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Backbone Roll-Ups Recipe

Backbone Roll-Ups Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 278 calories, 18 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 1,009 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 16 g protein.

Reviews for Backbone Roll-Ups

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Reviewed Nov. 2, 2014

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

Reviewed Nov. 20, 2012

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

Reviewed Oct. 3, 2012

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

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