Jalapeno popper pinwheels make a perfect party appetizer for anyone who enjoys a little kick! Just 5 ingredients are needed for these easy pinwheel appetizers.
You don’t need much time at all to assemble these jalapeno bacon cream cheese pinwheels, which combine all the flavors of your favorite classic party food— cheesy jalapeno poppers.
Plus, they look stunning when served on a platter, making them ideal if you want an impressive yet effortless dish.
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Do you love jalapeno poppers but don’t want the mess of deep-frying them? Then this recipe for Jalapeno Popper Pinwheels is definitely for you!
In just a few easy steps, you can create your own delicious and flavorful snack, perfect to serve as an appetizer or party food.
Not only will these pinwheels tantalize your taste buds with their spicy kick, they are also pleasingly pretty to look at, making them ideal to showcase at any gathering.
If you like these jalapeno bacon cream cheese pinwheels, you may also like our Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels.
It only takes 5 ingredients to make this recipe for jalapeno popper pinwheels. Easy appetizers are the best! You’ll need:
- flour tortillas
- softened cream cheese
- packaged bacon pieces
- fresh jalapenos
- shredded cheddar cheese
We’ve used packaged bacon crumbles to make this recipe quickly. Of course, you can use your own fresh bacon. Plan on using 2/3 cup of cooked and crumbled bacon.
See our printable recipe card below for exact quantities and instructions.
How to make pizza pinwheels with tortillas
First thing to do is dice the jalapeno. Not sure how to do it? Cutting a jalapeno pepper can be tricky, so it’s important to understand the basics of cutting these spicy treats.
Start by cutting off the top of the jalapeno pepper and cutting it in half lengthwise. Then, scrape out the membranes and seeds with a large spoon before cutting away the stem and discarding it.
Finally, slice or dice your now-deseeded jalapeno pepper into whatever form your recipe requires. And be sure to wash your hands well (and for goodness sake, don’t touch your eyes!).
Combine the chopped jalapenos with the cream cheese, shredded cheese and bacon pieces in a bowl. Mix until well combined.
Add 1/4 of the mixture to each tortilla, and spread over the entire surface.
Roll the tortilla up tightly. Wrap in plastic wrap, then refrigerate for 1-2 hours (this makes slicing easier).
Remove from the refrigerator, and remove plastic wrap. Cut into 1-inch sections. Arrange flat on a platter to serve.
How to store jalapeno popper tortilla pinwheels
You can prepare this jalapeno popper pinwheel recipe in advance, but they’ll only last about 24 hours in the refrigerator before starting to get soggy. Keep that in mind if you’re doing party prep.
Have any leftovers? We never do! Store them in an airtight food container and store in the fridge for 1-2 days.
Because of the cream cheese and sogginess factor, I do not recommend freezing these jalapeno popper tortilla pinwheels.
More appetizers with bacon
Bacon and cheese is such a classic combination! Enjoy these other appetizers with bacon:
Printable jalapeno popper pinwheel recipe
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 2.5 oz package bacon pieces (see Note)
- ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 2 jalapenos, chopped
- 4 large flour tortillas
- Add cream cheese to a medium bowl, and mash with a fork.
- Add cheddar cheese and bacon.
- Chop the end of the jalapenos, slice in half, then remove the seeds.
- Chop jalapenos into chunks about the size of the bacon pieces.
- Add chopped jalapenos to the bowl, and stir to combine the ingredients.
- Spread ¼ of the mixture onto each of the tortillas.
- Start from one end, and roll each tortilla, until you get to the other end.
- Refrigerate for 2 hours to allow them to set (makes them easier to slice).
- Cut rolled tortillas into 1-inch pieces, discarding the ends (or snacking on them yourself!).
- Arrange flat on a platter to serve.
Packaged bacon crumbles are to make this recipe quick and easy. Of course you can use your own fresh bacon. Plan on using 2/3 cup of cooked and crumbled bacon.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 83Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 134mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g