Italian Pinwheels

A deliciously fun appetizer for your game day, holiday or party needs, these Italian Pinwheels are tasty, fast and a fun addition to your meal!


 Who loves pinwheels?! I do, I do! I can’t believe that it is already Wednesday! This week is flying. I think it’s because Monday was Presidents Day and the kids didn’t have school so it felt like a weekend day. But I’m not going to complain, closer to the weekend and closer to me having a new pair of glasses.


It’s been literally 5 years since I’ve gotten a new pair of glasses!!! Why did I wait so long one may wonder…well I was convinced that my insurance plan didn’t cover it. Well lo and behold it does, woohoo. So unfortunately we found out my 7-year-old is blind as a bat (not technically, just can’t see far like me) and needed to be seen by an eye doctor so that is how we found out we have it covered.

pinwheel recipes

Oh happy day. What else makes this a happy day? These Italian Pinwheels. Oh yes, nothing beats a good old pinwheel recipe. Especially when its an easy treat that you can enjoy with little effort. Those are the best types of foods in my mine. Quick easy and tasty! 

Pinwheel recipe

We love the Walmart Deli, and frequent it any time we are there (clearance deli products anyone!!) I have always been a big fan of their Marketplace Italian Pinwheels, so I set out to make my own. Now obviously it says right on the package what was in them so I got a pretty good head start on them, but gave them some creativity and flair of my own!

tortilla pinwheels

These would be great to bring to a get together, Or to have as a quick easy snack for lunch! I know that these  Pinwheels will be my go to wrapped snack for sure. We loved these, they taste so fresh and crisp. The spicy of the pepperoni and cream cheese spread is offset by the cheese and lettuce.

pinwheel appetizer

A perfect almost summery combo that will make you feel a little less cold this time of year! I know that is surely something that I’ve been dreaming of. Getting cabin fever here in the tundra of Minnesota. These a remeniscent of summer time, but are good all year long.

Italian Pinwheels
A delicious and refreshing Italian wrap with pepperoni, ham, cheese and peppers.
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
  1. 3 flour tortillas
  2. 1 (8 oz) pkg genoa salami
  3. 30 small Pepperoni slices
  4. 9 slices Provolone cheese
  5. Romaine lettuce
Pepper Spread
  1. 1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
  2. 1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
  3. 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  4. 2/3 cup roasted or sweet red peppers (we used jarred), chopped small
  5. 2/3 cup banana peppers (we used jarred), chopped small
  1. Mix all your pepper spread ingredients in bowl until well comined.
  2. Spread 1/3 of the mix onto tortilla.
  3. In center of tortilla place 3 slices of cheese next to one another.
  4. Next layer enough salami tocover tortilla.
  5. After that layer pepperoni covering the salami.
  6. Then lastly add your romaine lettuce on top of that.
  7. Roll up tightly and refrigerate until cool, about 1 hour.
  8. Slice into pinwheels and enjoy!
  1. We used a mini food chopper to chop our peppers, you can use that as well.
  2. There is no science as to how I layered my wraps, just make sure everything is covered and you're good!
Tornadough Alli
A deliciously fun appetizer for your game day, holiday or party needs, these Italian Pinwheels are tasty, fast and a fun addition to your meal!

62 thoughts on “Italian Pinwheels

  1. Yum! I love making quick and easy appetizers like this when we have people over (which seems to be all the time anymore!) I will have to make these. That pepper spread sounds like it will put them over the top! Happy Throwback Thursday!

  2. These look absolutely delicious. We had some pinwheels at my fiance’s birthday party, and they were such a hit. I’m pinning, tweeting and stumbling this. Oh and I printed it out for myself. πŸ˜‰ Happy Thursday. <3

  3. These look delicious, Alli. They would be great as part of a buffet or appetizer bar. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday. I’ll be featuring your Italian Pinwheels at tomorrow’s party.

  4. What can I say? I love everything about these! Pinned and shared. Thanks for linking up at #overthemoon! I hope you will join me at #thursdayfavoritethings. I have a great announcement for food bloggers this week. Keep an eye out for the news!

  5. These look delicious! I am going to make them for a baby shower this weekend! I’m just curious about the bread crumbs? Can you tell they are in there? Are they for texture? Or maybe to soak up any liquid or what?

    1. Hi Lisa! The bread crumbs helps it soak up any liquid that might seep due to temp changes. I use it in a lot of my wraps that call for cream cheese because the texture just blends right in!

    1. Hi Terri! I haven’t actually made these the day before but I have refrigerated my sliced ones and they were fine the day after. I would roll up tightly in plastic wrap making sure the whole tortilla is covered and they should last over night. Might make them easier to slice as they have had time to cool.

  6. I made these for a party and they were a hit! From previous experience I’ve noticed that the cream cheese can make the flour tortilla soft and soggy. When assembling these, I put the salami down first to cover must of the tortilla. After that I spread the cream cheese mixture; this may be a little difficult so you have to use quite a bit of pressure to keep the meat in place. After that I added the pepperoni, provolone and lettuce. Thanks for such a fun recipe!

  7. I made these yesterday for my son’s birthday party. I made this and a fruit salad for appetizers, and these were gone first! Everyone loved them! Thanks for the yummy recipe!

  8. These sound amazing! Just wondered how many you get out of this, realizing it depends on how thick you slice them. Just a general idea of how many- either pinwheels, or servings.
    Thank you!!

  9. About how much does this recipe make? I’m wondering if I need to double it for Sunday football get together.

    Just one word to mention, delicious. I am a type of girl who loves to try different things. This helps to search for food items on regular basis. Thanks for putting your creative work into practice. I would definitely try it on my next family gathering.

    Keep cooking keep sharing
    Angela Ter-Zakarian

  11. Wow, these were fantastic! Took them to a trip to the lake, and they held up wonderfully in the cooler. Only change I made is to use Peperjack instead of provolone, because that’s what I had on hand. But wow, these were delicious, I’m gonna use that pepperspread on all kinds of things now! Thanks for the recipe!

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