Spinach Roll Ups
These delicious Spinach Roll Ups are the ultimate in tailgating fare! They have a tasty cream cheese base with Ranch dressing mix, bacon, orange bell pepper, green onions, and spinach, and they are some of the BEST roll ups you will ever eat! I even used spinach wraps to make them more flavorful than using regular tortillas and these roll ups were awesome!
They had a nice crunch from the bacon, bell pepper and onions, and a smooth, creamy taste from the cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise. The addition of Ranch dressing mix turned these roll ups into something spectacular, and the spinach provided flavor and texture that was heavenly.
I made these delightful tortilla roll ups for our Vacation Bible School Worker’s Brunch a couple of weeks ago. When I served these tasty Spinach Roll Ups, everyone–including the kids–raved over these delicious pinwheel appetizers. This recipe turned out so incredibly well that I’m going to make it frequently in the future.
I was a little leery because the ingredients call for TWO 10-oz. pkgs. of spinach to be used in the filling ingredients. I thought that might be too much spinach, but actually it was the perfect amount of spinach because these roll ups turned out fantastic.
I’m not going to say these are the healthiest snack you could ever eat since they have Ranch dressing mix and mayonnaise in the ingredients. But Spinach Roll Ups are certainly healthier than a lot of snacks available since they have spinach, green onions, and bell pepper in the filling.
Regardless, these delicious appetizers are wonderful treats to take along when you have to wait around for your kids at soccer or T-Ball practices. They are also great for special occasion luncheons, brunches, baby showers, or for having a houseful over to watch sporting events on television. They are quick and easy to assemble, although it is best for these to refrigerate several hours or even overnight before serving.
If’ you’re looking for a tasty appetizer to serve company or to take to an office party, or just something for you and your kids to munch on for after school snacks then consider these wonderful Spinach Roll Ups. You will be hard pressed not to eat several at one time–they are that good.
Spinach Roll Ups are a fantastic finger-food appetizer your whole family will enjoy.
These are great snacks to take to soccer practice or ball games.
Here’s a platter of Spinach Roll Ups. Spinach Roll Ups are great appetizers for special occasions like baby or wedding showers, brunches, or office parties. This is also superb tailgating or Super Bowl fare!
Each roll up is filled with spinach, bacon, orange bell pepper and green onions mixed in a delicious creamy Ranch dressing mixture.
Here’s what I did.
Soften cream cheese in large mixing bowl. Add mayonnaise and sour cream, a packet of Hidden Valley dry Ranch dressing mix, sliced green onions, and bacon that’s been cooked crisp-tender and broken into tiny pieces.
Add diced orange bell pepper.
Stir ingredients with a wooden spoon to combine.
Thaw spinach. Press excess moisture out completely. I not only had to squeeze it out using my colander, then I had to take handfuls of the spinach and wring out more water by squeezing my hands into a fist and allowing the water to drain from the spinach even more. Add thawed, drained spinach to mixture.
Stir again to combine.
Spread spinach mixture onto spinach wraps. It is better to spread the mixture to the very edge of the wrap/tortilla.
Begin rolling up. Roll the wrap with two hands as tightly as possible without tearing it. If necessary, stop and scoop any filling that has come out the sides and push it back inside the wrap.
I had to smooth a little bit of extra creamy mixture around the top of the tortilla to get it to adhere and stick together properly. That’s why you really need to spread the filling to the edges.
Wrap each tortilla in plastic wrap and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
To serve: remove plastic wrap from roll ups and place on cutting board. Cut each tortilla in five or six one-to-two-inch pieces and place on platters. The Ranch dressing in these roll ups provides an awesome and tantalizing flavor to the taste buds.
Spinach Roll Ups are heavenly. Each bite is amazing. I was fortunate to be able to snag ONE before they were all gone. I could have eaten a dozen!
Here’s another close up so you can see the texture of Spinach Roll Ups. Even the teenage VBS workers and some of the kids loved these delicious snacks. The adults went crazy over them! Spinach Roll Ups won’t last long. Even people who didn’t normally eat spinach LOVED these great pinwheel appetizers.
Here’s the recipe.
SPINACH ROLL UPS
(Recipe adapted from Taste of Home)
- 2 10-oz. pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
- 1 cup Hellmann’s mayonnaise
- ½ cup sour cream
- 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
- 1 pkt. Hidden Valley dry ranch dressing mix
- ½ cup sour cream
- 6 green onions, sliced
- 3 slices bacon, crisp fried and broken into tiny pieces
- half of an orange bell pepper, diced
- 7 spinach wraps
- Mix mayonnaise, sour cream, softened cream cheese, green onions, bacon and diced bell pepper.
- Thaw and squeeze dry the spinach. (I had to press through a colander and then also squeeze in my hands to get all the liquid out.)
- Add spinach and stir well to combine.
- Spread on spinach wraps to the very edge.
- Roll up tightly.
- You may need to put a little bit of the creamy texture at the top of the tortilla so that the edges will seal.
- Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
- Cut into 1 to 2-inch pieces.
Don’t Spinach Roll Ups look wonderful?
These tasty treats are to die for. The Ranch dressing really spiffs up the taste. All your guests will ooh and ahh over these delicious appetizers. Serve a plate of Spinach Roll Ups the next time you have a houseful over to watch a football game or at a tailgate party. They won’t last long.