Cranberry Turkey Rollups are a perfect holiday appetizer loaded with turkey, cream cheese, cranberries and rosemary. Great for parties!
Cranberry Turkey Rollups are the perfect holiday party appetizer! A spread made of rosemary, cranberries and cream cheese is spread on deli turkey, rolled up and cut into bite size pieces. They are the perfect little bite to get you ready for the big feast. And if you have any Thanksgiving turkey leftovers, you can make these for a snack after a day of Black Friday shopping!
I got this idea from a recipe that my dad would make when we’d visit him for Thanksgiving. He’d always have a plate of ham and cream cheese roll ups. So simple. Just cream cheese, a green onion all rolled up in ham and then sliced into bite size pieces. It was one of my favorite Thanksgiving appetizers.
As Thanksgiving approaches, I started thinking about that appetizer and then remembered one of my most popular recipes when the holidays roll around: Rosemary and Cranberry Spread. And I thought that instead of ham, wrapping the spread in turkey would make a great little bite. That’s when these Cranberry Turkey Rollups were born. They are a little sweet, a little savory and all kinds of delicious.
You want the turkey meat to be a little thicker. Not the super thin deli meat. You just want it to be thick enough that when you roll it the cheese won’t cause the turkey to tear. Another tip is to make sure that the cream cheese mixture is nice and soft when spreading it on the turkey, this is to also prevent tears. Also, after you get them all rolled up, chill them for about half an hour before slicing. They slice much easier when they are firm. And finally, this can easily be doubled if needed!
That’s it! Pretty easy huh?
Delicious Cranberry Turkey Rollups aside, I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving full of family, friends and of course lots of yummy food! xoxo -Des
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Note: This post was originally posted in November 2015. Updated November 2017.
KristaNovember 30, 2015 at 9:19 am
Such a great idea and love the rosemary addition to this!
Miryam, Eat Good 4 LifeNovember 29, 2015 at 7:58 am
This is so great to make with the leftover turkey. I must keep this recipe handy!
Ashlyn @ Belle of the KitchenNovember 27, 2015 at 5:59 pm
These are so adorable and they sound delicious! Perfect way to use up those leftovers!
Erin @ Texanerin BakingNovember 26, 2015 at 3:43 am
So many Thanksgiving flavors rolled into one! Love it. I also like how easy they are. I am not about fussy appetizers at all! ;)
Sara ZennerNovember 25, 2015 at 7:54 pm
I love this twist on ham and cream cheese roll ups! So yummy and a great way to use up leftover turkey too!!
Patricia @ Grab a PlateNovember 25, 2015 at 3:12 pm
Love all these flavors, especially with the rosemary included! And they’re so pretty! Perfect for the holidays!
Faith (An Edible Mosaic)November 25, 2015 at 11:45 am
I LOVE the seasonal flavors going on in these adorable rollups! I would be happy with these on top of a bed of greens for a fun and festive lunch – yum!
Tonia@thegunnysackNovember 25, 2015 at 8:33 am
So many of my favorite flavors in one bite!
Taylor @ Food Faith FitnessNovember 25, 2015 at 4:15 am
These rollups look perfect!
Ramona from Kitchen SimmerNovember 25, 2015 at 2:28 am
Oh I love this idea! Talk about Thanksgiving in one bite!! I may even have to make these throughout the year when we are craving a bit of Thanksgiving! Wishing you a fantastic and delicious holiday! Enjoy! ~ Ramona :)
Karen @ The Food CharlatanNovember 25, 2015 at 1:20 am
Ooh YUM this sounds so good! I love easy appetizers like this! And I totally want to try that ham and green onion one too! Probably there will be no room left for turkey :)