Mediterranean-Inspired Turkey Pinwheels


Whip up a plate of these delectable spiraled treats in just 15 minutes! This recipe yields approximately 28 one-inch pinwheels, perfect for any gathering. Pinwheels have been a perennial party favorite since my childhood, and this Mediterranean-inspired twist is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Picture this: a luscious sun-dried tomato and herb cream cheese spread, layered with fresh baby spinach and savory turkey, all wrapped up in burrito-size tortillas.

For the quintessential pinwheel filling, start with a base of rich cream cheese. To elevate the flavor, blend it with Parmesan cheese, finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and a touch of milk for that perfect spreadable consistency. Top it off with a layer of baby spinach and thinly sliced deli turkey.

If cream cheese isn’t your jam, fear not! Swap it out with an equal amount of softened fresh goat cheese. Just add an extra two tablespoons of milk to the mix to ensure a creamy texture.

Now, onto assembling these crowd-pleasers:

  1. Soften the cream cheese.
  2. Create the spread.
  3. Layer the cream cheese mixture, baby spinach, and deli turkey onto burrito-size tortillas.
  4. Roll up the pinwheels tightly.
  5. Let them chill for at least an hour to firm up the cream cheese spread before slicing.

You can prepare these tortilla pinwheels a few hours in advance or even the night before. Just be cautious not to assemble them too far ahead to avoid sogginess.

And here’s the breakdown of the delightful ingredients:

Makes about : 28 (1-inch) pinwheels

Prep : 15 minutes

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil (approximately 2 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese (store-bought or 1/2 ounce grated on a Microplane)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 ounces baby spinach (about 2 cups)
  • 8 ounces thinly sliced deli turkey
  • 4 burrito-size flour tortillas (10-inch)

Now, follow these steps:

  1. Cube 8 ounces of cream cheese and let it soften at room temperature.
  2. Finely chop 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes and grate 1/2 ounce Parmesan cheese if needed. Mix them with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and 2 tablespoons of milk until you get a spreadable consistency.
  3. Spread 1/4 of the cream cheese mixture onto a tortilla, layer with baby spinach, and deli turkey, then roll it up tightly.
  4. Repeat for the remaining tortillas.
  5. Refrigerate for at least an hour, then slice into 1-inch rounds.

These pinwheels can be stored in the fridge for up to a day. So, go ahead, impress your guests with these delightful, make-ahead delights!

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