Secret Ingredient Tortilla Rollups

These Secret Ingredient Tortilla Rollups are the perfect party food for any occasion. You'll be amazed how one, awesome ingredient will take your tortilla rollups to the next level.     

 Secret Ingredient Tortilla Rollups
It's kind of weird that after so many years and years of this blogging thing, I haven't shared these Secret Ingredient Tortilla Rollups with you. I make them all of the time and I've been making them this way for 20+ years. Maybe I didn't really consider these a recipe, but truly it's one of my easy favorites. 

These Secret Ingredient Tortilla Rollups are perfect for back-to-school events, Labor Day weekend, Christmas Eve, Halloween...I could go on and on about all the perfect parties you're going to want to take them. People will begin to expect them. They are so addictive, it's kind of ridiculous. They are almost as addictive as my Healthier Spicy Ground Turkey Stuffed Jalapenos or my Philly Cheesesteak Dip.

When it comes to these rollups, I always get comments like,

"What's in here?" 

"I can't stop shoving these in my face!"

"Hide them from me."

Secret Ingredient Tortilla Rollups
I think what I love most about these Secret Ingredient Tortilla Rollups, besides the taste, is they're imperfect when it comes to size and shape. You don't have to be precise when it comes to slicing them, or how much you stuff into each roll. Some will be taller than others. Some will be "fatter" than others. They are rustic and delicious. You will love them. Your guests will love them. You will eat too many. 

Secret Ingredient Tortilla Rollups


This is it, my secret ingredient is Cavender's All Purpose Greek Seasoning. It's available in almost every supermarket. Check the spice aisle. They have a salt-free version too (it's not as good as the full salt version, but it's close).

Secret Ingredient Tortilla Rollups
It's honestly so surprising how this one ingredient really makes the regular tortilla rollup so special. But seriously...give it a try. 

Secret Ingredient Tortilla Rollups
My Secret Ingredient Tortilla Rollups are always made three ways with the seasoning I mentioned. The first is with mild green chiles. It's such a great combo.

Secret Ingredient Tortilla Rollups

I also make some of my rollups with Buddig Pastrami. I've tried all the fancy pastrami, but I'm telling you, this is the perfect one to use with these rolls. See how thinly it's sliced? That's what you want.

Secret Ingredient Tortilla Rollups

I use seven slices of pastrami for each burrito sized tortilla. 

Secret Ingredient Tortilla Rollups
How perfect are these?!

Secret Ingredient Tortilla Rollups
Tortilla Rollups for days.

Secret Ingredient Tortilla Rollups
There are so many awesome appetizers you can make for your next gathering. If these Secret Ingredient Tortilla Rollups don't fit into your menu, give these 17 Appetizer Bites Starring Bacon a try. This Smoked Salmon Appetizer Platter also looks like it would be perfect for so many things. These Easy Cucumber Guacamole Appetizer Bites are definitely on my tailgating menu. This Tex-Mex Appetizer Tart looks like it would be the hit of the party. And don't even think of not including this Hot Italian Dip at your next game night.

Two years ago I posted about this Dill Pickle and Hot Pastrami Deli Pizza. If you haven't made, this is a sign to finally give it a whirl.

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Secret Ingredient Tortilla Rollups

Recipe from: Created by Cathy Pollak for | Serves: 30 rollups


  • 5 burrito sized flour tortillas
  • 1 (8 oz) tub whipped cream cheese
  • Cavender's All Purpose Greek Seasoning
  • 1 (2 oz) package thinly sliced pastrami, I prefer Buddig brand
  • 1 (4 oz) can chopped olives
  • 1 (4 oz) can chopped mild green chilies, drained


  • Cover tortilla to the edges with a thin layer of cream cheese. Sprinkle the cream cheese with a dusting of Cavender's Greek Seasoning. Cover cream cheese with a layer of pastrami. Starting from one edge, roll the tortilla tightly. Wrap in saran wrap and refrigerate for at least two hours. Repeat, making tortillas with olives and chilies, separately.
  • Slice and serve.
  • *Note: I would highly suggest doubling or tripling this recipe if you are serving a crowd,
  • **Note: I highly suggest tasting your first roll before making others. This is how you will know how much seasoning to use since everyone has a different tolerance liking for salt.

These Secret Ingredient Tortilla Rollups are the perfect party food for any occasion. You'll be amazed how one, awesome ingredient will take your tortilla rollups to the next level.

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4 Comments and 3 Replies

  1. Looks delicious.
    I am hungry right now.

    Great recipe.


  2. Thanks for the shout-out, sharing and pinning now!

  3. Beth 4

    Just wondering, it calls for 5 tortillas and 3 different kinds. Which one only makes 1?

    • Cathy 5

      Up to you to decide. Some people like extra olives or chiles. Will really depend on how much you put on each tortilla. However I suggest doubling the recipe…they go quick.

  4. Annette G. 6

    Can you make these a day ahead?


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