I’m not the biggest football fan, but I can tell you what I do love about football: entertaining! I love having guests over to our house to watch the games and serve some delicious food. We go even bigger when it’s for the “Big Game” every February. To make sure I can watch the game (or half time + commercials), I keep things easy in the kitchen. These Green Chili Tortilla Roll Ups are an easy game day appetizer that you can make ahead of time.
When you’re cooking for an event, whether it’s a party or a holiday, you want recipe that you can make ahead of time. They just make life so much easier. These tortilla roll ups are full of flavor. They’ve got a cream cheese base with cheddar cheese, green chilis, green onions and olives. You mix everything together, roll them up and refrigerator. I just roll them into plastic wrap and keep them whole until it’s time to serve. Then, you can cut them into bite-size pieces and serve with your favorite salsa.
For the big game, I like to prepare several finger food style recipes that guests can serve themselves. They can grab a quick bite during the commercial break. It’s also great because you don’t always have to worry about utensils. So if you’re truly tailgating, this recipe is great for that as well!
Green Chili Tortilla Roll Ups: The Make-Ahead Game Day Appetizer
In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, green onions and olives.
Mix well, until completely blended.
Spread 1/2 cup of cheese mixture on each burrito-size tortilla.
Roll up each tortilla jelly-roll fashion. Wrap each roll in plastic wrap and chill for one hour before serving.
When ready to serve, cut off the ends and toss. Cut the remainder of each wrap into 1-inch bite size slices. Serve with salsa for dipping.
- 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 4oz. can of diced green chilies
- 1/2 cup sliced green onions
- 1/2 cup pitted ripe olives, chopped
- 4 burrito-size flour tortillas
- Salsa, for dipping (optional)
- In a bowl, blend cheeses, chiles, green onions and olives.
- Spread 1/2 cup cheese mixture on each tortilla.
- Roll up each tortilla.
- Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.
- To serve, cut off the ends and toss. Cut the remainder of the wrap into 1-inch peices. Serve with salsa.
For photo purposes, I doubled the recipe. Sometimes it's just easier if you can only find an 8oz can of green chilies. Store the leftovers in the refrigerator.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 60 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 7mg Sodium: 134mg Carbohydrates: 6g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g