These easy tuna pinwheel sandwiches are simple to make and share. My tuna pinwheels recipe makes a great meal, appetizer, or snack! Pinwheel appetizers are always a hit.
The great thing about tuna cream cheese pinwheels is that they’re versatile. You can make them for an appetizer to share, a snack for busy weekdays, or even for lunch that can be prepared in advance. Pinwheel recipes are not just tasty, they’re also perfect finger food and of course, they’re cute!
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I love to make pinwheel recipes and of course if you have tried any of our other tuna recipes like One Pot Tuna with Noodles Recipe, Cucumber Tuna Avocado Salad Recipe, Zesty Parmesan Tuna Sandwiches, and Tuna, Green Bean & Potato Salad, you’ll know that tuna is a budget friendly protein!
If you are trying to stay on budget but want to add some delicious meals to your weekly rotation you won’t want to miss out on this tasty tuna pinwheels recipe. There’s only a few ingredients and you can easily add them to your next grocery order so you can whip up tuna pinwheels for lunches, after school snacks, and even a quick dinner that doesn’t require any reheating.
Are these easy tuna pinwheel sandwiches?
Absolutely. These tuna pinwheels are definitely easy to make. There’s only five ingredients needed to make them. This recipe makes 24 servings and the whole recipe is made in about 20 minutes. After an hour of chill time in the refrigerator they’re ready to go.
You can let this one chill in the refrigerator for a little longer if necessary which is nice if you like to prep things in advance. Remember that after a day or so the tortillas will start to get a little soft or soggy from the moisture so be sure to prepare only the amount you’ll eat pretty directly.
Can I make these tuna pinwheels gluten free?
If you have a gluten free tortilla option that you really like, feel free to swap them out for the flour tortillas. Everything else in the recipe is naturally gluten free so you don’t have to worry about that.
The thing about gluten free tortillas is that they can be very flaky and fall apart easily so be sure to test one out before you commit to a full batch. There are some good options out there, I like the Mission brand ones that you can find at Walmart.
What do I need to make tuna cream cheese pinwheels?
This recipe for tuna pinwheels uses just five ingredients. You will need tortillas, cream cheese, dill weed, tuna, and cucumber. That’s it! Isn’t that great?! Such simple ingredients but they combine to make a really delicious treat that everyone will love.
As always you can find the list with amounts, step by step instructions, and printable guide at the bottom of the post. It also includes some helpful shopping links, a great resource for this recipe so check it out below.
How to make tuna pinwheels:
Add the cream cheese and dill weed to a small bowl and mix together until fully combined.
Wash the cucumber in cold water, then cut it in half and chop half of it into small pieces.
Spread ¼ of the mixture onto each tortilla.
Spread ½ can of tuna onto each tortilla.
Sprinkle ¼ of the cucumber chunks onto each tortilla.
Starting at one end of each tortikall, start rolling, and roll until you meet the other end.
Chill for 1 hour
Cut into 1 inch pieces, arrange flat on a platter to serve.
Looking for more delicious pinwheel recipes to try?
Here are some other tasty pinwheel recipes that you should try out. They’re easy to make, perfect for sharing, and of course they are delicious. There’s something so fun about pinwheels. It’s like a sandwich or a wrap that you’d make on any other day but with a little extra dash of fun.
- Veggie Ranch Pinwheels
- 4-Meats Italian Pinwheels
- Easy Pinwheel Appetizers
- Sausage and Cream Cheese Pinwheels
- Salami Cream Cheese Pickle Pinwheels
- Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels
- Veggie Pinwheels – Easy Vegetarian Appetizer
- Baked Ham and Cheese Pinwheels
- Recipe For Taco Pinwheels
- Festive Cream Cheese Pinwheels
- Whole Wheat Pizza Pinwheels
Printable Tuna Pinwheels Recipe:
- 4 large flour tortillas
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 tsp dill weed
- 2 - 5oz cans of tuna
- ½ large cucumber
- Add the cream cheese and dill weed to a small bowl and mix together until fully combined.
- Wash the cucumber in cold water, then cut it in half and chop half of it into small pieces.
- Spread ¼ of the mixture onto each tortilla.
- Spread ½ can of tuna onto each tortilla.
- Sprinkle ¼ of the cucumber chunks onto each tortilla.
- Starting at one end of each tortilla, start rolling, and roll until you meet the other end.
- Chill for 1 hour. Cut into 1 inch pieces, arrange flat on a platter to serve.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 76Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 75mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 5g