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Easy Sandwich Pinwheels

Easy to make tortilla pinwheel sandwiches filled with deli meats and cream cheese. A great party appetizer or picnic food.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword italian pinwheel sandwich, pinwheel sandwiches, sandwich pinwheel, tortilla pinwheels
Prep Time 15 minutes
Resting time 30 minutes
Servings 21
Calories 39kcal
Author Adina


  • 3 tortillas large, about 10 inches/ 25 cm
  • ½ cup cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 5 leaves basil large
  • 2 tablespoons green onions chopped
  • 8 leaves lettuce more if necessary to cover
  • 5 slices pepperoni or as required
  • 5 slices deli turkey or as required


  • Spread: mix cream cheese with grated Parmesan, grated garlic, finely sliced green onions, finely sliced basil, salt, and pepper to taste.
  • Build: Lay the tortillas on the working surface. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly across the tortilla, leaving about ½ inch (1 cm) free all around. Top with lettuce leaves, deli turkey, pepperoni, slightly overlapping each layer of ingredients.
  • Roll up tightly. Wrap well in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or longer.
  • Cut: Remove the plastic wrap. Secure the roll-ups with toothpicks or wooden picks (Note). Use a good knife to slice the roll in between the picks. Arrange on a platter.


Use as many picks as necessary; it depends on the desired thickness of the pinwheels. I cut 7 pieces out of each tortilla, so I had 21 in the end.


Calories: 39kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg