Backbone Roll-Ups

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


3 dozen

Updated: Oct. 15, 2022
These roll-ups from our Test Kitchen are sliced thick, then stacked slightly askew to resemble a backbone. Feel free to use other fillings.


  • 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. 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.

Nutrition Facts

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