- 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives
- 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, well drained
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup chopped green onions
- Garlic powder to taste
- Seasoned salt to taste
- 5 flour tortillas (10 inches), room temperature
- Fresh parsley for garnish
- In a large bowl, beat the first eight ingredients until blended. Spread over the tortillas; roll up tightly. Wrap each with plastic wrap, twisting ends; refrigerate for several hours.
- Unwrap; cut into 1/2-in. to 3/4-in. slices. (An electric knife works best.) Discard ends. Garnish with parsley. Serve with salsa if desired. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Sweet Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.
Reviews for Appetizer Tortilla Pinwheels
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"Very tasty. I don't think they are bland as someone described. I love a lot of flavor and found these perfect."
"This is a favorite for all kinds of gatherings. I also recommend the Taste of Home recipe for "Cranberry Feta Pinwheels". Tasty and festive."
"These are anything but "bland" as somebody else described them! With the green onions, green chilis, cream cheese - they're delicious. I don't remember where I got the recipe, but have made them many times. There are never any left. I don't have an electric knife, but a serrated knife works very well. Thanks for reminding me of these wonderful little critters - now I know exactly what I'm going to serve to guests this weekend!"
"I have been making these for years...with the following variation: add 1 can of Hormel Chicken spread (and I haven't used olives. Just cream cheese, chicken spread, green chiles, green onions and cheese ) I leave tortillas flat. Start with tortilla, spread mix, add a tortilla, spread mix, etc. for about four high then wrap in plastic wrap and chill. When ready to serve, slice into triangles. Easy to eat and different than traditional pinwheels. Good "go-to" appetizer."
"I've made these for years and they're always a great appetizer. The best plus is that they need to be made ahead of time to give the filling ingredients a change to blend together. That means that you can devote more time to those appetizers that have to wait until just before serving to be prepared. To fix the "these are kind of bland" issue: add half a package (or more, depending on your taste) of taco seasoning to the sour cream/cream cheese mixture. That gives the pinwheels an extra boost of flavor. I disagree with the "discard the ends" instructions. Those are just as good as the inner slices--they just don't look as pretty. :)"