Bacon-Ranch Spinach Roll-Ups

August 26, 2021
Creamy spinach filling with the fabulous flavor of bacon and Ranch is tucked inside these tasty Bacon-Ranch Spinach Roll-Ups. These little bites are easy to make, full of flavor, and always a hit! Whip up a batch for party time, game day, afternoon snacking, or for lunch box packing.

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Who's a total sucker for tortilla roll-ups? Because believe me, I'm right there with you. And one of my absolute favorite roll-ups recipes is this one for Bacon-Ranch Spinach Roll-Ups.

These little bites are like eating creamy bacon-laced spinach dip in a wrap. And I'm absolutely down for that. Bacon, dry Ranch dressing mix, and spinach combine beautifully to create fabulous flavor. 

As an added bonus to great flavor, Bacon-Ranch Spinach Roll-Ups are really easy to make, too. Simply mix together an easy creamy filling, spread on tortillas, and roll. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight, and then slice the roll-ups into bites at the time of serving for a tasty little savory treat.

Whip up a batch for party time, game day, afternoon snacking, or to pack in the kiddos' lunch boxes. Because now matter when they're served, these little beauties are always a hit!

These little bites are easy to make, full of flavor, and always a hit! 

What's to Love About This Recipe?
  • Easy to make - Simply mix together an easy filling, spread on tortillas, and roll. These little bites truly are easy to make.
  • Full of fabulous flavor - Bacon, Ranch seasoning, and spinach combine beautifully to create amazing flavor.
  • Make ahead - Prepare spinach tortilla roll-ups a day ahead for ease, then slice into bites on the day of serving. 
  • Always a hit - With their flavorful filling, Bacon-Ranch Spinach Roll-Ups seem to be loved by all.

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Bacon-Ranch Spinach Roll-Up Ingredients:

It takes just seven simple ingredients to prepare Bacon-Ranch Spinach Roll-Ups. To whip up a batch, you'll need:

  • Frozen chopped spinach - Two 10-ounce packages of frozen spinach make up the base of the filling. Drain the thawed spinach thoroughly, removing as much moisture as possible, before mixing in with the remaining filling ingredients.

  • Ranch dressing mix - Dry Ranch dressing mix seasons the filling and brings everyone's favorite Ranch flavor.

  • Cream cheese - Along with the spinach, serves as the base of the roll-up filling.

  • Mayonnaise - Brings creaminess to the filling.

  • Real bacon bits - For ease of prep, use packaged fully-cooked real bacon bits, which are found alongside the salad dressings at the grocery store. Or substitute 8 slices of crisp-cooked crumbled bacon, if you'd prefer.

  • Green onion - Two chopped green onions further enhance the filling's flavor.

  • Flour tortillas - Use 10-inch, soft taco-sized tortillas to make nicely-sized bites.

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How to Make Bacon-Ranch Spinach Roll-Ups:

Whipping up a platter of Bacon-Ranch Spinach Roll-Ups is pretty easy.

Start by thawing some frozen spinach, and draining it really well to get out as much water as possible. I place it in a colander and press the spinach down with my hands or a large spoon. I then take clumps at a time in my hand and squeeze tightly to get out even more water. Or, you can place the colander-drained spinach between layers of paper towels and press it down to take out the last bits of water.

Another common method for draining frozen spinach is to line the colander itself with a couple sheets of paper towels, adding the spinach on top of the paper towels. Then, wrap the paper towels around the spinach and squeeze out the water.

Once the spinach is thoroughly drained, combine it in a mixing bowl with some dry Ranch dressing mix, cream cheese, mayonnaise, bacon bits, and chopped green onion. Stir everything together until they're well mixed.

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Place about 3 tablespoons of the spinach mixture on each of 8 flour tortillas and spread it to cover the entire tortilla.

Roll the tortillas up tightly. Then wrap each roll up in plastic wrap and refrigerate them overnight, or for at least 8 hours, to allow the flavors to meld and the filling to firm up a bit.

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At serving time, slice each roll-up into 1-inch bites.

Then you're ready to serve up the bacony-Ranch spinach deliciousness! Whether you serve them for game day, and afternoon snack, or as a lunch box treat, these tasty little bites do seem to be loved by all.

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Recipe FAQs:
  • What's the best way to drain frozen spinach? - Thaw frozen spinach by heating in the microwave for 1-2 minutes or until the spinach becomes soft and mushy. Then there are a few ways you can go from there to drain it. -- Place the thawed spinach in a colander and press it down with your hands or a large spoon. I then take clumps at a time in my hand and squeeze tightly to get out even more water. Or, place the colander-drained spinach between layers of paper towels and press it down to take out the last bits of water. Another common method is to line the colander itself with a couple sheets of paper towels, adding the spinach on top of the paper towels. Then, wrap the paper towels around the spinach and squeeze out the water.
  • Can I substitute fresh spinach for frozen spinach in these spinach roll-ups? - Yes, you can if you'd like. Saute 2 pounds of fresh spinach in 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat for about 5 minutes to yield the equivalent of two 10-ounce packages of frozen spinach. Cool and drain the sauteed spinach, and proceed with the roll-ups recipe.  
  • Can I use imitation bacon bits or cook my own bacon in place of the real bacon bits? - Yes, you can. To substitute imitation bacon bits, use a little less than the amount of real bacon bits called for in the recipe, as imitation bacon bits tend to be a bit saltier than real bacon bits. I recommend about 1/4 to 1/3 cup imitation bacon bits. To cook your own bacon for this recipe, crisp-cook 8 slices of bacon and crumble it into the spinach filling.
  • How long do spinach roll-ups keep in the refrigerator? - Spinach tortilla roll-ups will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days. They are at their best, however, when eaten within 2-3 days.


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Appetizers & Snacks
American
Yield: About 48 Bites
Author: Tracey | The Kitchen is My Playground
Bacon-Ranch Spinach Roll-Ups

Bacon-Ranch Spinach Roll-Ups

Creamy spinach filling with the fabulous flavor of bacon and Ranch is tucked inside these tasty Bacon-Ranch Spinach Roll-Ups. These little bites are easy to make, full of flavor, and always a hit! Whip up a batch for party time, game day, afternoon snacking, or for lunch box packing.
Prep time: 20 MinInactive time: 8 HourTotal time: 8 H & 20 M

Ingredients

  • 2 (10 oz.) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed & well drained
  • 1 (1 oz.) package Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c. mayonnaise
  • 1/2 c. real bacon bits
  • 3 T. chopped green onion (about 2 green onions)
  • 8 (10-inch, soft taco sized) flour tortillas

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine spinach, dry Ranch dressing mix, cream cheese, mayonnaise, bacon bits, and green onion. Stir until well mixed.
  2. Place about 3 tablespoons of spinach mixture on each tortilla and spread to cover entire tortilla.
  3. Roll up tightly. Wrap each tortilla roll up in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight, or for at least 8 hours.
  4. At serving time, slice into 1-inch bites.


Bacon-Ranch Spinach Roll-Ups ~ Creamy spinach filling with the fabulous flavor of bacon & Ranch is tucked inside these tasty roll-ups. Easy to make, full of flavor & always a hit! Whip up a batch for party time, game day, afternoon snacking, or for lunch box packing.  www.thekitchenismyplayground.com



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3 comments

  1. This is my kind of recipe...simple and delicious! Be sure to watch for your post to be featured this week at our Tuesday Turn About Link Party. Hope to see you there!

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  2. What a great flavor profile!! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Hope your weekend is wonderful!

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  3. It is always a delight to feature your awesome post on Full Plate Thursday 553! Thanks so much for sharing with us and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen

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