at this point, but it will taste good, we promise.)

Chopping Green Olives and Cocktail Onions on Cutting Board with Knife

Step 5 | ADD GREEN OLIVES AND COCKTAIL ONIONS

Add the chopped cocktail onions and green olives to the cream cheese. Mix well.

Adding Green Olives and Cocktail Onions to Cream Cheese

Step 6 | Spread Olive Mixture on Tortilla

On a cutting board, lay out one flour tortilla. Spread with a generous layer of cream cheese and green olive mixture.

Spread Cream Cheese Mixture on Flour Tortillas

Step 7 | Top With Ham

Top with 3 to 4 slices of thinly sliced deli ham.

Adding Thinly Sliced Ham on Top of Cream Cheese Mix and Tortilla

Step 8 | Roll Tortilla from End to End

Roll tightly from end to end (important, or they will fall apart easily).

Rolling Tortilla with Cream Cheese and Ham on Cutting Board

Step 9 | Slice tortilla rollup into pieces

Slice the rollup into ½ inch – ¾ inch pieces. You will likely have scraps once you get to the very ends of each side. The ends don’t stay together as well. But these pieces make good testers. 🙂

Cut Tortilla Rollup in Slices on Cutting Board with Knife

Step 10 | REPEAT UNTIL CREAM CHEESE MIX IS GONE

Repeat steps 6 through 9 until you’ve used up all of the cream cheese and olive mixture.

Close Up of Green Olive, Ham and Cream Cheese Pinwheels

Step 11 | ARRANGE ON SERVING TRAY & ENJOY

Place the rollups on a serving platter or tray, and enjoy!

Green Olive and Ham Rollups on Plate (left) Closeup (right)

This recipe should make about 3 to 4 dozen rollups. You’ll want to double or triple the recipe for larger groups.

Green Olive and Ham Rollups on Plate (left) Closeup (right)

More About This Recipe

  • This recipe takes our love of green olives to the next level. It’s like olive dip, but rolled up tight in a tasty tortilla.
  • Rollups are a deliciously easy – and fun! – addition to any appetizer spread. Whether it’s for bridal or baby showers, Super Bowl festivities, holiday parties, summer barbecues, or potlucks – roll ’em out and watch them disappear.
  • These pinwheels are the perfect snack or appetizer when you don’t have a lot of time. Whip them up in 30 minutes or less with just 5 ingredients.
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Green Olive, Ham and Cream Cheese Tortilla Rollups on Serving Platter

Green Olive, Ham & Cream Cheese Rollups

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Tortillas topped with flavorful green olive & cocktail onion cream cheese + ham. Rolled & sliced into delightful pinwheels. The perfect snack or appetizer for holidays, parties, and game day.

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 to 4 dozen 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 packages of cream cheese, softened (16 ounces)
  • 5 3/4 oz jar green olives
  • 8 oz jar cocktail onions
  • 2 packages deli ham, thinly sliced
  • 1 package of soft flour tortillas (about 9 to 10 soft taco tortillas)

Instructions

  1. Start by setting the cream cheese out to soften. (or soften in the microwave on defrost; however, make sure it doesn’t melt.)
  2. Add the cream cheese to a medium bowl.
  3. Drain the cocktail onions and green olives.
  4. Chop the green olives and onions into small pieces.
  5. Add the chopped olive and onions to the cream cheese. Mix well.
  6. On a cutting board, lay out one flour tortilla. Spread with a generous layer of green olive and cream cheese mixture.
  7. Top with 3 to 4 thin slices of deli ham.
  8. Roll tightly from end to end. (Important, or they will fall apart easily.)
  9. Slice the roll-up into ½ inch – ¾ inch pieces. You will likely have scraps once you get to the very ends of each side — the ends don’t stay together as well. But these pieces make good testers.
  10. Repeat these steps until all of the cream cheese and olive mixture is gone.
  11. Arrange on a serving tray. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Caution – must be a green olive lover!
  • This recipe has been updated from a previously published version. It now includes more cream cheese and ham.
  • Author: Kelsey Restemayer
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 rollup
  • Calories: 103
  • Sugar: 0.5 g
  • Sodium: 425.8 mg
  • Fat: 6.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.6 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 21.5 mg
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Green Olive and Ham Rollups on Plate with Green Olive and Cocktail Onions in Bowls

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