Jason & Lisa McEwen

Make-Ahead Meal: Ham & Ranch Pinwheels

Jason & Lisa McEwen
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There are make-ahead meals you can take with you on your next RV trip. It’s good to make a few meals ahead of time or at least do some of the prep work so you don’t spend a lot of time in the kitchen while you’re on vacation.

As a regular segment, we’ll highlight make-ahead meals that are ideal for RVers.

Today’s make-ahead meal: Ham Ranch Pinwheels.


  • Cream cheese
  • Powdered ranch dressing
  • Green onions
  • Shredded cheese
  • Sliced deli ham
  • Milk
  • Flour tortillas


  • 1 block of cream cheese
  • 2 green onions
  • 1-2 cups of shredded cheese
  • Half to 3/4lb. of sliced deli ham
  • Milk, just a splash, if needed
  • 5-6 flour tortillas, large


Take the cream cheese out and let it sit for a bit.

Cut up the green onions to small, diced pieces.

Add the cream cheese, diced onions, and shredded cheese into a bowl. Use mixer to mix. If the cream cheese is hard, add a splash of milk to soften the mix. It should be a spreadable consistency.

Now, just add all of the ingredients . Add the whole block of cream cheese, one tablespoon or dry ranch, 1 cup of shredded cheese, and the diced onions.

Once you have everything mixed up, spread the mix on the tortillas.

Once the mix is down, you add the lunch meat. Generally, add two slices per tortilla, but you can add more.

Roll up the tortilla. Start at one end and roll them up.

You can add a little dab of the sour cream mix to the edge to help seal it.

Refrigerate for 30 minutes, then cut.

Don’t skip the refrigeration. You’ll tear the tortillas.

Cut and pack the pinwheels into a container.


Of course, you can modify this recipe to your taste. You can switch it to a veggie wrap, for example. Keep the same base cream cheese mix, but add veggies instead of lunch meat. A turkey bacon pinwheel is a good option too. Substitute the green onion for bacon and the ham for turkey.

For more recipes, check out these five RV meal ideas and these RV cooking hacks.

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