Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  126
  • Protein  3 g
  • Carbohydrates  12 g
  • Fat  7 g
  • Cholesterol  19 mg
  • Sodium  135 mg
  • Potassium  47 mg
  • Phosphorus  26 mg
  • Calcium  4 mg
  • Fiber  1 g

Fiesta Roll-Ups

Treat yourself and your friends to Fiesta Roll-Ups—a delicious Mexican appetizer from DaVita dietitian Mary. Fiesta Roll-Ups can be served on a variety of occasions and is a kidney-friendly dish that is a real crowd-pleaser.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Mary from California.

Portions: 12     Serving size: 4 pieces, 1” each


  • 4 ounces canned chopped green chilies
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 tablespoons green onion
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 6 flour tortillas, 8" size


  1. Set cream cheese out to soften. Thinly slice green onion.
  2. Combine green chilies, spices and green onions in a bowl.
  3. Blend in softened cream cheese.
  4. Spread a thin layer of cream cheese mixture on each tortilla, leaving 1/4” edge uncovered.
  5. Roll tortillas up like a jelly roll. Use toothpick to secure rolls.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  7. Slice rolls into 1” pieces and serve as a snack or appetizer.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Lavash flat bread may be used instead of tortilla.

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Fiesta Roll-Ups

CindyRD says:


Made these for patients and it was mostly a hit, not as spicy as I thoguht it would be. Only surprise was how difficult it was to not squish them when cutting and that you always end up with some end pieces that aren't as pretty.

Feb. 26, 2014, 10:08 AM - Inappropriate review?

Fiesta Roll-Ups

MGD2Lite says:


made these for Super Bowl...just used a tablespoon of canned chilies, used 1.5 Tablespoons of diced fresh jalapeño, and 1.5 Tablespoons of diced Red bell pepper...a pinch of smoked paprika and the garlic powder, omitted the cumin and chili powder...were gobbled UP with a little low sodium salsa on the side...

Feb. 04, 2013, 2:20 PM - Inappropriate review?

Fiesta Roll-Ups

jstenske682_ says:


We make these every year for our Christmas get together with my family. Everyone loves them.

Nov. 13, 2012, 3:55 PM - Inappropriate review?

Fiesta Roll-Ups

sblasczyk says:


My administrator made these for a party. I enjoyed them but some of the teammates and patients felt they were a little too spicy.

Nov. 09, 2012, 7:37 AM - Inappropriate review?

Fiesta Roll-Ups



These are easy to make and quite tasty!!

Mar. 29, 2009, 8:18 PM - Inappropriate review?

Fiesta Roll-Ups

kristinhiker says:


I made the Fiesta Rollups for a recent Beach party in our dialysis unit (I am the dietitian). The first time I made them I followed the recipe but found the cumin and chili powder to be overpowering. The second time I replaced the cumin and chili powder with Spanish Smoked Paprika which added a delicious smoked flavor and a nice orange color to the filling. Also, instead of chopping up the scallion and adding to the filling, I placed one stalk of scallion on the edge of each tortilla before rolling it up...when they are sliced it makes a nice spot of green color in the middle of the pinwheels. These were popular with our dialysis patients.

May. 27, 2008, 8:12 AM - Inappropriate review?

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