Tortilla pinwheels is an easy and delightfully different appetizer. It can be changed according to tastes and ingredients on hand.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Spread whipped cream cheese spread evenly on tortillas. Sprinkle the green onions, black olives and chopped ham slices evenly between all ten of the tortillas. Roll tortillas up jellyroll style. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.

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  • Remove from refrigerator and slice at 3/4 inch intervals. Arrange on tray and serve.

Nutrition Facts

320 calories; 7.7 g total fat; 27 mg cholesterol; 604 mg sodium. 42.1 g carbohydrates; 9.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
A made some variations on this recipe and came out with a great appetizer to contribute to my friend's cocktail party. First I used green and red tortillas for some color. Then I made the filling a half cream cheese and half sour cream mixture. Then I alternated filling - black olives for some canned green chiles for others and some both together. Sprinkled a little paprika in there too. This worked out well. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/05/2006
I've been making this for a few years now except instead I use ham tortillas cream cheese & salsa. They are a hit whenever I make them. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
A made some variations on this recipe and came out with a great appetizer to contribute to my friend's cocktail party. First I used green and red tortillas for some color. Then I made the filling a half cream cheese and half sour cream mixture. Then I alternated filling - black olives for some canned green chiles for others and some both together. Sprinkled a little paprika in there too. This worked out well. Read More
(111)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
A made some variations on this recipe and came out with a great appetizer to contribute to my friend's cocktail party. First I used green and red tortillas for some color. Then I made the filling a half cream cheese and half sour cream mixture. Then I alternated filling - black olives for some canned green chiles for others and some both together. Sprinkled a little paprika in there too. This worked out well. Read More
(111)
Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2006
I have made these for years. They are so good. Always an empty plate to take home. I make mine with cream cheese grated Colby Jack cheese small can green chilies green onions sliced black olives & sometimes I add ham. You can really put anything you like inside. Experiment & have fun with it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
good I would add more cream cheese next time. I had to spread it so thin that you could barely tell it was there. These are really great to do if you would like to get ready the night before a party. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2004
Very quick and easy to prepare. Used Alouette brand herbed cream cheese and think this added something. Also try turkey breast with herbed cheese and cranberry sauce (mixed together). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
I really enjoyed making these pinwheels and made some with turkey as well as the ham. They are a great cool summertime appetizer that can travel well to picnics. Ability to make it in advance is a plus. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Took a tray of these to a Christmas party and came home with an empty tray. Very tasty and easy. I used green olives with pimentos. The green and red gave them a pretty holiday look. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I made this recipe for Christmas to take to my sister in-laws and they went like hotcakes. I didn't eve get a chance to try one my self they were gone so fast. I received many compliments pn my appietzer selections for the holiday's. The my niece's told me that I could bring them every year. It's nice to bring something different to the holiday's instead of all of the sweet desserts. I am not a big sweet eater so this was a perfect choice for me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Those little pinwheels are great at parties!! I have made them for 2 different parties and both times they were a great success. they are very fun to eat. People came back for them all evening long. I like to add baby spinach to them. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2010
I made these for a Super Bowl party last year and they have been requested (more like demanded) this year. I used quite a bit more cream cheese (not the whipped kind) which I split in half, added a small amount of Italian dressing to half and ranch dressing to the other half, added green, red, yellow and orange peppers (food processing all the veggies so they were very finely chopped). I also mixed all the veggies directly into the cream cheese before spreading it on the tortilla. Maybe I'll try shredded cheese this year! Great recipe to experiment with! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/05/2006
I've been making this for a few years now except instead I use ham tortillas cream cheese & salsa. They are a hit whenever I make them. Read More
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