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Appetizer Roll-Ups Recipe

Appetizer Roll-Ups Recipe

Cream cheese and a variety of herbs and vegetables make even deli cold cuts a fancy and filling appetizer. Bite-size pieces look so pretty set on a platter in a circle. But the arrangement never stays complete for very long once this snack is served. —Marcella Funk, Salem, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:24-28 servings


  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons minced banana peppers
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced cooked roast beef
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup shredded zucchini
  • 4 teaspoons dill weed
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced cooked turkey


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, cilantro, peppers and garlic. Spread about 2 tablespoons on each slice of beef. Roll up tightly and wrap in plastic wrap.
  • 2. For ham and turkey rolls, in another bowl, combine the cream cheese, carrot, zucchini and dill. Spread about 2 tablespoons on each slice of ham and turkey. Roll up tightly; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight.
  • 3. Slice the roll-ups into 1-1/2-in. pieces. Yield: 6-7 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 96 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 213 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 7 g protein.