Italian Pinwheels a fun appetizer or snack packed with a ton of flavor made with red pepper spread, spinach, hard salami, pepperoni, and provolone cheese all wrapped up in a flour tortilla shell. Finger food at its best.
With the holiday season right around the corner, it is a good thing to have some easy appetizer recipes up your sleeve. Pinwheel or sometimes call rollups are super simple to make and there are so many different ways that you can make them.
These Italian pinwheels have so much flavor with the roasted red pepper spread. The spinach, hard salami, pepperoni, and provolone cheese are the perfect combination with the spread. These are delicious that sometimes I make a meal of them.
- Cream Cheese
- Roasted red peppers (jarred store-bought)
- Italian seasoning
- Sun-dried tomato basil wraps – can use flour tortilla shells in the place of wraps
- Hard salami
- Provolone cheese
Tips for best results when making Italian Pinwheels:
- Use a food processor to make the roasted red spread.
- Spread the whole wrap with the spread, it will help to keep everything together
- Leave about an inch of one side of the wrap with just the spread and no other ingredients, it will make it easier to roll the pinwheel.
- Roll the pinwheel as tightly as you can.
- Cut into four pieces per pinwheel or the desired size you would like.
How to make Italian Pinwheels:
Add the cream cheese to the food processor and process the cream cheese until it is smooth. Add the roasted red peppers, chopped garlic, and Italian seasoning. Continue to process until all is combined and smooth.
Spread about one-fourth of the spread on the wrap all the way to the edges.
Top the spread with spinach leaves leaving about one inch of one of the sides of the wrap open.
Top the spinach with slices of salami.
Top the salami with slices of pepperoni.
Top the pepperoni with slices of provolone cheese.
Start to roll the pinwheel. Have the side of the wrap without the ingredients away from you. Roll the pinwheels up tightly. Slice the pinwheels into four sections or desired sizes.
Can these Italian Pinwheels be made beforehand:
Yes, the pinwheels can be made up in advance. The red pepper spread can be made the day before.
How to store Italian Pinwheels?
Store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
Looking for more easy appetizer recipes, check these out:
- Mozzarella Cheese Bombs
- Pizza Tater Tots
- Italian Parmesan Oyster Crackers
- Shrimp Cream Cheese Crackers
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- 4 ounces cream cheese room temperature
- 1/2 cup jarred roasted red peppers
- 1 clove garlic chopped
- 1/8 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 3/4 cup spinach leaves
- 4 ounces hard salami about 28 slices
- 2 ounces pepperoni about 52 small slices
- 8 ounces provolone cheese deli slices
- 4 large Sun-dried tomato basil wraps or flour tortillas
- Add the cream cheese to the food processor and process until smooth and creamy. Add the roasted red peppers, garlic, and Italian seasoning. Process until combined and smooth.
- Spread the wrap with 1/4 of the red pepper spread making sure you get to the edge of the tortilla.
- Place the spinach leaves on top of the spread, leaving about an inch on side of the wrap without any of the spinach. Spread the salami over top of the spinach leaves. Do the same with pepperoni and the provolone cheese.
- To roll up the pinwheels have the part of the wrap that doesn't have the ingredients away from you. Roll up tightly. Cut into four sections or to the desired lengths.
- Use a food processor for making red pepper spread.
- For more flavor use sun-dried tomato basil wraps or flour tortilla shells can be used.
- Leave about an inch on one side of the wrap with no ingredients for easy rolling.
- Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
Simple and quick to make and very delicious too!
Great appy to have on hand, they look and sound delicious! Thanks!
David @ Spiced
That roasted red pepper spread sounds delicious…what a fun idea! And what a perfect base for these pinwheel sandwiches. I’m all about the Italian meats and cheeses, and I know these would be a huge hit in our house! Perhaps with a nice glass of wine one evening. 🙂
These pinwheels sure look very tasty with the red pepper spread and so colorful with the spinach and all the other ingredients in it…great idea for appetizer. Thanks for the recipe Dawn.
Have a wonderful week!
John / Kitchen Riffs
Simple and fast to make = winner! I could easily have these as my dinner — SO good. Good post — thanks.
Oh yum! I could probably eat a dozen of these all myself! But I promise to share.