Tortilla Roll-Ups with Salsa

These Tortilla Roll-Ups are the perfect Christmas appetizer recipe. Stacked into a tree shape and served with salsa, they are an easy-to-make, crowd-pleasing snack.

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Whether I’m the host or guest, roll-ups are one of my favorite appetizers. They are so simple to put together, and they are always packed with flavor. These Tortilla Roll-ups with Salsa are no exception.

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While this recipe can be made any time of the year, I decided to dress up my roll-ups for the holidays! With clever stacking and a few “ornaments,” I made a roll-up Christmas tree! It’s fun to do, and the festive presentation will make this appetizer even more appealing to your holiday guests. Let me show you how quickly the roll-ups come together, plus my ideas for serving them.

Want more Christmas appetizer ideas? I have a great list of all my favorites HERE.

Christmas Tortilla Roll-ups Appetizer recipe #christmas #appetizer #pinwheel #rollup #recipe

Christmas Tortilla Roll-ups Appetizer recipe #christmas #appetizer #pinwheel #rollup #recipe

How to Make Tortilla Roll-Ups with Salsa:

Start by preparing your filling. I shared my favorite combination in the recipe below, but you can get creative with the ingredients and use what you like or have on hand. For best results, make sure the cream cheese is nicely softened so it’s easy to mix things in.

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Once your filling is ready, spread it out on four flour tortillas. I used green ones since I would be stacking my roll-ups to look like a Christmas tree. However, you can use the color and type of flour tortillas you prefer.

Then, roll up the tortillas and pop them into the refrigerator so the cream cheese will stiffen. This will make slicing them easier.

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Once the tortillas are firm, use a serrated knife to slice the roll-ups.

To serve, I stacked mine in the shape of a tree. To do this, get a round plate and add a layer of the sliced roll-ups. Continue stacking the roll-ups, making each layer smaller and smaller.

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To decorate the tree, tuck in a few cherry tomatoes and finish the top with a star cut out of yellow pepper. (Like I did for my Christmas Tree Cheeseball!)

While the roll-ups are delicious on their own, I recommend serving them with your favorite salsa. This will make the flavors pop.

Christmas Tortilla Roll-ups Appetizer recipe #christmas #appetizer #pinwheel #rollup #recipe

Christmas Tortilla Roll-ups Appetizer recipe #christmas #appetizer #pinwheel #rollup #recipe

Christmas Tortilla Roll-ups Appetizer recipe #christmas #appetizer #pinwheel #rollup #recipe

And voila! The perfect Christmas appetizer is ready to serve your guests. I think everyone is going to love these Tortilla Roll-ups with Salsa.

Want more Christmas Appetizer Ideas? Try these:

Christmas Tortilla Roll-ups Appetizer recipe #christmas #appetizer #pinwheel #rollup #recipe

Christmas Tortilla Roll-ups Appetizer recipe #christmas #appetizer #pinwheel #rollup #recipe

Tortilla Roll-Ups with Salsa:

Tortilla Roll-ups with Salsa

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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, holiday, pinwheels, roll-ups
Servings: 10 servings
Prep Time 20 mins
Cooling Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
These Tortilla Roll-Ups are the perfect Christmas appetizer recipe. Stacked into a tree shape and served with salsa, they are an easy-to-make, crowd-pleasing snack.


  • 2 packages (16 ounces total) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package ranch dressing mix
  • 1 jar (4 ounces) pimentos, drained and patted dry
  • 1 jar (4 ounces) green chilis, drained and patted dry
  • 1 can (2.25 ounces) sliced black olives, drained and roughly chopped
  • 2 green onions - chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped yellow pepper - plus a piece cut into a star shape
  • 3/4 cup finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 12-inch green flour tortillas
  • 10-12 cherry tomatoes
  • Salsa for serving


  • In a large bowl, mix together the softened cream cheese and the ranch dressing mix until evenly combined.
  • Then add the pimentos, green chilis, black olives, green onions, yellow pepper, and cheddar cheese. Stir gently until they evenly distributed in the cream cheese.
  • Divide the cream cheese mixture on the four tortillas. Then, using a spatula, spread the mixture on each tortilla in an even layer. Keep the mixture a 1/2 inch from the edge.
  • Roll up the tortillas. Set them on a plate and cover it with plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for about 2 hours or until firm. Then using a serrated knife, cut the tortillas into 1/2-inch slices.
  • Stack in layers to form a "tree." Garnish with cherry tomato "ornaments" and a yellow pepper "star." Serve with salsa.


Nutrition Facts

Calories: 304kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 7gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 1284mgPotassium: 249mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1385IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 150mgIron: 1mg
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  • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

    No need to apologize. Make it your own! That’s what cooking is all about.

    xo Michael

  • Jenalee Bolen at

    Ive just found your blog through someone on the lazy genius or Nester group FB page (can’t remember which) but everything is eye candy! So pretty. Anyways, I got your email and Im torn between making this or the really good jalapeño dip. Do you think the really good jalepeno dip would be a good spread in this? I has similar ingredients. Either that or I make both, just don’t know if that’s too many cream cheese type apps! What do you think?

  • Deeksha at

    This Looks so tasty. Thanks for the recipe.

  • JeanieK. at

    My green tortillas got soggy and so the “tree” didn’t really shape up. I only changed out sundried tomatoes (patted dry,) for the pimentos. Family got a laugh Christmas Eve, because I posted a picture of the original beautifully done recipe next to my pile,and declared “nailed it!!” The cream cheese mixture was very tasty, just terrible tortillas.

    • B. Fanning at

      I’m worried about soggy tortillas. What’s the trick in avoiding this?

  • Deborah at

    Perfect treat to take to a party! Thank you for sharing the recipe. Merry Christmas!

  • kate at

    What a great idea!! I have a party tonight and these will be perfect the whole group….on my way to the grocery store

  • Marilyn at

    This was cute and delicious but I do not recommend using gluten free tortillas. I used them and they rolled up fine but were weak and fell apart after sitting on the plate. Made the rolls hard to pick up. Messy but still yummy. Will do again with flour tortillas next time.

  • Lori at

    What a fun way to present this appetizer. I love it and will be making them this year.

  • Amisha Chandna at

    How many does this feed? Looks great!!

  • Deb at

    Do the tortillas become soggy and tough?

  • Loretta Walter at

    I cannot print this recipe. I’d like to have it, but I’m not handwriting this all down. I’ve never had this problem before on any other network before.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Loretta, I’m so sorry the print feature isn’t working for you. I checked it on a couple browsers and it seems to be working for me. You could copy and paste the recipe into a Word document if all else fails.

      xo Michael

  • Sabrina at

    this still works for NYE, with each and every one of these ingredients, so thank you for this appetizer that I missed for Christmas

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Totally! It’s perfect for anytime of the year honestly!

      xo Michael

  • Debra A Wise at

    These look delicious! What a great idea for Christmas appetizers!! Thanks for sharing. I pinned your recipe.

  • Marla at

    I need to be honest and say your recipe trumps my recipe!! I just printed (thank you for that option) the recipe and I look forward to making and serving your Tortilla Roll-ups recipe 🙂

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