Polish Roses

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by fishywitch

I am not sure where this recipe came from or how they were named, but my Mom used to make these at least once a month. When they're done they do kind of look like unopened roses. Now my sister and I make them by the dozens for every family gathering. They will keep for several days in the refrigerator also! This is just the basic recipe. Be careful--they can be VERY addicting!!! (Side note-I put Buddig ham in the ingredient list because that is what is available in my area. Substitute what is available in yours.)

Top Review by Old_Gregg64

I love these. This was a staple at party's and wedding receptions when I was growing up in Muskegon MI. They were even called "Polish Roses". Very simple, yet very tasty. I make them still today but I use pastrami instead of ham. Just my preference. We had a huge Polish population in West Michigan. I had lot's of Polish friends and I guess that's where I had these and learned to love them. Polish people rock!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Clean green onions.
  2. Take ham out of package.
  3. Spread a layer of cream cheese on 1 slice of ham.
  4. Roll green onion up in the ham/cream cheese slice, with white part covered all the way, and most of the green part sticking out of the bottom of the ham. (The ham is the *rose* and the green stalk is the *stem*).
  5. Continue with the rest of the green onions.
  6. Enjoy!

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