These Ranch Cream Cheese Rollups are an easy and delicious appetizer for any party! Great to make ahead and just a few simple ingredients. Whether you call them rollups or pinwheels, these are bound to be a family favorite for years to come!
I LOVE APPETIZERS!
Can we all agree that appetizers may be better than the main course? You get to sample a little bit of everything and come back to what your favorites are. How do you beat that?! Maybe that is why Super Bowl parties are simply the best.
Well in my family, Christmas Eve at my Granny & Papa’s house is pretty much the Super Bowl. It is always my favorite event of the year because instead of a big Christmas dinner, she sets up a little appetizer buffet in her sunroom and we can just graze all night long! Some of the family favorites are summer sausage and dill Havarti cheese, beef tartar and saltines, shrimp dip, mountains of Christmas cookies, and these rollups. I’m not sure if they are everyone else’s favorite as we haven’t had them in a few years and no one seemed to ask why, but I seriously can not get enough of them when they are on the table!
Rollup, Refrigerate, Slice, and Enjoy!
This year, I decided to take matters into my own hands and make them myself. I took out the family cookbook that I got for my wedding and went to town. Little did I know they would be SO simple! I was able to make them the day before while doing a little other cooking, put them in the fridge overnight, slice and pack up the next day. To my surprise, they tasted just like Granny’s and I may have kept a whole roll at home just for me to enjoy 😏.
Be careful, they are addictive!
How to Make Ranch Cream Cheese Rollups
This easy recipe only takes a few simple ingredients and minimal work! The magic happens overnight in the refrigerator while you let all the flavors meld together to become the perfect make-ahead appetizer.
This recipe makes about 72 .5 inch rollups, so if you aren’t servings a large party, feel free to cut this in half!
What you will need:
- 4 large tortillas
- 8 oz softened cream (full fat) cheese
- ¼ cup mayo
- 1 ranch seasoning packet (Hidden Valley)
- 1 bunch of chopped green onions
- 1 medium diced green pepper
- 1 cup mozzarella
- 1 cup cheddar
Mix It Up
Simply put all the ingredients in a mixer until combined! You could also mix by hand if you don’t have a stand or hand mixer.
Spread It Out
Once it’s all mixed up, evenly divide it into four parts (I just take my spatula and make an X for a rough estimate) and spread 1/4 of the mixture onto each tortilla.
Roll It Up
Pretty self-explanatory, but be sure and roll it up tight to avoid gaps!
Wrap It Up
Take some cling wrap or tin foil to carefully wrap up your tortillas so they can set in the refrigerator and not dry out! If you have the time, let these sit overnight until you are ready to slice and serve. If this is a last-minute appetizer, an hour or as long as you have will do!
Slice It Up
Once they are set and fully flavorized, grab a knife, and carefully slice each rollup into bite-size pieces. This recipe makes about 72 .5 slices as mentioned before. Make them as big or small as you want!
This is a great base recipe to get creative with your ingredients. Here are a few other rollup ideas:
South of the Border Rollups: Replace ranch seasoning with taco seasoning and add in jalapenos and black olives.
Mediterranean Rollups: Replace ranch seasoning with pesto, swap green peppers for sundried tomatoes, and add in some feta and kalamata olives.
Italian Rollups: Replace ranch seasoning with dry Italian dressing mix, swap green peppers for red peppers, add in some red onion, and lay some pepperoni and salami down flat when you roll them up.
I hope you have plenty of leftovers so can snack on these addicting rollups after the party is over! They should last in the fridge for about a week.
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Ranch Cream Cheese Rollups
- Large Bowl
- Mixer (optional)
- 4 large tortillas
- 8 oz cream cheese full-fat, softened
- 1/4 cup mayo
- 1 bunch green onions diced
- 1 medium green pepper diced
- 1 cup mozzarella shredded
- 1 cup cheddar shredded
- 1 packet ranch dressing seasoning Use Hidden Valley. I tried an organic off-brand once and it changed the whole flavor :/
- Combine all ingredients with either a mixer or by hand in a large bowl.
- Spread 1/4 of the mixture on each tortilla.
- Tightly roll up each tortilla to avoid gaps when slicing.
- Wrap each rollup in either cling wrap or tin foil to keep from drying out in the fridge.
- Place rollups in the fridge overnight or for a few hours, however long you have! This is important to get all the flavors to meld together.
- Carefully slice each rollup into 1/2 inch slices.
- Serve right away or store in a sealed container in the fridge.
NotesAfter making this recipe and using an off-brand ranch packet and "light" cream cheese I am here to tell you NOT TO! It completely changed the flavor of these. My original recipe uses full-fat cream cheese and Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning packets and I recommend you do too!
VariationsThis is a great base recipe to get creative with your ingredients. Here are a few other rollup ideas: South of the Border: Replace ranch seasoning with taco seasoning and add in jalapenos and black olives. Mediterranean: Replace ranch seasoning with pesto, swap green peppers for sundried tomatoes, and add in some feta and kalamata olives. Italian: Replace ranch seasoning with dry Italian dressing mix, swap green peppers for red peppers, add in some red onion, and lay some pepperoni and salami down flat when you roll them up.
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