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Pepperoni Pinwheels Appetizer Recipe

Pepperoni pizza pinwheels make a perfect party appetizer that everyone will enjoy! Create an easy and delicious snack in no time with just 5 ingredients.

Just like all of our easy pinwheel appetizers, these aren't just for parties. Use them as snacks for family gatherings or just watching sports together. Or, send them in the kids' lunchboxes as a simple rollup sandwich.

Pepperoni pizza pinwheel appetizers on platter - pizza pinwheels with tortillas

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If you're looking for an easy, impressive appetizer to make for your next get-together, pepperoni pizza pinwheels should be at the top of your list. These savory treats are a cinch to whip up.

These are cold pinwheel appetizers, so there's no need to deal with rolling out dough or baking. That also means that you can prep them ahead of time and leave them refrigerated before serving.

ingredients needed to make pizza pinwheels with tortillas

Ingredients

It doesn't take a lot of ingredients to make this recipe for pepperoni pinwheels. You'll need:

See our printable recipe card below for exact quantities.

Mixing cream cheese for pepperoni pinwheels

How to make pizza pinwheels with tortillas

Start by combining the cream cheese, pizza sauce and Italian seasoning in a bowl. Mix until well combined.

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

Layering cheese and pepperoni on tortillas

Sprinkle 2 oz of the cheese over each tortilla.

Arrange pepperoni in a single layer on top of the cheese layer.

Rolling up pepperoni pizza on tortillas

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

Remove from the refrigerator, and remove plastic wrap. Cut into 1-inch sections.

Arrange flat on a platter to serve.

Slicing rolled pepperoni pizza pinwheel appetizers

What else goes in pizza pinwheels?

Just like regular pizza, consider these tortillas a blank canvas for your favorite pizza toppings. Use turkey pepperoni instead of regular. Prefer vegetables to pepperoni? Go for it!

The only thing to be aware of is how stuffed you make each tortilla. The more you fill it, the harder it is to roll up and then slice.

And a note about the sauce–for more pizza flavor, add an additional ¼ cup of sauce. Any more than that, though, and the insides will be too runny.

How to store pepperoni pinwheels

If making pizza pinwheels with tortillas in advance, they'll last about 24 hours in the refrigerator. That saves you time and trouble on party day.

If you have 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 pinwheels.

Square white plate with pepperoni pizza appetizer pinwheels

More recipes for pizza fans

Tomato sauce and mozzarella is such a classic flavor combo. It's delicious on so many things! Here are a few more recipes you may enjoy if you love pizza:

Printable recipe for pepperoni pinwheels

Yield: 24

Pepperoni Pinwheels

cold pepperoni pinwheel appetizer

You can't go wrong with this simple party appetizer! Pepperoni pinwheels are perfect for a holiday party, family gathering or watching the game.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 8 ounces shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 4 ounces of pepperoni

Instructions

  1. Add the cream cheese, pizza sauce, and Italian seasoning to a bowl. Mix until combined.
  2. Add ¼ of the mixture to each tortilla, and spread it over the entire surface of the tortilla.
  3. Arrange pepperoni in a single layer on each tortilla.
  4. Sprinkle 2 oz of the cheese over the pepperoni.
  5. Roll each tortilla up. Wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  6. Remove from the refrigerator, and remove the plastic wrap. Cut into 1-inch sections.
  7. Lay each piece flat to serve.

Notes

For more pizza flavor, add an additional ¼ cup of sauce. Any more than that, though, and the insides will be too runny.

The end pieces aren’t full so I usually don't serve those. We just snack on those while making these pinwheels.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 115Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 217mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g
Pepperoni pizza pinwheel appetizers on platter
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