Trying new appetizer recipes is a favorite activity for my family during the holiday season. Whether it’s just for us or to share at a party, we love finding recipes with interesting ingredients and flavors. These turkey cranberry pinwheels were a big hit!
Pinwheel appetizers are super easy to make, and this version with deli turkey, dried cranberries and two cheeses is no exception. The tartness (from feta and cranberries) is a fabulous contrast to the cream cheese and turkey. The cranberries and green onions add some texture. And it’s all wrapped up in a spinach tortilla.
Our turkey cranberry cream cheese pinwheels have all the colors and flavors of the festive season. Give them a try!
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Hosting a party this fall? Attending a potluck? Bring something flavorful and fun–these bite-sized turkey spinach pinwheels.
Our turkey cranberry pinwheel recipe needs only six ingredients. They’re easy to prep ahead and store in the fridge until you’re ready to plate them and serve.
While these pinwheels include meat, it is easy to adjust the other ingredients if you’re eating gluten-free or even dairy-free. If you’re looking for vegetarian pinwheel appetizers, try our Veggie Ranch Pinwheels or Pesto Sun Dried Tomato Pinwheels.
Why use dried cranberries instead of fresh?
With pinwheel appetizers, the “wetter” the ingredients, the more likely they are to get soggy sitting out at the party. For this recipe, we use dried cranberries to get the tartness and texture without the juice.
Make sure you separate the dried cranberries from each other before sprinkling them onto the cream cheese. I often find that they’re clumped together in their packaging.
Ingredients for turkey cranberry roll ups
You only need 6 ingredients to make these easy appetizer pinwheel sandwiches. And they’re so colorful!
- large spinach wraps or gluten-free wraps
- cream cheese
- thin-sliced deli turkey
- dried cranberries
- feta cheese crumbles
- green onions (also called scallions)
Scroll down to our printable recipe card for exact quantities and thorough directions for this recipe.
How to make these tasty cranberry turkey pinwheels
Start by spreading 1/4 of the softened cream cheese onto each of the four spinach wraps or tortillas.
Sprinkle ¼ of the dried cranberries, feta cheese crumbles, and diced green onions over each spinach wrap.
Arrange ¼ of the turkey onto each spinach wrap.
Start at one end, and roll the wrap, until it meets the other end.
Wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 1 hour, or until ready to serve.
When ready to serve, unwrap the plastic wrap and slice the roll into 1-inch width pieces using a serrated knife.
Lay each pinwheel flat on a pretty serving platter.
Pinwheel storage tips:
You can make these spinach tortilla rollups with turkey up to 24 hours in advance and keep them in the fridge until your event.
To keep them from getting soggy, keep them wrapped tightly in plastic wrap. Then, slice before laying flat on a platter to serve.
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.
More recipes using cranberries
I try to keep dried cranberries in my pantry, but they never last long! Two of my kids snack on them too quickly. If you do end up with leftover dried cranberries, use them in a sweet treat like our Orange Cranberry Muffins or Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies.
If you like fresh cranberries, a fabulous appetizer to try is Baked Brie with Fresh Cranberries. We also love them in our Thanksgiving side dish, Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Feta.
More easy appetizers
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- Easy Holiday Appetizers
- Instant Pot Appetizers for Game Day
- 50 Delectable Cream Cheese Dips
- 50+ Dairy Free Dips
Printable recipe for turkey & cranberry pinwheels
- 4 large spinach wraps
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 8 ounces thin sliced deli turkey (1/2 pound)
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- ¼ cup feta cheese crumbles
- 2 green onions, diced
- Spread ¼ of the cream cheese onto each of the spinach wraps.
- Sprinkle ¼ of the dried cranberries, feta cheese crumbles, and diced green onions over each spinach wrap.
- Arrange ¼ of the sliced turkey onto each spinach wrap.
- Start at one end, and roll the wrap, until it meets the other end.
- Wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour, or until ready to serve.
- Unwrap and slice into 1-inch pieces using a serrated knife.
- Arrange face-up on a platter to serve.
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Mission Gluten-Free Spinach Herb Tortilla Wraps, 6 Count
Mission Garden Spinach Herb Wraps, 6 Count
Rubber Spatulas, Set of 2 Silicone Plastic Heat-Resistant
8-inch Bread Knife Serrated Knife
OXO Good Grips Plastic Prep Cutting Board
Porcelain Serving Platters, Rectangular White Microwave And Dishwasher Safe Set of 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 97Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 215mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 3g