Christmas Party Pinwheels Recipe
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Christmas Party Pinwheels Recipe

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'Tis the season for easy make-ahead appetizers like these. They look so special and pretty that folks can't resist them! The refreshing flavor of ranch dressing and crisp colorful vegetables makes these pinwheels a pleasure to serve. —Janis Plourde, Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:15-20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 15-20 servings


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package (.4 ounces) ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1/2 cup minced sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup minced celery
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 3 to 4 flour tortillas (10 inches)

Nutritional Facts

4 each: 80 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 245mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (trace sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein


  1. In a bowl, beat cream cheese and dressing mix until smooth. Add red pepper, celery, onions and olives; mix well. Spread about 3/4 cup on each tortilla. Roll up tightly; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Cut into 1/2-in. slices. Yield: 15-20 servings.
Originally published as Christmas Party Pinwheels in Taste of Home December/January 1997, p33

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

"This was terrific. I added a jalapeno for some spice to half of the pinwheels. Both were great."

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2012

"Its festive looking and vegetarian!"

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"Easy to make and so delicious. They disappear quickly!"

Reviewed Mar. 28, 2011

"The second time I made these, I added a thin slice of boiled ham after spreading on the cheese mixture then continued with the recipe. Granted, it no longer vegetarian, but it's good."

Reviewed Feb. 28, 2011

"This recipes is always a hit even when like tonight...I just realized I forgot the olives and I still got 3 requests for the recipe!"

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