Little Rollies

I saw this recipe on Amy’s site and thought that it would be the perfect appetizer to make for our Thusrday night Bible study. Amy calls them ‘Baked Salami Mozzarella Bites,’ and that’s a great name for them. However, when explaining what I was going to make to my husband, the name ‘Little Rollies’ popped out. And stuck.

They’re small enough that nobody will hesitate to try them (one bite is not a huge commitment), and so delicious that they disappeared by the end of the study. This is the first treat I’ve made that has been fully consumed by the group, which makes it the most popular Bible study food I’ve made to date. It beat out the apple tart. It beat out the queso. It beat out the pumpkin cranberry bread. It beat out the beer bread. Its trail to victory has left everthing else in the dust.

Let the Little Rollies sweep across the Bible studies of this nation.

These crunchy little pizza-flavored rolls with the salami and melted cheese, dipped in a little marinara, are so crazy good. And so crazy easy to make. Don’t be doubting–I’ll show you!


(Serves 10-12)

32 wonton wrappers
4 pieces string cheese
32 salami rounds
Cooking spray/olive oil
Marinara sauce, to serve

Preheat the oven to 450 F.

Quarter the pieces of string cheese lengthwise . . .

. . . then cut all the strips in half crosswise.

Spread out the first 8 wonton wrappers, with a corner facing you. Place a salami round in the lower section of each diamond shape, as close to the edge as possible.

Place one piece of string cheese (crosswise) across the bottom of the salami round.

Folding up the bottom corner, roll the wonton wrapper once so that it partially covers the piece of string cheese.

Fold in the sides like so . . .

[Sorry, that was possibly the worst photo ever posted on my blog. It’s a crime, that’s what. In my defense, I was really struggling to roll and photograph at the same time, and wasn’t even paying attention to my overly-bright flash settings. Yikes.]

. . . and continue to roll (like a burrito).

Seal the edges with a dab of water.

Repeat with all the wonton wrappers until they’re gone! Do this assembly-fashion and it won’t take long. Especially if you have a friend or little helper by your side (thanks Carrie, my dear “little helper”!).

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spritz it with olive oil or cooking spray. Place the little rollies on the baking tray, and lightly spritz the top with olive oil or cooking spray as well.

Bake for about 20 minutes, until they’re starting to look golden and toasted. Turn them over with tongs, crank up the heat to 500 F, and continue to bake for 5-10 minutes, until they’re crispy and brown.

You may have noticed there are not 32 little rollies here. That’s because I didn’t photograph them the night I made them for small group, but instead made a few more the following night for our personal consumption. They’re just that good.

Pad off the excess grease with a paper towel . . .

. . . and serve with marinara sauce for dipping.

Wanna see inside these addictive little bites? The rolled salami encasing the melty cheese . . .

It may be better to make a small batch, because I’d hate to think what would happen if it was just you alone, faced with 32 of these temptations.

Moderation . . . moderation . . . moderation . . .

(I’m hypnotizing myself into self-control)

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15 thoughts on “Little Rollies

  1. queenie

    yum! looks reeeeeeaaaaaly good. . . . .

    Now – as I recall, you had promised us another recipe recently. . . . what was it? It also sounded REALLY good and I took note. But then I lost the note. But I’m sure I’ll remember if I look back onto fb – or see it posted here. So: do you remember what recipe you promised to post? Eh? And might we be seeing it soon?

    queenie de la greenwood.

    p.s. – and do you mean they actually cleaned the plate? I thought that was against the official Bible Study rules, which usually requires at least one bite to be left on the serving platter, and no one bold enough to take the ‘last one’. . . . [grin]

    1. Jenna Post author

      Maybe the recipe for Thai Drunken Noodles? Heidi perfected a recipe for them and I’ll be sharing soon–maybe in 2 weeks or so?
      And yes–the plate was CLEANED. Down to the last one. And it may have been yours truly that ate the last one, now that I think about it . . .=)

  2. Amy

    Hee. Ya…I made them (I think for Superbowl?)…could have quadrupled the recipe and there still wouldn’t have been enough! Give them any title you want – everyone just calls them yummy 🙂

  3. Suzie

    Those look awesome and I’ll be making them tonight! All 32 of them too 😀 I like the name little rollies and was glad to see they were baked not fried. Can’t wait to try them!

  4. Veronica

    When I read the title, I was prepared to see pics of baby James and his baby thigh rolls! hahaha! These are such a perfect party food, no wonder they disappeared! So much fun!

    1. Jenna Post author

      Haha! That’s awesome–you obviously know me well. Unfortunately I have no new pictures of James and there are no certain plans to even see him until Christmas. But I ask you–how can I let a WHOLE YEAR go by with no James??? It’s absurd. I’ll have to work something out . . . somehow.

      1. Veronica

        Now that CAN’T happen (you going that long without seeing him) b/c we will suffer too! lol I hope you figure out a way to see him sooner…maybe Heidi could come to you!

  5. Kimby

    This was an utterly timely post, Jenna. We’ve got company coming and I was trying to think up something “new” to serve for a snack… oh my YES! And yes, I will call them Little Rolllies! 🙂

  6. Julie M.

    all you had to do was say “pizza” and you had me. I never get tired of it. These would be cleaned off the plate immediately in my house as well. Yummolicious Jenna!!

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