Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Heartier Ham and Ranch Roll-ups

These ham and cream cheese filled sandwiches are sure to award you a "touchdown" at your sports parties, brunches or baby shower events!   I saw them originally posted at Taste of Home but knew I wanted to make them better for my family.  I even managed to sneak in some pureed cauliflower which you can't even taste!  The ranch flavoring is key and dominant on your taste buds, causing your guests to cheer and want more! 

Try them out on your "team" members!  I bet you'll "score" big!   :-)

Heartier Ham and Ranch Roll-ups

(Makes 40 mini sandwiches)

Adapted from Taste of Home

12 oz of cream cheese (I used 8 oz of light and 4 oz of fat-free)
1/2 cup of pureed cauliflower
1 envelope of dry ranch salad dressing mix
1/3 cup of green onions
8 whole wheat flour tortillas
8 oz of diced ham (mine was julienne style) or use 16 slices of deli ham meat

Mix the first three ingredients together.  You may need to soften the cream cheese slightly first.  Stir well.  Add in the green onions.  Gently blend.

Spread about 3 tablespoons of the ranch cream cheese mixture onto the whole wheat flour tortilla.  Then top with a portion of your diced (or deli thin sliced) ham.  Use about 2 tablespoons of diced ham or enough to cover the cream cheese mixture, like this: 

Then wrap and roll your tortilla tightly.  Repeat with each of the remaining ingredients and whole wheat tortillas.  I had the perfect amount to fill 8 of them.

Place the tortillas in the fridge for at least an hour before slicing and serving.  This will give the ham and cream cheese a change to fuse together more firmly. 

I sliced each tortilla into five mini roll-ups.  You can make more or less, depending on how you slice them or how thick or thin you wish them to be. 

Serve and enjoy.  Save a bite for yourself!

I wish this was a prettier picture for you.  But I promise you, they do taste great despite what they look like here.  Perhaps the deli ham would have made a better photo!?

What I love about this recipe is that it is so easy to throw together and I almost always have these simple ingredients on hand. 

You could opt to leave the cauliflower out.  But I'm telling you - it blends in right with the sandwich and rounds out the rest of the ingredients nicely!  Try it!


  1. sounds good. i wish we were having a Superbowl party now!

  2. ugh - you're killing me w/ all the sports puns! ;) I think maybe I would make them w/ turkey - I just prefer it over ham. Would definitely be great for any kind of party and you can get a lot out of one recipe.

  3. You're so sneaky! I love it! I need to be more sneaky with the purees. I do the spinach puree a lot, and I did the cauliflower once in mashed potatoes.

  4. oh yum, great game day food!! anne