Pepper Jack Party Pinwheels

Pepper Jack Pinwheels yum!

Who loves party food?  I do, I do!  These are always a hit at parties and they disappear very fast!

My Nana taught me how to make these crowd pleasing pinwheels when I was a little girl.  I remember being grossed out at first by the cream cheese, but my Nana reassured me that it would taste good once we finished adding the other ingredients.

This recipe is really straight forward and easy.  I highly recommend this if you are looking to bring something different to a party.  Pinwheels are such a classic party food that it often gets forgotten among the piles and piles of pinterest dip recipes and canned dough recipes.  Which I still enjoy both of those things, but sometimes I just want to bring something completely different then everyone else.  These are refreshing at parties that only seem to have greasy or insanely sugary options.

I’ve made several different variations of this snack by changing the filling to veggies like, roasted red peppers, black olives and even cucumber.  In the end this recipe I’m sharing today seems to be everyone’s favorite combination of flavors, which is fine by me because it’s the easiest of all the things I’ve tried!


-Tortillas, 1 package (Burrito size)

– 8 oz Cream Cheese, reduced fat

– 2 cups of Pepper Jack Cheese, grated

-9 slices of smoked deli ham, thinly sliced, from the deli

-9 slices of peppered turkey, thinly sliced, from the deli

-Chili powder

-Salsa, for dipping


Spread each tortilla with cream cheese so that every inch is covered.

Sprinkle chili powder all over the cream cheese layer.  Not too much but not too little.

Lay a piece of both turkey and ham on top of the cream cheese layer so that it covers most of the tortilla.  Let the two meats overlap where possible to get both flavors together.

Add a decent layer of grated pepper jack on top of the meat, covering completely.

Grab one edge of the tortilla and carefully roll the tortilla up into a tight wrap.  Press down the ingredients with your finger tips as you roll it up.

Wrap each tortilla tightly in foil and place in the freezer for 15 minutes.  This will allow the wraps to firm up.

Slice up into 1/2 inch thick pinwheels.

Plate and serve on a platter with a dish of salsa!

Pepper Jack Pinwheels


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