These Turkey Pinwheels with spinach are tasty and super easy to make! The rolled-up tortillas are a great way to change up your lunch routine, and they're perfect for parties too. Plus, they're customizable so you can add your favorite ingredients!
These turkey pinwheels are perfect for a quick snack or lunch. Simply take a tortilla, add some cream cheese, spinach, deli turkey cold cuts, and your favorite toppings, and roll it up! Then, simply cut it into bite-sized pieces and enjoy.
Skip the bread and roll up your sandwich in a tortilla wrap for a fun way to enjoy a turkey sandwich!
These pinwheels are perfect for customization because you can add your favorite ingredients to the tortilla before rolling it up to suit the whole family!
Kids and adults love enjoying turkey pinwheels because they are bite-sized, satisfying, and can be made ahead of time which is great if you're bringing them to a party, picnic, or potluck!
Why Make This Recipe
Turkey Pinwheel wraps are a great way to change up your sandwich routine!
You can customize the ingredients to make them suit your tastes.
They can be served as a snack, lunch, or as a fun party appetizer.
These turkey pinwheels make a great on-the-go lunch because they can be made ahead of time and are enjoyed while cold.
- Flour Tortillas - These make up the base of the roll-ups providing a place for everything to stick while holding all of the ingredients together.
- Cream Cheese - This creamy spread adds a layer of tangy flavor that pairs well with the turkey. It also helps the sandwich stay together.
- Spinach - This healthy green is the perfect addition to any sandwich.
- Sliced Cheese - You can use any cheese you enjoy. We love the combination of turkey and provolone.
- Shredded Carrot - Adds texture and crunch along with a pop of color and natural sweetness to the mix.
- Smoked Turkey - The main component of this dish, sliced deli turkey adds protein along with a rich smoky flavor.
Please scroll down to the recipe card below for the full quantities.
Wondering how to make this Turkey Pinwheels recipe? It's easy!
Just follow this step-by-step photo tutorial. Then, scroll down for the recipe card for the full ingredients list and recipe method.
Prepare the tortillas: Lay out the tortillas flat, then spread them evenly with cream cheese.
Layer the ingredients: On top of the cream cheese, add the spinach leaves on top. Then layer the turkey and cheese over top and sprinkle with shredded carrot.
Roll and cut: Roll the tortilla with all of the ingredients carefully so it's tight but not too tight that it breaks. Cut each tortilla into 4-6 pieces and enjoy!
You'll want to start with fresh tortillas for this recipe. Dry tortillas will break easily and not roll properly. If necessary, you can warm your tortillas in the microwave to help them become more pliable.
Spread the cream cheese layer all the way to the edges. This will help the wraps stick together at the ends so they don't unravel.
Don't add too many fillings to the pinwheels or they will be difficult to roll.
If you're making these ahead of time, wait to cut them until just before serving so they don't dry out.
Use different meats: Instead of sliced turkey, try using ham, roast beef, or chicken.
Different cheeses: Try different cheese combinations such as Swiss and turkey or cheddar and ham.
Add other veggies: In addition to or in place of the shredded carrots, try adding chopped bell peppers, cucumbers, or tomatoes.
Make them spicy: Add a little bit of heat by adding some jalapeño peppers, diced green chilies, or red pepper flakes.
Use flavored tortillas: Change the flavor by using garlic herb, spinach, or whole wheat tortillas.
Try a wrap: If you're not a fan of tortillas, try using sandwich wraps instead.
Storage & Freezing
Storing: These pinwheels can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. If they are not cut into pieces yet, they can last 4-5 days.
Freezing: I do not recommend freezing these as the tortillas will become dry and brittle when thawed.
Yes, you can make them a day or two in advance. Just store them in an airtight container in the fridge until you're ready to serve. If you cut them into pieces before storing them, they will last about three days.
Tortillas are made with flour and water while wraps are made with wheat flour, vegetable oil, and salt. Tortillas are soft and pliable while wraps are thinner and more delicate.
If you don't enjoy cream cheese, you can use mayo, hummus, or guacamole instead.
- Cutting Board
- 4 flour tortillas large
- 4 tablespoons cream cheese
- 1 cup spinach
- 8 slices cheese any flavor
- ½ cup carrot shredded
- 4 oz turkey smoked (sliced)
- Spread the tortillas with the cream cheese, then spread the leaves over top of the cheese.
- Lay the cheese and turkey on top, then sprinkle with the shredded carrot.
- Lay the turkey on top.
- Roll the tortilla up tightly, then cut each roll into 4-6 pieces and serve.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.