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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


  • 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.


  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.

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Reviewed Jul. 24, 2014

An oldie but a goodie.

Reviewed May. 22, 2014

I don't think these were all that great but man my sister does! Out of everything she has tasted and ate that I make she always asks me to make these for her. They taste ok to me they do look awful pretty when you display them on a pretty platter.

Reviewed Apr. 17, 2014

Every year my kids request these for our Christmas Eve dinner and for our Superbowl party. I have never put in olives because no one in my family likes them. Be sure to refrigerate these like the recipe says so all the flavors blend nicely. I have never discarded the ends.

Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014

make the filling in advance to season through, try fresh minced Jalapeo's if you like it spicey.

Reviewed Jan. 8, 2014

I made 10doz of these for our new years eve party, set them down on the table to go find the hostess. When I came back there were only a few left! My entire family gives this recipe 5 stars!

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