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17 Easy Pinwheel Recipes

Pinwheel recipes turn an ordinary lunch into a spectacular feast!

It’s time to get creative and serve up some pinwheel sandwiches!

What I love about pinwheels is they don’t keep you guessing. You get to see all the yumminess packed into a bite-sized roll. 

Stuffed Pizza Rolls

Just like their namesake children’s toys, these pinwheel recipes are sure to catch the attention of guests during your next celebration!

They also taste as good as they look. Each roll may be small, but they are definitely big on flavor.

Whether you call them roll-ups or pinwheels, you will find yourself grabbing one bite after another.

Pinwheels are perfect for every occasion! A party, a casual get together with friends and family, afternoon tea, or game night. You name it.

They will be a new staple at your buffet table if they aren’t yet.

From taco roll-ups to pizza pinwheels, these fun recipes are a guaranteed hit.

1. Taco Tortilla Roll-up

This Taco Tortilla Roll-up is the perfect appetizer for any get-together.

This quick and easy recipe is bursting with the flavors of your favorite taco.

The zingy sauce, sharp cheddar cheese, and cilantro can’t be beat!

2. Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pinwheel 

This cheesy bacon ranch pinwheel is one of the fastest and easiest to make. I guess for that reason alone; you have to try it!

It’s so easy, you can make this recipe with your little ones for some bonding time. Who knows, they might end up making it for themselves in the future.

These are such a cinch to make. You can enjoy them any time.

3. Chicken Avocado Roll-ups 

If you want to use up leftover chicken, make these chicken avocado roll-ups.

The chicken breast is low in fat and is a good source of protein. Avocado is a known superfood because it’s packed with vitamins and minerals that are good for you.

Not only is this snack healthy, but it’s also filling. But that’s not to say that you won’t end up wanting more… 

4. Ham and Cheese Pinwheels 

Forget about ever making a classic ham and cheese sandwich again. Once you try these ham and cheese pinwheels, they’ll be the only thing you’ll make. 

Take your classic ham and cheese sandwich, brush with a butter poppy seed sauce, then bake to golden brown perfection.

Every bite has an initial crunch that is then replaced with the texture of gooey cheese. I’ll be right back… I’m making myself one of these!

5. Cranberry Feta Roll-ups 

Get ready for the ultimate holiday season appetizer. You’ll want something you can make ahead of time that you can take out and slice up when it’s time to serve your guests.

The red from cranberries and the green from the chives give the perfect pop of colors for the festive season.

Although these are perfect for the holiday season, that shouldn’t stop you from making them all year round.

6. Spinach and Artichoke Pinwheels  

Take spinach and artichoke dip and turn it into cheesy and creamy pinwheels. No more dipping required!

Just grab them and go. Pinwheels are the perfect snack or appetizer because they are so portable. You’ll have no problems when transporting and serving them for picnics, potlucks, and outings.

7. Buffalo Chicken Roll-ups 

Everyone loves buffalo chicken wings, but not everyone is down to get messy. With these buffalo chicken roll-ups, you don’t have to worry about any of that.

You can enjoy the tastiness of buffalo chicken in bite-sized servings. From the spicy wing sauce to the tangy blue cheese, this recipe hits the right spot.

8. Turkey Club Pinwheels 

Elevate your club sandwiches with turkey club pinwheels. There’s actually bacon in these, too. Who doesn’t love bacon?

The saltiness of the bacon pairs well with the smoky flavor of the turkey. And the smooth cuts of the turkey contrasts the chunky bacon bits.

9. Cinnamon Roll-ups 

You don’t need to go camping to enjoy this treat, but if you ever find yourself roughing it, make sure to try these cinnamon roll-ups.

They’re as easy as 1, 2, 3!

This recipe is as easy as it gets. Simply wrap crescent rolls around the skewer and roll in cinnamon sugar before cooking over the campfire.

You’ll make a lot of memories with these.

10. Tomato Basil Pinwheels 

Tomato basil pinwheels, with their vibrant red and green colors, are sure to catch everyone’s attention.

They’re fresh, healthy, and they don’t require cooking at all! Sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and basil wrapped in a blanket of cheesy and creamy goodness are as perfect as it gets.

How can something so healthy taste so good?!

11. Bacon Jalapeno Roll-ups 

Spice things up a bit with these bacon jalapeno roll-ups! You can go all out with the spice and add hot sauce or keep it mild and just let the jalapeno work its subtle magic.

Whatever you do, these pinwheels will be gone before you know it. The crunchy goodness in each bite is too addicting. 

12. Cream Cheese and Sausage Pinwheels 

This recipe only calls for three ingredients! Whaaaat? Your friends and family will never be able to guess your little secret.

You can use the regular or hot variant for the sausage. When mixed with the cream cheese, it becomes the perfect rich and creamy filling for your pinwheels.

Imagine getting your hands on these fresh out of the oven!

13. Chocolate and Banana Pinwheels 

Chocolate and banana is a classic combination that is loved by kids and adults alike. I like mixing my fruits with chocolate because it makes me feel like I’m eating healthy.

But honestly, who am I kidding? It doesn’t even matter because these are so good, you won’t feel guilty at all.

You can even swap the banana for some berries or cherries for a little bit of variety.

14. Butter Chicken Pinwheels 

Expect this buttery puff pastry snack to be a whole new level of melt-in-your-mouth goodness. It’s stuffed with butter chicken sauce, chicken, and cheese.

Have a taste of India with the distinct taste of butter chicken sauce. Your guests will appreciate the exotic flavor and smooth texture packed in every bite. 

15. Apple Pie Cheesecake Roll-ups 

An apple pie that’s also a cheesecake that’s also a roll-up?! Who says you can’t have it all?

This nut-free recipe mixes the flavor of a peanut butter alternative, apples, and cinnamon with cream cheese.

Start your day right with apple pie cheesecake roll-ups for breakfast, or have them for a quick and easy snack. They’re sure to give you an energy boost.

16. Pizza Pinwheels 

The only thing cuter than mini-pizzas is pizza pinwheels. It’s like eating a slice of pizza but in bite-size form!

These little rolls are packed with cheese and pepperoni. You can get creative with the toppings and come up with your own variations.

This can be a fun activity to make with kids or friends!

17. Cucumber Cream Cheese Roll-up 

This light and refreshing cucumber cream cheese roll-up is perfect for hot summer afternoons or trips to the beach.

The crunch of the cucumber is the perfect companion to the velvety cream cheese.

This recipe uses lavash bread, a traditional Middle Eastern flatbread, which makes it even healthier on top of the nutrients you get from the cucumbers. 

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These perfect pinwheel recipes put a fun twist on lunch! From Taco roll-ups to pizza pinwheels, these pinwheel sandwiches are a delight to eat.


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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