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Taco Pinwheels Recipe

Taco Pinwheels Recipe

Extra taco meat makes these appealing appetizers easy to assemble. Cindy Reams adds the seasoned meat to a cream cheese mixture that she rolls up in tortillas at her Philipsburg, Pennsylvania home.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:12 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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 wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • 2. Unwrap and cut into 1-in. pieces. Serve with additional salsa. Yield: about 3 dozen appetizers.

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cookinmom83 User ID: 7895370 35106
Reviewed 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."

KarisAnn User ID: 6548036 105392
Reviewed 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."

queenpenguin User ID: 3945629 41652
Reviewed 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!"

mellymoo59 User ID: 6420971 41651
Reviewed 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."

tommypoo User ID: 1263135 127279
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2011

"This is my go to recipe when I want to feed a crowd and please everyone!"

scsvatek User ID: 4971420 49097
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2011

"My family loved this and asks that I make it for our family parties. I can never get them to cut nicely. My always end up rather oval shaped, but they taste delicious."

bnrudy User ID: 659489 49096
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2011

"HB cookDoesn't call for tomatoes"

HBcook User ID: 2966570 85628
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2009

"Great flavor. The problem is rolling them tight enough and slicing them uniformly. I mixed all the ingredients together except the tomatoes and spread it over the tortillas then I added the finely chopped tomatoes and rolled. I did not add the lettuce."

ahmom User ID: 3426126 61178
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2009


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