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Salami Roll-Ups

These Salami Roll-Ups contain creamy cream cheese and spicy pepperoncini, wrapped in flavorful salami. A hint of black pepper adds extra flavor to this appetizer, making it perfect for serving to guests.

If you have a love for salami, be sure to check out this Antipasto Salad and Ultimate Charcuterie Board.

Recipe Details

This recipe for Salami Roll-Ups is a favorite among everyone and is incredibly easy to make. They pair well with other appetizers and snacks, making them a hit during holidays or before a big game. The simplicity of this crowd-pleasing dish is sure to be a hit.

  • TASTE: The earthy flavor of the salami complements the richness of the cream cheese in this delicious appetizer. A sprinkle of pepper and pepperoncini gives it just the right amount of heat.
  • TEXTURE: The cream cheese is smooth and creamy with small chunks of pepperoncini, adding a delightful chewiness to the texture of these Salami Roll-Ups. They are very mouth-pleasing.
  • TIME: They only take 15 minutes to make.
  • EASE: This recipe is super easy to make and only uses 4 simple ingredients. It’s the perfect appetizer to throw together when you have company.

What You’ll Need

Ingredients for Salami Roll-Ups: Genoa salami, black pepper, pepperoncini, and cream cheese.

Ingredient Notes

  • Salami- I used Genoa salami, but you can use any type you like. Just don’t use very hard salami as it won’t roll.
  • Pepperoncini- I used them from the jar, but you can use fresh ones, too.
  • Cream cheese- Full-fat cream cheese has the best flavor and richness.

Add-ins and Substitutions

  • Add veggies or herbs- Give this appetizer a little extra flavor with onions, green onions, chives, or dill pickles.
  • Substitute different cheeses- You can make this lighter by using lower fat cream cheese, or you can use goat cheese or an herb cheese spread.
  • Add horseradish- Adding horseradish adds more heat to these Salami Roll-Ups and a real bite.
  • Add tortillas- Make these more filling by wrapping the roll-up in a flour tortilla and slicing into pinwheels.

How to Make Salami Roll-Ups

  • Combine the filling ingredients. In a medium sized prep bowl, add the spreadable cream cheese, finely chopped pepperoncini, and black pepper. Use a whisk to combine everything together.
  • Roll the salami around the filling. Now add about 2 tsp of the cream cheese filling in the center of each slice of salami. Then tightly roll it up and secure it with a toothpick. Serve immediately or cover and chill in the fridge.

Pro Tip: You can also use a block of cream cheese, but make sure to bring it to room temperature for easier mixing.

Steps to make Salami Roll-Ups: mix the pepperoncini, black pepper, and cream cheese together, then place it in the salami and roll the salami up with a toothpick holding it closed.

Recipe Tips

  • Use warm salami- Having the salami at room temperature makes it easier to roll.
  • Don’t chop the pepperoncini too big- Keep the chopped pepperoncini on the small side so that it does not overpower the roll-up.
  • Don’t overstuff the salami- Be careful to add no more than 2 teaspoons of the cream cheese mixture or it will be hard to roll the salami. It will also be too much cream cheese in a bite to be tasty.

FAQs

What goes well with salami?

Salami is a versatile meat and these salami cream cheese roll-ups pair well with pasta salads, antipasto salad, artichoke dip, chicken wings, soups, fondue, or a charcuterie board.

Can you freeze salami and cheese roll ups?

Yes, these salami roll-ups are able to be frozen for up to 2 months. Just place them in a freezer ziplock bag to preserve moisture and freshness.

Overhead of plate of Salami Roll-Ups with pepperoncini nearby.

Serving Suggestions

This Salami Roll-Ups recipe is simple, delicious, and perfect for serving to guests. You can pair it with salads, dips, chicken, and other appetizers.

  • Chicken: Serve them with Teriyaki Chicken Wings, Breaded Air Fryer Chicken Tenders (VIDEO), BBQ Chicken Wings, or Buffalo Baked Chicken Wings.
  • Salads: Enjoy these Salami Roll-Ups with Antipasto Salad, Greek Chicken Pasta Salad, Salmon Potato Salad, or Tri Color Pasta Salad (VIDEO).
  • Serve this appetizer along with a 7 Layer Taco Dip, Hot Artichoke Dip, Easy BLT Dip, or Garlic Cream Cheese Dip. Other appetizers to serve with this dish include Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower, Baked Brie in Puff Pastry, Easy Piroshki, or Crab Stuffed Mushrooms.

    **Make This Recipe in Advance**
    – **Make ahead**: you can prepare the filling in advance and store it in the fridge. Just let it come to room temperature before adding it to the salami for easier spreading. You can also make these roll-ups in advance and store them in the fridge.
    – **Storing**: Store these cream cheese roll-ups in the refrigerator covered with plastic wrap for up to 5 days.
    – **Freeze**: You can freeze them for up to 2 months in a freezer ziplock bag. Thaw overnight in the fridge before enjoying.

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    **Salami Roll-Ups**
    These Salami Roll-Ups are savory, creamy, and spicy. They have tons of flavor and are a cinch to make for guests.

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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Diet: Gluten Free
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 77kcal
Author: Dina

Equipment

  • 20 toothpicks

Ingredients

  • 20 slices Genoa salami
  • 8 oz spreadable cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup Peperoncini drained and chopped
  • 1/8 tsp freshly cracked pepper

Instructions

  • In a medium sized prep bowl, add the spreadable cream cheese, finely chopped peperoncini, and black pepper.
  • Use a whisk to combine everything together. Tip: you can also use block/brick type of cream cheese, just makes sure to bring it to room temperature for easier mixing.
  • Now add about 2 tsp of the cream cheese filling in the center of each salami slice. Then tightly roll it up and secure it with a toothpick. Tip: having the salami at room temperature makes it easier to roll.
  • Once the salami roll ups are done, serve immediately or cover and chill in the fridge until ready to serve.
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Nutrition

Calories: 77kcal | “`html

Carbohydrates:
1
g

|

Protein:
3
g

|

Fat:
7
g

|

Saturated Fat:
3
g

|

Polyunsaturated Fat:
1
g

|

Monounsaturated Fat:
2
g

|

Cholesterol:
19
mg

|

Sodium:
239
mg

|

Potassium:
54
mg

|

Fiber:
0.1
g

|

Sugar:
0.5
g

|

Vitamin A:
159
IU

|

Vitamin C:
2
mg

|

Calcium:
12
mg

|

Iron:
0.1
mg

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