Try one of these easy pinwheel recipes the next time you need a snack attack, a school lunch recipe, or an easy dish to take to a potluck or gathering.

Do you know those days when you just can’t seem to satisfy your hunger? I call those “snack attacks”, but really, I need something more than the usual snack to make the munchies go away.

These pinwheel recipes are the perfect thing for an afternoon snack, after school snack, or even a party appetizer, without being too heavy. Plus, they stand in pretty well as lunch or dinner, too!

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If you love simple foods like burritos and quesadillas, then these bite-sized versions of your favorite sandwiches and snacks will be a big hit in your house!

In case, if you have leftover food in Thanksgiving, try these Thanksgiving leftover recipes!

I’ve gathered quite a selection of easy pinwheel recipes that I know you’ll love.

Quick & Easy Pinwheel Recipes Kids and Adults Will Love

Pinwheels make a great snack or finger food no matter what the occasion. These easy pinwheel recipes are versatile and delicious, so no matter what your preferences, you’re sure to find a winner on this list!

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1. Rainbow Veggie Pinwheels

Kids will go crazy for these Rainbow Veggie Pinwheels with a layer of ranch dressing from Dinner at the Zoo.  They have lots of colorful veggies, and some chicken if you want to add protein.

These veggie pinwheels are a rainbow of colorful fresh veggies with ranch flavored cream cheese, all rolled up inside a spinach tortilla wrap.

rainbow veggie roll-ups

2. Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels 

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pinwheels are the perfect party appetizer. Seriously… no matter how many you bring, you’ll never go back home with any from the blog, Inspired by Charm.

These Cheddar Bacon Ranch Tortilla Pinwheels are loaded with flavor. They make a delicious and easy appetizer for any get-together or party.

cheddar bacon ranch roll-ups

3. Turkey Ranch Roll-ups 

And speaking of ranch, it pairs perfectly with turkey in these Turkey Ranch Roll-Ups from The Pinning Mama. These roll-ups are easy to make, bursting with flavor, and perfect for school lunches or party appetizers.

Bound to be a crowd pleaser, these creamy Turkey Ranch Tortilla Roll-Ups are super easy, you can make them quickly, are packed with bold and tasty flavors, and just all-around super delicious!

turkey ranch roll-ups

4. Pizza Pinwheels (one of the best pinwheel ideas)

Pizza Pinwheels contain simple ingredients and make a great lunch, after school snack, or party appetizer. They aren’t just kid-friendly… adults will love these yummy little appetizers, too.

Pizza Pinwheels are so easy to make, and would be a great after school snack or finger food for a party or get together. With just a few ingredients, Yellow Bliss Road has a killer Pizza Pinwheel recipe that will help you whip them up in just minutes!

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5. Pancake Roll-ups 

Pancakes are a breakfast staple for many, but it’s ok to switch things up once in a while. Take those pancakes and get creative by making them into roll-ups!

And breakfast isn’t the only meal where you can enjoy these banana pancake roll-ups. They’re terrific any time of day when you’re craving something sweet. Try these pancake roll ups for kids, inspired by the Kids Activities Blog. They are super yummy, easy to make and your kids will love them.

Here are the ingredients I recommend for your Pancake roll ups: 

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 glasses of buttermilk (or plain yogurt)
  • Flour
  • baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 spoons of sugar
  • butter for the pan and for pancakes
  • bananas
  • chocolate spread
  • Peanut Butter
pancake roll-ups

6. Strawberries and Cream Cheese Wheels

For another sweet option, try these Strawberries and Cream Cheese Wheels from Deliciously Different. You’ll want to eat them all summer long. Don’t they look scrumptious?

Try these easy peasy strawberries and cream cheese pinwheels for a delicious new take on pinwheels.

strawberries and cream cheese easy pinwheel recipe

7. Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels 

It just isn’t game day if you don’t have something that’s Buffalo chicken flavored and Macheesmo has you covered with these Super Bowl worthy Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels. Even though they only have five ingredients, they pack a flavorful punch!

Buffalo chicken pinwheels

8. Roasted Red Pepper Italian Pinwheel 

These Roasted Red Pepper Italian Pinwheels by Simply Swisscom are best when made ahead, and that’s a win-win for you because you’ll have a healthy snack ready and waiting for you when you need it.

Here’s all that you will need for this delicious recipe so that you can add them to your grocery list:

  • 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup grape seed oil (you can sub olive oil if desired)
  • 1 15 oz. can Great Northern Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup vegan “parmesan cheese” (recipe below in the helpful hints section of this post)
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers, patted dry and diced
  • 1/3 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 large whole wheat tortillas, or gluten-free variety

roasted red pepper italian pinwheels

9. BBQ Chicken Pinwheels

Don’t these BBQ Chicken Pinwheels by Spiced look scrumptious? I think my favorite part just might be the smoked gouda – yum. This recipe would be absolutely delicious with pulled pork, too!

BBQ chicken pinwheels stacked up

10. Jalapeño Popper Pinwheels

In my opinion, jalapeño poppers are one of the most amazing appetizers ever, so you bet your britches I’ll be making these Jalapeño Popper Pinwheels soon!

These Jalapeño Popper Pinwheels by The Girl Who Ate Everything are a spicy appetizer that can be served hot or cold! Cream cheese, cheddar, bacon, and jalapeño all rolled up!

jalapeno popper easy pinwheel recipe

11. Cheesy Mushroom Pinwheels 

While I do love the pinwheel recipes that require no cooking at all, I don’t mind a little baking for something as scrumptious as these Cheesy Mushroom pinwheels.

Mushroom Puff Pastry Pinwheels serve as a delicious protein-packed appetizer that you can throw together in minutes! This recipe inspired by Simply Home Cooked showcases mushrooms and cheese. Highly recommend these for holiday parties!

Plus you only need a few simple ingredients to make these delicious little crowd-pleasers:

  • Puff Pastry
  • Mushrooms
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • Mayonnaise
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Parmesan Cheese

cheesy mushroom pinwheels in a bowl

12. Ham and Cheese Pinwheels (Simple pinwheel food)

How about some warm Ham and Cheese Pinwheels made out of puff pastry? Four simple ingredients come together in ooey-gooey cheese yumminess that you’ll love.

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels with Puff Pastry. Just FOUR ingredients! Everyone loves this easy, delicious appetizer. Freezer-friendly. Inspired by Well Plated. Bound to be a favorite in your house!

pinwheel food

13. Greek Tortilla Pinwheels 

If you took a Greek salad and put everything that’s yummy about it into a tortilla, these Greek Tortilla Pinwheels by Scrummy Lane are exactly what you’d get. They’re pretty and tasty!

These Greek tortilla pinwheels are a great idea for a party. Spread feta and yogurt on a tortilla, sprinkle with Greek toppings, then roll and slice!

greek tortilla easy pinwheels recipes

14. Cream Cheese and Salami Keto Pinwheels 

Make Keto Pinwheels, a recipe over on Hey Keto Mama, with your favorite lunch meats, cream cheese, and pickles. Use the lunch meats as your “tortilla” and you won’t even miss the carbs!

These keto pinwheels are so delicious, you won’t even miss the tortilla! They are also SUPER simple and if you don’t believe me, look at how short of a list the ingredients make:

  • 1 8oz block cream cheese
  • 810 thin slices of pepperoni and genoa salami *may need more depending on size
  • 4 tbsp. finely diced pickles

cream cheese and salami keto easy pinwheel recipe

15. 6-Layer Mexican Pinwheels 

This recipe by the Minimalist Baker is perfect for Mexican night dinner, school lunch, or as a finger food for a get together. These Vegan Mexican Pinwheels will be a hit for non-vegans, too. They’re that yummy.

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Easy, 6-layer Mexican pinwheels with vegan Mexican cheese spread, refried beans, avocado, salsa, and more! The perfect savory snack or appetizer!

hand grabbing 6-layer Mexican easy pinwheels on a plate

16. Turkey Club Pinwheels 

These Turkey Club Pinwheels by Inside Bru Crew Life are so pretty and yummy-looking! It’s like your favorite sandwich in a little bite-size piece.

Don’t you just love being able to take your favorite go-to sandwich and change it up just enough to add some variety?

These easy Turkey Club Pinwheels are layered with meat, cheese, and veggies. Such a great snack to pack in lunches or to eat as an after school snack.

turkey club pinwheels with cherry tomatoes on top

17. Turkey Pesto Pinwheels 

Turkey Pesto Pinwheels are the perfect healthy mid-afternoon snack, and they carry well in your lunchbox at work, too! The pesto makes this easy pinwheel recipe by Spiced so flavorful.

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Adults need snacks, too! These quick and easy Turkey Pesto Pinwheels are the perfect way to beat that mid-afternoon hunger strike!

turkey pesto pinwheels sliced up

18. Herbed Chevre, Spinach, and Smoked Salmon Pinwheels 

When you want something that seems a little fancier, try these Spinach and Smoked Salmon Pinwheels! These little guys, inspired by Downshiftology, make a scrumptious party appetizer and they’re deliciously gluten-free and grain-free thanks to cassava flour tortillas!

spinach and smoked salmon pinwheels on a plate


Aren’t pinwheel recipes amazing? Not only are they fun and versatile, but they’re super yummy too. So the next time you want to make any easy pinwheel recipes, try one of the ideas on this list.

You’ll be glad you did!

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