Veggie Tortilla Roll Ups
Veggie Tortilla Roll Ups are awesome. This is a delicious and satisfying snack, appetizer or treat that your family will really enjoy. It’s so easy to make and relatively healthy. You can add more stuff if you like, but this is what I did.
I was hunting around the Internet the other day trying to find a recipe to make roll ups for our Vacation Bible School workers as a snack. I looked at lots of stuff . Some of the recipes seemed rather exotic, some crazy, and others a little on the yukky side.
I really didn’t want a southwestern flavor which most of the recipes seemed to cater to. There were some basic ingredients I wanted to use and I couldn’t find what I wanted in a printed recipe so I decided to come up with my own. Everyone loved them, so I guess this recipe is a keeper.
When I first published this recipe in July 2012, I had only been blogging for a month. I was making a lot of things for our Vacation Bible School Workers at church so my pictures were rushed and not presented well. On top of that, I was using a poor quality iPhone 3 camera at the time which didn’t help. The pictures were grainy and unclear.
I recently remade this recipe for a houseful of company (January 2015) and decided to retake the pictures so you can get a better idea of what these delicious appetizers look like. They’re great for Super Bowl fare, tailgating parties, or any time you want to serve finger foods.
Veggie Tortilla Roll Ups have marvelous taste.
This quick and easy Veggie Tortilla Roll Ups recipe is great for tailgating parties or weekend snacks.
I think Veggie Tortilla Roll Ups are great for lunches too.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients. I used fresh southwestern wraps made daily at H-E-B, our local grocers here in the Metroplex.
Soften cream cheese and beat with an electric mixer until softened and creamy.
Add sour cream, sliced green onions, red bell pepper, sliced olives, drained, and shredded sharp cheddar cheese.
Stir ingredient together to combine well.
Place about 3/4 to 1 cup filling on each tortilla. Spread the filling all the way to the edges of the tortilla. (I didn’t spread mine all the way to the edge and had to add more!) You will need to do this so that the tortilla seals well. I have The Pioneer Woman to thank for this tip.
Roll up your tortilla as tightly as you possibly can, but without tearing it.
Seal well. I actually spread a little bit of sour cream along the edge of each tortilla so they would seal really well.
Wrap each individual tortilla tightly in plastic wrap. Then put all of them in a gallon-size zip lock bag and refrigerate at least 4 hours. I refrigerated them over night.
Place tortillas on cutting board and cut in four pieces. (Each is approximately two inches wide). Cut off about 1/4 to 1/2-inch along each side edge and discard.
Veggie Tortilla Roll Ups are so tasty and delicious, yet really quick and easy to throw together.
If you’re looking for a great snack to serve for your Super Bowl parties, this is it!
Here’s a tip to keep the tortillas from drying out if you are taking these to a potluck or picnic lunch. Place the tortillas in your container. Cover the tortilla roll ups with dampened paper towels. Cover the whole container with plastic wrap. When you go to serve them, the roll ups will still be fresh and not dried out. Thanks to Carolyn Allen, Baptist Convention of New England, when we used to cater meals for the convention for this great tip.
Here’s the recipe.
VEGGIE TORTILLA ROLL UPS
(My own concoction)
- 8-oz. cream cheese, softened
- 8-oz. sour cream
- 3 green onions, sliced
- ½ of a medium-sized red bell pepper, diced
- 2.25-oz. can sliced ripe olives, drained
- 6-oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- About 7 or 8 H-E-B flour tortillas orH-E-B Southwest flour tortillas
- Extra sour cream to seal the edges
- Soften cream cheese and mix with mixer for a few seconds.
- Add other ingredients except tortillas.
- Stir well.
- Spread a layer of filling on tortillas to the very edge.
- Wrap each tortilla as tightly as possible.
- Seal the edges by smoothing a little extra filling or sour cream along the border.
- Wrap each tortilla in plastic wrap.
- Place in a zip lock bag and store overnight if possible, but at least four hours so ingredients set.
- Slice each tortilla into four pieces.
A very satisfying treat!
Consider taking a batch of Veggie Tortilla Roll Ups to your next tailgating party!
Veggie Tortilla Roll Ups are great to serve for Meatless Mondays, too.