Pinwheel Sandwiches Recipe

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Pinwheel Sandwiches

These Pinwheel Sandwiches are an attractive appetizer that combines convenience, variety, and aesthetics, making them a great choice for gatherings or just a snack.

What are pinwheels?
Pinwheels, often referred to as “pinwheel sandwiches” or “sandwich pinwheels”, are a type of appetizer or snack made by rolling up various fillings in a flatbread or tortilla and then slicing it into individual portions. The name “pinwheel” comes from the visual resemblance of the sliced roll to the spinning blades of a pinwheel toy.

Pinwheels can be customized with a wide variety of ingredients, allowing for endless possibilities in terms of flavors, textures, and presentation. Above all, they are a versatile and popular choice for parties, potlucks, and picnics.

These Pinwheel Sandwiches are made with cream cheese, olives, green onions, roasted sweet red peppers, and seasonings all wrapped up in a whole wheat tortillas. They are easy to prepare in advance and can be stored in the refrigerator until serving.

The compact size of pinwheel sandwiches make them a portable and mess-free option. In addition, they are great finger foods and guests can easily pick them up and enjoy without the need for utensils or plates, thus making them ideal for cocktail parties.

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Pinwheel Sandwiches Recipe

These Pinwheel Sandwiches are a colorful appetizer or snack with a delicious combination of flavors. These sandwiches are simple to make and share.
Prep Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 5


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese (reduced fat – 1/3 less fat) (softened)
  • cup roasted sweet red peppers (chopped)
  • cup Kalamata olives (chopped)
  • cup green onions (chopped)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 flour tortillas (whole wheat)(7 or 10 inches)
  • Salsa (optional)


  • In a bowl mix together the cream cheese, olives, green onions, roasted sweet red, and seasonings until it is smooth and well combined.
  • Spread over tortillas and roll up tightly. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for a couple of hours.
  • Unwrap. Using a serrated knife, cut into 1/2- to 3/4-in. If desired, serve with salsa.
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