Friday, February 25, 2011

Tortilla Pinwheels...

These are my favorite recipes for Tortilla Pinwheel appetizers. Not hard to make but real food that taste great! Hope you enjoy them and come up with your own favorite combinations of ingredients. Great way to add veggies to your kids diet..slip them in cheese and tortillas. You can use soft whole wheat tortillas in this recipe if you would like, but wrap them extra tight so they don't dry out. Whole Wheat tortillas will dry out faster than white flour tortillas. Post a comment and let me know what new pinwheels you create.

Tortilla Pinwheels Party Plate

Traditional Mexican Tortilla Pinwheels

8Lg. flour tortillas
8 oz. Light sour cream
8 oz. Light cream cheese
1 can chopped green chili
1/4 c. chopped onions
1/2 c. chopped black olives
1 c. 2% fat Mexican cheese, shredded
½ tsp. garlic salt or garlic powder

Bacon & Onion Pinwheels

8Lg. flour tortillas
8 oz. Light sour cream
8 oz. Light cream cheese
1/4 c. real bacon pieces
1/4 c. chopped onions
1/2 c. chopped red peppers or diced pimentos, well drained
1 c. 2% lowfat cheddar cheese, shredded
1 tsp. Green onion tops or dried chives

Buffalo Wing Pinwheels

8Lg flour tortillas
8 oz. Light sour cream
8 oz. Light cream cheese
1/2 c. blue cheese crumbles
1/4 c. chopped chicken (canned or cooked and shredded) great use for leftovers
1 c. 2% low fat mozzarella cheese, shredded
1-2 tsp favorite buffalo or hot sauce, taste to adjust the heat

For each recipe follow the same instructions:

Mix ingredients together & spread on tortillas
Roll tortillas & wrap in plastic wrap
Refrigerate overnight
Slice into 1/2 inch Arrange on platter
Keep covered in refrigerator until ready to serve
Serve with blue cheese dressing, ranch dressing or
Asian sauce is great to dip the Buffalo Wing Pinwheels


  1. These look yummy!I will have to try these! Bookmarking for sure!

  2. I started making pinwheels a couple of years ago when I was asked to bring an appetizer to a family party at the last minute. I didn't have time to run out and buy ingredients but I did have whole wheat flour tortillas and several dinds of deli lunchmeat so I started putting things together. I made roast beef with horseradish and onion roll-ups, Ham and swiss roll-ups and turkey and mozzarella roll-ups. With each variety, I altered the the dressing/ cream cheese with herbs that enhanced each type of filling. I made about 36 roll-ups (pinwheels) and they were all gone in about 15 minutes. Now I make them for any get togher we attend where I need to bring a finger food. It is also a good way to use up deli meats or left overs so they don't go to waste.