Linda's Ham & Dill Pickle Appetizer Bites

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"These are a great little "Appie" that everyone loves! So easy to whip up and easy to transport for the holidays. You can mix up a dipping sauce of a few squirts of yellow mustard and a few tablespoons mayonnaise if you like!"

Original is 25-30 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (18.9 g)
  • Calories 35.1
  • Total Fat - 2.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 11 mg
  • Sodium - 135.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 0.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.1 g
  • Sugars - 0.3 g
  • Protein - 2.3 g
  • Calcium - 10.8 mg
  • Iron - 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Let the cream cheese sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before you make these, so that it will be easy to spread. I zap it in the microwave for 15-20 seconds)

Step 2

Cut dill pickles lengthwise into fourths or sixths, depending on how thick the pickles are. You need as many cut pickle spears as you have ham slices.

Step 3

Chop the green onions into tiny pieces, then add to cream cheese and mix well.

Step 4

Spread each slice of ham with a very thin layer of cream cheese. (I used about 1 teaspoon cream cheese on each ham slice. The ham doesn't need to be completely covered with cream cheese.)

Step 5

Put a dill pickle on the edge of each ham slice, and trim the ham if it's bigger than the dill pickle spear.

Step 6

Roll up the ham around the dill pickle, then place toothpicks where you want each piece to be cut.

Step 7

Cut into pieces so that each piece has a toothpick. (Each ham slice will be between 3-5 pieces, depending on size of slices).

Step 8

Chill for 1/2 hour.

Step 9

Arrange on plate, and serve.


  • Toothpicks

4 Reviews


I made these for tonight and my dh and I are munching out on them right now. Half a recipe sounded like enough for us to snack on. So easy to assemble and delicious! They would make a great little lunch for me any time. I will keep them in mind!


review by:
(1 Jan 2021)

Carols Cafe

I was trying to think of something other than sandwiches for lunch at the beach and these popped into my head. I pulled out the recipe and they were ready to go in no time! We all loved these. Even the little ones ate with delight!


review by:
(28 Jul 2020)


Loved these with smoked ham as much as I love your, which I make all the time, usually with salami, but sometimes with pepperoni. I love the play of the meat with the cream cheese and pickles, and the green onions add just a little extra something to them. Also a great quick snack anytime, especially if you are not fussy about the presentation when it is just for yourself.


review by:
(24 Mar 2016)


I love how these are so good and can be made in no time at all, not to mention cheap to make too compared to some other appetizers!


review by:
(31 Dec 2015)

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