Tortilla Pinwheel Appetizers

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
These are going to be the easiest appetizer/orderve ever using tortilla wraps and making these mini roll-up pinwheels!

I have fillings with Italian, Mexican, and French ideas that will take care of every party member that loves something different, and they're made in minutes!

I use simple deli meats, shredded lettuce, favorite cheeses, and viola instant appetizer rolls sliced and perfect for any function, lunch, an appetizer, and any entertainment needs.

Of course, if you have creative ideas to use up leftovers, I would love to hear your ideas also, the possibilities are endless with fillings!

If you love making appetizers you may also like to try our 30 Appetizers and Side Dish roundup, something for everyone and all easy recipes to make.

These are also a big hit with my assortment of fillings on Game Day or any holiday, especially using a coordinating color to match, spinach and tomato wraps are perfect for Christmas!

The fillings are all not only easy to make even the kids can help and a great learning experience in the kitchen.

One of my very favorites is an all-vegetarian wrap, my husband loves meat-filled the more the better and leaves out the lettuce, again there is something for all your family's favorites here.

Scroll down to my printable recipe card I have many filling ideas for your next picnic, dinner party, or just a great snack for lunch!

this is a tortilla wrap with shredded mozzarella, pepperoni, peppers and olives

Get Creative

I love how versatile these appetizers are to make using flour tortilla.

Leftovers are great to use in fillings also like turkey or chicken.

Just adding your favorite spreads like cream cheese or some hummus will start endless varieties of finger foods everyone will love.

You could even freeze the turkey or chicken for this use at another time.

Whether you make these into a BLT, all vegetarian, or spread with your favorite cold cuts, these will feed a large crowd at any gathering and are the perfect little bundles of yum.

these are flour tortilla with ingredients in the middle to turn them into pinwheels when cut for appetizers

Ingredients for Mini Rollup Pinwheels

  • flour tortilla homemade or store-bought
  • assorted thinly sliced lunch meats ( pepperoni, salami, capicola, mortadella, prosciutto, roast beef)
  • fancy greens, romaine lettuce, or spinach leaves
  • shredded or thinly sliced provolone, mozzarella cheese, or your favorite
  • balsamic vinegar and olive oil 
  • mixed together with chopped fresh basil, oregano, salt, pepper, and a pinch of granulated garlic powder or used fresh (you can use bottled Italian dressing if you like)

these are mini tortilla appetizer filled with deli meats and cream cheese

Tool You Will Need

  1. sharp knife
  2. cutting board
  3. offset spatula for spreading
  4. bowl
  5. toothpicks

these are mini pinwheel appetizer filled with assortment meats and cheeses

Other filling ideas:

  1. Turkey salad
  2. Egg salad
  3. Chicken salad
  4. Buffalo chicken shredded
  5. Ham salad
  6. Taco filling
  7. Pizza filling
  8. Vegetarian (I am sure you can be great creatively, I also love avocado, cucumber, tomato, and shredded lettuce with optional: feta cheese.)
  9. Diced apples, walnuts, arugula, or other greens, raisins use peppercorn ranch
  10. BLT filling
  11. Corned beef from the deli, thousand island dressing, coleslaw salad chopped, swiss cheese

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If you want easy fast snacks these can be a healthy chuck full of vegetables or packed with your favorite meats.

You can even build your own tortilla wrap bar and set it up with everything to add to your own wrap they're so easy as self-serve!

I happen to love all the veggies in mine, and my husband likes roasted chicken with cheddar and hot sauce, so the skies are the limit right?

Whether you love Italian, French Mexican, or Irish food, you can adapt these little appetizers any way you want, the filling can be easy or gourmet!

I would love to hear your creative ideas, so leave me a comment on how you made your Tortilla Pinwheel Appetizer variation.

Tortilla Pinwheel Appetizers

Tortilla Pinwheel Appetizers

Yield: 25
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 15 MinTotal time: 15 Min
These are the easiest and quick appetizers ever using any flavor tortilla wrap. I have listed several basic fillings made in minutes.


  • 1 package of 8 or 10 flour tortillas homemade or store-bought any flavor (spinach, tomato, jalapeno, or plain)
  • assorted thinly sliced  deli lunch meats ( pepperoni, salami, capicola, mortadella, prosciutto, roast beef, chicken, turkey, ham) 
  • fancy greens, romaine lettuce, or spinach leaves shredded or finely chopped 
  •  shredded or thinly sliced provolone, mozzarella cheese,  Havarti, or your favorite
  • 1 small container of whipped cream cheese (or mascarpone  softened if doing a fruit roll-up appetizer)
  •  balsamic vinegar and olive oil mixed together with chopped fresh basil, oregano, salt, pepper, and a pinch of granulated garlic powder or used fresh (you can use a bottle Italian dressing if you like)
  • Optional: for fruit spread with either cream cheese or mascarpone then add any fruit preserves with chopped fresh fruits of any kind. Roll up refrigerator slice when needed.


  1. Take a tortilla any flavored kinds you prefer and spread it with cream cheese, hummus, (or softened mascarpone cheese for a fruit appetizer).
  2. Next, put any sliced meats you prefer on the cream cheese,
  3. Add the chopped or shredded greens you choose on top.
  4. Roll them up tightly to form a log shape.
  5. Wrap them in wax paper.
  6. Refrigerator until ready to serve and slice.
  7. Vegetarian: I add everything to a food processor and blot dry then no cream cheese, adding chopped fine avocado, olives, lettuce, cucumber, drizzle with Greek dressing or your favorite
  8. Mexican: cream cheese, refried beans, salsa, chopped roast beef, or use taco-flavored cooked ground beef ( you can add finely chopped tomato or shredded lettuce.)
  9. Italian: cream cheese seasoned with granulated garlic powder, chopped parsley, tomato sauce, mozzarella, chopped olives, arugula, and finely minced pepperoncini
  10. French: cream cheese, thin-sliced deli chicken, deli ham, swiss cheese, freshly chopped spinach leaves
  11. Irish:  deli corned beef, shredded coleslaw bagged shredded cabbage, thousand island dressing, swiss cheese
  12. Fruit: cream cheese, preserves or any kind, fresh fruit finely chopped same as preserves (optional nuts, seeds, coconut)
  13. Omit Cream Cheese for these filling ideas:
  14. Turkey salad
  15. Egg salad
  16. Chicken salad
  17. Buffalo chicken shredded
  18. Ham salad
  19. Note: these freeze well just make sure they are individually on wax paper in between thaw in the refrigerator



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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2014. It was edited and re-published in 2021.


  1. What a terrific guide for making all sorts of amazing pinwheel appetizers!! So many delicious options :)

    1. I have been making these roll'ups for years. They are always a huge hit. You can choose any type of filling and they are always a success. I use the large flour ones and each one has at least 8-10 pieces, and my grandkids love them as they are the perfect bite.

  2. Love that these are customizable to one's taste so I can make a lot of yummy versions!

  3. These are such a fun and tasty appetizer and they always get gobbled up first! I love your filling suggestions!

  4. These look so fun for a gathering! And also easy to make which is the perfect combo

  5. Bintu | Budget DeliciousMarch 8, 2021 at 3:54 PM

    Such a tasty appetizer option! I love that there are so many different things you can put in them - yum!

  6. This is such a fun idea for an appetizer! I have a feeling that my family would love it. :)

  7. Love these appetizers! And so many options, they all sound great!

  8. I've seen many recipes for these and yours looks like a good one. As simple as they are to make, I'm not sure why we don't eat them often.


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