|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 9g||11%|
|Saturated Fat 5g||24%|
|Total Carbohydrate 7g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||2%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
These tortilla pinwheels are very popular, especially in situations when you have to prepare food and need to be able to keep it ready to serve for a long period of time, as they can stand at room temperature easily. Filled with the flavors of cheese and green chiles, they've got a Mexican approach and they're totally dippable. Serve with salsa, ranch dressing, sour cream, guacamole, or use your favorite dip ideas.
The filling for these roll-ups is a basic chile, green onion, and cheddar cheese mixture, but there's a lot you can do with this method, and it just depends on what your favorite ingredients are. Add some hot sauce to this to spice it up, or use a spicy Monterey jack cheese instead of cheddar. Try Mediterranean flavors with tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and feta cheese (and dip into hummus), or feel free to experiment with other ideas, such as shredded rotisserie chicken and Caesar dressing, smoked salmon and cream cheese, or treat them like mini-sandwiches by filling them with tuna, crab meat, roasted turkey, or finely chopped ham.
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- 8 ounces sour cream
- 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
- 6 green onions (chopped)
- 4 ounces chopped green chiles (drained)
- 8 ounces cheddar cheese (shredded, about 2 cups)
- Dash salt (or to taste)
- Dash freshly ground black pepper (or to taste)
- 5 to 6 large flour tortillas (room temperature)
- Optional: salsa, ranch dressing, sour cream, guacamole, or other dips
Place the sour cream and cream cheese in a bowl mix with an electric mixer on low until well blended. Add the green onions, chiles, and cheddar cheese. Beat just until blended. Taste and add salt and ground black pepper, as needed.
Spread mixture thinly and evenly over tortillas to within about 1/4-inch of the edges.
Roll each filled tortilla up jellyroll fashion, wrap each tortilla in plastic wrap, and refrigerate.
Serve with your favorite salsa or a few different dips. Ranch dressing, guacamole, and sour cream are all good choices. Slice, serve, and enjoy!
How Far Ahead Can I Make Tortilla Pinwheels?
This is an easy make-ahead appetizer or snack. You can make these the day before you're ready to serve them and keep them wrapped, whole, in the fridge for at least 4 hours or up to 24.
Just before serving, slice each tortilla pinwheel in 1/2- to 3/4-inch rounds and arrange on serving plate. The tortillas will become dry if sliced too far in advance.
How to Store Tortilla Pinwheels
These will keep for up to 4 days in the refrigerator once they're made.
You can also freeze pinwheels for up to two months. Freeze them individually on a baking sheet lined with wax paper or parchment, and then transfer to a zip-close bag.