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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
Chop bacon into ½-1 inch pieces, and cook in a skillet over medium heat, stirring often, until done.
Scoop bacon out onto a plate lined with a paper towel, and blot the grease with more paper towels.
In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and ranch seasoning, stir very well.
Lay out a tortilla, and spread ¼ of cream cheese mixture on the entire tortilla.
Sprinkle 2 oz shredded cheddar cheese on the entire tortilla.
Sprinkle ¼ of the bacon pieces on the entire tortilla.
Roll the tortilla up, and place on a baking sheet.
Repeat steps 4-7 until you have filled all 4 tortillas.
Refrigerate for 1-2 hours, then cut into 1-2 inch sections.
Set pinwheels upright, and form into circles.
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!
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!
- Veggie Pinwheels
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- Recipe For Taco Pinwheels
- Festive Cream Cheese Pinwheels
- Olive and Cheese Pinwheel Appetizers
Printable Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels Recipe:
- 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
- Chop bacon into ½-1 inch pieces, and cook in a skillet over medium heat, stirring often, until done.
- Scoop bacon out onto a plate lined with a paper towel, and blot the grease with more paper towels.
- In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and ranch seasoning, stir very well.
- Lay out a tortilla, and spread ¼ of cream cheese mixture on the entire tortilla.
- Sprinkle 2 oz shredded cheddar cheese on the entire tortilla.
- Sprinkle ¼ of the bacon pieces on the entire tortilla.
- Roll the tortilla up, and place on a baking sheet.
- Repeat steps 4-7 until you have filled all 4 tortillas.
- Refrigerate for 1-2 hours, then cut into 1-2 inch sections.
- Set pinwheels upright, and form into circles.
- Chill until ready to serve.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 568Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 113mgSodium: 1620mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 30g