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Gluten-Free Basil and Roasted Red Pepper Bites

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 25 min
  • Servings 25

Five simple ingredients come together to create attractive, bite-size appetizers that are bursting with fantastic flavor! ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
package (2.5 ounces) thinly sliced ham
3
tablespoons garden vegetable reduced-fat cream cheese spread (from 8-ounce container)
1
package (2/3 ounce) fresh basil leaves
1/3
cup roasted red bell peppers (from 12-ounce jar), patted dry
5
pieces (5 1/2 inches long) string cheese

Steps

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  • 1
    Stack 2 slices ham on work surface; pat dry with paper towel. Spread evenly with 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons cream cheese. Top with basil leaves to within 1 inch of top edge. Cut pepper into 1-inch strips; cut to fit width of ham. Place pepper strips across bottom edge of ham. Place cheese piece above pepper on basil leaves; trim to fit.
  • 2
    Beginning at bottom, roll up securely. Wrap in plastic wrap. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 5 rolls. Refrigerate 2 hours.
  • 3
    Unwrap rolls; place seam sides down. Cut each roll into 5 pieces with sharp serrated knife. If desired, pierce each roll with 5 evenly spaced toothpicks before cutting.

Expert Tips

  • Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.
  • You can also use regular cream cheese spread instead of the garden vegetable flavor. Just make sure it is the reduced-fat variety, which is softer and spreads more easily than regular cream cheese.
  • Be sure to pat the peppers and meat slices dry with a paper towel. The packaged meat is typically quite moist, and the cream cheese may be harder to spread.
  • Save yourself some time by assembling the rolls up to 24 hours ahead. Slice them just before serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
45
Calories from Fat
25
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
4%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
9%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
90mg
4%
Potassium
25mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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