Easy Salami Roll Ups Appetizer with Cream Cheese

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When it comes to finding quick and easy gluten free appetizers for a party, cold finger foods are a great option! That’s why you’re going to love these simple salami roll ups! They are one of the quickest party snacks you can make. Turn slices of salami and pepperoni into a delicious snack everyone at your get-together will love — whether they’re gluten free or not!

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salami roll ups recipe

You won’t believe how easy it is to make these cold salami roll ups! That means they’re probably going to be your new favorite gluten free food for a party!

Whether you’re searching for gluten free appetizers for New Year’s Eve or just a low carb snack to eat during the afternoon, these salami rolls are perfect!

Salami Roll Ups

My favorite part about this simple recipe is that you only need a handful of ingredients to put them together. And since there’s no cooking involved, these party appetizers are ready in a matter of minutes!

cream cheese salami rolls

To make your own salami rolls with cream cheese, you’ll need just a few simple ingredients:

  • Salami and/or pepperoni slices: Large, thin slices of salami and pepperoni are the best option for this appetizer because they make wrapping your pickles a little easier. I suggest getting your salami sliced at the deli so you know your pieces are nice and thin.
  • Cream cheese: Make sure you start with softened cream cheese to make these roll-ups. I suggest letting the cheese sit out at room temperature for three to four hours before you start making them.
  • Mozzarella cheese: Add some more Italian flavor to your cold appetizers with the help of some shredded mozzarella cheese in the filling.
  • Seasoning: Give the filling an added kick of flavor by mixing in some garlic powder, onion powder, and Italian seasoning.

How to Make Salami Roll Ups

Since you can whip up these quick appetizers in minutes, there’s nothing to preparing them for your next party! Just follow these quick instructions to make your own salami wraps at home.

cream cheese salami roll ups

Start by preparing the filling for your roll-ups. Combine the softened cream cheese, shredded mozzarella cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and onion powder in a medium bowl. Stir to mix everything together until it’s smooth and well combined.

pepperoni roll ups

Spread the filling over the top of each slice of meat, spreading the cream cheese into a smooth, thin layer over the slice.

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Tightly roll up the salami and pepperoni around the cream cheese filling. The filling should hold the rolls together. But if they start to unroll, just press a toothpick into the center of each roll to hold it together.

Once all the rolls are ready, place them in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes. When the cream cheese has set up, you can remove the toothpicks from the rolls. They should stay together on their own after they’ve had time to chill.

Salami Roll Up Appetizer Ideas

See how simple it is to make this quick pickle appetizer? And that means it’s also easy to adjust the recipe to suit your own tastes!

cream cheese salami appetizer

Try using some of these recipe adjustments and substitution ideas to help you create a delicious snack for any occasion:

  • Add some pickles. Mini pickles are a cute way to add even more flavor to these snacks. Try making your own salami wrapped pickles using the cream cheese filling in this recipe!
  • Try different meats. You can’t beat the flavor combination of salami, cream cheese, and Italian seasoning! But if you want to change things up, you can use different types of meat to make your meat and cheese wraps. Try using thinly sliced pepperoni, ham, or smoked turkey for a different flavor profile.
  • Add them to your charcuterie board. These cute salami snacks make the perfect addition to a charcuterie board! Prepare them ahead of time and store them in the fridge, then arrange them on your board with the rest of your meats, cheeses, and other snacks.
how to make salami roll ups

Can You Make Salami Roll Ups Ahead of Time?

These no bake appetizers can easily be made ahead of time and served later! You can make your appetizers up to 2 days in advance. Since the snacks are made with cream cheese and meat, it’s important that you store them in the fridge until you’re ready to serve them.

Place them in an airtight container or cover the serving tray with plastic wrap to keep the cream cheese from drying out while the roll-ups are being stored.

How Do You Store Salami Roll Ups?

Place the salami rolls in an air tight container or cover them with plastic wrap for best results. After that, store them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to snack on them again. These pickles will stay good for up to four days when properly stored.

how to make salami roll ups

Salami Roll Ups Recipe

Yield: 50 rolls
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Make these quick and easy salami roll ups as delicious cold appetizers for your next party using just a handful of ingredients.


  • 1 pound deli sliced pepperoni or salami (I used a mix of both)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Combine the cream cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, and mozzarella cheese in a medium bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste, if needed. Stir to mix.

Lay the meat slices on a flat surface and spread a thin layer of the cream cheese mixture over each slice.

Tightly roll the pepperoni and salami around the cream cheese filling.

Place in an airtight container or on a plate covered with plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 50 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 68Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 179mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g

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