Appetizer Tortilla Pinwheels Recipe
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Appetizer Tortilla Pinwheels Recipe

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A friend gave me this recipe, and whenever I serve these pretty and delicious appetizers, people ask me for the recipe, too! Besides being attractive and tasty, the pinwheels can be made ahead of time and sliced just before serving, leaving you time for other last-minute party preparations. —Pat Waymire, Yellow Springs, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 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
  • Salsa

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 180 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 305 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Originally published as Appetizer Tortilla Pinwheels in Country Woman November/December 1988, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 180 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 305 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

Reviews for Appetizer Tortilla Pinwheels

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Reviewed Nov. 19, 2014

"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!"

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Reviewed Sep. 11, 2014

"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."

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Reviewed Aug. 23, 2014

"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. :)"

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Reviewed Aug. 23, 2014

"tasty and easy..everyone always loves them. I been making this recipe for 30+ years"

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Reviewed Jul. 24, 2014

"An oldie but a goodie."

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