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Mexican Tortilla Pinwheels

These Mexican Tortilla Pinwheels are an easy and delicious appetizer that can be served for any occasion. They are filled with a tasty combination of cream cheese, salsa, and Mexican-style seasonings, all wrapped in a flour tortilla.

The result is a flavorful, bite-sized treat that you’ll absolutely love!

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Mexican Tortilla Pinwheels

Preparing lunch is my least favorite task of the day. It’s when the kids are the fussiest about what they’ll eat, and I always seem to run out of ideas and these little ones always come to the rescue.

Mexican Tortilla Pinwheels

So, if you’re ready for the best Mexican lunch recipe, let me know in the comments below how it turned out.

Mexican Tortilla Pinwheels

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Why We Love Mexican Tortilla Pinwheels?

I won’t be exaggerating if I say that Mexican is some of the tastiest meals. The flavors are bold and distinctive. The texture is fun. And the way everything comes together is simply WOW!

What I love the most about these tasty treats is that they require only a few ingredients to become a crowd-pleaser.

Mexican Tortilla Pinwheels

What Is the Best Cheese to Use for Mexican Tortilla Pinwheels?

I usually go do a combo of cream cheese and cheddar. The cream cheese gives that nice tanginess, while the cheddar cheese brings so much flavor and texture to the recipe. But you can also use Monterey Jack, pepper Jack, or any other type of cheese. Cheese is cheese, after all!

What Can I Serve with Mexican Tortilla Pinwheels?

When I’m short on time, they go plain. But when I’m feeling fancy, I like pairing these bite-sized goodies with a side of guacamole, salsa dip, or sour cream.

For salsa, you could do mango or pineapple salsa if you want a sweet and fruity side. Or, for a spicier version, try out some chipotle or jalapeno salsa. You can also do refried beans – YUM!

Can I Add Any Other Ingredients to the Mexican Pinwheels?

Absolutely! You can add ground beef or turkey, black beans, bell peppers, olives, corn—you name it! Whatever you add will give your pinwheels extra flavor and texture. If you’re not sure, start with one ingredient, taste it, and then add a few more to your liking.

Mexican Tortilla Pinwheels

Ingredients:

  • Sour Cream
  • Cream Cheese
  • Green Chilies
  • Black Olives
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Garlic Powder to taste
  • Seasoned Salt
  • Flour Tortillas

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How to make Mexican Tortilla Pinwheels:

Step 1. Add sour cream and cream cheese to a mixing bowl.

Add sour cream and cream cheese to a mixing bowl.

Step 2. Blend the two together with an electric mixer.

Blend the two together with an electric mixer.

Step 3. With a rubber spatula stir in the chilies, chopped olives, cheese, and seasonings.

Step 4. Use an offset spatula to spread the mixture equally on each flour tortilla.

Step 5. Roll each up tightly.

Step 6. Wrap each individual roll in plastic wrap.

Step 7. Place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. (Or overnight if needed.)

Step 8. Cut each filled tortilla in 1 inch pieces.

Step 9. Serve with salsa-filled individual ramekins.

Serve with salsa filled individual ramekins.

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Mexican Tortilla Pinwheels

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
These Mexican Tortilla Pinwheels are an easy and delicious appetizer that can be served for any occasion. They are filled with a tasty combination of cream cheese, salsa, and Mexican-style seasonings, all wrapped in a flour tortilla.
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Ingredients 

  • 1 container Regular Sour Cream
  • 1 container Cream Cheese, Room temp
  • 1 can Green Chilies, Drained and diced
  • 1 can Black Olives, Drained and chopped
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
  • tsp Garlic Powder to taste
  • ¼ tsp Seasoned Salt
  • 8-10 inch Flour Tortillas

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Instructions

  • Add sour cream and cream cheese to a mixing bowl.
  • Blend the two together with an electric mixer.
  • With a rubber spatula stir in the chilies, chopped olives, cheese, and seasonings.
  • Use an offset spatula to spread the mixture equally on each flour tortilla.
  • Roll each up tightly.
  • Wrap each individual roll in plastic wrap.
  • Place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. (Or overnight if needed.)
  • Cut each filled tortilla in 1 inch pieces.
  • Serve with salsa filled individual ramekins.
  • Enjoy!

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Can I Make These Tortilla Pinwheels Ahead of Time?

Oh, YES! These Mexican pinwheels are a great make-ahead dish. All you have to do is assemble the pinwheels and refrigerate them until ready to serve. You can make them a day ahead and just pull them out when you’re ready to enjoy them. Just don’t forget to cover them with plastic wrap, so they don’t dry out. 

What’s the Best Way to Store the Leftovers?

These yum tiny Mexican tortilla rollups will be good for up to four days in the fridge. Pick your best airtight container, slide them in, and pop in the fridge.

You can also freeze them for two months. Place each individual portion on a tray lined with wax paper or parchment, and then store it in an airtight zip-close bag.

Sounds like we have a plan for the coming weeks.

Mexican Tortilla Pinwheels

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