We’ve been so busy with work and buying our new car that we haven’t made too many awesome meals this week. As in zero. But we did take time to make one of our favorite snacks tonight that will tide us over for the weekend. Tortilla Roll-Ups. A classic appetizer that is always a crowd pleaser.
I’ve grown up with this recipe. It’s originally from a local cookbook (from my childhood school/church). And once again it is very easy (because you probably won’t see us making Beef Bourguigon or Lobster Thermidor any time soon.) Here’s what you need:
- 8 oz package cream cheese (softened)
- 3 tablespoons taco seasoning
- 1 cup sour cream
- 4 oz can chopped green chilies
- 4 oz can chopped black olives
- 1/2 cup chopped green onion
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 8 supersize flour tortillas
- Salsa for dipping
We went with lower fat cream cheese and sour cream to make it a little more figure friendly, but this is definitely not a health food. First you mix the cream cheese (which I usually soften in the microwave for 30 seconds or so if I don’t have time to set it out for a bit) and the taco seasoning.
Then you add the sour cream gradually.
Finally, you fold in the chilies, olives, green onion, and cheese. We didn’t add olives to this batch because I am not an olive lover myself (though I do eat it even with them because they’re so good). If you are not a spice lover, you could omit some or all of the chilies too, but we love spice in our household.
After it is well mixed, you simply spread some (about 3 tablespoons) onto each tortilla and then roll it up starting at one end.
They would be ok at this point, but it is best if you refrigerate them for two or more hours to let the flavors meld together. Once they are nice and chilled, simple slice them into about one inch pieces and serve them with salsa.
It’s a great game day snack and perfect for a party. As a total aside, we decided not to throw away the white ends of the green onions for once. I recently saw this picture on Pinterest showing that you can regrow green onions in water so I figured why not try it for ourselves.
And I knew Dain would love this experiment. He once tried to grow a pineapple from its cut off top for a few years at his apartment. Needless to say, we never saw that pineapple. But hopefully our onions will fair better. We hope you all have a wonderful weekend and enjoy a good snack or two yourselves.