Tortilla Pinwheels


Tortilla Pinwheels


Hello!  I’m Amber and I blog at Dessert Now Dinner Later.  I am so excited to be here today and share a fun super bowl appetizer with you all!  When I make something for a party, I like to go for something visually appealing and equally delicious.  These tortilla pinwheels are perfect for that!  The colors are vibrant thanks to the flavored tortillas, which are filled with distinct flavors like bold spicy mayo, juicy tomatoes, savory cheddar cheese, & crisp lettuce.  You are basically building a sandwich within a wrap, rolling it tight and slicing it into perfect little party portions.  I brought two variations with me today: Spicy Turkey & Cheese and Roast Beef, but you can do any variation of your favorite sandwich.


Tortilla Pinwheels


Another reason why I love these is because they are a tad healthier than a deep fried appetizer or cheesy dip & chips.  Now, I am not a sports fan myself, but I feel glad to know I can make these for my husband and his friends while they watch the Super Bowl, and know that they are eating something delicious, satisfying & lighter in calories.


Tortilla Pinwheels


Are Wraps Healthier Than Sandwiches?

That depends.

Some tortilla wraps contain more calories and carbohydrates than two slices of bread.

A corn tortilla is your best bet, but whole-wheat tortillas have the least fat.

For a healthier wrap, load it with fresh vegetables.


Does Green Leaf Lettuce Have More Nutrients Than Iceberg?

Green leaf lettuce, has more vitamins and minerals than iceberg lettuce.


Can Tortilla Pinwheels Be Made Ahead of Time?

You can make tortilla pinwheels ahead of time.

Some ingredients, such as moist, juicy vegetables, including lettuce, tomatoes and red peppers don’t store well and can get soggy, so plan your filling carefully for the most appealing results.


Tortilla Pinwheels

Tortilla Pinwheels

Tortilla Pinwheels

Tortilla Pinwheels
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Tortilla Pinwheels

The colors are vibrant thanks to the flavored tortillas, which are filled with distinct flavors like bold spicy mayo, juicy tomatoes, savory cheddar cheese, & crisp lettuce.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: 100 Family Favorite Easy Healthy Recipes
Keyword: APPETIZER, cheese, deli meat, lunch, meat, pinwheels, SNACK, super bowl, tortilla
Servings: 10 pinwheels
Calories: 256kcal


  • 1 Extra Large Don Pancho Chile Tomato Tortillas
  • 8 slices Oscar Meyer Deli Fresh Roast Beef
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarrella cheese
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise or light miracle whip
  • 1 tsp dijon/spicy mustard
  • Green Leaf Lettuce


  • Spread the mayo/miracle whip with the mustard on the tortilla so that it is thin on one half and thick on the other half.
  • Place 8 slices of roast beef on the tortilla covering the thick side of mayonnaise/miracle whip.
  • Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella across the center of the tortilla.
  • Place a few leaves of lettuce across the center of the tortilla alongside the cheese.
  • Starting on the meat side, roll the tortilla up as tight as you can.
  • Immediately wrap tightly in plastic wrap & refrigerate until ready to cut & serve.
  • *Refrigeration does help the mayonnaise bind the pinwheel shut.
  • Remove plastic wrap & use a serrated knife to cut into 1 1/8" pieces. 1 tortilla makes about 10 pinwheels.


Recipe from: Amber at Dessert Now Dinner Later


Serving: 3g | Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 615mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g
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21 comments on “Tortilla Pinwheels”

  1. As I am looking at this post on June 3, 2019, all the pictures and commentary are about tortilla pinwheels (which is what I am interested in); but the recipe itself is for some kind of pasta dish. Fortunately the pictures make it seem pretty simple to assemble the pinwheels. I just thought you ought to know.

  2. In your opinion would these last a day? I have a thing but want to make them the night before.

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  4. I love that you used spinach tortillas! I’ll have to give these a try next weekend!

  5. These look so good! Pinning to try later, thanks for sharing!!

  6. Love an appie that is on the healthier side! And, these are so simple and easy…you can’t go wrong!

  7. Love these kinds of wrap appetizers! So quick and easy and usually the first to disappear!

  8. Thanks to both of you for your replies regarding And auto correct took over. Not “Diaries” but “Dirose.”

  9. I love these type of party snacks, so perfect for gameday! Those chicken wings look pretty amazing too!

  10. These look delish and want to make them for our Super Bowl Party but what is trick to get that clean cut on them for your pictures. My stuff always ends up smashed.
    Thank you for the recipe!!!