Turkey Roll Ups Recipe (Costco Copycat)

Make your own Turkey Roll Ups at home, just like the ones at Costco. They are so easy to make, cheaper, AND tastier than the store-bought version!

One of my good friends was recently planning a party for her son and I volunteered to help out.

After all, I like cooking more than the average person, and who doesn’t want a hand with entertaining? We talked about the menu and she wanted to serve sandwiches, turkey roll ups, fresh fruit, and cupcakes: A simple yet delicious menu that would travel easily to the park where the party was taking place.

A few more conversations later, I discovered my friend was partial to the Turkey Roll Ups sold at Costco. Sounded easy enough to make, so I started experimenting.

Turkey Rollups Recipe - a photo of multiple tortilla rollups with turkey inside on a light wooden table top and a light background - click photo for full written recipe

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Pairing cranberry sauce with turkey is not novel; we do it every Thanksgiving, after all.

Mixing sweet and tart cranberries with creamy, tangy cream cheese yields a flavorful, balanced spread that goes perfectly with its poultry counterpart.

After submitting one experimental batch for tasting and feedback, my friend’s only response was, more spread!  A thick layer of cranberry cream cheese ensures every bite has flavor while holding the rollups together. 

Turkey Rollups Recipe - a photo of fifteen tortilla rollups with turkey inside on a light cutting board and a light wooden background - click photo for full written recipe

To double or triple this recipe, assume 8 ounces cream cheese and 1/4 cup cranberry sauce for every 8 large tortillas.

Keep the Turkey Roll Ups wrapped in plastic for travel to your event, then slice and serve as needed. They look so pretty when arranged snugly on a tray.  The cranberry cream cheese is also delicious on bagels!

Turkey Rollups Recipe - a photo of multiple tortilla rollups with turkey inside on a light cutting board and a light wooden background - click photo for full written recipe

4.85 from 13 votes

Turkey Roll Ups (Costco Copycat)

Make your own Turkey Roll Ups at home, just like the ones at Costco. They are so easy to make, cheaper, AND tastier than the store-bought version!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cranberries, turkey
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 355kcal
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 8 (10-inch) flour tortillas (see notes)
  • 1/2 head romaine or green leaf lettuce torn into 4-inch pieces
  • 16 slices deli turkey
  • 16 slices Havarti or Swiss cheese halved
  • 2 medium tomatoes halved and sliced
  • In a small bowl, mix cream cheese with cranberry sauce until uniformly combined.
  • Lay one tortilla flat on a cutting board and spread a thick layer of cream cheese all the way to the edges. Layer 3 lettuce leaves down the middle of the tortilla.
  • Layer two slices of turkey and 4 pieces of Swiss cheese on top of the lettuce. Top with several slices of tomatoes.
  • Starting at one end of the tortilla, roll tightly towards the filling. Continue rolling until the filling is tightly wrapped and the cream cheese holds the rollup together.
  • Continue with the remaining tortillas until all have been assembled. Wrap each tortilla rollup tightly in plastic wrap.
  • Chill the wrapped rollups in the refrigerator until serving time. To serve, trim any unfilled ends away. Slice each tortilla into 8 equal pieces.

Recipe Notes

  1. Square Lavash bread can be substituted for the tortillas (that is what Costco uses). If you use square flatbread, there are no wasted ends that need to be trimmed away.

Nutrition

Calories: 355kcal

 

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  1. Marilyn Rohrer

    Can they be frozen

    1. meggan

      Hi Marilyn, yes people have definitely frozen them. Personally I worry about the lettuce the most… I feel like that would suffer. But other people don’t seem to mind. So try it if you feel adventurous! Thanks. -Meggan

  2. JL

    Is it possible to replace the whole berry cranberry sauce with jellied cranberry sauce?

    1. meggan

      Hey there, yes I don’t see why not! I haven’t tried it myself. I looked through all the comments and it sounded like some other people were going to try that, but they never reported back. I feel like the jellied cranberry sauce would give a better texture anyway, but I’m not sure. I would say if you feel adventurous, give it a try? It’s up to you! Thanks. -Meggan

  3. Tina Marie

    It was so good! Next time I am goi g to put ranch and some taco seasoning in my cream cheese just to mix it up a little!5 stars

    1. Meggan

      Yum! That sounds so good Tina! I can’t wait to hear how the variation is! :D -Meggan

  4. David Fuller

    Meggan,
    Can you start a Youtube channel? And, start putting your videos on YT. I watched the video, and I loved it. It helps us know how to make it. Yet, I can’t put it into my own Channel List where I can find it more easily. I have a list of all my favorite cooking videos that I want to make. And, this is on that list. So, please, consider that, and we can bookmark it on YT more easily.

    We are slowingly making some of your recipes, and we are impressed with all of them: so far. Don’t disappoint us … Grin. Keep up the great work, because you are making it more affordable for families to live a healthier life on a lower food budget.

    Again, thanks.

  5. Sally Palmer

    I don’t know why I’m so confused, but if I have 8 (10 inch) tortillas and I cut each roll up into 8 slices, isn’t that a whole lot more than 16 servings? What am I missing?

    1. meggan

      Hi Sally, that math assumes that one serving is 4 pieces. I should make that clear in the nutrition label. Obviously if everyone only ate one piece, you’d have 64 servings! Sorry for the confusion. Does this help? Did I just make things worse? -Meggan

  6. Kyle G

    Looking forward to making these for my (pregnant) wife. She says these Costco roll ups are the only thing that sounds good….but multiple trips to Costco can get tiring. My question is about the tortilla. Maybe I misread the comments, but can you confirm if the Costco ones are made from flatbread or from “regular” flour tortillas?

    1. meggan

      Hi Kyle, sorry for the confusion on this. First, congrats to you and your wife! So important to feed her whatever she’s craving. ;) The Costco ones are made from something called Lavash bread which looks and tastes like flour tortillas but is in the shape of a giant rectangle. But it’s NOT flatbread, it’s a tortilla-type product that might be hard to track down. Flour tortillas are the easiest substitute and taste the same. I hope this is helpful. Good luck with everything – the roll ups, the baby, all of it! So excited for you! -Meggan

  7. Linda

    You would sub the cranberry cream cheese WITH mayo, not FOR it.

    1. meggan

      LOL! Yes you would. You are totally right. Thank you, not sure why I said it that way. :D -Meggan

  8. Alex

    so good! I was worried about an overpowering cranberry flavor, but these are delicious. much better than wraps i have made with mayo in the past.5 stars

  9. Gayle Failing

    Has anyone made these using jellied cranberry sauce? It’s all I have in the house .? Just wondering if anyone had done that.

  10. Amy

    I have made these before and your recipe is delicious! I have added orange marmalade in just a small amount, maybe a tablespoon, to the cream cheese and cranberries and that seems to be what was missing.5 stars

    1. Casey

      This suggestion was great! Everyone noticed the diff and loved it.

  11. Veronica

    Meghan thank you for the recipe. It was declious. I made them in morning . The retirement celebration was around 3pm. There were great. It was declious. I was worried about the lettecue withering and creame cheese melting. But I put on  2 cute clear tray I got from dollar store. The  turkey pinwheels were great. I put in refrigerator at work I put plastic wrap covering. It was find. I can add this to my grown up work parties sandwiches. The recipe was simple and easy make.5 stars

  12. Veronica

    I have few questions . I looked up best turkey and cheese pinwheels your recipe came up as copy cat to Costco. iam making these for retirement luncheon at work. I decided to go with turkey and harvati cheese pinwheels. I don’t like tomatoes so I was thinking using carrots but decided to leave it out. Also was going use whole berry cranberry sauce but I kept it out too. Iam on a strict budget.  I only had exyra eight dollars and change to make pinwheels. I got tortillas at Kroger grocery store when it was cinco del Mar for fourty nine cents each ($0.49). I got four of the soft taco packs. I decided keep one pack to make pinwheels. I got honey hillshire farm deli turkey breast for $3.00 it was on sale for two for six dollars I bought one. I also got the harvati Kroger eight slice cheese for one dollar and eighty-six eight cents ($1.88). Total was five dollars and eight cents($ 5.08) . I saved sixty cents on meat and cheese by going kroger when it was on sale.i got lettecue for dolkar ($1.00 )at Walmart and Philadelphia cream cheese for  one dollar and ninety-six ($1.96).Less than nine dollars I will get some great pinwheels. Thanks for the recipe. I have few questions. I am thinking making in morning Put on tray event is not until 3pm . will be okay with plastic wrap or should I use alumin. Will lettcue still be okay I don’t want it to willow. Will cream cheese still be fine. I will have cut and ready to serve when I go to work. . also should I use toothpicks or will create cheese hold it together.5 stars

    1. meggan

      Hi Veronica! You are quite the bargain shopper! The wraps will be just fine if you make them in the morning and eat them at 3pm. I would stick with plastic wrap, I know it works and I’ve never tried aluminum. The lettuce should be fine, the cream cheese is not “wet” per se so as long as you dry the lettuce really well, it will stay nice and crisp in the wraps (just keep everything refrigerated once assembled, of course). You don’t need to use toothpicks, the cream cheese will hold it all together! If you need anything else just let me know, I hope you love them and good luck. Thanks again.

  13. Jessica

    They look delicious thank you for your time in sharing this recipe… please share more😍

  14. Ruth

    Making these for a birthday party tomorrow evening, can I make them tonight and refrigerate them? 

    1. Ruth

      Making them the night before worked perfectly for me. Turned out great and got a lot of compliments. Thanks for the recipe!5 stars

    2. meggan

      Hi Ruth, yes. They will have a chance to set up nicely overnight. You’ll be good! Thanks!

  15. Melaney

    Love these!! I’ve used sliced Provolone and they were great!5 stars

    1. meggan

      Thank you so much Melaney! I love provolone. I have a special place in my heart for smoked provolone in particular. :) I’m so glad these roll ups worked for you! Take care and thanks again.

  16. Daniela

    Can I use a can of cranberry and blend it?

    1. meggan

      Hi Daniela! Yes, that is just fine! No worries at all. Thank you so much for the question!

  17. Barbara Vlasic

    Totally answered my question. I’m trying these as appetizers for Thanksgiving!
    Thank you

  18. On the recipes for the Taco Tortilla Roll Ups and the Turkey Roll Ups, what is the cook time. Neither recipe indicates that the roll ups should be put in the oven??? Especially the Taco Tortilla for over 2 hours????

    1. meggan

      Oh and also! The reason the taco tortilla roll ups are 2 hours is because you have to chill them. So the chilling time is factored in there. If I didn’t factor it in, someone might try to make them 30 minutes before a party, only to discover they need to chill and then be mad. So that’s what’s going on. Sorry again for the confusion!

    2. meggan

      Hi Barbara!! So sorry for the confusion. “Cook Time” just means how long it takes to follow the instructions whether there is cooking or not. “Prep time” is how long it takes to get the ingredients prepped to the point of how they are listed in the recipe (i.e., if peppers are supposed to be sliced and butter is supposed to be melted, how long does it take to do those things?). So Cook Time is misleading. A better label would be: How long does it take to complete the instructions? Sorry for the confusion! Does this help? Thanks!

  19. judith judge

    when you make thse with bread do you roll the bread out so its thinner?5 stars

    1. meggan

      Hi Judith! I have never made them with regular bread. I always use tortillas, but something like lavash (flatbread) works well too, but it is also flat and doesn’t need to be flattened. You could definitely try regular bread and see what happens. Even just as a regular turkey sandwich with cream cheese and veggies on it, this would be so tasty! Thanks.

  20. Amar

    I’m so excited to try this recipe.  I was wonedering if you have a recipe for the sauce that comes alone with the rolls at costco? I have to go to the store anywuas and figured i grab stuff for the sauce too. Thank you in advance . 

    1. meggan

      Hey Amar! I don’t have that sauce recipe yet but I tried it over the weekend (came along with the croissant sandwiches). I am planning to figure it out as soon as I get back from vacation! Sorry I won’t be able to help you in time. It tasted a lot like coleslaw dressing to me.

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