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Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels

These delicious cheddar bacon ranch pinwheels could not be easier to make or more fun to serve. They're tasty, simple, and great for lunches or a quick dinner!

I've shared pinwheel recipes in the past like veggie pinwheels, taco pinwheels, cream cheese pinwheels, and these easy pinwheels too!

There is nothing better than easy recipes that everyone loves. Pinwheel recipes are easy and fun and they get devoured without complaint in my house which makes them even better in my book!

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One of the best things about these cheddar bacon ranch pinwheels is the flavor. They're loaded with all the best flavors and rolled to perfection.

These can be served for lunch, as an appetizer, or even as a quick dinner that doesn't require any heating. When you are traveling for sports, school functions, etc. it's nice to have an option that is filling and delicious but doesn't need a microwave or an oven!

I've found that these make a great on the road snack or meal too because they're poppable and don't make a big mess when eating on the fly.

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What do I need to make cheddar bacon ranch pinwheels?

To make this super simple recipe you will need a handful of easy to find ingredients. I wouldn't lead you astray, I promise. These are all items you will be able to find in your local grocery store and keep on hand for making this delicious recipe whenever the craving strikes.

This recipe (each batch) will make 24-30 pinwheels depending on how large you make your slices. You will need large flour tortillas, cream cheese, dry ranch seasoning, shredded cheddar cheese, and cooked bacon.

That's it! It's also great because you can make this recipe gluten free by swapping out the tortillas if necessary! The Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning is gluten free so you can easily make this recipe GF if needed!

close up view of the finished pinwheels ready to eat

How to make Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pinwheels:

This recipe is really easy. You will find the step by step guide here but you can also find more info in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. You can find helpful shopping links, nutritional estimates, and a printable shopping list for the grocery store. Check it out!

top down view of the finished pinwheels

Now, let's go ahead and dive right into the fun part…making cheddar bacon ranch pinwheels. Even kids can master this one so if you prep the ingredients and turn them loose in the kitchen it can be a fun way to get everyone involved in the process!

ingredients needed to make cheddar bacon ranch pinwheels

Chop bacon into ½-1 inch pieces, and cook in a skillet over medium heat, stirring often, until done.

bacon being chopped into pieces

Scoop bacon out onto a plate lined with a paper towel, and blot the grease with more paper towels.

ranch and cream cheese being combined.

In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and ranch seasoning, stir very well.

cream cheese being put onto the tortills

Lay out a tortilla, and spread ¼ of cream cheese mixture on the entire tortilla.

cheddar cheese being added to the tortillas

Sprinkle 2 oz shredded cheddar cheese on the entire tortilla.

bacon being added to the tortillas

Sprinkle ¼ of the bacon pieces on the entire tortilla.

rolling up the tortillas

Roll the tortilla up, and place on a baking sheet.

rolling more tortillas

Repeat steps 4-7 until you have filled all 4 tortillas.

Refrigerate for 1-2 hours, then cut into 1-2 inch sections.

tortillas being cut into slices

Set pinwheels upright, and form into circles.

finished pinwheels

Chill until ready to serve.

Can I prep these pinwheels in advance?

You can definitely make these pinwheels in advance if you want. You can also keep them in the refrigerator rolled up and ready to be sliced!

I usually try and use them within a day or so of making them because the tortillas will eventually get soggy but for the most part they will hold up if you need to make them a bit further ahead than the 1-2 hour chill time!

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Looking for more delicious pinwheel recipes?

Here are all the delicious pinwheel recipes that I've shared over the years. Once you make a batch of these pinwheels you will definitely be looking for more!

The possibilities are endless and making pinwheels for the holidays, parties, family gatherings or just weeknight meals is simple and fun! Try them all!

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Printable Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels Recipe:

Yield: 8 Servings

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels

close up view of the finished pinwheels ready to eat

These delicious cheddar bacon ranch pinwheels could not be easier to make or more fun to serve. They're tasty, simple, and great for lunches or a quick dinner!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 oz package dry ranch seasoning
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 lb bacon, chopped and cooked

Instructions

  1. Chop bacon into ½-1 inch pieces, and cook in a skillet over medium heat, stirring often, until done.
  2. Scoop bacon out onto a plate lined with a paper towel, and blot the grease with more paper towels.
  3. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and ranch seasoning, stir very well.
  4. Lay out a tortilla, and spread ¼ of cream cheese mixture on the entire tortilla.
  5. Sprinkle 2 oz shredded cheddar cheese on the entire tortilla.
  6. Sprinkle ¼ of the bacon pieces on the entire tortilla.
  7. Roll the tortilla up, and place on a baking sheet.
  8. Repeat steps 4-7 until you have filled all 4 tortillas.
  9. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours, then cut into 1-2 inch sections.
  10. Set pinwheels upright, and form into circles.
  11. Chill until ready to serve.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 568Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 113mgSodium: 1620mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 30g
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