Mexican Tortilla Rollups

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These bite-size Mexican Tortilla Rollups are an easy appetizer to share at a party. Roll up, refrigerate, slice and serve with salsa!

These bite-size Mexican Tortilla Rollups are an easy appetizer to share at a party. Roll up, refrigerate, slice and serve with salsa!

Mexican Tortilla Rollups

I love appetizer recipes.

I think if I could skip the main dish of a meal and just focus on appetizers? I’d definitely be satisfied.  Sometimes when we have family get-togethers, we tell everyone to bring their favorite finger food or appetizer.  Those end up being my favorite family meals! When food is bite-sized, you get to try a little bit of everything, then still have room to go back for more of what you really loved.

I first tasted these Mexican Tortilla Rollups this summer at a friend’s house. I ate way too many of them, then asked for the recipe so I could enjoy them again.

Make Ahead Appetizer

You’ll love these little bite-sized rollups because they are simple to prepare.  They can also be made ahead of time. I know that when I am getting ready to have company, anything that is meant to be made ahead is a life-saver and a time-saver!

These bite-size Mexican Tortilla Rollups are an easy appetizer to share at a party. Roll up, refrigerate, slice and serve with salsa!

How to Make Tortilla Rollups:

1.  Mix up the ingredients and spread the creamy, cheesy goodness equally over 5 tortillas that are 10″ in diameter.

2.  Roll those tortillas up tightly, then wrap them in plastic wrap.

3. Pop them into the refrigerator and let them rest for at least 2-3 hours.  I made mine the day before our party so they were nice and firm.

4.  Slice the tortillas so they are about ½ an inch thick. You can cut off the end of the tortillas where it is not as thick.  Store those in a baggie and eat them later…just because they are not as perfectly pretty doesn’t mean they aren’t good. They’ll make a great snack!

These bite-size Mexican Tortilla Rollups are an easy appetizer to share at a party. Roll up, refrigerate, slice and serve with salsa!

What to serve with tortilla rollups?

Serve them with salsa for dipping in a cute salsa bowl, of course!

With the red salsa, these make such a pretty appetizer for the upcoming holiday season!

Are appetizers one of your favorite parts of holiday parties?

These bite-size Mexican Tortilla Rollups are an easy appetizer to share at a party. Roll up, refrigerate, slice and serve with salsa!

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how to make tortilla rollups
how to make tortilla rollups

Mexican Tortilla Rollups

4.27 from 69 votes
These bite-size Mexican Tortilla Rollups are an easy appetizer to share at a party. Roll up, refrigerate, slice and serve with salsa!
Servings 40 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 4.5 ounces green chilies (1 small can) drained and diced
  • 4.5 ounces chopped black olives (1 small can) drained
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder or more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt or more to taste
  • 5 10" flour tortillas

Instructions
 

  • Blend together sour cream and cream cheese with mixer. Stir in chilies, olives, cheese and seasonings. 
  • Spread the mixture on equally on each of the floured tortillas and roll them up tightly. 
  • Wrap each roll in plastic wrap and refrigerate for overnight or for at least 2 hours. 
  • Slice and serve with salsa.

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Nutrition

Calories: 52kcal
Author Lizzy T
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Calories 52
Keyword easy appetizer, finger foods, game day, holiday appetizer, tortilla rollups

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Seab John
6 years ago

4 stars
I love Mexican rolls a lot. I have tried chicken Mexican rolls but have never eaten Mexican tortilla rollups before. Now I will surely try this Mexican rolls the very next time I visit a restaurant. Can you recommend me some hot salsa sauce to have with these rollups?

Beth
5 years ago

What size can of chilies do you use? There are two sizes at my Target.
Thanks!

Chris Lion-Transler
5 years ago

4 stars
I make something similar, however, I do not use sour cream, garlic powder, cheddar cheese or salt. I do put in chopped ham, Tobasco, and a dash of cumin. People go CRAZY for them!

Carol
5 years ago

Whipped cream cheese mixed with Pace medium picante sauce works well also.

Deborah
3 years ago

Can these be frozen?

Anonymous
3 years ago

5 stars
try adding a fiesta ranch packet…amazing!

Anonymous
3 years ago

52 calories per slice?

Martha Rohrbacher
3 years ago

Clipped this recipe over 30 years ago from my hometown newspaper. It recommended puttng the slices on a glass plate with some parsley sprigs tucked around for a pretty presentation. I found you really have to drain the olives and especially the green chilis very well or they get soggy. I have also experimented with various flavors of tortillas and found the spinach tortillas one go before the regular – perhaps people think they are healthier?

Ashley
3 years ago

My friend does the fiesta ranch packet and a small thing of medium Tostitos salsa with the cream cheese, cheese, and sour cream.

Jason
2 years ago

5 stars
Delicious!!

Saroj
2 years ago

Hi ladies we had a great Christmas went to church for the new year we will also be in church wen we back we ring in the new with family..friends..and a braai wishing you and ur families a blessed new year and a prosperous one lots of lov from the Naidoo family

Annie J
2 years ago

5 stars
I added some tobacco and some red chili pepper seasoning. Also chopped up a couple green onions & added to the mixture. Took half to a party, and half to work. I was told by my co-workers that this is to be my new potluck item, from now on! LOL! Delicious!

Kelli
1 year ago

4 stars
I plan on adding finely diced jalapeños in place of the green chilies. My family can handle the heat. Also adding chopped green onions.

Sue
11 months ago

5 stars
We’ve made something similar for years. No sour cream though. We also add chopped green onions. Then we layer deli ham with the cheese mix before rolling. We call it Coyote Breath!