These roll up recipes make the perfect appetizers or fun lunches or dinners. These pinwheel sandwiches are so good and so easy to make!
My love for pinwheel sandwiches - or wraps or pinwheels, depending on where you're from - began years ago when I first tried our Smoked Salmon Tortilla Roll Ups. I just couldn't stop eating them. Then, I found out how easy they were to make and I wondered how anything that easy could taste that good!
It doesn’t matter if you call them tortilla roll ups, wraps, or pinwheels, these little bites of deliciousness are definitely made for sharing! They can be easily cut up or eaten whole as my son does!
Why You'll Love These Recipes
- They use simple ingredients that you can easily find at the store.
- They're loaded with flavor, and everyone loves them.
- They make great appetizers or even fun lunches or dinners.
What do You Need to Make Roll Ups?
Fresh flour tortilla wraps, either plain or flavored, are required. The fresher the better. Rolling them will be easier if the tortilla wraps are fresh as older wraps crack and break apart.
Thinly sliced deli meat, shredded chicken, tuna, or egg salad will work great and roll up easier. There are a ton of different flavor combinations you can create using chicken.
Room temperature, plain or flavored cream cheese which you can easily find at your local grocery store. You can easily flavor the cream cheese yourself but I figure, why make more work for myself?
Greens always complement the meat and cheese and add flavor and crunch to your roll up, wrap, or pinwheel. Baby spinach, lettuce or even kale work beautifully. The flatter the pieces the better will make the rolling process go so much smoother.
How do you make these roll ups?
- Start with the freshest tortillas you can find.
- Leave your cream cheese on the counter so it is at room temperature, which makes blending and spreading easier.
- Make sure your toppings are evenly distributed so you get every flavor in every bite.
- Roll them tightly. The tighter they are rolled, the easier they are to cut and eat!
- Make them in advance, wrap them in plastic wrap and refrigerate until set and ready to serve. You will be glad you did! Then simply remove from the refrigerator, cut, and serve.
Can I make cream cheese Pinwheels healthy?
If you want to lower the number of calories or fat in your pinwheels use light cream cheese, light mayo, and lower-calorie meats.
If you want to avoid using meat altogether just cut up your favorite vegetables in an even layer and your wrap will turn out great!
Pinwheel Recipes for a Party
Whether they’re called pinwheels, wraps, or roll ups, these tasty, bite-sized treats come together in a flash. Make a few of these pinwheel appetizers for your next party, or enjoy them as a quick and easy snack or meal!
Hopefully this Roll Up Round Up helps you create some magic at your next gathering!
Roll Up Round Up Video
Now that you've had a chance to see them being made, give them a try and you'll be amazed wit the spectacular results.
Enjoy every moment!