My Easy Salami Appetizer gets gobbled up at every party I host.
Easy Salami Appetizer
Sometimes you just need a super easy-to-make appetizer recipe that isn’t all that fancy. I find that this recipe is perfect for sporting event parties (though I served them at my Christmas party last year too). Everyone likes salami, and these are perfect for just picking up and eating quickly while holding a beverage in the other hand. Someone long ago shared the 3-ingredients that make the appetizer happen. I tried it out on some party guests, and I’ve been making it ever since.
How to make Easy Salami Appetizers:
Here’s how it works: a piece of salami, a smudge of cream cheese and a piece of pepperoncini (they’re found in a jar near the pickles).
Fold ’em up, fasten with a toothpick, and that’s it– just pile them onto a platter. For a big party, I like to buy the salami in bulk at Costco, and you can pick up a big tub of spreadable cream cheese there too. As far as the pepperoncini go, I cut out the seeds and just put a little piece of seedless pepperoncini on top. If you’re not familiar with pepperoncini, they’re not overly spicy like jalapeno. They are just spicy enough to add some interest and flavor to the appetizer.
It’s easy to eat a lot of these in a short amount of time, so they’ll be a popular choice for munching at your party. In other words, make a lot of them!
P.S. If they don’t get gobbled up the day you make them, pop them in a zip bag and munch on them for a couple days after that.
Here are a few more recipes using pepperoncini that you might like to try:
- Grilled Pork Sliders with Greek Cole Slaw
- Slow Cooker Mississippi Chicken
- Easy Cocktail Sauce Recipe
- Greek Style Cole Slaw
Easy Salami Appetizer
- 30 slices salami
- 1/3 cup spreadable or whipped cream cheese
- 30 pieces pepperoncini, seeds removed and sliced into strips
- 30 toothpicks
- Lay the salami on a flat surface. Spread each piece of salami with a little bit of cream cheese. Top with a piece of pepperoncini. Fold each piece of salami over and fasten with a toothpick. Pile on a platter, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Can these be made ahead of time and freeze until ready to serve?
I have never frozen these. I wouldn’t think that would work so well. You can make them a day or two ahead though and refrigerate!
I’m going to make these for our next pool side cocktail party. I love pepperoncini, and my grocery store sells them already chopped.
I have made these with several variations of filling. We especially like to use dill relish/cream cheese or pimento cheese as the fillings.
Thanks for the tip!
What a simple delicious appetizer! Thanks for sharing.
These are so easy and addictive! Thanks for the recipe!
These were really yummy! I don’t normally care for pepperoncinis, but the cream cheese cut the heat just enough that I couldn’t stop eating them, lol.
Not only is the is a great appetizer, but it makes a great afternoon snack, as well! Easy and delicious!
So yummy – a real crowd pleaser!
I don’t usually like Salami but this looks super delicious <3
I make these for my kids for lunch. It’s quick, easy and depending on the version of salami and cream cheese – is a great “real food” option.
My family would go bonkers for these. So yummy and so easy to do!!! Love it!
PS Also, LOVELY photos! 🙂
These look SOOOO good! I make a similar version stuffed with pickled peppers (my husband’s uncle gives us a jar every year), but mine doesn’t include cream cheese–how dumb is that? I will make them your way next time because cream cheese is always an upgrade!
I ADORE these! Perfect for the low-carb people too!!
My mom makes these all the time but without the pepperonchini. I bet those add such great flavor! Totally doing that next time. Pinned!
I made them like this recently. I usually use Bruno’s wax peppers. Both are good.
Love these! I make them with a slice of dill pickle and will now try with pepperocini!
Who needs the Superbowl for these. My family would eat these any day. Thanx for the great eats!
3 of my favorite things all rolled into one! Brilliant! Pinned 🙂
Love these … I have a similar recipe with a fresh blueberry in the middle! Happy weekend, friend!
I love that Costco salami–it’s big enough to use in interesting ways and thin enough to shove a slice into my mouth while I’m working on a pizza (yeah, that was last night).
I’ve got quarts of pickled peppers put up and think I’ll give this a shot with them.