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Pinwheel Sandwiches

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These Pinwheel Sandwiches are made with cream cheese, bacon, blue cheese, and multi-colored peppers, all wrapped up in a spinach tortilla wrap. The flavor of the bacon and blue cheese makes these healthy appetizers irresistible.

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Pinwheel sandwiches make the perfect No-Bake finger food for party appetizers and are very easy to make. Turn them into a beautiful edible Christmas Wreath for a holiday appetizer. Perfect for a late-night snack or even in-school lunches.

The holidays and the fall are my favorite time of the year. I love making appetizers in my instant pot and air fryer, like Spinach Artichoke Dip, Caprese Christmas Tree, and Air Fryer Fried Pickles.

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Ingredients for Pinwheel Sandwiches

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  • 12oz Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1 Cup Blue Cheese Crumbles, Room Temperature
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, Small Diced
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, Small Diced
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper, Small Diced
  • 9 Thick Cut Bacon Slices, Cooked and Crumbled
  • 5 12” Spinach Wraps

To create the Pinwheel Christmas Wreath

  • Fresh Basil Leaves
  • ¼ Cup Grape Tomatoes, Sliced Lengthwise
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Step by Step Directions for Pinwheel sandwiches

Step 1:

In a medium bowl, using a handheld electric mixer, whip together the cream cheese and blue cheese, set aside.

Step 2:

Lay out a spinach wrap and spread on about a ¼ cup of the cream cheese mixture.

Sprinkle on about 1 Tbsp each of the bell peppers and the crumbled bacon.

Step 3:

Tightly roll up the tortilla wrap, stuffing in any toppings that are coming out.

Repeat with the remaining wraps to make more tortilla pinwheels, cover, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Tips and Tricks for Pinwheel Sandwiches

  • Blue cheese substitutes, goat cheese, feta cheese, parmesan cheese, gorgonzola, and queso fresco. 
  • Other toppings include red onion, Green onions, fresh basil, parsley, minced garlic, sun-dried tomato, banana peppers, green leaf lettuce, and olives.
  • You could use bay leaves in place of the basil leaves on the wreath.
  • Substitute spinach tortilla with a flour tortilla.

How to Create a Pinwheel Sandwich Christmas Wreath

Step 1

To slice the wraps, first cut the middle and then cut 4-5 slices off each side about ¾ an inch thick. Discard or eat the end pieces.

You should get between 40-50 slices.

Step 2 :

To arrange the “wreath” on a large round board or platter, place one pinwheel about 3 inches down from the middle of the board. (We are starting with the middle circle).

Layer around in a circle until you have used 11-12 pinwheels. Repeat the process for the outside circle, going around the inner circle until you have used about 19-20 pinwheels.

Any leftover pinwheels can be placed on the top in the middle of the two circles. I used 40 pinwheels in total.

Step 3:

Place three basil leaves on the bottom left and right for decoration, overlapping slightly. And place two halves of the grape tomatoes on top.

Place more basil leaves and grape tomatoes around the “wreath” as desired.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to use, enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions about Pinwheel Sandwiches

How to store pinwheels

Store in an air-tight container or cover with foil or plastic wrap. Leave in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Can I freeze?

The answer is Yes, you can freeze pinwheels with cream cheese and store up to 3 months in the freezer. Defrost in the fridge. They may get soggy if you add tomatoes or lettuce to the wraps.

Can I use low-fat cream cheese?

You can use low-fat or no-fat cream cheese to make it a low-calorie meal.

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Pinwheel Sandwiches

Yield: 50
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These Pinwheel Sandwiches are made with cream cheese, bacon, blue cheese, and multi-colored peppers, all wrapped up in a spinach tortilla wrap. The flavor of the bacon and blue cheese makes these healthy appetizers irresistible.

Ingredients

  • 12oz Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1 Cup Blue Cheese Crumbles, Room Temperature
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, Small Diced
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, Small Diced
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper, Small Diced
  • 9 Thick Cut Bacon Slices, Cooked and Crumbled
  • 5 12” Spinach Wraps
  • Fresh Basil Leaves
  • ¼ Cup Grape Tomatoes, Sliced Lengthwise

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whip together the cream cheese and blue cheese and set aside using a handheld electric mixer.cheeses-mixed-up
  2. Lay out a spinach wrap and spread on about a ¼ cup of the cream cheese mixture.Step-2-spread-cheese-mixture-on-tortilla
  3. Sprinkle on about 1 Tbsp each of the bell peppers and the crumbled bacon.Add-bell-peppers
  4. Tightly roll up the wrap, stuffing in any toppings that are coming out.Step-3-Begin-rolling-tortilla
  5. Repeat with the remaining wraps, cover, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

For the Wreath


  1. To slice the wraps, first cut the middle and then cut 4-5 slices off each side about ¾ an inch thick. Discard or eat the end pieces. You should get between 40-50 slices.split-in-halfCut-in-slices
  2. To arrange the “wreath” on a large round board or platter, place one pinwheel about 3 inches down from the middle of the board. (We are starting with the middle circle). Begin-wreath
  3. Layer around in a circle until you have used 11-12 pinwheels. Repeat the process for the outside circle, going around the inner circle until you have used about 19-20 pinwheels. second-ring-of-pinwheels
  4. Any leftover pinwheels can be placed on the top in the middle of the two circles. I used 40 pinwheels in total.another-layer-pinwheels
  5. Place three basil leaves on the bottom left and right for decoration, overlapping slightly. And place two halves of the grape tomatoes on top. Place more basil leaves and grape tomatoes around the “wreath” as desired. add-cherry-tomatoes
  6. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use, enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 510Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 857mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 17g

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Randall Williams

Tuesday 20th of September 2022

I can't eat bacon.. 0 stars ridiculous...

Adventures of a Nurse

Tuesday 20th of September 2022

You can skip the bacon lol

Stephanie

Saturday 17th of September 2022

This is so festive and looks absolutely amazing. I pin 📌 it so I can make it. Thank you for sharing this.

Adventures of a Nurse

Saturday 17th of September 2022

Thanks they’re delicious

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