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Christmas Party Pinwheels Recipe

Christmas Party Pinwheels Recipe

'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 YIELD:15-20 servings

Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (4 each) equals 80 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 245 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Christmas Party Pinwheels

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2012

"Its festive looking and vegetarian!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

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

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2011

"These are so good!! I always get compliments and rave reviews on these when I bring them anywhere."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2010

"Loved it! The first time I made it for a party, I was asked for the recipe by two people. One comment re: ranch dressing mix... What is point 4 (.4) ounces? I used one package which is one (1.0) ounce. Followed recipe exactly. Rave reviews."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2010

"sorry about the spelling ~ "tortillas"!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2010

"Loved recipe as submitted. Some family members aren't fans of flour totillas though, so used thin sliced ham. Tastey, but not nearly as pretty - I prefer the original idea ~ thanks for the recipe"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2009

"I don't like olives and substitued green onions instead. They were delicious!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2009

"Re: Christmas Party Pinwheels

Great with sliced black olives!!!
gamaofcalli"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2008

"Great for potlucks or for taking to someones home for appetizers. Everyone loves these. They are a big hit."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2008

"I agree 100%!!! I also ommit the olives and add shredded chedder cheese.

the plate is always wiped out at gatherings!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2008

"I have made these more times than I can count. They always go over very well and are requested for every gathing. Make a double batch if there will be hearty eaters at your party."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.