Bologna and Cream Cheese Roll-Ups Recipe

Bologna and Cream Cheese Roll-Ups Appetizer

➡️ Looking for easy cream cheese appetizer recipes in 2023? On this page, you’ll find out how to make Bologna and cream cheese roll-ups with Hungarian paprika cream cheese spread in 5 steps at home. Cheese roll-ups were very popular back in the day, including in Hungary, where people liked to have parties at home. So, cheese and salami roll-ups had a place of honor on the platters and were served at most events.

➡️ Of course, Hungarians also have a special recipe for cream cheese that contains, as you might guess, paprika, the most popular spice in this central European country. This was used to fill the Bologna slices and serve them as appetizers or party food. My easy party food recipe helps you make cold appetizers with Bologna or ham and homemade cream cheese just like in Hungary and enjoy delicious cold appetizers.

➡️ The preparation of cream cheese roll-ups, as well as of the cream cheese itself, is very simple and could be done even by a child. All you need is to watch the cooking video below and learn how to make cold appetizers from scratch using a tasty and easy finger food appetizer recipe from Hungary!

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How to Make Bologna and Cream Cheese Roll-Ups from Scratch

What ingredients do you need to make bologna and cream cheese roll-ups?

Sliced Bologna Salami

1) ingredients for paprika cream cheese
2) sliced bologna salami (2 slices/serving)

How to make bologna and cream cheese roll-ups from scratch?

Bologna and Cream Cheese Roll-Ups Appetizer

1) prepare some Hungarian paprika cream cheese
2) cut bologna into slices or unpack sliced bologna
3) place about a spoon of cream cheese over each bologna slice into a strip, then spread it into a layer with a knife over half of the slice
4) roll the slice starting with the cheese side as tight as possible
5) jab the roll with a toothpick to avoid opening, then continue identically with the rest of the ingredients

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Final Notes for the Bologna and Cream Cheese Roll-Ups Recipe

➡️ Roll-ups belong to the most popular cold appetizers. These types of appetizers have various ingredients, however, they have one thing in common: they are present on the table at almost any party or reception!

➡️ There are more types of roll-up appetizers and a good part of them are made with a kind of salami or ham and cream cheese spread. I’m sure you already enjoyed some type of such make-ahead appetizer.

➡️ However, I share with you a roll-up recipe from Hungarian cuisine, namely the bologna and paprika cheese spread roll-up recipe, which is very popular in this Central European country.

➡️ For those of you who don’t know, Bologna is an Italian salami type that became very popular all over the world, and Hungarians, who love any kind of meat, adopted it fast and included it in many cold appetizer recipes. One of them is the one that shows you on this webpage.

➡️ Bologna and cream cheese roll-ups have been beloved for a time by many generations. Despite its old-fashioned aura, the cream cheese appetizer is even today prepared by many people as a make-ahead appetizer for family reunions or as a party appetizer for various events.

➡️ Making this cold appetizer recipe is a breeze for anyone, and there is no way to make a mistake since it’s very simple and features few ingredients. I published previously the recipe for the paprika cream cheese, so I don’t resume it again (the link is available above).

➡️ Even if it’s really easy, I share with you just a few tips to get the best results when you make this cream cheese appetizer.

➡️ First, I recommend you make the cheese spread at least a couple of hours before you make the roll-ups or reserve a little time before serving them. This is because there is a necessary time to combine the flavors from the cream cheese appetizer. Generally, I prepare the spread a day before using it for roll-ups. Needless to say, if you don’t have the necessary ingredients for the Hungarian cheese spread, you can use any other cream cheese available in the store or homemade.

➡️ Second, I advise you to cut the bologna salami into slices with a medium thickness. If they are too thin it’s possible to break off and the cream cheese appetizer to flow away. Opposite, if they are too thick, the proportion between salami and cheese spread won’t be ideal and the taste of the roll-up could be unpleasant.

➡️ Obviously, if you don’t have it at your disposal bologna, you can use any other salami type with a larger diameter or even pressed ham. I like also to combine paprika cream cheese appetizer with Prague ham to prepare cream cheese roll-ups as an alternative to this recipe.

➡️ Enjoy bologna and cream cheese roll-ups with Hungarian paprika cheese spread! For additional info, read more about various appetizers here.

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