Total TimePrep: 15 min. + chilling
Makes3 dozen pinwheels
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 3/4 cup Seasoned Taco Meat
- 1/4 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup salsa
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons chopped ripe olives
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
- 5 flour tortillas (8 inches), room temperature
- 1/2 cup shredded lettuce
- Additional salsa
- In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Stir in the taco meat, cheese, salsa, mayonnaise, olives and onion. Spread over tortillas. Sprinkle with lettuce; roll up tightly. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Unwrap and cut into 1-in. pieces. Serve with additional salsa.
Nutrition Facts1 pinwheel: 51 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 84mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
Aug 24, 2019
Super to prepare for a party with finger foods! The recipe says you need 5 tortillas, since I doubled it, I expected to use 10. I only had enough for 6 tortillas. I didn't overload them by any means. The tortilla wasn't covered with meat in single layer. I recommend that if you cook the meat for this recipe that you let it cool before assembling. It is perfect if you want to use leftover taco meat. Mine were not round like the picture but that may have been due to the fact I used warm meat and that softened the cream cheese even more, which made it that the shape wasn't as round when I rolled it up. The fact that it wasn't perfectly round certainly didn't detract from the food.
Aug 11, 2019
Love recipes that are easy and oh, so tasty! This one fills both those requirements! Will keep some taco meat on hand so I can make them up quick!
Aug 2, 2019
easy to make, used corn tortillas and stacked them. Warmed a little. Tastes great.
May 4, 2019
When I make a dish, like this, that calls for raw onion, I usually "cook" the onion in a little bit of acid (lemon juice, lime juice, or vinegar). It really takes the bite out of the onion.
Apr 5, 2019
I think I'm missing some ingredients for the recipe on my site. How many and what size tortillas are used? I can already tell changes I would make. Sub mashed avocado for mayo and green onions for white onions. Maybe also add chopped cilantro. Yum!!
Sep 2, 2017
I love appetizer pinwheel recipes. What could be easier? This was another keeper. Took to work, they were devoured. I was told I couldn't leave work till I gave out the recipe. Thanks for another great recipe.
Jul 19, 2014
These tasty treats are the best. I'm asked to make them at every event, and they go fast. You don't have to follow exactly the recipe you can put your own spin on them and they turn out just as good. I like to add green chilli also if u don't have enough cream cheese you can use sour cream.
Dec 16, 2013
As others have said, it's not easy to get these cut uniformly. If the great taste matched the presentation, I'd have rated this a 5-star recipe.
Oct 8, 2013
Made this for a potluck today, tripled the recipe, left out onions since there was some in the salsa and no olives because I was unsure about what everyone would like at the potluck. I had none left over to bring home and had to make more because my kids were disappointed they didn't get any for supper. Thanks for the recipe!
Dec 23, 2011
I have been on the hunt for a good "cold-food" appetizer, and these exceeded my expectations! They disappeared very quickly, so I will definitely need to double the recipe next time! Because we have some picky eaters in our family, I left out the onions and olives, but they turned out great that way.