Here are salami and cheese appetizers that are easy to make, fun to serve, and party perfect! With a delicious herbed cream cheese filling, these salami cornucopia can be made up to a day ahead. Make these little stuffed salami appetizers once, and they will become a favorite party recipe.
How FUN are these stuffed salami bites of Heaven? So fun, and SO tasty. And the fact that they look like little, wittle cornucopia makes them irresistible for any and all fall festivities at home. Think easy Friday night gatherings, appetizer for Sunday dinner, football party food, and Thanksgiving. Clearly, these Salami Cornucopia were made for Thanksgiving.
Now, this recipe is similar to salami roll-up recipes in that we are using a creamy, dreamy herbed cream cheese and pairing it with Genoa salami. But the trick HERE, is that we take our super thin (and omg so yummy) slices of Genoa salami from the deli, cut them in half, then roll them up in a way like so:
It takes a couple tries with the first half slice to figure out exactly how to roll the salami to make it look like this, but once you do then you will quickly figure out a system and zip zip zip right through rolling them all into perfect little adorable salami vessels to be stuffed with cheese.
Which brings us to our next step: The Cheese. Softened cream cheese (and yes we can use Neufchatel cheese which is softer than regular cream cheese, but honestly either work for this recipe), combined parsley, chive, dill, and just a touch of lemon juice to brighten up our day. Yummy yummy and comes together in a snap.
BUT the trick next is that we have to get our awesome cream cheese with herbs INTO our salami cornucopia. The trick: a resealable bag! I use this trick alllll the time (this is a requirement for me to make deviled eggs by the way, because otherwise I just will not bother).
So, we grab our handy ziploc, spoon in the cream cheese filling, snip a corner off the bag, and VOILA! We can very easily and pretty quickly fill our salami cornucopia.
So that’s it kids! Delicious salami and cheese appetizers that will always be a hit no matter your gathering occasion. Decadent herbed cream cheese and rich Genoa salami – this is a magical combination of flavors delivered in a full little party bite.
With a delicious herbed cream cheese filling, these salami cornucopia can be made up to a day ahead.
- 25 thin slices of Genoa salami ~½ lb
- 2 (8oz) pkg Neufchatel cheese or regular cream cheese, softened
- 3 Tbsp fresh minced parsley
- 3 Tbsp fresh minced chives
- 1½ Tbsp dried dill
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- pinch kosher salt
Stack the salami slices and cut in half. Roll each piece into a cone, pressing ends to seal.
Combine the cream cheese, herbs, juice, and salt. Spoon the herbed cream cheese filling into a large resealable bag.
Snip a corner off the ziploc bag. Pipe the cream cheese-herb mixture in to fill the salami cornucopias. Yield: 50 appetizers.