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Ham and Turkey Pinwheels with Cheese

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This simple yet delicious recipe for ham and turkey pinwheels is a delightful appetizer or lunch that is easy to make and always a crowd-pleaser. These bite-sized snacks are made by rolling sliced ham and turkey with a savory cream cheese spread, creating a flavorful swirl of meat and cheese. Both adults and kids will gobble these up!

Ham and turkey pinwheels make a great addition to any picnic, potluck, or party tray and are nutritious enough for a school lunch box! Give them a try today and see what makes them so popular.

Ham and turkey pinwheel sandwiches with cheese.

These savory little roll ups are a great way to make a lot of little bite-sized appetizers in a short amount of time. Salty ham and turkey combined with a cream cheese spread for a taste sensation that’s hard to beat. 

Dip them in our buttermilk ranch or this honey mustard for an absolute flavor explosion!

But why stop there? For a truly unforgettable appetizer spread, serve them at your next party with these honey lemon pepper wingsAsian pork meatballs, and smoked jalapeno poppers.

Ham and turkey pinwheels on a plate with chips and pickles.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Minimal ingredients and easy to assemble.
  • Can be made in advance and sliced right before serving.
  • Perfect finger food for picnics, potlucks, game day, or as an on the go snack.
  • It makes a great recipe for school lunches.

If you like this recipe, try our ham salad sandwich.

The Ingredients

Here is a list of the ingredients you will need for these turkey, ham and cheese tortilla roll ups. Scroll down to the printable recipe card for all the details. 

  • Deli meat. Using deli turkey and ham makes this recipe a cinch. 
  • Dijon mustard. 
  • Shredded cheese. We used Pepper jack and Cheddar cheese, but you can use anything from American cheese to a more expensive imported cheese. 
  • Cream cheese. Let it come to room temperature so it is easy to spread. 
  • Flour tortillas OR Lavash flat bread. Any flatbread will work as long as it is soft and flexible. Try using whole wheat tortillas or make homemade kamut tortillas if you feel inspired. 
  • Seasonings. We used garlic powder, salt, and pepper, but we have several suggestions for flavor variations below. 

How to Make It

Here is a brief overview to get an idea of what to expect with this ham and turkey pinwheel recipe. Scroll down to the printable recipe card for all the details.

  1. Blend the cream cheese with the mustard and seasonings until it is creamy and smooth.
  2. Spread a thin layer of cream cheese mixture over the entire surface of the tortillas. Top with cheese, ham, and turkey.
  3. Roll the tortillas or flatbread up snuggly, wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours until chilled.
  4. Slice into 1-inch sections and serve. 
A stack of pinwheel sandwiches on a serving plate.

 Serving Suggestions

Here are some serving suggestions that will turn these pinwheel sandwiches into a filling meal. 

Substitutions and Variations

  • Substitute deli chicken or roast beef for the turkey. 
  • Add green onions, lettuce, pickled onions, or olive tapenade to the roll up sandwiches. 
  • Stir some ranch dressing, ranch seasoning, and sour cream into the cream cheese mixture. 
  • Spread a layer of cranberry sauce over the cheese. 

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Storage 

Store the ham and turkey roll ups in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Tips for Success

Make sure to let the ham and turkey roll ups sit in the refrigerator for at least one hour before slicing. When you chill them, they will firm up and be easier to slice without squishing the filling out.

Any flatbread will work as long as it is soft and flexible.

Lay the tortillas on a flat surface in assembly-line style to make several roll ups at once.

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Light and airy, our Whipped Ricotta Dip is an easy appetizer recipe that comes together in just minutes! Creamy, velvety ricotta cheese is whipped together with only a few ingredients until it becomes cloud-like, melt-in-your-mouth perfection.

Baked Mac and Cheese Bites are tasty little morsels that will disappear fast! With a creamy mac-and-cheese inside and a crisp, crunchy outside, these mac ‘n cheese bites make a yummy appetizer everyone at the party will love!

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Ham and turkey pinwheels stacked on a plate.

Ham and Turkey Pinwheels

These are fast and easy appetizers that people simply can not stop eating. Perfect for kids and adults alike.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 30 pinwheel sandwiches
Calories: 87kcal
Author: Dahn Boquist

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 10 inch flour tortillas or Lavash flatbread
  • 1 cup shredded Pepper Jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 ounces deli ham
  • 8 ounces deli turkey

Instructions

  • Blend the cream cheese with the Dijon, garlic powder, salt and pepper until it is creamy and smooth.
  • Spread some of the cream cheese mixture over the entire surface of the tortillas. Top with Pepper Jack cheese; then add a layer of ham. Create a layer of cheddar cheese; then a layer of turkey.
  • Roll the tortillas or flatbread up snuggly, wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours until chilled.
  • Slice into 1-inch sections and serve. 

Notes

  • Any flatbread will work as long as it is soft and flexible.
  • The pinwheels slice easier if they firm up in the fridge first.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 318mg | Sugar: 1g

Dahn Boquist

Dahn is a retired nurse, recipe creator, home cook, baker, and self-proclaimed foodie. She loves creating in the kitchen and cooking for family and friends. She lives in Washington State with her husband and dog. When she isn't cooking or baking, you can usually find her spending time with her grandchildren or exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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