Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

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.)

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!


Most Helpful

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!

Old_Gregg64 December 31, 2010

I also grew up in Muskegon with the tasty treats called 'Polish Roses.' My mother always made them using what I believe she called chipped beef. This is actually my first time to make them and since I always paid less attention to the construction than the taste, and since mom is no longer here to ask, I came looking for the details. But can one really go wrong?

owl1651 November 26, 2014

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