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Mexican Tortilla Roll Ups Recipe

An easy recipe for classic Mexican Tortilla Roll Ups. The cream cheese is flavored with green chiles, black olives, scallions, cheddar cheese, and spices, then spread on tortillas. Roll them up and slice to serve! It's a great make-ahead snack that travels well; just keep them rolled for travel and slice upon arrival. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Chilling time 2 hours
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings (4 pieces each)
Calories 331kcal


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese softened, see notes
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles drained
  • 1/2 cup pitted black olives chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onions sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 5 (10-inch) flour tortillas see notes


  • In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese and sour cream and mix thoroughly.
  • Stir in cheddar cheese, jalapenos, olives, green onions, garlic powder, and seasoned salt. Stir until uniformly combined.
  • Lay one tortilla on a flat surface and spread evenly with about 1/2 cup of the filling. Roll the tortilla tightly and wrap in plastic wrap.
  • Repeat with remaining tortillas, wrapping each in plastic wrap. Place all tortillas in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. Slice in 1-inch pieces to serve.


Reduced fat cream cheese may be substituted for the regular cream cheese. 10-inch tortillas are sometimes labeled "burrito" tortillas. 8 (8-inch) flour tortillas may be substituted.


Calories: 331kcal