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Roasted Red Pepper Pinwheels

These flavorful roasted red pepper pinwheels are combined with fresh spinach and cream cheese. Plus, they are incredibly simple to make – so much so that even beginner cooks can whip up these tasty treats in no time at all.

Looking for an easy, delicious appetizer for your next gathering? Look no further! Roasted red pepper, spinach and cream cheese pinwheels make the perfect finger food that everyone will love.

They can be made ahead of time and keep in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve them. So skip the store-bought snacks and wow your guests with this mouthwatering homemade spread. This easy recipe is another of our simple and delicious pinwheel appetizer recipes.

spinach and roasted red pepper pinwheel appetizers

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Are you looking for a delicious dish that’s easy to prepare and sure to impress? Look no further than roasted red pepper pinwheels! These flavorful bite-sized snacks are perfect for serving as an appetizer at dinner parties or just as a tasty snack with friends.

Not only are they surprisingly simple to make, but the combination of cream cheese, spinach, and roasted red peppers make them impossible not to love. Keep reading for tips on how to make these delectable pinwheels done right.

These pinwheels are vegetarian, just like our pesto sun dried tomato pinwheels.

Why use roasted red peppers instead of fresh?

For this recipe, we use jarred roasted red peppers because they’re so soft and flavorful. If you want to make your own, here’s a tutorial for roasting red peppers at home.

If you prefer the crunch of fresh red peppers, try our Veggie Ranch Pinwheels.

ingredients for roasted red pepper pinwheels

Ingredients for roasted red pepper pinwheels

You only need 5 ingredients to make these easy appetizer pinwheel sandwiches. And they’re so colorful!

  • large flour tortillas
  • cream cheese
  • jarred roasted red peppers
  • baby spinach
  • shredded mozzarella cheese

Scroll down to our printable recipe card for exact quantities and thorough directions for this recipe.

How to make these red pepper pinwheels

After softening the cream cheese, spread 1/4 of it on each of four tortillas.

spreading cream cheese onto tortillas

Chop the spinach, then sprinkle evenly over each tortilla.

Drain the jarred roasted red peppers, then pat them dry with a paper towel. Chop into bite-sized pieces, then sprinkle onto tortillas.

laying spinach and peppers on tortillas with cream cheese

Add 1/4 shredded cheese to each tortilla, spread evenly. Roll each tortilla up tightly and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for 1-2 hours to make slicing easier.

rolling tortillas to make pinwheels

After chilling, slice into 1-inch pieces and lay flat on a platter to serve.

slicing roasted red pepper pinwheel appetizers

Pinwheel storage tips:

You can make these roasted red pepper, spinach and cream cheese pinwheels up to 24 hours in advance and keep them in the fridge until your event.

To keep them from getting soggy, be sure to drain the jarred peppers very well AND pat them dry with a paper towel. If there’s too much moisture left, it will leak and make the tortillas soggy.

That’s another reason to wrap the rolled tortilla in plastic wrap, it prevents sogginess.

If you have any leftover pinwheel appetizers, store them in an airtight container but plan to eat them quickly. They will only last 2-3 days in the refrigerator.

roasted red peppers laid out on paper towel

More recipes using roasted red peppers

We love using roasted red peppers in recipes because they have such a punch of flavor. Try our Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Dip or Creamy Olive & Roasted Red Pepper Party Dip. Another favorite way to use them is in this Italian Spinach Pie, which we love when we do “breakfast for dinner.”

Other easy appetizers

finished display of roasted red pepper spinach tortilla appetizer

Printable recipe for red pepper pinwheels

Yield: 24 pieces

Roasted Red Pepper Pinwheels with Spinach

Roasted red pepper pinwheels with spinach

These simple red pepper pinwheels are loaded with cream cheese, roasted red peppers, fresh spinach, and mozzarella!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes


  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 12 oz jar roasted red peppers, drained of liquid and patted dry
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded


  1. Spread 2 oz of cream cheese onto each of the tortillas.
  2. Chop the spinach, then sprinkle ¼ of it evenly over each tortilla.
  3. Drain jarred roasted red peppers, and pat dry with paper towel. Chop into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Arrange roasted red peppers evenly over each tortilla.
  5. Sprinkle cheese evenly over each tortilla.
  6. Start at one end, and tightly roll each tortilla. Wrap each of the tortilla rolls in plastic wrap.
  7. Chill for 2 hours in the refrigerator.
  8. Unwrap, then cut into 1 -nch pieces.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 81Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g
Roasted red pepper pinwheels with spinach


Thursday 16th of November 2023

Made these with arugula .... so good!


Tuesday 11th of April 2023

These are such a cute and easy appetizer or just a snack to whip up when you feel like munching. I love the spinach in them too, added veggie!


Tuesday 11th of April 2023

These were perfect to serve at a birthday party! Quick, easy and everyone loved them.


Tuesday 11th of April 2023

I made these for a party at the weekend and they were such a hit! I took them rolled up but uncut and then cut them up when I got there and they transported well. Yummy recipe and so easy to make! THANK YOU


Tuesday 11th of April 2023

I made these pinwheels for a friend's son's birthday party and the kids loved them! Though I think I saw the adults sneaking quite a few as well. Next time I'll bring double!

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