Quick Salami & Cream Cheese Bites

January 1, 2017
Need to whip up a tasty crowd-pleasing snack or party food quick?  Look no further than classic quick Salami & Cream Cheese Bites.  With just three ingredients, you can have a platter ready in minutes.

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If you've got salami, cream cheese, and olives ... then you've got a party.  Because you've got all the makings for quick Salami & Cream Cheese Bites!  And hey, the olives are even optional.

Okay, so maybe you need a little more than Salami & Cream Cheese Bites for a full-fledged party.  Like beverage ... and people ... and at least a few other nibbles.  But with this simple little classic bite, you're at least well on your way to serving up a delicious party spread.

My Mom used to make these quick little bites for me as a snack when I was growing up, and I loved them.

Still to this day, I'll reach for a slice of salami {or two} and some cream cheese to whip up a quick and easy snack.  I don't know what it is about the flavor combination together, but I sure love the taste.

With just three ingredients, you can have a platter ready in minutes.

Now Mom made these classic little bites as stacks ... stacking up layers of salami spread with cream cheese.  But I think it's easier and cuter to make them as roll-ups.

So just how quick is quick?

Hmmmm, maybe I should have timed myself ... but I didn't.  I assure you, however, these little bites are indeed super quick.

How to Make Quick Salami & Cream Cheese Bites image

Simply spread a slice of salami with softened cream cheese and roll it up ... {that's quick}.

Insert three toothpicks into the seam side of the salami roll-up and stick an olive {if desired} onto each pick ... {hmmmm, that's quick, too}

Then cut between the toothpicks ... {still quick}

How to Make Quick Salami & Cream Cheese Bites photo


Yes, you can indeed have a whole platter of Salami & Cream Cheese Bites put together in minutes.

For convenience and ease, these bites can even be prepared up to a day or two in advance.

Transfer the finished bites to a serving platter and serve immediately, or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.  For convenience and ease, these bites can even be prepared up to a day or two in advance.  Just store them, covered, in the refrigerator until you need them.

And hey, chances are, your platter of these tasty little bites will be gobbled up just about as quick as you made them.

Quick Salami & Cream Cheese Roll-Ups image
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Quick Salami & Cream Cheese Bites

Need to whip up a tasty crowd-pleasing snack or party food quick? Look no further than classic quick Salami & Cream Cheese Bites. With just three ingredients, you can have a platter ready in minutes.
prep time: 10 Mcook time: total time: 10 M


  • Deli hard salami slices
  • Cream cheese, softened
  • Olives {optional}


How to cook Quick Salami & Cream Cheese Bites

  1. Lay a salami slice out flat; spread with a thin layer of cream cheese. Roll up. Insert three toothpicks, spaced evenly apart, along the seam side of the roll up. Place an olive on each toothpick, if desired.
  2. Use a sharp knife to cut between the toothpicks, separating each roll up into three pieces. {For clean cuts, wipe your knife with a paper towel after each cut.}
  3. Repeat with remaining salami slices to make your desired amount. Cover and refrigerate if not serving immediately.
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You might also like these other savory little bites:

Baked Jalapeno Poppers

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  1. These look tasty. They'd be an easy appetizer for the super bowl party i'll be attending too. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Yes, Leslie, they are indeed a VERY easy appetizer. Have fun at your party!

  2. I made these for New Year's Eve -- love them. Instead of an olive on top, I include sliced pepperoncini in the roll. Have to admit, I hid a plate of them in the frig so I could have more the next day.

    1. I like your thinking of hiding a plate of them in the frig for later, Deirdre!

  3. we add a little horseradish and chopped green onions. We put a dab on 1/2 of the salami and fold it in half.

  4. I want to try the salami rollups...I am the only one in the house that really likes salami...bet I could entice hubby to try the rollups, though.

  5. Tracey I love this share wow! Found you on Lou Lou will follow via email. Great recipies :)!

  6. This sounds so good! I've seen a lot of these with pickles, but not olives. Yum!

  7. Great appetizers, I just love Salami. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. I could live forever solely on the items pictured in this post! Delish!!!!

  9. Similar to ham rolls that my mom used to make-- except you mix the cream cheese with some horseradish. I wonder how that would be on salami

  10. Can you make these the night before?

  11. Mmmm, I love all 3 ingredients! Great recipe! And what is this business of olives being optional? ;) Never! Ha!

  12. I love these cute little appetizers, and I love how easy they are to make even more! The cream cheese is a great contrast to the spicy salami and olives. Definitely giving these a try soon! Scheduled to tweet and pin. Thank you for sharing with us at Hearth and Soul, Tracey.

  13. Love the idea of cutting them and putting on a toothpick! Also love the addition of the olives. I've never seen that, but I bet it's amazing!

  14. Can something be added to the cream cheese for flavor? How many can be made?

    1. I add powdered ranch dressing mix and finely chopped green onions to my cream cheese. Yummy!

  15. Ohhhh - this looks like a party saver! I often have people stopping by for a small party and something likes this is extremely handy!Thank you very much for sharing this recipe, Tracey!

  16. I mix some of Trader Joe's chutney with the softened cream cheese, then spread on either ham or salami, fasten with toothpicks. YUM!!

  17. Cant believe that I can make the salami so perfect. It's all due to your help, friend. That's sweet.


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