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.
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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.
It doesn’t take a lot of ingredients to make this recipe for pepperoni pinwheels. You’ll need:
- flour tortillas
- softened cream cheese
- pizza sauce
- Italian seasoning (try our homemade version)
- shredded mozzarella cheese
See our printable recipe card below for exact quantities.
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.
Sprinkle 2 oz of the cheese over each tortilla.
Arrange pepperoni in a single layer on top of the cheese layer.
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.
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.
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:
- Easy Pizza Frittata (30 Minute Meal)
- Pizza Tater Tot Casserole
- Zucchini Pizza Boats
- Baked Wheat Pizza Pinwheels
- Sausage Pesto Pita Pizzas
Printable recipe for pepperoni pinwheels
- 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
- Add the cream cheese, pizza sauce, and Italian seasoning to a bowl. Mix until combined.
- Add ¼ of the mixture to each tortilla, and spread it over the entire surface of the tortilla.
- Arrange pepperoni in a single layer on each tortilla.
- Sprinkle 2 oz of the cheese over the pepperoni.
- Roll each tortilla up. Wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Remove from the refrigerator, and remove the plastic wrap. Cut into 1-inch sections.
- Lay each piece flat to serve.
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.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 115Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 217mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g