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Ham and cheese pinwheels with cream cheese. Pinwheels have become one of the most made appetizers, but they make great snacks too.

Updated 05/12/2020

Top picture shows the ingredients required for Ham and Cheese Pinwheels. The bottom picture shows the pinwheels sliced up on a cutting board.

How to make Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

This is a recipe for your basic pinwheel.  You should add any extra ingredients that you like in yours. I wanted to get you started and then let you be creative!  Add some lettuce, maybe some green onions, or just change up the type of meat and cheese.

Can you make pinwheels ahead of time?

Yes.  In fact, you have to make them somewhat ahead of time so they can set in the fridge.  I like to make mine the day before any type of party or get together. It’s one less thing to make the day of.

How long will pinwheels keep in the refrigerator?


About 4 days from the day you made them. If you made these as an appetizer for a party, they will probably be gone before the party is over.

Mix and Match Ideas –

CHEESES:

  • American
  • Cheddar
  • Swiss
  • Mozzarella
  • Provolone
  • Monterrey Jack
  • Colby

MEATS:

  • Ham
  • Turkey
  • Chicken
  • Bologna
  • Salami
  • Pepperoni
  • Dried Beef

VEGGIES:

  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Onion (White, Green, Yellow, Red)
  • Olives
  • Peppers (Green, Red)
  • Cucumber (diced)

I think you’re getting the idea! Create your own masterpiece!!  What will you put on yours?


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Close up of a few Ham and Cheese Pinwheels
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Ham & Cheese Pinwheels

Ham and cheese pinwheels with cream cheese. Pinwheels have become one of the most made appetizers, but they make great snacks too.
Course Appetizers, snacks
Cuisine American
Keyword ham and cheese pinwheels, ham pinwheels recipes, ham recipe, party pinwheels recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Set/Fridge Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 10 Pinwheels
Calories 68kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Tortilla, flour or wheat
  • 3 Slices American Cheese
  • 5 Slices Cooked Ham
  • 3-4 Tbsp Cream Cheese
  • 1 Tsp Accent Optional

Instructions

  • Spread as much Cream Cheese on your tortilla as you like. At least cover the entire tortilla.**If you chose to add the accent, mix it in the cream cheese before spreading.
    Ham and Cheese Pinwheels
  • Layer your cheese down the middle of the tortilla.
    Ham and Cheese Pinwheels
  • Layer the entire tortilla with the ham. Cut in half if need be.
  • Roll the tortilla up and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • After chilled in refrigerator, slice off the ends (and eat it, shouldn’t waste food). Slice the remaining tortilla. Depending on the thickness, depends on how many slices you get. I got about 10 per tortilla. Serve.

Notes

NOTE:  Make sure you roll the tortilla as tight as possible.  If not, the pinwheel may want to come “un-done” after slicing.
 
ITEMS/INGREDIENTS USED IN RECIPE – If you are interested in any of the items I may have used (or are similar to the items I used) in making this recipe, I have listed all or some of them above within the post.  NOTE:  These links are affiliate links of which I receive a small commission from the sale of certain item. This does not affect your price, it remains the same.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 534mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 118IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg
Top picture is an overhead shot of sliced Ham and Cheese Pinwheels on a cutting board. The bottom picture is a close up of a few pinwheels together.

36 Comments

  1. These look yummy! Thanks for linking up to The Creative Exchange Linky Party!
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  2. Thanks for stopping by Kimberly!! Much appreciated!

    Have a great day!

  3. Bobbi – I love doing this! My kids like it for a change of pace in their school lunches! Sometimes I do pinwheels with pb&j for my little guy… And I’m with you – olives would be an awesome addition (maybe not with pb&J lol) Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday Linky! Come back again! We love having you! Julia
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  4. Thanks for sharing how to make these at the party. Pinning for later. Theresa @DearCreatives
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  5. Yup…and I love the way you put it…almost rhymed there, like Cat in the Hat 😉 Thanks for stopping by and checking it out!

    Have a great day!

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  9. These would be perfect for get-togethers! In fact, these might be what I’m going to make for the upcoming parties we have going on. Thanks for sharing!

    Pinned. 🙂

    Thanks for linking up at Wordy Wednesday!
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    • They are great for get togethers, I’d say that 90% of the time I make these, it’s for big gatherings. The other would be for me to keep around for a quick/small snack.

      🙂

  10. Stopping by from Titus 2 Tuesday. These look so yummy and would be a great new addition to add in the mix for lunches! Thanks for sharing! Live Inspired, Kristin
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  11. I have always wondered how to keep them together. Refrigerating them duh. I can’t believe I never thought of that

    • I wondered that the first time I ever saw them. A lady I worked with (way back when) gave me a recipe and I had that “duh” moment when I read the instructions. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by and checking it out.
      Have a great weekend!

  12. Thanks for linking at The Yuck Stops Here! I just looooove pinwheels. So simple and so yummy!

    • Thanks Chrystal! I’ll be making some different ones this weekend…keep your eyes open if you like them 🙂

      Appreciate you stopping by and checking it out!
      Have a great day!

  13. Thanks for coming by Dina, and checking it out!

    Have a great day…see ya soon!

  14. I love the pinwheel! We used to buy them but they are so easy to make and so yummy! Linking up from That’s Fresh Friday.
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  15. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  16. I love pinwheels! They are one of my favorite party foods. Thanks for sharing with Hump Day Happenings.

    • Thanks for stopping by Jenna. I will be making more of these, but different variety. Just wanted to start with a basic idea.

      Have a great day!

  17. I’ve never made these before, so thanks for the picture tutorial.
    I have seen these made with a mixture of cream cheese and jarred roasted red peppers. It turned a pinky orange color and was great for the 5 year old’s birthday–she wanted everything themed pink.
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    • You’re so welcome. I sometimes need the pictures when I find recipes online..even if it’s to assure me I’m doing it right. Did your daughter eat the peppers? Pink is my fav color!! Smart girl!

      Thanks for stopping by!!

      Have a great day!

  18. totally cool! While I hate to spoil something so healthy, wonder if it would be good heated up in the oven or maybe fried a bit in a pan? hubby only eats ‘hot’ sandwiches and I want to make some of these 🙂

    • Not sure how healthy this is…but I think if it works warm…it would taste great! If you try that, you’ll have to let me know how it turned out!

      Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

  19. Ella Sue Jones

    We make these also. Shannon makes a lot on request for get togethers. She uses green onion dip for the spread and shredded cheese with Buddig Corn Beef. Like you said any kind of meat you want. We will be trying yours!! Thanks for all the recipes!!

  20. Awesome! These are always my go to. Kind of like this morning. I had a few of these & some Sunchips for lunch.
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