Tortilla Pinwheel Recipe
Easy School Lunch Idea: Tortilla Pinwheels
These tortilla pinwheels are an easy and delicious lunch! Great for children and adults, the pinwheels are quick and easy to prepare, they pack well, and are pretty healthy too!
Pinwheels are a great way to change up the lunch menu, especially when sandwiches are getting boring. Also, a great appetizer idea for your next party!
I what really sets these pinwheels apart is the Ranch cream cheese spread. The cream cheese and Ranch seasoning really add great flavor that kids and adults can appreciate!
This recipe is super flexible. You can add more or less meat, cheese, or cream cheese spread. And you can use nearly any kind of lunch meat, tortilla, or sliced cheese that you like. Look for coupons here.
I used provolone cheese and ham lunch meat this time around. The tortillas are a low carb, high fiber variety. I just tried to get a nice single layer of meat and cheese over the tortilla. But you don’t need to get the meat and cheese to the edges of the tortilla because you will cut off the ends once it is rolled up and the filling tends to slide a bit while you are rolling it too.
Gently roll up that tortilla nice and tight. You can then wrap the rolled tortilla in plastic wrap and stick it in the refrigerator to help it set up better. Slice into pinwheels before serving. I didn’t wrap and refrigerate my pinwheels this time, but when I make them in advance I do.
When you’re ready to slice the rolled tortilla into pinwheels, you’ll probably want to chop off the thin ends. A nice little snack while you’re preparing lunch! You will get around 4-6 nice pinwheels from each tortilla, depending on how thick you slice them.
This recipe slightly adapted from Home Cooking Memories.