Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Italian Pinwheels


This week was a bye week for the Redskins so I didn't make a football dip, but I did make these super simple and tasty pinwheels for us to eat while watching the games. I came up with these by combining my parent's favorite appetizers...my mom loves the tortilla pinwheels with the cream cheese and olives, and my dad loves salami rolled up with cream cheese and pepperoncinis.  

These are tortilla pinwheels filled with cream cheese, pepperoni, salami, ham, and lots of diced pepperoncinis. I made these super spicy so add less pepperoncinis or leave them out if you don't like it spicy (or for kids). These were the perfect appetizer to snack on while watching the games! 

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Italian Pinwheels
Servings: about 32 pinwheels

8 oz. cream cheese, regular or reduced-fat, softened
1 cup diced pepperoncinis
8 slices deli ham or prosciutto
24 slices pepperoni
24 slices salami
4 flour tortillas, medium-sized

In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese and pepperoncinis together. To prepare the pinwheels, spread a quarter of the mixture onto a tortilla, going all the way to the edges. Place 2 slices ham, 6 slices pepperoni, and 6 slices salami on the tortilla, leaving a 1 inch border. Roll the tortilla up as tightly as possible, making sure the end seals with cream cheese. (Note: The # of meat slices may need to be adjusted if the tortilla will not seal properly.) Trim the ends and cut the remaining tortilla roll-up into 8 even slices. Serve immediately.

Source: A Much Kneaded original

10 comments:

  1. Oh my! Definately an appetizer for our football party this week!

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  2. I love this. First time making these and my daughter loves it. So happy i found a new favorite for her. :)

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    1. Yay!! I'm so happy that your daughter loves them! They are definitely one of my favorites too! :-)

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  3. Sherrie, Vero Beach FlApril 3, 2015 at 7:53 AM

    Making these this weekend. Instructions are spot on! Ny husband is going to flip over the cream cheese spread! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You are very welcome! I hope he enjoys them! :-)

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  4. These are great! I've made them once before and they were a hit! I am making them again for a get together this wkend. One thing I do differently is freeze them for a few hrs so they're easier to cut and I cut them an hr before serving.

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    1. Thank you so much! Great tip on freezing them before hand! I'm going to try that next time.

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  5. Looking forward to making these. I was hoping to use them in kids' lunches. "Serving immediately" would not be an option. What's the harm in waiting? Any suggestions for serving these in school lunches?

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    1. I think these would be great in school lunches! I haven't tried them in my kiddo's lunch box yet, but I don't see why you couldn't make them ahead of time and refrigerate them until ready to pack up. Hope they enjoy them!

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  6. These looks wonderful. I will be making them this Friday for my book club. Good tip on the freezing before slicing as I have to travel about 45 minutes with them

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