Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Roll-Ups - quick and tasty appetizer recipe (2024)

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These Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Roll-Ups are a simple, crowd-pleasing appetizer recipe!

Bursting with a flavorful filling of cream cheese, parmesan cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, garlic, and fresh basil leaves, these delightful bites are wrapped in a soft tortilla and sliced into irresistible spirals. Whether you’re hosting a potluck, planning a picnic, or simply craving a delicious snack, these roll-ups are the perfect choice.

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Earlier this week I made a colorful pasta salad with sun-dried tomatoes. Because I purchased more sun-dried tomatoes than that recipe called for, I thought about a way to use the extras The result: Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Roll-Ups.

I don’t know how it is for you, but roll-ups (a.k.a. pinwheels) are one of my go-to appetizers. There is a big collection of pinwheel recipes here on the blog. Roll-ups are great because they are easy to make and serve. You can also get creative with the filling, and everyone seems to love the flavorful bites.

I’m not sure if there is an “original” roll-up recipe, but a classic recipe for me are these Tortilla Roll-Ups with Salsa. Over the years, I’ve had fun creating multiple varieties of it. I think roll-ups make the best hors d’oueuvres recipe!

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These Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Roll-Ups are no exception. The basil and sun-dried tomatoes pair perfectly with the spinach, cream cheese, and parmesan cheese.

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1 Why You’ll Love This Recipe

3 How to Make

4 Recipe Variations

5 Frequently Asked Questions

6 More Recipes You Will Love

7 Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Roll-Ups

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Bursting with flavors: The combination of cream cheese, parmesan cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, garlic, and fresh basil leaves creates a harmonious blend of flavors. Each bite is filled with a rich, savory taste that is sure to delight the palate.
  • Easy to make: This recipe is relatively simple and requires minimal cooking. It can be prepared in advance, making it convenient for parties, gatherings, or even as a quick snack.
  • Versatile and customizable: While the given ingredients create a delicious filling, this recipe is highly adaptable. You can customize it to suit your preferences by adding other ingredients such as roasted red peppers, olives, or even a hint of spice with some crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Portable and easy to serve: Sun-Dried Tomato Roll-Ups are an ideal finger food, making them perfect for co*cktail parties, picnics, or potlucks. They are easy to pick up and eat, allowing guests to enjoy them without the need for utensils.
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Ingredients

To make these tasty treats, you only need a handful of ingredients.

  • flour tortillas
  • cream cheese
  • oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • rozen spinach
  • garlic
  • shredded parmesan cheese
  • fresh basil
  • salt and pepper
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How to Make

I’ll walk you through the steps for making these roll-ups here. They are so simple to make! I’ve also provideda full ingredient list and detailed instructions in the printable recipe card below.

  1. In a bowl, thoroughly mix together the cream cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, minced garlic, and parmesan cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste.
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  1. Spoon half of the filling on each flour tortilla and spread out evenly, being careful not to tear the tortilla. Place 10 basil leaves evenly on top of the filling layer.
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  1. Roll up each tortilla tightly. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  2. Use a serrated knife to carefully cut the tortillas into 1/2-inch slices. Arrange on a platter, and they are ready to serve.

That’s it! I told you they were simple!

Given my fondness for sun-dried tomatoes, the Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Roll-Ups were an instant hit at my house. All of the flavors worked so well together. Nom nom nom!

Recipe Variations

Now that you have the basic recipe for sun-dried tomato roll-ups, it’s time to tap into your creativity and experiment with different flavors. Here are some recipe variations to consider:

  • Add a layer of fresh spinach leaves for an extra boost of greenery and nutrients.
  • Substitute the cream cheese with goat cheese or feta for a tangier taste.
  • Use roasted red peppers instead of sun-dried tomatoes for a different flavor profile.
  • Add some heat with a sprinkle of red pepper flakes or a drizzle of hot sauce on top.
  • For a meatier version, add thinly sliced prosciutto or salami to the roll-ups.

No matter how or when you make and serve these Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Roll-Ups, you (and your guests) are going to love them!

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions about the recipe or variations, read on for some frequently asked questions.

Can I use fresh tomatoes instead of sun-dried tomatoes?

While sun-dried tomatoes are integral to the flavor of this recipe, you can certainly experiment with using fresh tomatoes if you prefer. Keep in mind that the texture and taste will be different, and you may need to adjust the other ingredients accordingly.

Can I make these roll-ups ahead of time?

Yes, these roll-ups can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Just be sure to wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or store them in an airtight container to prevent them from drying out.

Can I freeze these roll-ups?

Unfortunately, these roll-ups do not freeze well due to the moisture content of the tomatoes and cheese. It’s best to enjoy them fresh or store them in the refrigerator for short periods of time.

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More Recipes You Will Love

  • Tortilla Roll-Ups with Salsa
  • Cheddar Bacon Ranch Tortilla Pinwheels
  • Italian Sub Roll-Ups
  • Heirloom Tomato Galette
  • Buffalo Chicken Roll-Ups
  • BLT Pinwheel Sandwiches

I hope you’ll try making these sun-dried tomato basil roll-ups for your next party or festive celebration. I think you and your guests are going to LOVE them! If you do,please leave a comment and a 5-star rating below.

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Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Roll-Ups

These Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Roll-Ups are a simple, crowd-pleasing appetizer for spring or summer.

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Course: Appetizer

Cuisine: American

Keyword: appetizer, basil, pinwheels, roll-ups, sun-dried tomatoes

Prep Time: 15 minutes minutes

Servings: 2 dozen

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a bowl, thoroughly mix together the cream cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, minced garlic, and parmesan cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  • Spoon half of the filling on each flour tortilla and spread out evenly, being careful not to tear the tortilla. Place 10 basil leaves evenly on top of the filling layer.

  • Roll up each tortilla tightly. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.

  • Use a serrated knife to carefully cut the tortillas into 1/2-inch slices. Arrange on a platter, and they are ready to serve.

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Notes

The roll-ups are also delicious when paired with a dip such as homemade ranch dressing.

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