Pickle Rollups Recipe

Pickle rollups recipe
If I asked you to take my word on something, would you? Have we reached this level of trust yet?

If you’ve already tried these pickle rollups, you know how amazing they are. No convincing needed.

But if you haven’t, you’re going to have to take my word for it. These pickle rollups aren’t fancy. And they’re certainly not pretty. But they are super delicious. In Minnesota and South Dakota, we serve these with pride.

Pickle rollups recipe, from Cheap Recipe Blog
There’s just something about the briny pickle, the mellow cream cheese, and the salty meat that makes these easy to devour. Where I’m from, people gobble these things up. And I see no reason why the rest of the country can’t follow suit.

Pickle rollups recipe, from Cheap Recipe Blog

I’ll be making a batch of these for my Super Bowl party, but they’re appropriate for any get-together: Backyard get-togethers, picnics, potlucks, card parties, kid parties, etc. It’s time to embrace your inner Midwesterner (unless you’re from here, of course), and give these pickle rollups a try.

Pickle Rollups Recipe
Yield: Serves 10

Pickle Rollups Recipe

These rollups are often made with sliced deli ham instead of pastrami. You can use either, but I prefer pastrami because it has more flavor.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 8 whole dill pickles
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 8 pieces pastrami (alternatively, you can use ham)


  1. Remove excess moisture from pickles by blotting with a paper towel.
  2. Spread pastrami slices with a thick layer of cream cheese. Place the pickle at the bottom of the pastrami and roll up.
  3. Carefully cut pastrami-wrapped pickles into 1/2 inch coins. Serve chilled.

2 Responses to “Pickle Rollups Recipe”

  1. 1

    Eileen — January 31, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

    Ha! I love how these are more or less a sandwich minus the bread–and with three or four times the pickle, which is always a good thing. Yay!

  2. 2

    Sam — October 16, 2018 @ 5:31 pm

    So tasty! I love these, even better than the tortilla versions. The only complaint I have is I ate way too many of them and had to make another batch for the rest of the family haha! Thanks for sharing!!

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