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Fiesta Pinwheels Recipe

Fiesta Pinwheels Recipe

Whenever I serve these make-ahead appetizers, they disappear fast. When a friend at the office shared them with me, I knew in one bite I'd be bringing her recipe home for the holidays. —Diane Martin, Brown Deer, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:20 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup picante sauce
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • Dash garlic powder
  • 1 can (4-1/2 ounces) chopped ripe olives, drained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 8 flour tortillas (10 inches)
  • Salsa


  • 1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, sour cream, picante sauce, taco seasoning and garlic powder until smooth. Stir in olives, chilies, cheese and onions. Spread about 1/2 cup on each tortilla.
  • 2. Roll up jelly-roll style; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight. Slice into 1-in. pieces. Serve with salsa. Yield: about 5 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 170 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 402mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.

Reviews for Fiesta Pinwheels

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tcarver User ID: 5663692 261358
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2017

"They tasted GREAT!"

russelkl User ID: 7012001 258505
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2016

"I've made these on several occasions and they are a big hit!"

cskrn User ID: 7338987 243493
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2016

"I made these for a superbowl party. Everyone loved them!"

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 240823
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

"I don't know what else to say but wow! This recipe was so easy to put together to feed a crowd and had great flavor. I will be making these again and for every family gathering I host."

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 240624
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2015

"Simple and easy to put together for a large party. Made quite a bit."

IrishCatnipGirl User ID: 3204378 240402
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"Made these for our family gathering on Christmas Eve and they were a hit! Easy to make and when I told my kids to leave me some, they said, "How many?" We'll be making these for every family gathering from now on."

Susiew122 User ID: 5821544 240284
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2015

"These were very good, made them for Christmas as I had to bring a dish, ALL were gone and people looked for more. Makes a very lot and easy."

mkaskela User ID: 6061564 238443
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2015

"Good. I omitted the olives."

Summy User ID: 1386846 238203
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2015

"This was yummy! I made it exactly as written. To prevent the filling from spilling out, I simply stopped spreading it about 1 inch from one side of the tortilla, then rolled the tortilla toward that end. The filling kind of squished and spread itself into that area as I rolled, and there was no spillage. Uses a very sharp non-serrated knife to cut it. I am also using this as a sandwich spread with avocado for my quick breakfast this morning. Delicious!"

SimpleFoods User ID: 7160373 238107
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2015

"I have made these sooo often in the last couple of years. They are my favorite thing to take to any gathering, and I have never had any left to bring home. I agree with maureen104 - maybe the reason a person wouldn't like them is NOT the recipe as it was actually submitted, NOT the absence of meat - but perhaps it's because that person totally changed the recipe to something else?!"

maureen104 User ID: 3232847 236999
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2015

"I've been making these for years. They are perfect as is.. I don't understand why anyone would completely change the recipe and then give it on!y 2 stars!"

235gbt User ID: 8485749 236939
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2015

"this recipe was ok... but there was no sort of meat to tie it all together... I used some cooked deli chicken shredded - no olives and no chilies! added veggie cream cheese (instead of the plain cream cheese) and a dab of mayo - fiesta ranch dry dressing mix (instead of taco seasonings) and added a dab of the picante sauce to bind it all together! i used the same measurements for the ingredients as I have listed - had to tone it down abit - cause I gots to keep my pancreas happy!"

wunsagin User ID: 791731 236934
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2015

"I only used a little of the olives, I love olives but didn't want that to be the only thing you could taste. It was the perfect amount. Next time I might leave them out altogether."

kramerstacey15 User ID: 5709757 231123
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2015

"These are easy and taste great. I always get compliments."

icunrse User ID: 6357713 228974
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2015

"I brought these to a party and they cleaned the plate. I will make these again for sure!"

Queenlalisa User ID: 15400 224875
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2015

"These were so good. My husband loved them. I also made some without olives. I just don't like those little stinkers. :) Two thumbs up recipe! Will make again and again."

angieact1 User ID: 1990802 218162
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2015

"Always gobbled up - and tastes great!"

nmblades User ID: 170437 216936
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2015

"Easy to make. I made the filling the night before, wrapped them up in the AM, then just sliced and plated when I got home from work and off to my party. Well received, many people wanted the recipe."

ekahood User ID: 6269421 216773
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2015

"These taste great, but I lost a lot of filling trying to roll them up. What is the solution for that?"

Jolena User ID: 87898 216668
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2015

"What happened to the print size on this recipe???"

kcoffman User ID: 37720 216351
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2014

"Ripe olives are the black olives."

MsPattyinLoveland User ID: 5671128 216350
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2014

"I substituted fat free cream cheese and light sour cream. Also I used light Italian and light sun dried tomatoe flat outs wraps in place of flour tortillas. Much healthier and saves calories. For a little extra protein I made one with finely shredded chicken. Put all ingredients in food processor and spread on wrap."

Iloveflorida User ID: 7989929 216349
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2014

"Do you use green or black olives? Shouldn't matter, but if they're that good I want to do it right."

valanddansmith User ID: 988113 214564
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2014

"Loved these! They're really good and simple to make!"

CarlaMae User ID: 2861639 48027
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2014

"I make these every year for my Christmas Party and they are always a hit!"

jamesandlynn User ID: 8098186 19811
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2014

"Yummy. Can also add chicken or ham, BBQ, pineapple and omit salsa and taco. Terriff"

yumyumyum111 User ID: 8058536 20493
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2014

"Really good and easy to make! Accidentally bought 8 inch tortillas and filled with 1/3 cup filling per tortilla and it worked great. Will definitely make again!"

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 49449
Reviewed May. 6, 2013

"Everyone really liked these."

ValerieMS User ID: 4364700 20813
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013 Edited Dec. 31, 2014

"Everyone loved this when I took it to a New Year's Eve party."

Melissa4321 User ID: 6157595 50864
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2012

"These are very good and easy to make! I only got 6 tortillas though and not 8 following the instructions to spread 1/2 cup on each tortilla. The only thing I changed was I used jalapeno cheddar tortillas instead of plain flour tortillas. This added very good flavor. Will make again."

kwOhio User ID: 6439377 19796
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2012

"Very good - not one left when I served them!!!!"

PugParent User ID: 4906527 24546
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"I made this Christmas Eve to take to a party on Christmas Day. I used red & green flour tortillas to add color to my platter. It looked beautiful. But more importantly, it was a huge hit! Although the recipe made quite a bit, I should have made a double batch as they went so fast!!! This is definitely a keeper!"

turtledaisy User ID: 3675355 48025
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2011

"Very good appetizer. Easy to prepare and store well in the refrigerator."

winnie98 User ID: 2882637 21868
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2010

"I have made these for our" Family Christmas Day appetizer Blow Out" in 2008 and 2009. I have been asked to bring them again this year, 2010. They are a HIT and the first thing to disappear."

gerk User ID: 4733232 49446
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2010

"this is one of the best I ever made, everyone ask for the recipe"

linda.eliz User ID: 4480193 44349
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

"These are great, and easy and inexpensive to make. They are good without the salsa, but better with it."

jewellery User ID: 2949372 50863
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2009

"I've been making these for years now,they are a great appetizer for Xmas, also, I make these in the summer for the girls at work or at a party. They are a big hit.

Pat Simons"

HBcook User ID: 2966570 43855
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2009

"These are VERY good and have lots of flavor. Rolling them is a pain and ocourse, when you slice them there is waste on either end. All in all, worth the effort for a party."

MY REVIEW User ID: 904591 46700
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2008

"I have made this recipe several times, and each time I have been asked for the recipe..they are excellent for any occasion..Pat Siegfried"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.