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Appetizer Roll-Ups

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
  • Makes
    6 dozen


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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 foil. Refrigerate overnight.
  • Slice the roll-ups into 1-1/2-in. pieces.
Nutrition Facts
1 ham or turkey roll-up: 41 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 93mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein. 1 beef roll-up: 28 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 68mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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  • SBH128
    May 23, 2020

    These sounded wonderful, however, I had a couple issues with them. First, I thought 2 T of filling was way, way too much, 1 T would be plenty! And although I love dill, 4 tsp of dill was a bit too much as well, I think 3 tsp would be just right.

  • gunslinger
    Dec 29, 2016

    Very pretty and tasty, quick appetizer! I was a hit at my holiday potluck!

  • keely27
    Dec 28, 2015

    Great low-carb and tasty alternative to tortilla rolls-ups

  • KimMcCallie
    Feb 7, 2014

    I prepared the Roast Beef Roll-Ups and did not make any changes to the recipe since we like all of the original ingredients. These were easy to prepare and tasted delicious. They made a nice low-carb addition to our party menu.

  • SherylCY
    Jan 4, 2014

    Delicious. However, the first time I made the recipe I made the mistake of using whipped cream cheese. not realizing the cheese does not set up well for ease of cutting into bite-sized pices. I thought the pre-whipped cheese would cut out one step of the process. Also I sprinkled the zucchini and carrot over the cheese after the cheese was spread onto the meat slices. That worked okay too.

  • karendyc
    Jul 9, 2013

    These are great to throw together if unexpected guests visit. It's filling and presents so nicely on a serving plate. I've also used these as a snack when the kids come home from school. So handy to pick up and go!

  • Ruffshse
    May 7, 2013

    made these a few months ago for a party and people could not get enough they were gone in seconds.had people ask me for recipe.

  • Ladyjanet
    Mar 21, 2013

    easy and good. friend love these

  • Dineanywhere
    Jan 27, 2013

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  • KuipoBakes
    Jan 2, 2013

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