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Ham and Turkey Pinwheels

Our ham and turkey pinwheels are combined with bacon, lettuce, tomato, cheese and a tasty spread. They’re an easy appetizer that guests will love because they have all the flavors of a club sandwich.

This recipe is another of our delicious pinwheel appetizer recipes. Club sandwich pinwheels are colorful and flavorful, and they make a popular finger food for parties.

ham and turkey pinwheel appetizers

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What’s in a club sandwich?

A club sandwich is a diner staple! The club sandwich appeared on US menus as early as 1899. I remember going to a diner as a kid and wanting the sandwiches stacked up so high that they needed a fancy toothpick to hold them together.

A diner Club is made with toasted bread, but we’ll use tortillas for this recipe. While you can adapt the ingredients to match your tastes, a traditional club sandwich layers deli meat with bacon, lettuce, tomato and cheese with mayo as the spread.

If you’re a turkey fan, give our Turkey Cranberry Pinwheels a try. Or maybe you’d enjoy our recipe for BLT Pinwheels!

club sandwich at diner

Ingredients for turkey and ham pinwheels

There’s a lot of ingredients for these turkey ham pinwheels, because you’re matching the flavors of a club sandwich:

  • large flour tortillas
  • cream cheese
  • mayonnaise
  • deli ham
  • deli turkey
  • shredded cheese (cheddar or Colby)
  • bacon bits (or regular bacon, cooked and crumbled)
  • lettuce
  • tomato

Scroll down to our printable recipe card for exact quantities and thorough directions for this recipe.

ingredients to make ham and turkey pinwheel appetizers

How to make ham and turkey pinwheels

Start by chopping the lettuce and tomato into small bite-sized pieces. The smaller they are, the easier it will be to roll the tortillas up. Cutting the center ribs out of the romaine will help, too.

If your tomato is super juicy, take a paper towel and blot the pieces on the cutting board to dry them a bit. Wet ingredients can make tortilla pinwheels super soggy.

chopping lettuce and tomato

In a bowl, mix the softened cream cheese with mayo. Spread one-fourth of the mixture on each of the four tortillas. Make sure you take the mixture right to the edges of the tortilla.

mixing mayo cream cheese and spreading on tortilla

Lay each slice of deli ham on one side of each tortilla. Follow with the deli turkey.

Sprinkle the other ingredients–bacon bits, lettuce, tomato, and shredded cheese–onto each tortilla.

Laying deli ham and turkey on tortilla

Roll each tortilla up tightly and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for 1-2 hours to make slicing easier.

After chilling, slice into 1-inch pieces and lay the turkey ham pinwheels flat on a platter to serve.

closeup of club sandwich pinwheel appetizers

Pinwheel storage tips

You can make these cold ham and turkey pinwheels up to 24 hours in advance and keep them in the fridge until your event.

To keep them from getting soggy, roll each tortilla in plastic wrap, and refrigerate before slicing.

If you have any leftover pinwheel appetizers (we never do!), store them in an airtight container but plan to eat them quickly. They do get soggy quickly in the refrigerator.

square platter of club sandwich tortilla pinwheels

More recipes using ham

If you’re a fan of deli ham, we have a number of recipes that use it. Give our Ham & Pickle Dip a try, another fast party recipe.

We also have several other tortilla pinwheel appetizers that use it, like Cold Ham and Cheese Pinwheels. You can also use pizza dough to make Baked Ham and Cheese Pinwheels.

And if you’re NOT a fan of deli ham, try these easy turkey roll ups instead.

More easy appetizer recipes

Print the recipe for later!

Yield: 24 pieces

Ham and Turkey Pinwheels

ham and turkey pinwheels with tomato lettuce and cheese

A tasty pinwheel appetizer inspired by the Club Sandwich!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 12 pieces deli ham
  • 12 pieces deli turkey
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2.5 oz bacon bits (or 4 slices, cooked and crumbled)
  • ¾ cup romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 roma tomato, finely diced


  1. Chop the lettuce and tomato. Cut the center ribs out of the lettuce to make these easier to roll.
  2. Stir the cream cheese and mayonnaise together in a small bowl, and add ¼ of the mixture to each of the tortillas. Use a butter knife to spread the mixture over the entire tortilla.
  3. Arrange two slices of ham on one side of each tortilla. Then cut another slice in half, then one slice in half again. Arrange those slices to cover half the tortilla. Do the same with the turkey.
  4. Sprinkle ¼ of the bacon bits over each tortilla.
  5. Sprinkle ¼ cup of cheese over each tortilla.
  6. Sprinkle ¼ of the lettuce, then ¼ of the tomatoes over each tortilla.
  7. Start from one end and tightly roll the tortilla, until you meet the other end.
  8. Wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 1 hour, or until ready to serve.
  9. Once ready to serve, remove the plastic wrap, then cut the ends off (discarding or snacking on them), and slice into 1 inch pieces.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 145Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 647mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 9g
Club sandwich pinwheels on platter
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