Easy Salami Appetizer

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My Easy Salami Appetizer gets gobbled up at every party I host.

Easy Salami Appetizers

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.

Making Easy Salami Appetizers

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).

Easy Salami Appetizer

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.

Easy Salami Appetizers

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.

Easy Salami Appetizer

Here are a few more recipes using pepperoncini that you might like to try:

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Easy Salami Appetizer

So easy to whip up at the last minute!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 30 servings
Calories 43kcal
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword easy salami appetizer, 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.


Serving: 15servings (2 per) | Calories: 43kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 215mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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  • Laura Reese wrote:

    What a simple delicious appetizer! Thanks for sharing.

  • Mallory Lanz wrote:

    These are so easy and addictive! Thanks for the recipe!

  • April wrote:

    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.

  • Sara Welch wrote:

    Not only is the is a great appetizer, but it makes a great afternoon snack, as well! Easy and delicious!

  • Melissa wrote:

    So yummy – a real crowd pleaser!

  • Papas Cooking wrote:

    I don’t usually like Salami but this looks super delicious <3

  • Candi wrote:

    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.


  • Jocelyn @BruCrew Life wrote:

    My family would go bonkers for these. So yummy and so easy to do!!! Love it!

  • DessertForTwo wrote:

    PS Also, LOVELY photos! 🙂

  • DessertForTwo wrote:

    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!


  • shelly (cookies and cups) wrote:

    I ADORE these! Perfect for the low-carb people too!!

  • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust wrote:

    My mom makes these all the time but without the pepperonchini. I bet those add such great flavor! Totally doing that next time. Pinned!

  • Teena McElroy wrote:

    I made them like this recently. I usually use Bruno’s wax peppers. Both are good.

  • Louise wrote:

    Love these! I make them with a slice of dill pickle and will now try with pepperocini!

  • Karen @ On the Banks of Salt Creek wrote:

    Who needs the Superbowl for these. My family would eat these any day. Thanx for the great eats!

  • Malia @ Small Town Girl wrote:

    3 of my favorite things all rolled into one! Brilliant! Pinned 🙂

  • Sandy @ RE wrote:

    Love these … I have a similar recipe with a fresh blueberry in the middle! Happy weekend, friend!

  • kirsten wrote:

    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.