Get ready to roll with these irresistible Turkey Pinwheel Sandwiches! Packed with creamy, flavorful cheese, hearty turkey, and fresh veggies, these little wonders are about to become your new favorite go-to snack.

And the best part? They’re a breeze to make! Quick, easy, and oh-so-delicious, these pinwheels are ready to satisfy your cravings in no time flat.

Whether you’re serving them up as appetizers to impress your guests, snacking on the go, or even making them the star of your main course, these Turkey Pinwheel Sandwiches are guaranteed to hit the spot.

Turkey pinwheel sandwiches on a plate with chips.

What Are Turkey Pinwheels? 

Turkey pinwheels are a popular appetizer or snack that features tortillas filled with protein, veggies, and cheese. Essentially, they’re wraps that are sliced into bite-sized pieces. 

Quick to make and super tasty, they’re amazing appetizers or snacks and are often served for parties and game day celebrations! However, we love to prepare them for kid-friendly meals, too. 

Recipe Ingredients

Take a look at the overview of the ingredients and instructions for these cream cheese pinwheels below. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card below for all the details and nutrition information, too! 

  • Tortillas – Use any brand and flavor of flour tortillas you like best. Corn tortillas will not work for this recipe! 
  • Turkey – To save time, we use deli turkey, but leftover sliced turkey will also work. If preferred, feel free to substitute chicken or ham. 
  • Veggies – Shredded carrots and baby spinach add a pop of color, texture, and nutrients. 
  • Cream Cheese – Use any flavored spreadable cheese you like best. Garlic herb, sun-dried tomato, and jalapeño cream cheese are some of our favorites! 
  • Everything But the Bagel Seasoning – Technically optional, a good sprinkling of this adds more depth and takes the flavor of these pinwheels to the next level. 

How to Make Turkey Pinwheel Sandwiches

  1. Add the cheese. Spread the tortillas on a clean work surface. Then, spread the cheese on top, covering the tortillas completely. 
  2. Layer the ingredients. Layer the turkey slices over the cheese, leaving a border around the edges. Then, sprinkle the carrots on top followed by the spinach and seasoning. 
  3. Roll the pinwheels. Starting from one edge, roll each tortilla tightly, creating a log. 
  4. Slice. Use a toothpick to secure the tortillas. Then, slice the tortillas into thick pinwheels.

Tips for Success

  • Chill the wraps. If you’re worried about your tortillas cracking, place the wraps in the fridge before slicing. This will help them firm up and fuse together. 
  • Don’t overstuff the pinwheels. Make sure to leave plenty of room around the edges of the tortilla, and avoid overfilling the center. You don’t want the tortillas so full that they burst! 
  • Experiment. Feel free to mix and match different proteins, veggies, and mix-ins to make this recipe your own. 
  • Avoid watery ingredients. While anything goes in pinwheel sandwiches, it’s best to avoid super watery ingredients. Items like cucumbers and tomatoes tend to leak and can cause your pinwheels to become soggy. 

Common Questions About This Easy Turkey Pinwheel Recipe

Can you make pinwheels the night before? 

This recipe is best served right away. However, if needed, you can prepare it up to one day in advance, and store the pinwheels in the fridge. 

Why are my pinwheels soggy? 

If your pinwheels are soggy, it’s likely because they sat too long. For the best results, enjoy them right away! 

How do you get pinwheels to stay together? 

We like to spear our pinwheels with toothpicks to hold them in place. 

How long do these pinwheel sandwiches last? 

Once assembled, leftover turkey pinwheels can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one day. Any longer, and they start to become soggy! 

More Crowd-Pleasing Appetizer Recipes

Turkey Pinwheels Sandwiches

5 from 1 vote
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Make these easy turkey pinwheels sandwiches with turkey, cream cheese, and veggies for a quick and easy appetizer, snack, or main course!


  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup spreadable flavored cheese such as garlic herb, sundried tomato, or jalapeno
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced turkey breast
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup fresh spinach leaves
  • Everything but the bagel seasoning to taste
  • Toothpicks optional


  • Lay out the flour tortillas on a clean work surface.
    4 large flour tortillas
  • Evenly spread the flavored cheese over each tortilla, covering them completely.
    1/2 cup spreadable flavored cheese
  • Layer the turkey slices over the spreadable cheese, leaving a small border around the edges.
    1/2 pound thinly sliced turkey breast
  • Sprinkle the shredded carrots evenly over the turkey slices on each tortilla.
    1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • Place a layer of fresh spinach leaves over the carrots.
    1 cup fresh spinach leaves
  • Sprinkle everything but the bagel seasoning generously over the spinach layer.
    Everything but the bagel seasoning
  • Starting from one edge, tightly roll up each tortilla into a log shape, making sure the filling is securely tucked inside.
  • If desired, use toothpicks to secure the ends of the pinwheels to prevent them from unraveling.
  • Using a sharp knife, slice each rolled tortilla into 1-inch thick pinwheels.
  • Arrange the pinwheels on a serving platter and serve immediately. Or, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. These turkey pinwheels with spreadable cheese are creamy and flavorful and make for a perfect appetizer, snack, or lunch option. Enjoy!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 791mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3291IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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