Santa Fe Spirals

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Published: 01/06/2022 | Updated: 01/05/2024

These Santa Fe Spirals or Santa Fe rolls are so fast to make and can be made ahead. I almost always have some in my freezer. That way, if guests arrive unexpectedly, I can pull them out and have something yummy to serve. I use them as a staple appetizer for gatherings as they always go over very well.

This recipe is from my sister-in-law’s family. I first tried it at a caroling party at her mom’s house about 16 years ago and immediately asked for the recipe. Over the years, I’ve adapted it slightly and then experimented to see if they could be made ahead and frozen. It’s gotten to the point where if I have people over and serve appetizers and don’t put out Santa Fe Spirals, I get complaints! I knew that if I could find a way to make them ahead, I would save myself a lot of trouble.

Santa Fe Spirals Recipe:

Ingredients 

  • 1 package of flour tortillas (you’ll need 6-8 tortillas)
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1/8 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 – 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Mix together the block of softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup of sour cream, and the salsa. Finely chop a jalapeño. If you like things spicy, leave the seeds in, and if not, take them out. Stir in the jalapenos and chopped green onions.
  2. Spread the cream cheese mixture onto burrito-sized flour tortillas and roll them up tightly. This makes 6-8 rolls depending on how much of the cream cheese mixture you spread on each one.
  3. If you are going to be freezing them, wrap the rolls in plastic wrap and put them into a large resealable bag. Remove the air, seal, and freeze.
  4. If you are not freezing them, wrap the rolls in plastic wrap and put them in the fridge to make them easier to slice. You can keep them in the fridge for up to a few days before slicing, so they are a great make-ahead.
  5. On the day that you are serving the Santa Fe Spirals, take out as many rolls as needed. Thaw them slightly (they are easier to cut when chilled) and slice the rolls using a sharp knife into one-inch-thick spirals. Serve with salsa for dipping.

In conclusion, there is no question that the Santa Fe Spirals appetizer recipe is perfect for any occasion. If you want to impress your guests with a delicious and easy-to-make appetizer, then try the Santa Fe Spirals Appetizer Recipe today.

The Santa Fe Spirals appetizer recipe is perfect for any occasion. If you’re looking for an easy and delicious appetizer idea, this is it!

Santa Fe Spirals

These Santa Fe Spirals are easy to make and freeze well. They're also great for parties because you can pull them out when unexpected guests show up. 
Author: The Endless Appetite

Ingredients

  • 1 pack flour tortillas (you’ll need 6-8 tortillas)
  • 8 oz  cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1/8 cup green onions chopped
  • 1 pc jalapeno seeded and finely chopped

Instructions

  • Mix together the block of softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup of sour cream, and the salsa. Finely chop a jalapeño. If you like things spicy, leave the seeds in, and if not, take them out. Stir in the jalapenos and chopped green onions.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture onto burrito-sized flour tortillas and roll them up tightly. This makes 6-8 rolls depending on how much of the cream cheese mixture you spread on each one.
  • If you are going to be freezing them, wrap the rolls in plastic wrap and put them into a large resealable bag. Remove the air, seal, and freeze.
  • If you are not freezing them, wrap the rolls in plastic wrap and put them in the fridge to make them easier to slice. You can keep them in the fridge for up to a few days before slicing, so they are a great make-ahead.
  • On the day that you are serving the Santa Fe Spirals, take out as many rolls as needed. Thaw them slightly (they are easier to cut when chilled) and slice the rolls using a sharp knife into one-inch-thick spirals. Serve with salsa for dipping.

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