Friday, May 23, 2014

BLT Roll-Ups

Graduation season is in full swing, meaning graduation parties are being held regularly. If you're looking for an easy appetizer/finger food for your grad's party, this simple yet delicious recipe is just the thing.

I've always liked serving roll-ups, or pinwheels as some people call them. You spread yummy fillings over tortillas, roll them up and chill, then slice them into individual servings. What could be easier?

This version combines the classic flavors of a BLT sandwich. You're going to love them!

Here's what you need:

8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup mayonnaise
8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (you can also use store bought real bacon bits or pieces)
2 tomatoes, diced small
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
finely shredded lettuce
8 burrito sized tortillas

Beat the cream cheese and mayo together in a mixing bowl. Stir in the bacon, tomatoes and cheese. Spread about 1/4 cup over each tortilla. Honestly, I don't really measure here, I just eyeball it. Leave the bottom part of the tortilla filling-less. Is that even a word?
Add some of the finely shredded lettuce and press down into the cream cheese mixture.
Now starting with the side furthest from you, roll the tortilla up tightly. You don't want any gaps later when you slice them. I always place sheets of plastic wrap under the tortillas before I fill them so after I've rolled them, I can very easily wrap them up. The key is to keep everything tightly rolled up.

Place the wrapped roll ups in the fridge and chill for a couple of hours, or even overnight. When you're ready to serve them, unwrap them from the plastic wrap and slice into 8-10 pieces.

Don't they look yummy? They would look fabulous on your party table, too!

Variation: You can serve these as wraps, too. Just slice each roll into 2 pieces and serve as a light lunch or supper.

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