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Italian pinwheels with cream cheese

Italian pinwheel

Easy to do Italian pinwheel with familiar ingredients to create adorable looking pinwheels of colors. Also include a twist of avocado wheels for variation. Perfect decorative appetizer for any large gathering, or make smaller batch for packed lunch
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Sandwich roll up
Prep Time 30 minutes
Chilling time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Author Victoria


  • 8 tortillas choose different colors
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 24 slices ham
  • 24 slices salami
  • 8 slices provolone cheese
  • 8 slices cheddar
  • 4 slices bacon cooked
  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 1 sprig cilantro
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped onion
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup banana peppers
  • 1 lettuce or spinach equivalent


  • Thinly/deli slice all tomato and peppers, remove stem from spinach or shred lettuce.
  • In another bowl, combine cream cheese and Italian seasoning, marsh and whisk them well.
  • Cut, remove seeds and scoop out avocado flesh.
  • Smash avocado, and mix with 1 Tbsp finely chopped onion, dash of salt and squeeze some lime juice in as well.
  • Lay a piece of tortilla on a flat surface, then spread cream cheese all over tortilla surface.
  • Arrange ham, salami, cheese and vegetable on top of cream cheese while leaving about 1 inch of the outer perimeter.
  • Carefully roll until the very end, use your finger to tuck and adhere the wrapper.
  • Repeat the above steps, but used avocado & bacon instead to variate color and flavor.
  • Chilled in fridge for 30 minutes to an hour to set the shape and firm up. You can singly-wrapped each to keep them from drying too.
  • Place toothpicks, spacing about 1 inch apart along the roll. Cut through between toothpicks with a serrate knife to create the pinwheel.