This Roll Up Round Up includes all of our favorite roll ups or pinwheels, depending on which name you prefer! Perfect for warmer weather or when you want to make an easy snack or appetizer!
Tortilla Wraps – Love at first bite
My love for Pinwheels, Wraps or Roll Ups 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!
We had a family gathering coming up and I thought, hang on, this is a perfect time to try out the wrap recipe. I mean, after all, if you can’t experiment with your own family then who can you try things out on?
We used the plain flour tortillas for these appetizer roll ups, pinwheels or wraps. I don’t think they even had flavored tortillas way back when we started making these now that I think about it. Yes, I am that old!
The wraps included smoked salmon, cream cheese, mayo, honey mustard, spinach or lettuce and dill! Salmon wasn’t popular in our family but it was a huge hit! Everyone loved them and they disappeared lightening fast! I was so happy. Actually, relieved is a better word to describe how I was feeling!
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, like my son does!
This Roll Up Round Up was created to make your life easier and give you some places to start so you can create your own roll ups!
Appetizer Roll Ups, Pinwheels and Wraps
I believe that everyone on the planet loves appetizers! Am I wrong? Small, flavorful, bites that you can easily put in your mouth and totally enjoy. That’s the beauty of these wraps, roll ups or pinwheels.
The possibilities for making these tortilla wraps are truly endless. Now you can buy flavored tortillas and cream cheese which can change the flavor of your wraps, every time you make them. Also, there are so many sandwich meats out there to choose from!
These roll up recipes are family favorites that have been made repeatedly over the years. Either for parties or in my son’s lunch, they’re always a big hit!
What do you need to make tortilla Roll Ups, Wraps or Pinwheels?
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. I’m sure I am missing some things. Aren’t I?
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? I do enough as it is already! I am sure you do too!
Greens always compliment the meat and cheese and adds 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 Tortilla Roll Ups, Wraps or Pinwheels?
- 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 amount 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
Variations of Tortilla Roll Ups, Wraps or Pinwheels
Have a look below at all of our amazing variations in this Roll Up Round Up? I love them all and I hope you want to try each one of them! Which one do you want to try first?
Cheesy Honey Mustard Turkey Roll Ups are the perfect snack, meal or appetizer. No matter which sandwich meat you use you will not be disappointed! The cheesy mixture goes with everything, beautifully! Serve as a wrap or cut up into pieces!
Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Pinwheels are full of everything that I love. Cheese, chicken, bacon and the flavor of ranch, in every single bite! I just can’t get enough of them! You can leave these as wraps and eat them the exact same way that my son does or cut them into pieces or pinwheels like my husband and I prefer, the choice is yours.
Remember sandwiches, cut into strips, with the crusts cut off? Layered with tuna and egg salad? These Tuna Egg Salad Roll Ups satisfy that craving! I just couldn’t get enough of them!
Cheesy Ham Roll Ups are addictive and perfect for any occasion! Use your favorite sandwich meat. This cheesy mixture goes beautifully with them all! This easy recipe is a definite favorite around here! We serve it as an appetizer, snack, for lunch or brunch and these Cheesy Ham Roll Ups never disappoint!