The Best Pinwheel Recipes

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Last updated on September 27th, 2022

Whether you call them roll-ups, spirals, or pinwheels, they are fun and delicious. These are the best pinwheel recipes.

The Best Pinwheel Recipes

They are perfect for having at holiday gatherings, game day, parties, or just as an afternoon snack.

My love affair with all things stuffed and rolled came about due to my sister-in-law’s Santa Fe Spirals recipe.  She got the recipe from her mom. I always looked forward to her bringing it to parties, so I got the recipe from her.

Once I had the recipe, I brought it to parties I was invited to or parties I hosted. I even sometimes made it for our family as a movie snack!

Since that appetizer was such a hit with my kids and everyone who tried it at parties, I decided to try other pinwheel recipes too. I began to invent some of my own using flavors I knew worked well together.

This is the best pinwheel recipe that you will ever find. It is so easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. You will love the way the pinwheels taste. They are perfect for any occasion.

I discovered that people find it more fun to eat something if it’s rolled up!

The Best Pinwheel Recipes

Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels on Home Cooking Memories

Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels

This Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels recipe makes a delicious party food with all the flavors of buffalo wings + blue cheese, but without the mess. These pinwheel bites are easy to make and can be made ahead of time so you don’t have to worry about them getting soggy! It’s also super healthy because you get all the benefits of tortillas (filling) and chicken (protein).


Smoked Salmon Cucumber Roll-Ups from here in Endless Appetite

Smoked Salmon Cucumber Roll-Ups

These smoked salmon cucumber rolls are absolutely beautiful! They look like art on a plate. If you want to make an impressive appetizer that tastes good, this is your winner. These refreshing little bites will not disappoint.  The combination of the flavors and textures in these rolled-up pieces of goodness is just amazing. I love how they taste so fresh with their crunchy texture from the cucumbers and the salty flavor from the smoked salmon.


Santa Fe Spirals from here in Endless Appetite

Santa Fe Spirals

These Santa Fe Spirals are so fast to make and can be made ahead. I almost always have some in my freezer. That way, if guests arrive unexpectedly, I can pull them out and have something yummy to serve. I use them as a staple appetizer for gatherings as they always go over very well.

Mediterranean Pinwheels from here in Endless Appetite

Mediterranean Pinwheels

Try these Mediterranean Pinwheels appetizer recipes, using just 5 ingredients. These appetizers are perfect for someone who wants something light and healthy without sacrificing flavor. They’re quick and easy to make and taste delicious.


Roast Beef Tortilla Roll Ups from Food Lovin’ Family

Roast Beef Tortilla Roll Ups

Roast beef tortilla roll-ups are a great make-ahead appetizer or lunch. Fast to make and filled with delicious flavors like roast beef, horseradish, cream cheese, cheese, and green onion. This appetizer is sure to impress! Another Pesto recipe is this pesto chicken roll-ups this is one of our favorite healthy dinner recipes!


Italian Sandwich Roll-Ups from Happy Go Lucky

Italian Sandwich Roll-Ups

The perfect combination of meats, cheeses, and veggies.  These roll-ups are full of flavor and always a crowd-pleaser. This is one of our favorite sandwich roll-ups. We love making these for family get-togethers and holidays.


Bacon Jalapeno Pinwheels from here in Endless Appetite

Bacon Jalapeno Pinwheels

With this easy-to-make pinwheels, you can use any variation of lunchmeat you like to make your pinwheel filling. The ingredients are simple and the process is quick, so this recipe is perfect for game day or any other time you need something to munch on in between meals.


Easy Reuben Roll-Ups from here in Endless Appetite

Easy Reuben Roll-Ups

As soon as I spotted the New York Style Rye tortillas at the grocery store, this idea flew into my head. Since a traditional Reuben is made on rye bread, I knew I could turn these into Reuben pinwheels and serve them as an appetizer.

We love this recipe because it’s so easy to make! It’s a great way to use leftover meatloaf mix (or any meatloaf mix). The breading adds flavor without being too heavy.


Greek Tortilla Pinwheels on Scrummy Lane

Greek Tortilla Pinwheels

An easy little party appetizer that takes hardly any effort to make but looks pretty cute! Just chop Greek salad bits, scatter them over a feta and yogurt spread on a tortilla, roll up the tortilla, and chop into rounds.


Cracked Out Turkey Pinwheels from Plain Chicken

Cracked Out Turkey Pinwheels

These turkey pinwheel sandwiches are super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Here is what you need: Cream Cheese, Ranch dressing mix, Cooked chopped bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, Milk, Sliced deli turkey, Flour tortillas.


Brie, Blackberry Jam, and Sage Pinwheel from Good + Simple

Brie, Blackberry Jam, and Sage Pinwheel


This easy-baked brie appetizer recipe combines soft brie, blackberry jam, fresh sage, and crescent roll dough into easy-to-serve pinwheels. This baked brie pinwheel appetizer is also very wine-friendly. It pairs perfectly with white wine at a summer-time picnic, and it would also pair nicely with a hearty glass of red at a holiday party.


Rainbow Veggie Pinwheels from Dinner at the Zoo

Rainbow Veggie Pinwheels

These veggie pinwheels are a rainbow of colorful fresh veggies with ranch flavored cream cheese, all rolled up inside a spinach tortilla wrap. It’s a healthy and delicious pinwheel for families on the go and is perfect for home, school, or work lunches.


Jalapeno Popper Pinwheels at The Girl Who Ate Everything

Jalapeno Popper Pinwheels

Jalapeno Popper Pinwheels are a spicy appetizer that can be served hot or cold (I prefer them hot)! Cream cheese, cheddar, bacon, and jalapeno are all rolled up in a little pinwheel. These are always a crowd-pleaser.


Cranberry Feta Pinwheels from Spend with Pennies

Cranberry Feta Pinwheels

Cranberry Feta Pinwheels are the perfect make-ahead holiday snack or appetizer. A creamy filling with feta cheese and sweet dried cranberries rolled in tortillas and sliced. The flavors in this recipe are perfect…  creamy cream cheese, salty feta, and sweet dried cranberries. These are the hit of every party!


Pepperoni Pizza Tortilla Pinwheels from Rachel Cooks

Pepperoni Pizza Tortilla Pinwheels


These fun pepperoni pizza tortilla pinwheels make a great appetizer or school lunch. Your kids will think they have hit the jackpot when they open their lunchbox and see these!


Spinach Dip Pinwheels from Tornadough Alli

Spinach Dip Pinwheels

Creamy cheesy spinach is rolled tight in the soft fluffy dough to make these Spinach Dip Pinwheels a great appetizer for any party! These are so easy and quick to whip up, you’ll be making them all the time.


Pesto Tortilla Pinwheels from Home Cooking Memories

Pesto Tortilla Pinwheels

This Pesto Tortilla Pinwheels recipe is an easy party food that can be put together in no time! Perfect for any fun event – including holiday parties, baby showers, and more! This recipe needs only a few ingredients: cream cheese, pesto, Parmesan cheese, and tortillas.


Easy Chicken Caesar Salad Pinwheels from Food, Fun, Family

Easy Chicken Caesar Salad Pinwheels

This recipe for easy chicken caesar salad pinwheels is delicious and healthy! It’s easy to make and can be adapted to fit any taste. It’s best paired with fruit, hummus & pretzel sticks, and a pasta salad.


Turkey Club Pinwheels from Inside Bru Crew Life

Turkey Club Pinwheels

These little Turkey Club Pinwheels are layered with meat, cheese, and veggies. Such an easy appetizer recipe to make for lunch, dinner, or game days. They can be served as finger food at your next party!


Dessert Pizza Pinwheels from In Katrina’s Kitchen

Dessert Pizza Pinwheels

Dessert Pizza Pinwheels are the perfect portable snack. Filled with fresh fruit and sweet cream this is a treat worth reaching for! The perfect dessert to take on picnics, road trips, or even camping!


Chicken Enchilada Roll-ups from The Girl Who Ate Everything

Chicken Enchilada Roll-ups

Chicken Enchilada Roll-Ups are a great Mexican appetizer recipe for parties! Easy to make ahead and easy to serve. These are filled with cream cheese, chicken, tomatoes, onions, and cheese. They’re delicious served warm or cold. You can also use them as an open-faced sandwich on your favorite bread.

Egg Salad Pinwheels from Generation Nourished

Egg Salad Pinwheels

Egg salad pinwheels are delicious! They are easy to make at home, and they taste great. The ingredients include mayonnaise, egg salad, celery, onion, pickles, and pepperoncini. You can use any kind of bread you like for the crusts. I used a baguette that was sliced in half lengthwise.


Easy Salami Rollups from Sugar Apron

Easy Salami Rollups

Make Easy Salami Roll-Ups appetizer with  Salami, cream cheese, Pepperoncini slices. They are simple to make and can be tailored to fit any taste. This is a great appetizer for any party or get-together!


BLT Rollups from Mostly Homemade Mom

BLT Rollups

BLT Pinwheels appetizer recipe made with cream cheese, mayo, bacon, tomatoes, and lettuce in sliced wraps for a fresh take on the classic BLT! This is one of my favorite recipes to make when I have guests over. It’s so easy that you can whip it up in no time at all.


Salami, Olive and Cream Cheese Pinwheels from I Wash, You Dry

Salami, Olive and Cream Cheese Pinwheels

Salami Olive and Cream Cheese Pinwheels are one of the easiest and tastiest snacks around! The salty salami pairs perfectly with the rich cream cheese.  These are so good, once you have one, you can’t stop!


In conclusion, there are many delicious best pinwheel appetizers recipes that can be enjoyed by both children and adults. Whether you are looking for a savory or sweet snack, there is a recipe that will fit your needs. So why not give one of these recipes a try today?



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