Thursday, March 4, 2010

And That’s a Wrap!


I’m always struggling with ways to make a quick dinner, especially one I can make ahead. This is a great recipe that can be made the day before, requires no cooking, and can be changed to suit your tastes.

This is my version of a ham wrap. Feel free to substitute turkey or chicken, add more veggies, change the cheese…..whatever. That’s the beauty of wraps. My recipe is pretty vague because it’s like any sandwich…..adjust the ingredients to your liking.

That’s a Wrap


  • Large Flour Tortillas
  • 8 oz. plain cream cheese, softened
  • 8 oz. Ranch dressing (not dry packet)
  • lettuce (washed and dried thoroughly)
  • smoked ham or turkey
  • shredded cheese (I used a 3 cheese blend)


  • wax paper
  • tape
  • paper towels


  • Put cream cheese and Ranch dressing in a mixing bowl and blend with handheld mixer until smooth. Set aside.
  • Get all ingredients ready. Make sure lettuce is torn, washed, and dried thoroughly.
  • Lay out several sheets of wax paper. I stack about 3 sheets of wax paper on top of one another.~~I only work with 2-3 tortillas at a time to prevent them from drying out.
  • Lightly moisten 3 paper towels. Squeeze out excess water.
  • On a glass plate, layer tortillas with moist paper towels, ending with a paper towel on top.


  • Microwave tortillas 10-30 seconds. Make sure you don’t overheat the tortillas, because they’ll be tough.
  • Lay warm tortilla on top of wax paper.
  • Spread about 2 tablespoons of cream cheese/Ranch mixture on tortilla.


  • Sprinkle about 1/3-1/4 cup of shredded cheese over cream cheese mixture.


  • Add lettuce and ham on top of cheese.


  • Start rolling up the wrap. Make sure to keep it ‘tight’ and tuck the tortilla in slightly as you roll it up. Don’t be surprised if some of the contents get squeezed out of the end. Just keep on working. It’ll be on the back of the tortilla, so there’s no need to be a neat freak.


  • Roll the wrap up in wax paper.


  • Secure wax paper with tape.


  • Refrigerate a couple of hours or overnight. I think they’re best the next day.
  • Before serving, cut sandwich on the bias. Here, I’ve taken a toothpick to secure the 2 pieces to stand up. Just make sure you tell your guests about the toothpick;-) You don’t want to pokey, pokey.


  • I serve my wraps with a pasta salad I make with cheese tortellini, Durkee sauce, hard salami, red peppers, green onions, and Kalamata olives. I don’t use a recipe. I just chop and stir.

*Makes 4-7 Wraps.


  1. I think wraps are one of my favorite things ever! What a good idea to use tape! Love it!

  2. oh i love your picture by picture demonstration!!

  3. thanks DD- will use this for a dinner menue next week--!! love yah girl!

  4. that looks so good! i think i'll put this on my grocery list.

  5. I'm not a huge fan of sandwiches so I make wraps like these when we have to pack lunches to take to work on the ranch....and I love tortellini! I'm going to have to try it with the Kalamata olives!