by Merissa on April 13, 2012

in Recipes

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If you've wondered where I've been the last couple days...I've been a little busy. Baking up a storm in the kitchen to be able to feed 50 people last night at a big 25th anniversary surprise party we had for my parents. One of the things I made was these pinwheels, they were the one food I got the most compliments on! They are simple, can easily be whipped together and you can make them ahead of time if you don't want to do them the day of.


What you need:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/4 c. sour cream (Get cultures to make your own Sour Cream here)
  • 1 t. garlic salt (or 1/2 t. garlic powder and 1/2 t. salt)
  • 1/2 c. chopped green onions
  • 1/4 c. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 c. chopped black olives
  • 3 or 4 tortillas

Soften the cream cheese and mix together with sour cream, garlic salt, onions, cheese, and olives. Spread onto a flour tortilla and roll up. You may use 3 or 4 tortillas per recipe depending on how thick a layer of spread you put on. Roll up the tortillas and slice into 1/2 inch pieces. To prepare ahead of time, just roll up the tortillas and refrigerate, then slice when you are ready to enjoy!

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1 lori walton April 13, 2012 at 9:22 am

Sounds really good can’t wait to try it.


2 Diana April 13, 2012 at 10:07 am

My husbands grandma makes these for get togethers, they are simple and good


3 Jo April 13, 2012 at 10:46 am

This sounds great! I never buy flour tortillas at the store because I always bring home the extras from Mexican restaurants, and I’m always on the look-out for good tortilla recipes.


4 Mel Free April 13, 2012 at 11:53 am

I wonder..Could you use chives?..right now, my chives are ready to be picked! 🙂


5 Little House on the Prairie Living April 13, 2012 at 11:55 am

Yes, I think you probably could. Either add them in or substitute the green onions.


6 Heather :) :) :) April 13, 2012 at 1:49 pm

This is great. When I first read the blog post title, I thought of the pinwheels I would hold out the window while my mom was driving the car. I loved watching those things turn in the w ind 🙂 🙂 Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather 🙂


7 tea4too0 April 13, 2012 at 2:20 pm

I just love these, we add thin slices of ham to ours. Yum O!


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9 Sara January 25, 2014 at 10:57 am

These look fabulous! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas/things/recipes! I love reading everything you post!


10 [email protected] December 19, 2014 at 6:42 am

My mom use to make these yummy appetizers for a lot of our family parties. I LOVE pinwheels and the memories that come along with them. Thank you for sharing. PINNED!


11 Theresa @DearCreatives December 23, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Pinwheels are always great for gatherings! Thanks for sharing your recipe at the party. Happy Holidays!


12 Alisa December 30, 2015 at 12:06 pm

I’ve made your version of these and they are fantastic!! I have added turkey to mine to have as lunch also 🙂


13 Thelma Day December 30, 2015 at 12:47 pm

They look so delicious Merissa . I must try them. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Years to you and your family. Thelma..


14 Rose @ Walnut Acre January 1, 2016 at 8:59 pm

These look really yummy!!!!!


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