Pinwheels

I’m astounded at how popular these are at parties. Don’t get me wrong — they’re tasty. But everytime I take them somewhere, they’re gone in seconds! It’s crazy!

And I love them because they’re super-easy 🙂

You can add a lot of different things to it – I’ve seen them with salsa, cheese, broccoli, etc — but the recipe below is my standard.

Pinwheels
(Makes 15-20 “bites”)

2 – 8oz. softened cream cheese (I generally use 1 full-fat and 1 reduced-fat. I find fat-free cream cheese to be rather disgusting)
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped (In these photos, I did 1/4 cup red, and 1/4 cup yellow — because I had it)
1/4 cup green pepper, finely chopped
1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
1 package (1 oz) Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing Mix (the powdered kind)
4-5 flour tortillas

Directions
– Mix cream cheese until smooth
– Add ranch dressing and mix until well-blended
– Gently stir in the peppers, onions, and celery until well-combined
– Spread 2/3 to 3/4 cup of cream cheese filling on a tortilla (Make sure you don’t spread completely to the edge or it will push out when you roll it)
– Roll the tortilla up to make a pinwheel design
– Wrap tightly in plastic wrap, twisting the ends to seal it
-Continue filling all tortillas and rolling and wrapping

– Refrigerate at least 2 hours (preferably overnight)
– After being chilled, remove from plastic wrap, cut off the ends (and eat as you go along if you’re me!), then slice each roll into 1″ pieces.
-Serve chilled!

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3 Responses to “Pinwheels”

  1. Kitchen Scrapbook Says:

    I’ve never made these, but they show up at ladies’ parties pretty often around here. I love them! I really like what you did, throwing different color peppers in… makes it so pretty! And yeah, I’d eat the ends as I cut them off too. 🙂

  2. Kelly Says:

    Yum…these sound great. I’ve made bacon pinwheels before, which are very similar but are baked. I think these would be great with the addition of bacon and cheddar cheese…yum…I may have to combine the recipe I used with this one.

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