Experience a burst of flavor with our unique creation, Ranch-Infused Pickle Delight, a delightful twist on the classic Pickle Roll-Ups. Known affectionately as Minnesota Sushi, these bite-sized treats are a delightful combination of deli ham, cream cheese infused with homemade dry ranch seasoning, and crisp dill pickles. Don’t be fooled by the unconventional name; these treats are a beloved snack that promises to tantalize your taste buds.
Minnesota Sushi Unveiled: Pickle Roll-Ups
Pickle Roll-Ups, or as we lovingly call them, Minnesota Sushi, are slices of deli ham generously spread with ranch-flavored cream cheese, wrapped around dill pickles, and sliced into bite-sized pieces. A delightful snack that’s not only easy to prepare but also low on carbs, making it an ideal choice for those watching their carb intake. The addition of homemade dry ranch seasoning elevates the flavor profile, ensuring a savory experience with every bite.
Ingredients: The Quartet of Flavor
This recipe boasts simplicity with just four essential ingredients, making it a quick and delightful treat for yourself or unexpected guests.
Originating from the Dutch word ‘pekel,’ meaning brine, pickles play a vital role in this recipe. Opt for whole dill pickles from a jar, ensuring they are dried with a paper towel before assembly.
Whether thinly sliced from the local deli or prepackaged lunchmeat, the choice of ham is yours. Ensure the slices are dried before the cream cheese application.
To achieve the best consistency, use room temperature cream cheese. A quick trick is to submerge the foil packet in hot water, bringing it to room temperature in 5-10 minutes.
Dry Ranch Seasoning:
Elevate the flavor with a touch of homemade dry ranch seasoning. If you don’t have a store-bought packet, consider crafting your own for a personalized touch.
Storing Pickle Roll-Ups: Awaiting the Moment of Indulgence
Assemble your pickle roll-ups on a dish or platter, cover them with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until the moment of indulgence arrives. These delectable bites can be stored in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
- 1 block (8 ounces / 227 grams) cream cheese, room temperature
- 2 tablespoons dry ranch seasoning
- 16 ounces / 454 grams dill pickles, whole with ends trimmed
- ½ pound / 227 grams deli ham, thinly sliced
Crafting Ranch-Infused Pickle Delight: Step by Step
- In a small bowl, blend the cream cheese with the ranch seasoning.
- Lay the ham slices in a single layer and pat them dry with a paper towel.
- Evenly spread the cream cheese mixture over the ham slices, ensuring it reaches the edges.
- Trim the ends of each pickle, pat them dry, and place them on the cream cheese-covered ham slices.
- Roll each pickle tightly in the ham, securing with toothpicks if needed.
- Slice the ham rolls into ¾-inch pieces and arrange them on a plate or platter.
- Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Embark on a flavorful journey with our Ranch-Infused Pickle Delight, where every bite is a fusion of savory richness and unexpected delight.