Easy Salami Appetizer

These get gobbled up at every party I host:  Easy Salami Appetizer

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.

Easy Salami Appetizer Recipe

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 Appetizers

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 w/ pepperoncini, they’re not overly spicy like jalapeno… just spicy enough to add some interest and flavor to the appetizer.

Easy Salami Appetizer Recipe - RecipeGirl.com

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

Yield: As many as you want

spreadable cream cheese in the tub
pepperoncini (seeds cut out and discarded), cut into strips


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.

SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com

More salami appetizers you might enjoy:
Baked Salami Chips by Reluctant Entertainer
Baked Salami- Mozzarella Bites by Very Culinary
Antipasto Kebabs by The Hungry Housewife

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  • 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.