Texas Tortilla Roll Ups

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Texas Tortilla Roll Ups are the perfect easy appetizer for a football game party, happy hour or cocktail party.

Texas Tortilla Roll Ups served with Salsa

The southwestern theme in these roll ups is a nice combination of flavors. They’re vegetarian- no meat in them at all. It’s just a nice creamy mixture of cheeses and spice wrapped in a tortilla. It’s hard to eat only one, but since this recipe makes 60 appetizers then you can eat several and not feel bad about it! And if you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, you might just find yourself eating them for lunch the following day.

making filling mixture for Texas Tortilla Roll Ups

How to make Texas Tortilla Roll Ups:

These sliced tortilla roll appetizers are very easy to make. The filling for the tortillas is all placed into a food processor and processed until smooth. The filling consists of cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar cheese, green chiles, green onions and olives. If you don’t have a food processor, it’s okay to use a hand mixer to combine the filling ingredients. The filling might be a little more chunky since it won’t be broken down by the food processor.

spreading sauce onto Texas Tortilla Roll Ups

Next, you’ll spread the filling onto flour tortillas.

making Texas Tortilla Roll Ups

Each flour tortilla is rolled up tightly, wrapped with damp paper towels and placed into a large zip baggie. Refrigerating the tortilla rolls for a couple of hours will allow the filling to become firm inside the tortilla. Then they’ll be easy to cut. This means these Texas Tortilla Roll Ups are a good make-ahead recipe!

Cutting Texas Tortilla Roll Ups

When ready to serve, slice the roll-ups and place them on a platter. You can secure each roll up with a toothpick, if you’d like… or you can just leave them in little rolls as shown in the photos.

Texas Tortilla Roll Ups served with salsa

Texas Tortilla Roll Ups tend to fly off the food table at a party. Everyone loves an appetizer made out of a tortilla. It’s a carb-lover’s favorite treat.

Texas Tortilla Roll Up dipped in Salsa

Serve these with a bowl of salsa on the side for dipping. The salsa is optional, and people will dip if they desire it. They’re delicious with or without the salsa.

If you’re looking for Super Bowl party recipes, this one is a big time easy favorite to add to your menu. I always serve them when I have a gathering with my neighborhood friends. They’re always appreciated and gobbled up quickly. Enjoy!

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Texas Tortilla Roll Ups

Easy appetizer for game day and cocktail parties too!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Servings 60 appetizers
Calories 42kcal
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword texas appetizer, tortilla roll ups


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • One 4-ounce can chopped green chiles, drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 5 whole green onions (green and white parts), chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped black olives
  • 12 large flour tortillas (burrito sized)
  • 8 ounces salsa, for serving


  • In a food processor, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, green onions, chilies, cheddar cheese and olives; process until smooth. Alternately, you can use a hand mixer to combine (it will be just a little chunkier). Spread the mixture on tortillas. Roll up each tortilla tightly.
  • Wrap the tortillas individually in damp paper towels. Place in an airtight plastic bag; refrigerate until ready to serve (at least 2 hours).
  • When ready to serve, remove tortilla rolls from the plastic bags and paper toweling. Slice each rolled tortilla crosswise into 1-inch pieces (pinwheels). Place a toothpick in each pinwheel, and serve with a bowl of picante sauce or salsa on the side for dipping.



  • NOTE: You may not need to use all 12 tortillas.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 42kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 92IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg

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  • Kevin wrote:

    I wanted to these for a Royals game tailgate party, but I lost my recipe (a copy of my mom’s). I scoured the internet for the exact recipe and you had it!  Thanks so much.  Have a great weekend!