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Ham and Cream Cheese Pinwheels

These delicious ham and cream cheese pinwheels are a tasty ham pinwheel appetizer that everyone can enjoy. My kids love having “party food” in their lunchbox, as you can do with any of these easy pinwheel appetizers.

Ham and cheese pinwheels with tortillas are an easy recipe that I really love to make for appetizers and for lunches. This simple recipe is a cold ham and cheese pinwheels recipe so there's no baking involved. Tho, if you don't mind a little baking these baked ham and cheese pinwheels are a great choice too!

If you have never made pinwheels you are definitely missing out. I'll share some of our other favorite pinwheels below as well. Try them all and choose your own favorites!

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Pin showing the finished ham and cream cheese pinwheels ready to eat.

This recipe makes between 24 and 30 pinwheels depending on the size of your tortillas and slices. It's a great recipe that makes a bunch so you can serve a crowd without much stress.

If you are making this recipe for a party or family gathering you can double it if need be, it's simple to whip up as many pinwheels as you need. They store pretty well so you could make them a little bit in advance too.

We don't usually have to worry about leftovers but you could keep them in the refrigerator for a day or two if necessary as well! If you have teens in the house this a great recipe for them to make on a smaller scale for lunches as well.

These ham pinwheel appetizers travel well and they don't need to be reheated so they're great for after school sports, packed lunches, and travel.

finished ham and cream cheese pinwheels ready to serve.

What do I need to make cold ham and cheese pinwheels:

This ham and cream cheese pinwheels recipe is simple there's only a few ingredients that you'll need to gather. Here is a rundown of the list of ingredients and you can find the full list with amounts, shopping links, and more in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

Next time you make a grocery run you will need cream cheese, ranch seasoning (which you can make on your own with this recipe), shredded cheddar cheese, flour tortillas, and deli ham!

There's nothing tricky in this one which makes it great for easy prep but also budget friendly and perfect for busy weeknights. Only five simple ingredients stand between you and making this delicious snack, lunch, or cold dinner recipe!

ingredients needed to make ham and cream cheese pinwheels.

How to make ham and cheese pinwheels with tortillas:

Let's dive in and take a look at this simple step by step guide for making ham and cream cheese pinwheels with flour tortillas. You can use whatever variety of tortillas you need. You can use low carb wraps, gluten free wraps, or just choose your favorite flavored tortillas if you want to mix things up a little bit. Plain old flour tortillas work fine too of course.

Add the cream cheese and ranch seasoning to a bowl, and stir until combined.

getting ready to make pinwheels with ham and cheese

Add the cheddar cheese and stir together.

adding in the cheddar cheese.

Lay out the tortillas, and add ¼ of the mixture to each, then gently spread it to the edges.

spreading out cream cheese on flour tortillas

Cut the ham into small pisces, and layer ¼ of it on each tortilla.

cutting the ham into little pieces.

Starting at one end, roll each tortilla until you get to the other end.

ham and cheese mixture on tortillas ready to be rolled

Refrigerate for 1 hour.

rolling the tortillas

Cut the ends off of each tortilla roll, then cut into 1 inch pieces. Arrange flat on a plate or tray for serving.

cutting the finished tortillas

Looking for more pinwheel appetizer recipes to try?

If you need more inspiration or recipes to try here are some of our other favorite pinwheel appetizer recipes for you to enjoy. There's tons of different options and flavor combinations. Give them all a try and make sure you let us know which ones are your favorites in the comments below!

finished ham and cream cheese pinwheels ready to eat

Printable Recipe for Ham and Cream Cheese Pinwheels:

Yield: 24 Pinwheels

Ham and Cream Cheese Pinwheels

close up finished ham and cream cheese pinwheels.

These delicious ham and cream cheese pinwheels are a tasty ham pinwheel appetizer that everyone can enjoy. Try out this easy appetizer or lunch recipe today!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp dry ranch seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 6 slices deli style ham

Instructions

  1. Add the cream cheese and ranch seasoning to a bowl, and stir until combined.
  2. Add the cheddar cheese and stir together.
  3. Lay out the tortillas, and add ¼ of the mixture to each, then gently spread it to the edges.
  4. Cut the ham into small pisces, and layer ¼ of it on each tortilla.
  5. Starting at one end, roll each tortilla until you get to the other end.
  6. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  7. Cut the ends off of each tortilla roll, then cut into 1 inch pieces. Arrange flat on a plate or tray for serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 277mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 6g
pin showing the finished ham and cream cheese pinwheels

Cathy

Sunday 27th of March 2022

Looks delicious! I'm going to try these

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