Next time you’re planning party food, consider making pinwheel recipes without cream cheese.
Pinwheels are a classic appetizer that always pleases, but if you’re looking for delicious recipes without using cream cheese, it can be hard to know where to start.
In this blog post we’ll take a look at some easy pinwheels without cream cheese so you can make simple appetizers without relying on dairy products.
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Can you make pinwheels without cream cheese?
Of course! Instead of using cream cheese for pinwheels, there are plenty of flavorful alternatives that can be spread over tortillas or dough when making rollup pinwheels.
To top it off, flavorful herbs like dill and basil are great additions if you’re looking to add some zest to your pinwheels. With so many delicious combinations available to get creative with, your guests won’t miss cream cheese.
What to use instead of cream cheese
Many pinwheel appetizer recipes, especially the cold ones, use cream cheese or flavored cream cheese as the spread. But there are plenty of other things you can use! Aim for finding a thick spread that helps the ingredients stick to the tortilla once it is rolled up. We recommend:
- horseradish sauce
- olive tapenade
- onion dip
- peanut butter
- pimento cheese
- pizza sauce
- refried beans
More appetizers without cream cheese
Whether you’re avoiding dairy or just don’t have any on hand, we have plenty of simple appetizer recipes to enjoy. Try our dairy free dips! Make homemade hummus with white beans, or try our Baba Ghanoush.
Classic appetizers like deviled eggs are always a hit, too. Any of these are great party additions along with pinwheels without cream cheese.
Cold Pinwheel Appetizers without Cream Cheese
These pinwheels are rolled in tortillas and are served cold.
Baked Pinwheel Appetizers without Cream Cheese
These pinwheels use phyllo or other dough and are baked in the oven.