Pinwheel Sandwich Recipe

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Pinwheel Sandwich Recipe – this pinwheel sandwich is loaded with turkey, bacon, and cheese. Super easy appetizer or even grab and go lunch idea that you can have ready in no time!

No matter what the time of year, you always need to have a couple good appetizer recipes that you can throw together in no time. And these pinwheel sandwiches are ready in minutes, and they could double as a grab and go lunch for the week!

So easy, you can easily mix up the fillings, add veggies, switch up the cheese etc to make them exactly what your family enjoys.

pinwheel sandwiches arranged on a white plate

 

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • These are perfect for parties because you can make them the day before, and then just slice and put on a plate when you are ready to serve!
  • Have leftovers or need something for lunches for you and the kids this week? Make these and then just put a few in your lunch box, and you have lunch in seconds all week long!
  • The filling is so easy to just mix up to what you like! I used turkey, bacon, and cheddar cheese. You could change that, add bell peppers, add pickles, use whole wheat tortillas….the possibilities are endless.
pinwheel sandwiches ingredients

What You’ll Need

  • Cream Cheese – you can use full fat or the 1/3 less fat, either works just fine in this recipe
  • Ranch Dressing – this helps give flavor and also thins out the cream cheese to make it spreadable. You can use Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix to make your own if you don’t want to use store bought.
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese – you could use slices and arrange with the turkey if you want, I like to mix it in the dressing, but either works find.
  • Chopped Bacon
  • Green Onion
  • Sliced Turkey – any kind of deli turkey meat you like, you just want to make sure it is thinly sliced.
  • Tortillas
adding sliced turkey over cream cheese mixture

How To Make Pinwheel Sandwiches

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  1. In a bowl mix together the cream cheese, ranch dressing, green onions, cheddar cheese and chopped bacon until it is smooth and well combined.
  2. Arrange the tortillas on a surface in front of you can spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the top. You want to leave a little space on the edge, because it will spread out a little as you roll them up.
  3. Arrange slices of turkey over the top of the cream cheese mixture.
  4. Roll tightly, wrap in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for a couple of hours.
  5. When you are ready to serve, slice into about 1/2 inch thick slices.
pinwheel sandwich arranged on a board with toothpicks
Can I Make Pinwheel Sandwiches Ahead Of Time

Absolutely! Ideally you want to let them set in the fridge for at least 2 hours before you slice them. This just allows everything to firm up, so they stay together when you slice them. You can definitely make them the day before and then slice to serve. I also slice them, and then place in individual containers for people to grab and go for lunches for 3-4 days. If you add ingredients like lettuce or tomato that can get soggy and change the texture you would want to avoid that.

How Long Do Pinwheel Sandwiches Last

They last about 3-4 days in the fridge if stored in an airtight container.

stacked turkey pinwheels on a serving platter

Recipe Tips

  • Make sure to soften the cream cheese. You want to mix the cream cheese with the ranch dressing and other ingredients and have it blend well before spreading on the tortilla. If you try to do this when the cream cheese is straight out of the fridge it will be very difficult.
  • Don’t skip the chilling time. The chilling time is what helps these pinwheels stay together. Otherwise they tend to unroll and can just be harder to handle if you slice and serve right away.
  • Get creative – try these Ham & Cheese Roll Ups for another variety or use whatever meat and cheese you like. Lots of people like to add pickle relish or bell peppers as well. Lots of ways to make it what you like.
close up turkey pinwheels for pinterest

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close up turkey pinwheel sandwich on a plate
4.31 from 39 votes

Pinwheel Sandwiches

By Erin
Pinwheel Sandwich Recipe – this pinwheel sandwich is loaded with turkey, bacon, and cheese. Super easy appetizer or even grab and go lunch idea that you can have ready in no time!
Prep: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup crumbled and cooked bacon
  • 3 sliced green onions
  • 3/4 pound thinly sliced deli turkey
  • 3 large flour tortillas

Instructions 

  • In a bowl mix together the cream cheese, ranch dressing, green onions, cheddar cheese and chopped bacon until it is smooth and well combined.
  • Arrange the tortillas on a surface in front of you can spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the top. You want to leave a little space on the edge, because it will spread out a little as you roll them up.
  • Arrange slices of turkey over the top of the cream cheese mixture.
  • Roll tightly, wrap in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for a couple of hours.
  • When you are ready to serve, slice into about 1/2 inch thick slices.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 1084mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Course: Appetizer Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 377
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6 Comments

  1. I am confused about the serving size. Is this saying that making 3 large rolled tortillas, and cutting each roll into 1/2 inch slices only makes 8 pinwheels? That can’t be?

    1. It makes 3 large rolls, you cut each roll into about 1/2 inch slices. So you end up with about 24 slices. As an appetizer, approximately 3 slices per person makes for 8 servings. You can adjust that however you want, but it is just an estimate.