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Jalapeno Popper Pinwheels

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.

jalapeno popper pinwheel appetizers

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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:

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.

ingredients for jalapeno popper pinwheels

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!).

cutting jalapeno peppers

Combine the chopped jalapenos with the cream cheese, shredded cheese and bacon pieces in a bowl. Mix until well combined.

Mixing cream cheese bacon jalapeno mixture for tortilla pinwheels

Add 1/4 of the mixture to each tortilla, and spread over the entire surface.

spreading bacon cream cheese mixture on tortilla

Roll the tortilla up tightly. Wrap in plastic wrap, then refrigerate for 1-2 hours (this makes slicing easier).

slicing jalapeno tortilla pinwheel appetizers

Remove from the refrigerator, and remove plastic wrap. Cut into 1-inch sections. Arrange flat on a platter to serve.

finished Jalapeno Popper Tortilla Pinwheels

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:

We have so many easy appetizer recipes you’ll love. Check out 50 Delectable Cream Cheese Dips and 3 Ingredient Appetizer Recipes for more ideas.

Printable jalapeno popper pinwheel recipe

Yield: 24 pieces

Jalapeno Popper Pinwheels

jalapeno bacon cream cheese pinwheels

Easy jalapeno popper pinwheels are loaded with cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon pieces, and jalapenos, wrapped in a flour tortilla.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes


  • 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


  1. Add cream cheese to a medium bowl, and mash with a fork.
  2. Add cheddar cheese and bacon.
  3. Chop the end of the jalapenos, slice in half, then remove the seeds.
  4. Chop jalapenos into chunks about the size of the bacon pieces.
  5. Add chopped jalapenos to the bowl, and stir to combine the ingredients.
  6. Spread ¼ of the mixture onto each of the tortillas.
  7. Start from one end, and roll each tortilla, until you get to the other end.
  8. Refrigerate for 2 hours to allow them to set (makes them easier to slice).
  9. Cut rolled tortillas into 1-inch pieces, discarding the ends (or snacking on them yourself!).
  10. 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.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 83Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 134mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g
recipe for 5 ingredient jalapeno bacon pinwheels
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