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.
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.
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 Roll Ups Recipe (Costco Copycat)
- 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.
- 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.