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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 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 Roll Ups (Costco Copycat)
- 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.
- Tortillas: 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.
- Yield: this recipe makes enough appetizer-sized servings, 4 roll ups each, to feed 16 people. Double or halve the recipe as appropriate for your crowd.
- Storage: store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for 1 day.
- Make Ahead: assemble roll ups up to 24 hours in advance. Slice when ready to serve.
Meggan Hill is the Executive Chef and CEO of Culinary Hill, a popular digital publication in the food space. She loves to combine her Midwestern food memories with her culinary school education to create her own delicious take on modern family fare. Millions of readers visit Culinary Hill each month for meticulously-tested recipes as well as skills and tricks for ingredient prep, cooking ahead, menu planning, and entertaining. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the iCUE Culinary Arts program at College of the Canyons.