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Olive Pepper Pinwheels Recipe

Olive Pepper Pinwheels Recipe

"These zippy pinwheels are surprisingly simple to prepare ahead of time and have on hand whenever hunger hits," notes Kristin Manley from her home in Montesano, Washington. "They're also attractive to serve as appetizers for guests," she adds.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:18 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon fat-free milk
  • 1/3 cup each finely chopped sweet red, green and yellow pepper
  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives, drained
  • 2 tablespoons ranch salad dressing mix
  • 6 flour tortillas (6 inches)


  • 1. In a bowl, beat cream cheese and milk until smooth; stir in the peppers, olives and dressing mix. Spread over tortillas. Roll up jelly-roll style; wrap tightly in plastic wrap.
  • 2. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Just before serving, cut into 1-in. pieces. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 piece: 68 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 226mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0.550g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1/2 starch, 1 vegetable

Reviews for Olive Pepper Pinwheels

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Reviewed Sep. 30, 2012

"Very easy to make, but a bit too creamy for my taste."

Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

"Very tasty! Very easy to make and I agree, they are addicting."

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

"Yummy!! These appetizers are so easy and when you mix the cream cheese spread ahead of time, the flavors meld and it only gets better. Everyone loved them! They don't last long."

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

"Yummy!! I took these appetizers to a New Year's Eve gathering and everyone loved them. They didn't last long, once word spread about how tasty they were!"

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"Always a big hit, and they're easy to make!"

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2009

"I made these for a work party and everyone loved them and asked for the recipe. They are refreshing addictive little morsels!"

Reviewed Mar. 29, 2009

"excellent recipe, Great to make ahead before guests arrive."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.