Tortilla Rollups

I think back and laugh at my high school self.  So immature and just plain stupid.  I remember the day I went to see the Backstreet Boys in concert, my first concert ever.  A friend of mine scored free tickets off the radio (something that would never happen to me), and after considerable begging, my dad let me go.  My sister was totally jealous.

After belting “I Want It That Way” and “Larger Than Life” with a group of girls younger than me, and attempting to get the attention of my dream man, Kevin, I was hoarse the next day.  At church, I bragged to anyone that would listen that I went to the concert.  Aside from my little sister who was interested in Nick, no one cared.  Still reeling from the experience, I went to school on Monday and told everyone.  As if I wasn’t uncool enough, I really solidified my place on the high school popularity totem pole, right above the algebra teacher.

I had these tortilla rollups for the first time in high school.  Specifically, a classmate made them for the Spanish class potluck.  While I promised myself I would make these forever and always, like my interest in Backstreet Boys, I have only had these at get-togethers.  I recently made them – just for myself and I swear on Kevin that it is wonderful.

Tortilla Rollups


  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tbsp shallots, minced
  • 2 tbsp parsley, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup bell peppers (use either red, yellow, and orange – or a mixture of them), minced
  • 1/2 cup celery, minced
  • 1 tbsp kalamata olives, minced
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 1/4 tsp of Tabasco sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 5 large flour tortillas


  1. Mix together cream cheese, shallots, parsley, garlic, bell peppers, celery, olives, Parmesan, Tabasco, salt and pepper.  Cream until well combined.  Add more salt if necessary.
  2. Spread a thin layer on each tortilla.  Roll up the tortilla tightly and set on a plate.  Once finished spreading and rolling, place the tortillas in the fridge for an hour to set.
  3. Slice each into 1/2 inch slices, and serve.


Filed under Appetizers, Vegetarian

7 responses to “Tortilla Rollups

  1. vinicooksveg

    Looks so good! will try sometime. thanks

  2. I make something similar with smoked salmon and cream cheese and I just can’t stop eating them! these look delicious I’m going to have to add them to my repertoire

  3. Ahhh I love this post! I was a Backstreet Boys fan, too. I was a Brian fan. In 9th grade, my friend and I built our own websites, mine for BB and hers for NSync. This was in 1998 and meant we were REALLY cool. My first concert, though, was New Kids 🙂

    These tortilla rollups are SO pretty! Love the colors!


  4. These look so good! I’m always on the lookout for more veggie appetizer/snack ideas.

  5. Such a grat idea!!!

    Also-oh man I miss The Backstreet Boys!

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  7. Robin

    I made these yesterday and whiale we really enjoyed them, later in the evening my husband decided to fry both sides in a little olive oil. OMG! They crusted nicely and melted in your mouth. I’m making them again today for our guests. Thanks!

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