Party Roll-ups: an American, an Englishman, and an Italian

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Recipe by Marla Swoffer

Cold cuts and cream cheese are a staple in our refrigerator, so when I'm not in the mood for bread, I like to make these "naked" sandwiches, which also make great appetizers. The possible combinations are endless, but these "gentlemen" are my favorites. You can also make these with a tortilla as the outside layer. Amounts are approximate (play around with it) and listed per roll-up.

Top Review by Starrynews

Fun and delicious! I have frequently made salami with cream cheese, so the fun twists and variety of this combo was a delightful addition to our appetizer table. I used homemade cranberry sauce in the American and the option of the pepperoncini pepper for the Italian. We loved the flavors. Thanks for sharing! PARTY '10

Ingredients Nutrition

  • The American gobble gobble

  • 1 slice turkey breast
  • 12 tablespoon cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon cranberry sauce
  • The Englishman have you any tea

  • 1 slice ham
  • 12 tablespoon cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon apricot jam
  • The Italian mouth too full to talk

  • 1 slice salami
  • 12 teaspoon cream cheese
  • 14 teaspoon minced olives or 14 teaspoon pepperoncini pepper

Directions

  1. For each roll-up, spread the cream cheese as evenly as possible across the slice of meat (but don't be anal about it if it glops up a bit--room temperature cream cheese is ideal).
  2. Then spread or sprinkle the other filling on top.
  3. Roll it up.
  4. Make as many as you want.
  5. Eat or serve as is or cut on the horizontal into pinwheels (not recommended for the salami unless you've got a tortilla on the outside).
  6. Optional: garnish with toothpicks securing a cranberry for each American, a dried apricot for each Englishman, and an olive for each Italian.
  7. Feel free to add additional seasonings: some like the American with a little mayo in it, some like the Englishman with a touch of dijon mustard, and some like the Italian with garlic powder (or an herbed cream cheese)-- horseradish might go in there somewhere!

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