Cranberry Turkey Rollups

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.

Cranberry Turkey Rollups are a perfect holiday appetizer loaded with turkey, cream cheese, cranberries and rosemary. Your guests will love them!


These cranberry turkey rollups couldn’t be easier to make. I just have a few tips.

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?

Cranberry Turkey Rollups are a perfect holiday appetizer loaded with turkey, cream cheese, cranberries and rosemary. Great for parties!


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

Watch the video to see how to make Cranberry Turkey Rollups!


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Note: This post was originally posted in November 2015. Updated November 2017. 

Cranberry Turkey Rollups Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time:


  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons dried sweetened cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • fresh cracked pepper and kosher salt
  • 3 - 4 slices deli turkey



Combine cream cheese, garlic powder, cranberries and rosemary together in a bowl. Mix well. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Spread a thick layer of the mixture on a slice of deli turkey and then roll away from you. Repeat with remaining ingredients.


Place roll ups in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to firm up.


Slice into 1 inch pieces. Serve.



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  • Reply
    November 30, 2015 at 9:19 am

    Such a great idea and love the rosemary addition to this!

  • Reply
    Miryam, Eat Good 4 Life
    November 29, 2015 at 7:58 am

    This is so great to make with the leftover turkey. I must keep this recipe handy!

  • Reply
    Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen
    November 27, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    These are so adorable and they sound delicious! Perfect way to use up those leftovers!

  • Reply
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking
    November 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! ;)

  • Reply
    Sara Zenner
    November 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!!

  • Reply
    Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    November 25, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Love all these flavors, especially with the rosemary included! And they’re so pretty! Perfect for the holidays!

  • Reply
    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!

  • Reply
    November 25, 2015 at 8:33 am

    So many of my favorite flavors in one bite!

  • Reply
    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
    November 25, 2015 at 4:15 am

    These rollups look perfect!

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    Ramona from Kitchen Simmer
    November 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 :)

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    Karen @ The Food Charlatan
    November 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 :)

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