Best Tortilla Pinwheels

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Hey there, foodies! Today I’m thrilled to share a delightful recipe that’s not only easy to make but also
incredibly versatile – Tortilla Pinwheels. These pinwheels are a family favorite in my
household, and they’ve been a hit at countless gatherings with friends.Speaking of family, these pinwheels bring back fond memories. I remember the first time I made them for a
family picnic, and they disappeared within minutes! Now, they’ve become a must-have whenever my friends
and I plan a potluck.

How to Prepare Tortilla Pinwheels

If you’re looking for a quick and delightful appetizer or snack, these Tortilla Pinwheels are the perfect
choice. They’re incredibly easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time, making your hosting duties a

Ingredients for Tortilla Pinwheels

  • 1 (8 ounce) package whipped cream cheese
  • 10 (10 inch) flour tortillas
  • ½ cup green onions, chopped
  • ¼ cup black olives, chopped (Optional)
  • ¾ cup chopped ham slices

Directions for Tortilla Pinwheels

  1. Spread whipped cream cheese evenly on each tortilla.
  2. Sprinkle the chopped green onions, black olives, and ham slices evenly between all ten tortillas.
  3. Roll up the tortillas jellyroll style.
  4. Cover the rolled tortillas with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 2 hours.
  5. Remove from the refrigerator and slice the rolls at 3/4 inch intervals.
  6. Arrange the slices on a tray and get ready to enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions about Tortilla Pinwheels

1. Can I prepare these pinwheels in advance?

Absolutely! In fact, preparing these pinwheels a few hours ahead or even the night before enhances the
flavors as they meld together.

2. Can I customize the fillings?

Definitely! Feel free to experiment with different ingredients like diced vegetables, cream cheese
spreads, or even different types of meats.

3. Can I use whole wheat tortillas?

Yes, you can swap out regular flour tortillas for whole wheat ones for a healthier twist.

4. How do I store any leftover pinwheels?

If you somehow have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They should stay
fresh for a couple of days.

5. Can I make a vegetarian version?

Absolutely! Skip the ham and consider adding more veggies or even a flavorful pesto spread.

6. What occasions are best for serving these pinwheels?

These pinwheels are versatile and work well for various occasions – from family gatherings and picnics to
game nights and potlucks.

Best Tortilla Pinwheels

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Refrigirate 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 10


  • 1 8 ounce package whipped cream cheese
  • 10 10 inch flour tortillas
  • ½ cup green onions chopped
  • ¼ cup black olives chopped (Optional)
  • ¾ cup chopped ham slices


  • Spread whipped cream cheese spread evenly on tortillas.
  • Sprinkle the green onions, black olives and chopped ham slices evenly between all ten of the tortillas.
  • Roll tortillas up jellyroll style.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Remove from refrigerator and slice at 3/4 inch intervals.
  • Arrange on tray and serve.
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