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Tortilla Pinwheels

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I know this appetizer isn’t very Easter-y, but it’s party food and the closest thing I have in my saved pictures of all the recipes I need to post so I hope that it might come in handy for a few of you.  If not, you can always save it for a later date!

Whenever I need to bring something to a party, I usually think of desserts first (I just can’t help it), brainstorming what sort of deliciousness I can create, and then I remember I should bring something real to eat as well, and I rely on a few basic recipes for this drudgery.  Crockpot Meatballs and Peppers in Cranberry Chili Sauce is my #1 go-to recipe, and these Tortilla Pinwheels are my #2 for non-dessert party food.  (Did you know party food is divided into just two food groups?  Well, it is in my world, anyway: desserts and non-desserts.  Guess which one ranks #1 with me? )

These are really tasty with a creamy, cheesy filling that is kicked up by the green chiles, onions, and olives.  I never bother, but since they have a southwestern flare, you can serve salsa alongside for dipping.  Enjoy!

Tortilla Pinwheels

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1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, well drained
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
5 flour tortillas (10 inches), room temperature
Optional: fresh parsley for garnish & salsa

In a large bowl, beat the first eight ingredients until blended. Spread over the tortillas; roll up tightly. Wrap each with plastic wrap, twisting ends; refrigerate for several hours. Unwrap; cut into 1/2-in. to 3/4-in. slices. (An electric knife works best.) Discard ends (into your mouth :D big grin). Garnish with parsley. Serve with salsa if desired. Yield: about 4 dozen.

Recipe source: slightly adapted from Taste of Home

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About Veronica

I have a kitchen addiction and love to collect & share recipes. My passion is baking but I love to cook as well. The only thing I don't like to do in the kitchen is wash dishes, but my husband generally does them for me in exchange for his dinner.

14 responses »

  1. Hi Veronica! I’m happy to be home and catching up on my blog reading — I’ve missed you, girl! Your pinwheels look great, the combo of cheeses together with the green onions is fantastic!

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  2. This sounds like the perfect party food. Other than desserts, that is ;)

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  3. I love these! I also love how they are so versatile and can be made many different ways. I’m startin to put together my lists for appetizers and foods for upcoming BBQ’s and parties I’m hosting this year. Can you tell I have summer fever??

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  4. Mmmm, these do look great for a party!

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  5. I love tortilla pinwheels! Once all the ingredients are measured out, they are so easy to put together. :)

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  6. That’s the plate that will disappear first. They look awesome!

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  7. These sound terrific V! I may make some just to take to work for lunch :) I’m taking an appetizer for Easter and it’s also pinwheels. Rueben roll-ups with a thousand island dipping sauce…yummy! Maybe I will post tonight or tomorrow if I get a chance :)

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    • LOL, you’re just like me! I make things like this and I eat the leftovers as meals. Just like that appetizer veggie pizza we just turned into our lunches! ooooh, I need to do that again. The Rueben roll-ups sound sooo good.

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  8. Suzie, i am wanting to see those rueben roll ups…
    Veronica, these look just like something i would def want to make just for us to snack on.
    :)

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  9. Linda Proulx Seaward

    Thank you so much for indicating how much garlic powder and salt to use. I had this app at my niece’s this weekend and went to the net for the reciepe – but it said to add to taste. I was making this for my son’s Birthday cook out and didn’t want to screw it up!! Yhanks for posting and adding so much to our party Veronica!!

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  10. Could these be made without the cream cheese?

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