Backbone Roll-Ups Recipe
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Backbone Roll-Ups Recipe

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These roll-ups from our Test Kitchen are sliced thick, then stacked slightly askew to resemble a backbone. Feel free to use other fillings.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 3/4 cup garlic-herb spreadable cheese
  • 6 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 6 thin slices deli ham
  • 12 thin slices hard salami
  • 6 slices provolone cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 278 calories, 18g fat (9g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 1009mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 16g protein.


  1. Spread 2 tablespoons of spreadable cheese over each tortilla. Layer with spinach, ham, salami and cheese. Sprinkle with peppers. Roll up tightly and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  2. Unwrap and cut each into six slices. On a serving plate, stack roll-ups to resemble a spine. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Backbone Roll-Ups in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p239

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Ruffshse User ID: 4225266 137904
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2014

"Have made these many times for my husbands art show and always a hit"

comawhite User ID: 6168734 157709
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2012

"I have made it a number of times for gatherings and even my husbands lunch!"

comawhite User ID: 6168734 63370
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2012

"My husband requests it. Making it for our next party!"

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