Salami & Cream Cheese Roll-Ups

7

Serves 8
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 4 Hours 10 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese* refrigerated
  • ½ lb. salami, thinly sliced
  • ⅓ Cup pepperoncini, thinly sliced
  • ⅓ Cup green olives with pimento, thinly sliced
  • ⅓ Cup sweet & spicy red cherry peppers, thinly sliced
  • Snack Factory® Pretzel Crisps® – Original Flavor

Preparation

  1. Place a large piece of plastic wrap on a clean surface. Place the cold cream cheese in the center of the plastic wrap lengthwise, and cover with another piece of wrap of the same size. With a rolling pin, roll the cream cheese out into an even, thin rectangle, about ¼” thick. (While rolling the cream cheese out, the top layer of plastic may get pulled under the cream cheese. Periodically, pull the plastic taught and continue to roll until an even layer is reached.)
    Rolling Out the Cream Cheese
  2. Carefully, peel the top layer of plastic wrap away from the cream cheese, working from the edges toward the center of the cream cheese.* Add the salami, approximately 6 rows of 5 slices each, overlapping each piece and row until the cream cheese is completely covered. Place another piece of plastic wrap over the salami and gently press the salami into the cream cheese. Carefully, flip the salami and cream cheese over so the cream cheese is facing up. Again, carefully peel the plastic wrap away from the cream cheese, working from the edges toward the center of the cream cheese.*
  3. Add the toppings in thirds over the cream cheese in a thin layer (⅓ pepperoncini, ⅓ green olive, ⅓ red cherry pepper), or choose one flavor and cover the entire layer of cream cheese with it.
    Salami & Cream Cheese Roll-Ups Toppings
  4. Roll the salami. Fold the outer edge over the cream cheese and roll the meat toward you. Roll the meat as tightly as possible to avoid air pockets within the roll. Use the plastic wrap to help evenly roll the salami. Pull it tight as you roll. Wrap the roll in the plastic and refrigerate for 2 – 4 hours or until ready to serve. When ready to serve, slice the meat roll into thin slices, about ⅓” – ½” thick, and place on Snack Factory® Pretzel Crisps® – Original Flavor.
Salami & Cream Cheese Roll-Ups on a Platter

Chef’s Tip​*

Make sure the cream cheese is cold when beginning to roll out; otherwise, it may stick to the plastic wrap when it is being removed. If the cream cheese does stick to the plastic, place meat and cream cheese on a baking sheet and place in the freezer for a few minutes to help firm it back up. Then try to remove the plastic, working from the edges toward the center of the cream cheese.

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