These delicious and adorably festive cream cheese pinwheels are great for the holidays. They're also a tasty party food you can enjoy year round! Pinwheel appetizers are also a favorite with our family and guests.
Of course we love to make these pinwheels for the holidays because they are red and green, that being said, they're perfect for any party no matter what the holiday!
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If you like easy finger foods that you can include in lunch boxes these cream cheese pinwheels are perfect! They're cute and simple to throw into a lunchbox and of course they're tasty as well.
You can pair these with any other lunch recipe, I have lots of wrap recipes that kids love like Caesar Chicken Wraps for Lunchbox Packing, 20 Lunchbox Wrap Recipes for Tweens, and Easy Ham and Pickle Dip Recipe!
Here's what you'll need to make cream cheese pinwheels:
There's nothing fancy going on here. You might be surprised by how flavorful and delicious these pinwheels are seeing as they contain such simple and easy-to-find ingredients.
It just goes to show you that you don't have to go crazy, spend tons of money, or even include fancy ingredients in order to make a tasty appetizer, snack, or finger food recipe that guest will devour.
- Large spinach tortilla wraps
- Whipped cream cheese
- Ranch seasoning
- Red bell pepper, diced
Can you believe that? Just four ingredients! If you don't care about the color of these pinwheels you can use whatever type of wraps you want, usually the gluten free wraps only come in regular white but the flavor will still be there, you can always add some chopped baby spinach to the inside when wrapping up the rolls in that case.
How to make cream cheese pinwheels:
In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese and ranch seasoning until fully combined.
Spread the cream cheese on each tortilla wrap, and sprinkle the diced bell pepper overtop.
Roll each wrap tightly to form a log.
Using a sharp knife, cut the wraps into 1/2” to 1” slices.
Serve fresh, you can also store the leftovers in an air tight container for leftovers. Keep in mind that the wraps will get a little squishy after a bit so I wouldn't make them in advance!
Looking for a way to add even more fun and flavor to your pinwheels?
There are a lot of varieties of whipped cream cheese nowadays! You can get flavored types and use that in place of the regular cream cheese.
Another great way to spice up these pinwheels is to add some other veggies to the inside. You can chop or shred your favorite veggies and include some when adding the peppers!
Looking for more easy appetizer recipes?
Appetizers for the holidays or just a regular gathering, doesn't have to be difficult. Here are some of the other delicious appetizer recipes that I think you'll enjoy.
- Instant Pot Appetizers for Game Day
- Ridiculously Easy Holiday Appetizers
- Easy Pinwheel Appetizers
- Hot Cheese Dip with Bacon
Printable Festive Cream Cheese Pinwheels Recipe:
Festive Cream Cheese Pinwheels
These delicious and adorably festive cream cheese pinwheels are great for the holidays. They're also great finger food you can enjoy year round!
- 5-6 large spinach tortilla wraps
- 8oz whipped cream cheese
- 2 Tbsp ranch seasoning
- 1 large (or 2 small) red bell pepper, diced
- In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese and ranch seasoning until fully combined.
- Spread the cream cheese on each tortilla wrap, and sprinkle the diced bell pepper overtop.
- Roll each wrap tightly to form a log.
- Using a sharp knife, cut the wraps into 1/2” to 1” slices.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 381Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 742mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 9g