Salami & Cream Cheese Roll Ups

These Salami & Cream cheese Roll Ups makes a most delicious and inspiring Christmas or NewYear’s Eve fingerfood appetizer idea.
a most delicious and inspiring Christmas or New Year’s Eve finger food appetizer idea

“You know how there’s always that moment where it suddenly Feels Like Christmas? and no season is felt in different ways like Christmas.Like when you doing Christmas cards or when Christmas cards start arriving in the mail. When you actively shopping for Christmas gifts or when radio stations start playing Christmas music. When we put up the Christmas lights, wrapping Christmas gifts or making favorite Christmas meals….. Yeah.

Wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!
Hope it is the best ever for you. Happy New Year too…..I’ll be stepping away from the computer for today to enjoy this precious time with family and friends, but before that i would like to share with you a few more words.

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without all those traditional Cristmas drinks, dips, spreads, and finger food appetizer recipes. They’re as much a part of the celebrations as the decorations, the nativity scenes, the wreaths on the doors, the sleighs, the trees and the Three Kings…
I thought maybe I could offer a idea that will inspire you to come up with the most delicious Christmas finger food appetizer ever or New Year’s Eve on the other hand! After all, Christmas comes but once a year!

a most delicious and inspiring Christmas or New Year’s Eve finger food appetizer idea

Salami & Cream Cheese Roll-Ups

Prep Time: 30 minutes


  • 8 oz. package deli-style hard salami (thinner is better as it rolls easier)
  • 6-8 oz. package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 green pepper, sliced thin


  1. Place a piece of plastic wrap on a clean surface.
  2. Place the cream cheese on top of the plastic wrap and cover with another piece of wrap the same size.
  3. Roll out the cream cheese into an even layer rectangle shape, approximately 1/4-inch thick.
  4. Remove the top layer of plastic wrap and lay out the salami on the cream cheese layer until all the cream cheese is covered,
  5. Lightly press the salami into the cream cheese to make it stick.
  6. Place the another plastic wrap and carefully flip the salami and cheese so that the cream cheese is again on top.
  7. Remove the wrap and place the slices of green pepper randomly all over the cream cheese.
  8. (Add any other veggies you'd like, just don't overfill it.)
  9. Gently lift the edge of the plastic wrap and bend inward, move the plastic wrap out of the way and carefully begin rolling.
  10. Roll the salami over the cream cheese being careful not to leave any air space and use the plastic wrap to pull it tight as you work.
  11. After it's all wrapped up like a log, secure the plastic wrap around it.
  12. Refrigerate at least 4-6 hours or overnight.
  13. Cut the roll-ups slices thin and place on a cracker.
  14. As large crackers may need a thicker slice, while smaller crackers will need one cut thinner.
  15. Enjoy

I am truly thankful to each of you who read this blog, send sweet e-mails, leave comments… Thank you!!

a most delicious and inspiring Christmas or New Year’s Eve finger food appetizer idea

a most delicious and inspiring Christmas or New Year’s Eve finger food appetizer idea

a most delicious and inspiring Christmas or New Year’s Eve finger food appetizer idea

About Sarah Kozowski

Hi! Welcome to my blog! I’m Sarah– I do part-time job at a kindergarten and in my free time i love to cook, take photos and go jogging. I'm recipe developer, photographer, writer, and taste tester behind this blog. I develop my recipes and photos through good old fashioned trial and error, some days I have more success than others, as you can judge by the photos here. Grab a cup of coffee (or beverage of your choice) and stay with me awhile, poke through recipes, pick your favourite and reach out to me if you have any questions!

30 thoughts on “Salami & Cream Cheese Roll Ups

  1. Hi Sarah,
    I just came across your recipe via Pinterest, and I am SO happy I popped in. I have already saved a couple of your appetizer recipes and can’t wait to continue to explore the your site (had to get a soda and some snacks.. LOL) I’m all ready wanting to lick the screen just looking at the food… LOL 🙂 Ok, truth, I am wanting to take a huge BITE!! Anyway, Thanks for posting these beautiful Pictures and stories. You made this old lady smile, just by reading and looking! These Salami rolls are on my to do it NOW list, they also made me think, maybe tweak it a bit, by using the herb flavored cream cheese or add some herbs to the plain cream cheese before rolling it out, I would omit the peppers, but may try a few with dill pickles instead.. Yet another idea popped in my head, Wow, Just thinking! Once again, Thanks!! Keep up the great work!! Love the Recipes so far!! I shall be reading and saving (Pinning)!
    Best wishes for the New Year!! God Bless!

    1. Happy New Year. Is it too late to respond? This sounds great and so much easier than the old “fill one – roll it up”. We like dill pickles along with the cream cheese. Can’t wait to try it with diced pickles. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

  2. I made this for a party this weekend but used capers instead of peppers, as I do not care for them. What a great idea to roll out the cream cheese and layer the meats and veg. It was delicious!

  3. I’ve been making salami rollups for years (my recipe is to add chives and cognac to the cream cheese). It’s been pretty tedious to spread the mixture on each slice. Never thought of rolling out the cream cheese. Thank you!!!

  4. all i can say is GENIUS! i usually season my cream cheese for salami roll-ups and yes, i would then spread on each salami piece! i rolled out the cream cheese, seasoned it and put thinly sliced green onions and chives on one roll and finely diced green and black olives on the second. way faster! we always called them salami cones cuz that’s how we rolled them. lol. thanks for sharing.

  5. Oh my these sound so good! Can’t wait to change it up this year for Christmas Eve, I usually do a cream cheese, rehydrate dehydrated onions and a few spices heated in pan then spread on ham the long rectangle kind topped with toothpick and a black or green olive depending what we have on hand.

  6. I am sure this is absolutely but I am not a green pepper fan. I would replace it with either fresh or roasted red pepper. Thank you for sharing.

  7. My family has always used ham, cream cheese and dill pickle spears or green onions. a favorite year after year.

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