Food & Recipes

Dill Pickle Rollups Are The Best Make-Ahead Appetizer

This might be your new favorite appetizer!

Roll-ups are a classic party food. They look dainty enough for a queen, yet they pack a flavorful punch that will satisfy even a rowdy Superbowl fan. Not to mention that they’re easy to eat with your hands, make little to no mess and satisfy kids and adults alike.

And, now, roll-ups just got a whole lot more interesting thanks to the addition of dill pickles. This recipe for Dill Pickle Rollups from Little Dairy on The Prairie requires just 5 ingredients, and they only take 20 minutes to prepare.

With flour tortillas, cream cheese and grated cheese, this make-ahead appetizer gets its pickle punch from dill pickle relish and extra flavor from the addition of garlic paste. Once you make them, you need to put them in the refrigerator to set for at least 2 hours. That’s why they are perfect to make the night before a party (even if we are just talking about a party of one…we won’t tell if you don’t!).

Little Dairy on The Prairie

And there are plenty of creative takes on this appetizer. At Julie’s Eats and Treats, Julie makes her pickle rollups by replacing the tortilla shells with ham. She also suggests the clever idea of using whipped cream cheese, because it’s easier to spread than cream cheese that comes in a block.

Julie's Eats and Treats

If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, then try this recipe for Pickle-in-the-Middle rollups from Betty Crocker. The recipe calls for cream cheese, tortillas, shredded cheese, shredded carrots and pickles. They use whole kosher dill pickles, but if you’re timid about serving your guests a whole pickle, you could always dice it up.

Betty Crocker

You can also up the veggie quota by including diced zucchini or broccoli in these.

Want to make these pickle roll-ups vegan? No problem. Swap out the cream cheese for a vegan alternative like Daiya or Kite Hill, or try using hummus instead. You can also swap out the cheddar cheese for a dairy-free cheese alternative.

Will you be making roll-ups for a Super Bowl party?