Quick & Easy Salami Cream Cheese Roll-Ups

January 25, 2021
Whip up a platter of these quick and easy Salami Cream Cheese Roll-Ups with just 3 simple ingredients and about 10 minutes of prep. Serve alone as bites, or as a topping on crackers.  Either way, they're one super-easy, super tasty party bite!

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Don't you just love when super easy and super tasty come together?  Well, that's certainly the case with these quick and easy Salami Cream Cheese Roll-Ups!

A platter of these fun and tasty bites comes together with just 3 simple ingredients and all of about 10 minutes of effort.  When it comes to snacking or party fare, it just doesn't get much better than that.

A platter of these fun and tasty bites comes together with just 3 simple ingredients and all of about 10 minutes of effort.

I've always loved the combination of salami and cream cheese.  It's one of those things I used to grab out of the refrigerator as a quick snack when I was growing up.  Just grab a slice of hard salami, slather it with a smear of cream cheese, fold or roll it up, and you're good to go with a quick and delicious snack.

Well, these roll-ups take that combination I loved as a kid and amp up the flavor a bit with the addition of sliced green onions.  Then, they elevate the look with a beautifully rolled spiral showing in every bite.

Serve the salami roll-up slices alone as bites, or as a topping on crackers.  Either way, they're one super-easy, super tasty little savory treat.

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Salami Cream Cheese Roll-Up Ingredients:

It takes just 3 basic ingredients to whip up a platter of quick and easy Salami Cream Cheese Roll-Ups.  You'll need:

  • Cream Cheese - Use either regular full-fat cream cheese, or lower-fat Neufchatel cream cheese. They both work great.

  • Green Onion - Nicely flavors the cream cheese filling.

  • Hard Salami - Get hard salami sliced at the grocery store deli.  I ask them to slice it thinly, but not shaved.

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How to Make Salami Cream Cheese Roll-Ups:

It's super easy and takes no time at all to make Salami Cream Cheese Roll-Ups.

Start by mixing up the filling. -- Simply stir together a block of softened cream cheese with sliced green onions.

Then to begin assembling the roll-ups, lay out six overlapping slices of salami to form a rectangle.  Be sure the salami slices overlap enough that there are no gaps.

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Place some of the cream cheese filling on top of the salami rectangle.

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Then spread the cream cheese filling into an even layer covering the salami slices, leaving about 1/4-inch border around the edges.

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Roll the salami rectangle up tightly.

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With this recipe, you'll end up forming three salami rectangles into three cream cheese-filled logs.

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You can make the roll-ups in two different sizes, depending on which way you roll the salami rectangle -- starting with the long side, or starting with the short side. 

  • Starting with the long side = smaller diameter roll-ups
  • Starting with the short side = larger, wider roll-ups

When serving Salami Cream Cheese Roll-Ups to top crackers, I recommend making the larger-size roll-ups that start with rolling the salami from the shorter side.  

If serving them alone as bites, make them the smaller-size by rolling the salami starting with the longer side.

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Wrap each roll in plastic wrap.  And then refrigerate them for several hours or overnight to let the cream cheese filling firm up.

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At the time of serving, simply unwrap the rolls and cut them into pieces. Using a sawing motion with a serrated knife makes the easiest, cleanest cuts.

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Place the cut roll-ups on a platter, and serve just as they are as bites.  

Or, serve as a topping for crackers with some simple crackers alongside.  If you serve the salami roll-ups with crackers, choose non-salty ones.  Salty crackers combined with the saltiness of the salami can be a little "too much."

But no matter how you choose to serve them, one thing's for sure -- Salami Cream Cheese Roll-Ups are certainly one quick and easy snacking treat everyone will love.

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salami roll ups, salami bites, salami cream cheese bites, easy party food
Appetizers & Snacks
American
Yield: about 24-36 pieces
Author: Tracey | The Kitchen is My Playground
Quick & Easy Salami Cream Cheese Roll-Ups

Quick & Easy Salami Cream Cheese Roll-Ups

Whip up a platter of these quick and easy Salami Cream Cheese Roll-Ups with just 3 simple ingredients and about 10 minutes of prep. Serve alone as bites, or as a topping on crackers. Either way, they're one super-easy, super tasty party bite!
Prep time: 10 MinTotal time: 10 Min

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 c. chopped green onion
  • 18 slices hard salami

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, stir together cream cheese and chopped green onion until well combined.
  2. Lay out 6 slices of salami, overlapping so there are no gaps, to form a rectangle.
  3. Top salami rectangle with 1/3 of cream cheese mixture.  Spread into an even layer covering the entire salami rectangle, leaving about 1/4-inch border around the edges.
  4. Roll up tightly, starting with the long side for smaller-diameter roll-ups -- or starting with the short side for larger, wider roll-ups.
  5. Repeat with remaining salami slices and cream cheese mixture to make 3 rolls total.
  6. Wrap each roll in plastic wrap.  Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  7. At serving time, unwrap and cut into pieces. (Cut each roll into about 8 pieces when rolled from the shorter side to create larger-sized wider roll-ups.  Cut into about 10-12 pieces when rolled from the longer side to create smaller-sized roll-ups.)
  8. Serve alone as bites, or as a topping for crackers.
TRACEY'S NOTES:
  1. If serving Salami Cream Cheese Roll-Ups to top crackers, I recommend making the wider larger-size roll-ups (rolling the salami starting with the shorter side).  If serving them alone as bites, make them the smaller-size roll-ups (rolling the salami starting with the longer side).
  2. Using a sawing motion with a serrated knife makes the easiest, cleanest cuts.
  3. If serving with crackers, choose non-salty crackers.  Salty crackers combined with the saltiness of the salami can be "too much."

Quick & Easy Salami Cream Cheese Roll-Ups ~ Whip up a platter of these quick & easy roll-ups with just 3 simple ingredients and about 10 minutes of prep. Serve alone as bites, or as a topping on crackers.  Either way, they're one super-easy, super tasty party bite!  www.thekitchenismyplayground.com



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3 comments

  1. Nice alternative to carbohydrates!

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  2. I love Salami and I love Cheese!!!
    I'm in xxx
    #BloggersPitStop

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  3. A little late, but - Thanks for sharing at last week's What's for Dinner party! Hope to see you this week too! Enjoy your day.

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