This Ricotta and Spinach Baked Ham Rollups will be a sure way to get your kids to eat their spinach! These Ham Rollups are so yummy your family will thank you for making them these tasty snacks. The Baked Ham Rollups are perfect snacks to send it kid’s lunches or when they have those sleepovers where you are looking for something healthy that the kids will love!
Ricotta and Spinach Baked Ham Rollups will not only be a hit with the kids, your adult friends will also be delighted when you serve these to them. They make a perfect appetizer for brunch with your girlfriends or a perfect start to a couple’s dinner party you have been planning for months. You can even serve these alongside eggs for breakfast snacks too. Your friends and family will rave about your cooking skills with these simple easy to whip together snacks.
This low carb appetizer recipe is a must try! I guarantee it will not disappoint and it will be a “go to” for when you need a creamy, healthy and tasty options to serve to a crowd in a pinch. They take just minutes to throw together and will taste like you spent hours slaving in your kitchen! There are also many ways to spice this recipe up and make some delicious variations to this simple snack.
What I love about this appetizer is how creative you can get with it. While I love the combination of ricotta, spinach and baked ham, you could easily substitute out other varieties of cheese or meat or even add in other veggies.
One of the other reasons I love this specific ingredient combo is that it is high protein so even just one or two roll-ups is particularly filling. A great afternoon pick-me-up to hold you over until dinner is ready!
When making this appetizer, the most important thing is to ensure you’re buying a meat that is low carb with no sugar added.
How To Make Ricotta and Spinach Baked Ham Rollups:
Step One: Set your oven on the broiler setting and allow to heat up to temperature.
Step Two: In a skillet over medium-high heat add 1 TBSP of olive oil and allow it to come to up to temperature.
Step Three: Place the spinach in the skillet and cook just until it is wilted. Remove it from the heat.
Step Four: Mix together the ricotta and mozzarella in a mixing bowl, add to the cheese mixture garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Mix to combine seasons throughout.
Step Five: Add the cooked spinach to the bowl with the cheese and seasoning mixture and stir to combine all ingredients evenly.
Step Six: Take two pieces of deli ham and lay them on the counter, overlapping the two pieces, add one spoonful of the cheese and spinach filling to the overlapping ham slices.
Step Seven: Spread the filling mixture evenly on the ham, roll the ham around the filling creating the stuffed ham rollup. Place the stuffed ham rollup on a baking sheet in a single layer.
Step Eight: Repeat steps six and seven until all the ham is gone.
Step Nine: Broil the Ricotta and Mozzarella Stuffed Ham Rollups for 5 minutes or until filling is melted and ham slightly browned.
What Other Items Can I Add to My Stuffed Ham Rollups?
Some of my personal favorite items to add to these Ricotta and Mozzarella Ham Rollups are olives, Bacon, dill pickle spears, and smoked salmon. You can add almost any item you can imagine to this simple treat.
Can I Prepare and Freeze These Stuffed Ricotta and Spinach Ham Rollups?
These simple little treats are perfect for preparing ahead of time and freezing. It is so simple to pull them out of the freezer as you need them and pop them in the oven for a few minutes and you have a quick delicious meal for your and your guests or a healthy snack any time the craving strikes. They will freeze in an airtight container for up to a month.
Can I Use Other Meats with These Cheese Stuffed Rollups?
Yes, you can use other meats that will keep in line with your low-carb diets. My three other recommended proteins to substitute with this recipe are smoked turkey breast, roast beef, or hard salami. These all make perfect little cheese-stuffed rollups.
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- 20 Slices deli ham (Look for varieties with 0 carbs and no added sugar)
- ½ c. Ricotta
- 1 c. Mozzarella
- 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
- ½ tsp. Garlic powder
- 2-3 c. Spinach
- 1 tbsp. Olive oil
- Heat up the oven on the broil function.
- Heat 1 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
- Add the spinach to the skillet and cook until just wilted.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the ricotta and mozzarella cheese.
- Add in the garlic powder and Italian seasoning.
- Mix in the cooked spinach. Stir until all of the ingredients are combined.
- On a counter, lay out two pieces of deli ham overlapping each other.
- Place a spoonful of the filling mixture onto the ham slices.
- Roll the ham around the filling forming it into a little stuffed ham rollup.
- Place the roll-ups in a single layer within a baking dish.
- Cook the ham rollups under the broiler for 5 minutes, or until the tops are browned and the insides are melted.
Makes 10 rollups with 1 net carb per roll up
Nutrition InformationYield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 125Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 28mgSodium 631mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 3gSugar 1gProtein 13g