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 stacked on top of each other on a blue serving platter.

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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 on a blue cutting board with a serrated knife.

To double or triple this recipe, assume 8 ounces cream cheese and ¼ 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 on a blue serving platter.

Turkey Rollups stacked on top of each other on a blue serving platter.

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!
4.95 from 34 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 16 servings
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Calories 287

Ingredients 

  • 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

Instructions 

  • 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 Video

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: 287kcal
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  1. This is awesome! I bought some of those rolls from Costco the other day, and hoped there was a copycat recipe so I could just make my own. Your recipe looks the best and is the closest to Costco’s out of all that came up from my Google search! Thank you so much for sharing!5 stars

    1. Hooray! I’m so glad to hear that, Allison! I hope you love them. Obviously it’s easier to just buy the ones at Costco… but when push comes to shove, it’s nice to make your own, too. :)

  2. Hello! I’m wondering if you think these will freeze well.. On maternity leave and need some foods that will freeze well for quick bites =) 

    1. Hey Aubrey! I am not sure the lettuce and tomato would freeze well here. That’s my main concern. The tortillas, cream cheese, turkey, etc. would be fine, but probably not the fresh veggies. I do have another version that I know freezes well… not sure it will work for your purposes, but check out the Mexican Tortilla Roll Ups just in case! These I have frozen for sure and they’re great. https://www.culinaryhill.com/mexican-tortilla-pinwheels/

  3. Can you make these the night before and put them in your child’s lunch? I guess I am just wondering if they will still be good and not soggy?

    1. Hi Julie, the tortillas soften but in my opinion, it’s a good thing. They don’t get overly soggy to the point where it’s gross. I made them for a birthday party one time and assembled them the night before and it was totally fine. Just wrap them tightly (individually) in plastic wrap and keep them in the fridge, and slice them right before you pack the lunches. Thanks for your question!

    1. Hi Alicia, yes! Well, I’d substitute it with dry ranch mix and make a flavored cream cheese spread. Or, if you want to leave out the cream cheese too, then you can use bottled ranch dressing. Sounds like a delicious variation! I’m addicted to ranch.

  4. I love those Costco roll ups but very rarely buy them because, well, Costco quantities and a two-person household don’t always mix so well. These look perfect – looking forward to making some at home!

    1. Hi Marsha, yes!! The Burrito size which is usually about 10 inches. Or you can use 8 of the 8-inch size, but I like the massively huge ones.

  5. I found this recipe on Pinterest and I got to say I’ll never buying Costco rolls again!! This receipe it’s exactly the same, I did it and it was perfect all my family loved it. Thank You so much for the recipe!

    1. That’s so great to hear, that makes my day! I do love these homemade ones too. :) So glad your family loved them.

  6. Lots of pictures of the completed sandwich but would be nice to see pictures of the stages since I have no clue how you roll an uncooked tortilla with that much filling and make it look like the finished product.

    1. You are so right, Nancy. There was a point when I was ONLY providing pictures of the finished foods, but now I’m (slowly) going back and adding in process shots to all my recipes. Because like you said, what good does it do anyone to see a finished roll up? Sorry about that. I’ll put these turkey roll ups on my priority list. Thank you for letting me know.

    2. I am looking to find out how much of the tortillia is covered before rolling up? Do you cover the entire circumference?
      Thank you in advance!

    3. Hi Christine! I cover almost the entire surface lightly with the cream cheese. The rest of the ingredients I just layer in the middle. I’d say at least an inch of tortilla is exposed (not covered under lettuce, turkey, etc.) but has just the cream cheese. I hope this helps! Thanks for your question.

    1. They are yummy and easy to make! Thanks for the recipe and the video. I was having a hard time figuring out the layering until I watched it. I used whole wheat lavash from Trader Joe’s, which only has 5 ingredients. Also used more cream cheese filling than the recipe calls for. I agree that “something” seems to be missing, but that’s because Costco uses unhealthy flavor enhancers. I use ingredients I can pronounce! I ended up putting some salt on top of the tomatoes before wrapping.5 stars

  7. Hello Meggan, I just discovered your delightful website, Culinary Hill. I can hardly wait to try your recipes. (I print them off) I’m planning on an appetizer party for my daughter’s anniversary at the end of March, so I will be trying out some of your recipes. Thanks!5 stars